Selected Lectures

Glocalized Development Toward Universal Design, International Association for Univresal Design (IAUD) International Conference, Tokyo, 11 November 2014.

Toward Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games, IAUD International Conference, Tokyo, 12 November 2014.

Demographics, Climate + Disaster: Universal Design as a Framework for 21st Century Recovery, [Keynote], Fukushima PreConference, International Association for Universal Design, Koyiyama, Fukushima, 10 November 2014.

A framework for designing for inclusion, The Little School public lecture, November 5, 2014

IHCD Perspective: Designers are critical to 21st century realities, Design Museum Boston, 22 October 2014.

Reframing Inclusion: A New Tool & Global Dialogue, The Inclusive Museum International Conference, Los Angeles, Gene Autry Center, 4 August 2014

Reframing Inclusion: The NEA’s New Tool and Global Dialogue, American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference, Seattle, May 20, 2014.

Wayfinding, the Ultimate Measure of Design as a Social Art, Design Exchange Boston, 11 October 2013.

Global Overview of Universal Design, [invited] B.U. School of Pubic Health, Boston, July 1, 2013.

The Future of the End User(s) [keynote] Design for Health, Boston Architectural College, June 14, 2013.

Physical Activity for All Abilities For a Socially Sustainable Fit City, [invited] Fit City Conference (Boston Society of Architects, Harvard School of Public Health), Boston, May 6, 2013.

Design So Everyone Can Thrive [keynote] Well + Being Conference, Florida International University, Miami, April 29, 2013.

Designing for 21st Century Bodies and Brains [all-school lecture], L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, Nantes, France, February 15, 2013.

Inclusive Urban Design & US History of Accessibility & Universal Design, [Invited presentations], UrbAccess, Paris, February 13 & 14, 2013.

Design and Inclusion, Open Society Foundation, Mental Health International Advisory Committee Meeting, Zagreb, November 9, 2012.

Designing for 21st Century Bodies and Brains [all school lecture], Boston Architectural College, Boston, November 1, 2012.

The Value of Interior Design (design as if people mattered) [keynote] Interior Design Educators Council New England Conference, Beverly, Massachusetts, 18 October 2012.

The relationship of aesthetics and design factors to health & health quality related outcomes of older adults, [invited] Workshop on Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship of the Arts to Health and Well-Being in Older Adults, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, September 14, 2012

The Multi-Sensory City, [Invited] Urbaccess, Paris, January 19 & 20, 2012.

Design So Everyone Can Thrive, [keynote], American Society of Industrial Designers Annual Conference, Boston, August 15, 2012.

Definition and Principles of Universal Design, [keynote], OBSERVATOIRE INTERMINISTÉRIEL DE L'ACCESSIBILITE  ET DE LA CONCEPTION UNIVERSELLE, Paris, December 9, 2011.

Universal Design: A Global Snapshot, [keynote], III International Conference of the Government of Moscow: Equal Rights – Equal Possibilities, June 30, 2011.

Leadership Intelligence for Interior Design in the 21st Century, [keynote] - Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Conference, Denver, March 17, 2011.

Perspective from US, Trends & Opportunities. [keynote], International Association for Universal Design, Hamamatsu, Japan, November 2, 2010.

Universal Design Case Studies, [peer-reviewed session], American Association of Museums Annual Conference Los Angeles, May 23, 2010.

Universal Design. . . Now and Next, [keynote] Metropolis Magazine & ASID N.Y. ELF Horace Havemeyer III Lecture  @ International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York City, May 17, 2010.

Moving Universal Design Around the World, [invited public lecture] City of Singapore, March 23, 2010.

The Future of the Interior Design Profession, [panelist, public lecture by book editors with selected chapter authors], New York School of Interior Design, New York, June 22, 2010.

The Case for Universal Design, [keynote] Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Annual Conference, San Diego, August 27, 2010.

Ethics in Design, [invited] A Better World By Design conference, Providence, October 2, 2010.

