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SDA News

Thinking about hosting the next RSD?

Mar 2022

SDA NEWS articles are occasional updates from the Systemic Design Association board of directors. At RSD7, the SDA launched as a not-for-profit association registered in Norway, and its membership has grown to over 200 members worldwide. SDA connects members through various means, such as organising and hosting events and highlighting opportunities for collaboration.


The SDA is currently receiving expressions of interest to host RSD12, for fall 2023.

SDA offers a framework for compelling, engaging, and consistent RSD Symposia according to the well-established RSD series’ ethos. Each RSD builds on the rich, collected experience from former symposia; however, the unique learnings from each RSD sparks new and novel approaches to programming future symposiums.

An RSD program is formed by the host’s vision for the event and chosen themes. Then the tracks are developed from the abstracts selected from reviewed submissions. Papers are reviewed by 2-3 experienced peers, with feedback to all authors who submit. The host team is responsible for collecting and editing working papers for the proceedings that follow the symposium. SDA board members participate in the scientific committee lending a hand to manage the review and selection process. SDA board members and the prior year’s chair also act as an advisory group to the event.

The RSD symposium is an important annual event for many graduate students, academics, researchers, and advanced practitioners. Special attention is given to emerging authors, practitioner research, and practice reports.

The annual host documents and edits the conference content and follows up after the symposium. This includes the proceedings along with presentation slides, videos, and other media such as sketchnotes.

Please contact Cheryl May to find out more about the RSD12 partnership.

RSD Timeline


Expressions of interest to host are now open
The host is presented as part of the RSD10 closing
Review committee coordination


Call for abstracts in January
Abstracts are due in March
Registration opens early spring
Program announcements

Fall 2023

RSD12 Symposium


Revised abstracts and presentations deadline
Spring deadline for proceedings


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