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March 2019

People sitting on benches – probably working on their new Careables projects.

MakeHealth: Prototyping III

March 9 - April 18
Contact-Makerspace, Contactweg 47
Amsterdam, NH 1014AN Netherlands

The third series of MakeHealth: Prototyping starts 9 March 2019 at Makerspace Contact in Amsterdam. Do you have an idea for a care solution that makes everyday life easier? Or have an aid of which you think it could be designed better? Are you a designer, an experiential expert, a healthcare professional, or an informal carer with a great idea for a healthcare solution? At MakeHealth: Prototyping you'll be working in a team on a concrete question once per week over an…

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April 2019

Africa Open Science and Hardware Summit 2019 #AfricaOSH

April 10 - April 13
STICLab Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of + Google Map
Picture of the attendees of AfricaOSH 2018

AfricaOSH Summit is a gathering for everyone interested in Open Science & Hardware as a means to achieve locally adapted, culturally relevant, technologically and economically feasible production in Africa; as an alternative to traditional Intellectual Property (IP) and closed knowledge systems; and to understand its potential for development and collaboration across Africa, especially by reducing barriers to entry in education, research and manufacturing. Participants will include but are not limited to makers, hackers, practitioners and researchers in science, technology, engineering,…

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May 2019

Mood Picture from re:publica 2018 showing people mingling and bubbles from the design

re:publica 2019 – tl;dr

May 6 - May 8
Station Berlin, Berlin, + Google Map

Careables applied at the re:publica Call for Participation again to be part of the GIG makerspace at the conference. From the announcement on the event website: The thirteenth edition of the conference (some call it a festival) will happen on May 6, 7 and 8 at STATION Berlin1 together with MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin2. Tickets are NOW available. Once again and IRL3 we will bring together a diverse group of people from all over the world: the digital society. We will…

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IST-Africa 2019

May 8 - May 10
Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi, Kenya
Banner with Map of Africa and Logos of European Commission and African Union

IST-Africa 2019 is part of the IST-Africa Week 2019 supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC). Taking place in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2019 it is the fourteenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research Conferences. The IST-Africa 2019 includes a series of thematic priorities related to Careables: mHealth, eHealth & Health Information Systems Collaborative Open Innovation and ICT-enabled Entrepreneurship (including Social Entrepreneurship) Societal Implications of Technology

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June 2019

8th biannual Nordic Design Research Society (Nordes) conference: Who Cares?

June 3 - June 4
Aalto University Espoo, Finland + Google Map
Nordes Conference banner

We'll submit something to the Call for Papers that is due January 15, 2019. And you? From the announcement: Who cares? This question is a provocation for design research. What do, or should, we care about in design and design research today? Underpinning the question are issues of culture and agency – who cares, for whom, and how? Taking care, or being cared for, evokes the choice of roles, and processes of interaction, co-creation and even decision-making. Caring, as a…

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July 2019

The 17th International Open and User Innovation Conference #OUI2019

July 8 - July 10
Utrecht University School of Economics Utrecht, Netherlands
Logo of the Open and User Innovation Conference

The 17th International Open and User Innovation Conference will be held from July 8-10, 2019 at the Utrecht University School of Economics, The Netherlands. The International Open and User Innovation Conference is the leading academic conference on Open and User Innovation. Around 200 researchers from various disciplines (such as innovation management, strategic management, organization design, marketing, intellectual property right management, entrepreneurship, and public policy) meet annually, in order to exchange recent research findings and plans related to Open and User…

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August 2019

Global Challenges in Assistive Technology: Research, Policy & Practice #AAATE2019 [CfP Deadline 28 February 2019]]

August 27 - August 30
Bologna, Italy Bologna, Italy + Google Map
Logo of aaate, the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe

The conference is an excellent opportunity for the community of Assistive Technology stakeholders in Europe and worldwide to gather and to share knowledge and experiences, to discuss European and Global challenges in Assistive Technology, to network and to develop collaborations. The conference targets a broad group of researchers, AT professionals, service providers, policymakers, industry and end users. Programme elements are: Sessions with invited speakers Parallel sessions with scientific contributions Educational sessions Policy sessions Industry presentations Conference Topics: Assistive technology (AT)…

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October 2019

The 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

October 28 - October 30
The Omni William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh, PA United States
ASSETS 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA, USA (October 28 - 30, 2019)

The ASSETS conference is the premier forum for presenting research on the design, evaluation, use, and education of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. We invite high-quality original submissions on topics relevant to computing and accessibility. For the first time, ASSETS is expanding its scope this year to include original high-quality research on topics related to education of accessibility and computing. All contributions are peer-reviewed by an international Program Committee. Accepted papers, posters and…

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