Welcome to Sydney and to ConnectED 2010 International Conference on
Design Education. This is the 2nd ConnectED conference, and follows on from
the very successful and exciting 2007 ConnectED, and is a collaboration of
three University of New South Wales faculties - College of Fine Arts, Engineering
and Built Environment. Like the 2007 conference ConnectED 2010 will continue
the groundbreaking work of bringing together a broad multidisciplinary spectrum
in the context of design and design education.


This second ConnectED conference has attracted delegates from over 25
countries and, with the combination of refereed conference papers, exhibitions,
workshops and roundtables, will involve over 200 participants from around the
globe. It will be an opportunity to renew existing collegial networks and to build
new ones that reflect ConnectED's multinational and multidisciplinary nature and,
above all, to learn about and discuss developments at the cutting edge of design
education. The University of New South Wales, one of Australia's leading research
universities with over 40,000 students, is again the host for ConnectED.


On behalf of the Organising Committee I am delighted to welcome you to
ConnectED 2010 - we hope you enjoy the Conference and your stay in Sydney.

Graham Forsyth,
Chair, ConnectED2010 Organising Committee