NOVEMBER 7-8, 2019



Include is a biennial international conference that focuses on issues central to inclusive and people-centered design. Include will be hosted for the first time in America, by College for Creative Studies and Design Core Detroit and is produced by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art. The 2019 edition will focus on Detroit’s strategy as a UNESCO City of Design to use inclusive design to drive inclusive growth in the city.

Event Details


The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI is one of America's preeminent arts education institutions.  A private, fully accredited college, CCS offers BFA degrees in 11 undergraduate and 4 graduate programs as well as a Teacher Certification Program.  The conference will take place in the College's A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education campus, which opened in 2009 and houses Design Core Detroit which helps champion Detroit's creative industries, and stewards Detroit's UNESCO City of Design designation, the College's 6 undergraduate design departments and 4 MFA departments.  Click here for more information about CCS.


The prior nine editions of the conference have been held in London and Hong Kong, each conference regularly drawing an international audience of over 300 attendees including; designers, design researchers and educators, senior figures from industry, policy-makers and academia. The conference has consistent global appeal and provides a unique and innovative forum for the inclusive design community to engage and exchange. 


Check out our agenda here. Featured workshops include:

  • Future Inclusion: From Access to Aspiration
  • Transforming Vacancy into Vibrancy through Design
  • Experimental Projects and Urban Spaces


Featured Speakers


Central Accessibility Programs, Google

OCAD University

Sibley Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art

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