ISDDE annual conference, October 16-19, 2023, Boston University

ISDDE annual conference, October 16-19, 2023, Boston University


(Following message from Leslie Dietiker, conference organizer and Betty Phillips)

We are pleased to announce the 2023 Annual Conference of the International Society for the Design and Development of Education (ISDDE). This conference will be held October 16-19 at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. This conference is an opportunity for educational designers of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology to share their work and learn from each other. This conference attracts designers from pre-K to post-secondary education from different countries from around the world. You can learn more about ISDDE at

The theme of this year’s conference is Designing for Equity and Social Justice: Creating New Futures. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in critical discussions around how the design of education, as found in curriculum materials, assessment, professional learning, and policy, can expand opportunities for students and can disrupt systemic injustice that perpetuate educational inequities.

We are building an exciting array of talks and activities. The program will include plenary addresses, contributed sessions (research presentations and workshops), and a poster session. In addition, full-conference participants will be able to take part in a working group and attend a celebratory dinner. Our plenary speakers will be Salomé Martínez of Universidad de Chile, Justin Reich of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Greg Benoit of Boston University, and Beth Warren, Maria C. Olivares, & Eli Tucker-Raymond of the Earl Center for Learning and Innovation!  Read more about the plenary talks and speakers here! (

Registration is now open! Register by July 30th for the Earlybird rate (