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The DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) is pleased to present the 2nd edition of the Design Education Summit taking place virtually on 4 February 2021! The Summit is organised in partnership with the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre.

Rethinking design projects in a post-pandemic world, using technology to enhance creativity in education, re-designing learning experiences using play. These are some of the themes shared by educators around the world that will be celebrated at the Summit. Be inspired by stories of design education, learn about the latest global education trends and collaborate with other educators and industry professionals. Walk away with creative ideas and an expanded network that you can tap into to benefit and empower our future generation.

The Design Education Summit is a key initiative in the Dsg’s Design Industry Manpower Plan. The Plan comprises talent strategies that cut across the learning continuum, starting from young to build awareness and appreciation, nurturing mindsets to skills development and deepening abilities.

Who Should Attend?


Principals, Vice-principals, Heads of School, Heads of Department, Level Heads, Subject Heads, Year Heads, School Managers

Students who are interested in learning and teaching by design

Policy Makers, Curriculum Officers, Assessment Officers, Career Guidance Officers, Educational Psychologists, Superintendents of School, Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors

Master Teachers, Senior Teachers, Lead Teachers, Teachers, Lecturers, Career Counsellors

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chairman, School Advisory Board Members, Trustees, Directors


Pre-schools, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Special Education (SPED) Schools, Junior Colleges & Centralised Institutes, Polytechnics, Institutes of Technical Education and Universities

Pre-schools, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Art Institutes, Colleges

Universities, Associations & Other Private Organisations


What You Will Learn

Adopt cutting-edge strategies on how to transform design education.


Network with industry practitioners, as well as educators as they share their journeys in design education and practice.

Explore how to use futures thinking as a framework to imagine new possibilities for design education.

Nurture a creative and growth mindset in students through insights and sharpen their design sensibilities to help them gain a better appreciation of how design can impact their daily lives.

Understand how students are at the heart of education and how to design for them.

Build mindsets to drive change within education by harnessing the teacher’s creativity and beliefs.

Discover the power of an idea and how it is capable of impacting our actions and future.


For Stories

The Call for Stories for this Summit has closed. Selected educators and students will be given an opportunity to present and share their work at the Design Education Summit. We are still keen on hearing stories from educators and students, in both public and private education institutes from across the world. Please write to if you have a story to share.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Design Education Summit 2021 is a full-day virtual summit on 4 February 2021. Registered delegates will receive the login details at least 2 weeks before the event date.
  2. If you have registered but have not received any confirmation email, please email us with the Registered Name and Email Address to
  3. The full programme can be found on

This summit is for all educators who are interested in understanding the importance of design and wish to learn new teaching approaches. The Summit will cover a wide range of topics such as how to build 21st century skills, and social emotional learning, to advancing visual thinking skills to spark curiosity, fun and conversation with children to ignite their creativity, empathy and communication skills.

You will get an opportunity to learn from and interact with industry leaders who will share with you skills and knowledge required to prepare you for your future career.

The sessions will be conducted in English. Specific to the workshops, in the spirit of teamwork and collaboration, fellow delegates who are fluent in English will help you along.

Yes. You will need a digital device (e.g. smartphone/tablet) with good internet connection to attend the plenary sessions. However, for the workshop, as it is interactive, joining via tablet or mobile is not recommended. You will need to have a desktop computer or laptop that you can comfortably work on.

All registered delegates will be able to access the videos after the Summit. More information will be provided post-Summit.

As the Summit is completely virtual, the Summit pack will greatly elevate your experience. However, if you are uncomfortable with providing your mailing address, but would still like the pack, kindly email us with the Registered Name and Email Address to