2021 SEGD Academic Summit Call for Papers

2021 Call for Papers

Every year, SEGD issues a Call for Papers inviting academics, educators, researchers and design professionals to submit paper abstracts that address the latest issues, trends and innovation relevant to the field of experiential graphic design. Submission requirements and important dates are detailed in the 2021 SEGD Academic Summit | Call for Papers.

Recent papers featured developments and advancements in design curriculum with a focus on transforming the search experience, alternative exhibit spaces and methods, and introducing students to the design process. See recent published papers in the 2019 Communication+Place | SEGD Academic Research Journal.

Submit your abstract to Christina Lyonsat FIT. The deadline to submit for the 2021 Academic Summitis March 1, 2021.

Once received, your abstract will be reviewed by the SEGD Academic Task Force. Leading the SEGD Academic Task Force is Christina Lyons, Professor and Chairperson of the Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design programat the Fashion Institute of Technology. "The Task Force looks for papers that push the industry forward with new ways of thinking, teaching and executing experiential graphics," says Lyons. "The Task Force invites these ideas to come from across the design community—educators, practitioners and students alike."

Selected papers will be presented in person (based on CDC) and virtually on June 9, 2020 at the 2021 SEGD Academic Summit.

The 2021 SEGD Academic Summit, on June 9, 2021, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania precedes the 2021 SEGD Conference Experience Philadelphia (June 10-12). The Summit will bring together educators, students, researchers and practitioners from the field of experiential graphic design.

Papers presented at the Academic Summit will be published in SEGD’s online academic journal Communication+Place, which features the latest peer-reviewed experiential design research and innovation from leading global academic institutions. Papers presented at the 2021 SEGD Academic Summit will be featured in Communication+Place.

"The selected papers for both presentation at the Academic Summit and for publication in Communication+Place serve as inspiration and industry benchmarks to designers, students and researchers," continues Christina Lyons. "This is the source for thoroughly researched and tested experiential graphic design topics from the field, as well as innovations in design curriculum."

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