The 8th International Conference for Universal Design in the Cloud 2021

Submitted by mjoseph on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 13:59

The International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) will hold the "8th International Conference for Universal Design in the Cloud 2021 —Seminar Series—".

This is a general term for online international conferences that will be held multiple times as a prelude to the "9th International Conference for Universal Design in Dubai 2021 (tentative)" scheduled to be held in the autumn of 2021, and the first one is held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27, February 2021.

Event Outline


Opening Ceremony / Open Symposium: Friday 26 February 2021

Main Session: Saturday 27 February 2021

Estimated number of participants: 500 people on the first day, 1,000 people in total

Estimated number of participating countries: 30


Online International Conferences via the Internet (Participation is free).

Conference Themes and Main Events

First theme: “Design for the Coronavirus Infection Prevention”

Main Events

Open Symposium (26 February)
Keynote speeches by invited speakers from Japan and overseas & Panel discussion.

Lecture Sessions (27 February)
Lectures on professional and technical knowledge.

UD Workshops (27 February – 12 March)
Taking advantage of IAUD's long-standing know-how in “48-hour design marathon”, We will literally propose a "design to survive" related to "design for preventing COVID-19.". Excellent proposals will be funded by crowdfunding, and we will aim to realize them through prototype production and usability evaluation.


Please access the following website to complete your registration. 
If you would like to participate in the UD Workshops from 27 February to 12 March, please fill it out in the comments section on the registration form. 

Once your registration is processed, you will receive an e-mail notifying the completion of registration.

Please save this notification message as it will include the URL information for you to participate in the conference. 

Register here for Day 1 - 26th February 2021

Register here for Day 2 - 27th February 2021

Host: International Association for Universal Design (IAUD)

In Collaboration with (tentative)

Institute for Human Centered Design (USA), Helen Hamlyn Centre Royal College of Art (UK), Design for All Foundation (Spain), Institut für Universal Design KG (Germany), EIDD Design for All Europe, Japan Copper Development Association, Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd., Ushio Inc.

Information Accessibility

  • Simultaneous Interpretation (English - Japanese)
  • Sign Language Translation (Japanese)
  • Captioning Service (Japanese)

Note: Information Accessibility applies to all programs on Friday 26 and Saturday 27.