Activity: Membership › Membership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar
The Design Society is an international non-governmental, non-profit making organisation whose members share a common interest in design. It strives to contribute to a broad and established understanding of all aspects of development and design, and to promote the use of results and knowledge for the good of humanity.
The Advisory Board advises, guides and supports the Board of Management in developing and furthering the aim and objectives of the Society. It does this by bringing forward for consideration by the Board of Management any item of business or topic pertinent to the Society. Recommendations made by the Advisory Board are not binding on the Board of Management.
The Advisory Board consists of the President or President’s nominee and up to twenty seven members of the Society. The members of the Advisory Board are elected democratically by the members of the Society at the General Meeting, which is called every two years during ICED conferences. The normal term of an Advisory Board member is six (6) years with opportunity for one further term.
The Advisory Board is managed by a Chair, who is responsible for organising the annual meeting of the Advisory Board. The Chair is elected by the members of the Advisory Board. The office of the Chair is limited to two terms of two years.