Current IHCD Initiatives, Universal Design Case Studies & Access to Design Professions, [invited] National Association of State Arts Councils, Austin, Texas. October 14, 2010.

Perspective from US, Trends & Opportunities, [keynote], International Association for Universal Design, Hamamatsu, Japan 2010.

Universal Design in Cultural Facilities, [invited webinar for American Association of Museums with Smithsonian Institution & National Park Service] October 27, 2010.

Law, Code, Guidelines & Beyond & How to Make a Friendly City, [invited lectures] Taiwanese Institute of Urban Planning, Taipei, July 2009.

How Design Can Change Our Lives [invited panel] Silver Linings, Brown University, Providence, February 26, 2009.

Promoting Accessibility in Design Education [invited panel] US Access Board Town Meeting, Boston, May 28, 2009.

Social Sustainability [peer-reviewed panel], Greenbuild Annual Conference, Boston, November 19, 2008

Universal Design, A Global Perspective, [keynote] The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 10, 2008.

Inclusive Design for Socially Sustainable Communities [invited panel] Rail-Volution annual national conference, San Francisco, October 29, 2008.

Web-Based International Universal Design Case Study Collection, Conceptual Framework and Initial Transportation Case Studies [keynote] Project ACTION International Transportation Roundtable, Washington, D.C., September 29, 2008.

Designing for Life [keynote], State of Washington Annual Housing Conference, Tacoma, Washington, September 16, 2008.

Inclusive Design, A Framework for Action [keynote] International Federation on Ageing 9TH Global Conference on Ageing, Montreal, Canada, September 4, 2008

The Universal Library - Mind, Body and Soul  [invited panel] American Library Association, President’s Program, ASCLA, Anaheim, California, June 29, 2008.

Universal Design: An International Overview, [invited panel], National Council on Disability Quarterly Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 29, 2007.

Human-Centered Worlds: The Next Frontier - Integrating Social Sustainability with Green Design, [invited panel], Design for Life International Conference, Sarasota, Florida, November 6, 2007.

Bodies, Brains and the Evolving Vision of Social Sustainability, [invitational lecture], Hampshire College Lecture Series, Amherst, Massachusetts, October 23, 2007.

Leadership in Action:Universal + Green Design for All [keynote partnered with Mayor Richard Daley], City of Chicago & LaSalle Bank Symposium, Access Living, Chicago, October 16, 2007.

Design for Social Sustainability, An International Perspective, [invited lecture], Pryor Leadership Seminar, Kansas City, Missouri, October 10, 2007.

Public Spaces & Multisensory Design, [invited panel], Metropolitan Museum, New York City, September 28, 2007.

Universal Design: US and International Updates, Trends and Prospects [invited daylong symposium], City of Seattle, August 22, 2007.

Inclusive Design & Expanding Horizons, [keynote], Washington State Department of Transportation Annual Conference, Vancouver, Washington, August 20, 2007.

Adjusting to the “New” New England Labor Market Supply: Human Resource & Organizational Strategies [invited lecture], Northeastern University & The New England Council, Northeastern University, May 16, 2007.

Emerging Trends in Disability & Accessibility,  [invited lecture] US Department of Justice & Vera Institute Accessing Safety National Meeting, Providence, May 10, 2007.

Social Sustainability & the Role of Design, [all campus lecture], Smith College, Sponsored by School of Engineering, Northampton, April 19, 2007

Reframing Universal Design (or, rethinking design itself) [keynote] Symposium on Inclusive Design, New York School of Interior Design, New York City, April 1, 2007.

Building a Global Network & Knowledge Management,  [invited lecture], UN Division for Social Policy & Development Expert Group Meeting, New York City, February 21, 2007.

Design’s Next Chapter: Challenges & Strategies, [keynote], International Association for Universal Design, Kyoto, Japan, October 23, 2006.

U.S. Stories and Strategies of Outdoor Places fit for People, [keynote], Public Parks/Keep Out, Manchester, England, November 2003.

Bringing Universal Design Downtown, [Keynote], International Association for Universal Design, Yokahama, Japan, 2002.