During the Cumulus conference in the World Design Capital, Helsinki, in May 2012, Deborah Dawton, President of BEDA, and Christian Guellerin, President of Cumulus (International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media), signed a protocol to commit to BEDA and Cumulus working together.
Both organisations operate in the field of design, but BEDA now focusses purely on professional and promotional organisations, whilst Cumulus is focused on academic institutions. The two organisations therefore complement one another very well.
The aim of the protocol is to facilitate information exchange between professionals and educators, to assist with potential joint activities, and to tell regional, national, European and worldwide institutions that the design community is united and ready to work together at every level.
To find out more visit: www.cumulusassociation.org