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The General Meetings of the Design Research Society are open to all current members of the society. The purpose of General Meetings are: to notify members of the outcome of annual elections for Council membership and officers; approve the accounts for the previous year; receive reports on the previous year's activities from Council Officers; and transact any other business which has been included in the agenda made available to members before the meeting. The President of the DRS normally chairs General Meetings.


The 2022 DRS Biennial General Meeting will take place  Wednesday 29th June 2022, 13:30-14:30 CET at BA01 Bizkaia Aretora, Mitxelena Auditorium, Bilbao, Spain. The meeting will also be available to attend online, and a link will be sent to registered members. 

Reference Documents

DRS 2021 Annual Report
DRS 2022 Biennial General Meeting Agenda
Rules of the DRS and Proposed Changes
Proposal for Rule Change


Previous General Meetings

2020 - Loughborough University in London and Zoom Video Conferencing. 21 January 2020
2020 GM Minutes


2018- Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK. 15 January 2019
2018 GM Report (pdf)
2018 GM Minutes (pdf)

2017 - Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK, 26th May 2017
2017 GM Report (pdf)
2017 GM Minutes (pdf)