RSD9 Program Guide

A week-long symposium dedicated to systemic design.

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Schedule at a Glance

RSD9 starts on Friday, October 9 with a program of workshops that run through the weekend of October 10&11. The core program begins on Monday, October 12 at 5:30 PM (17:30) IST and runs through to Friday, October 16 with a culminating Systemic Design Association session at 8:30 PM (21:30) IST. Workshops continue on Saturday, October 17.

Plan your RSD9 week by blocking off approximately four hours from Monday to Friday. RSD9 offers a plenary session at the start of each day, followed by 90-minute parallel Talks, dedicated to a subtheme and four to six presentations on related topics. A facilitator, knowledgeable in the sub-theme and topics being discussed, weaves together the points of view of authors and brings in the comments of participants in a town-hall format, using the chat as a mic.

Choose the track that interests you and bookmark topics to My Program using the “save to my program” feature at the bottom of every abstract.  If you are searching for a specific topic or author, try the search, which can be found at the top-right of every page.

Finally, as the ideas and inspiration surface throughout the week, the searchable RSD9 Delegate Directory provides a quick contact list so you can connect during RSD9.

Timezone Tools

Note that there’s a handy “add to my calendar” feature at the bottom of each page. Adding the session to your calendar will convert the session to your timezone and create a calendar event. The timezone convertor and timezone finder are also excellent for international conferences (see links at left).

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Quick Links

Weekend and Morning Program

October 9, 10, 11 & 17

M–F, 6:30 to 9:30 AM IST/UTC+5.5

weekday evening program

5:00 to 5:30 PM IST/UTC+5.5

Monday only
Opening Plenary

5:30* to 6:30 PM IST/UTC+5.5

Keynotes & Speakers 

6:45 to 8:15 PM IST/UTC+5.5

Talks: Two concurrent tracks per day

8:30 to 9:30 PM IST/UTC+5.5

Breakout sessions

8:00 PM

*ACST | UTC+10.5
10:30 PM

12:00 Noon

10:00 AM

*EDT | UTC-4
8:00 AM

*PDT | UTC-7
5:00 AM


8:30 to 9:30 PM IST/UTC+5.5 | Followed by author-led breakouts from track 9&10