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UCDA DESIGN CONFERENCE *
The annual UCDA Design Conference is revolutionary—a truly energizing, motivating event. We select diverse and inspiring locations, gather the best in the business to speak on practical and applicable topics, and regenerate creativity and pride in our work. It’s the one conference not to miss.
Upcoming UCDA Design Conference
Past Conferences (1971-present)

UCDA DESIGN COMPETITION *
Convert your portfolio pieces into award winners by entering the annual UCDA Design Competition. Expert jurors honor the best work in educational design—in print, electronic media, illustration, photography, student, and green categories.
Information on UCDA Design Competition

UCDA DESIGN SUMMIT *
UCDA Design Summit offers hot-topic programming for designers and non-designers alike. Sharpen your competence with workshops on topics from admissions photography or web design to branding.
Upcoming UCDA Design Summit

UCDA DESIGN EDUCATION SUMMIT *
UCDA is dedicated to helping the design education community to work together in advancing the quality and scope of design education. A great professional development opportunity for anyone involved in the teaching of design.
Upcoming UCDA Design Education Summit
Proceedings from past UCDA Design Education Summits

UCDA WORKSHOPS *
Trade a work day for a “self-improvement” day, gather with your colleagues to hear a speaker, create a hands-on project, or commiserate about everyday challenges. Suggest ideas for a workshop, or we’ll even help you host one yourself with UCDA assistance.
Upcoming UCDA Workshops and Meet-ups

UCDA DAYS: MEET-UPS
UCDA Days are a series of meet-ups for those interested in getting together with their educational creative colleagues beyond regular UCDA programming such as the conference, summits, or workshops. Open to members and non-members.
Upcoming Meet-ups and Workshops

JOB POSTING SERVICE *
Reach the right people! Target the market you need to reach for position openings at your institution or company with our job posting service through UCDA’s website.
Post a position or find a job

UCDA LISTSERVE
UCDA is pleased to offer email message list services to UCDA members. Communicate easily with others who understand your circumstances and challenges. UCDA Listserve is a electronic mailing/messaging for graphic designers or others interested in visual communications for institutions of higher education.
Subscribe to the UCDA Listserve

DESIGN FOR EDUCATION
Surrounded by energetic students and inspiring scholars, designers working in higher education enjoy a meaningful and worthwhile career. Whether by creating student recruitment materials seen by high school students across the country, a billboard promoting the upcoming sport season, or a poster promoting a campus visit from a Nobel Prize winner, the University & College Designers Association (UCDA) believes that designers working in education impact the lives of students, university communities, and beyond.
More information on Design for Education

* UCDA members receive discount