Dear NCBDS Community,


It is with deep regret that we inform you the 36th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student in College Station, TX, has been postponed until Spring 2021. This decision was made by the Steering Committee in consultation with the NCBDS board and past chairs after careful consideration of the risks posed to public health by the spread of the coronavirus. We ask you to cancel your travel plans as soon as possible.


While we are disappointed by this news, we are pleased to announce that Texas A&M University will host the NCBDS in Spring 2021. We will take this time as an opportunity to grow and improve the conference. The theme will remain the same—After Form—and there will be another call for submissions to offer the opportunity for more participation. We look forward to a robust conference in 2021.


Please be patient with us as we establish policies to accommodate all of the emerging issues. Below is a list of decisions that have been determined so far:


  1. Presentation
    1. All presentations that were accepted this year will automatically be accepted for presentation at NCBDS 2021. Authors will be given the option to revise or retract their work.
    2. New presentations will also be considered for NCBDS 2021. The same call will be reissued with new deadlines.
  2. Registration
    1. For those who have already paid the registration fee, you will be given an option to receive a full refund or to apply your payment to next year’s conference.
  3. Publication
    1. There will be no proceedings this year. All accepted papers and abstracts, plus any new accepted papers, will be published in the proceedings for NCBDS 2021.


Again, please be patient we endeavor to create the best possible 2021 conference out of these circumstances.


Best regards,


The 36th NCBDS Steering Committee

Weiling + Andrew + Tate + Alejandro


NCBDS36 will be hosted at Texas A&M University in TBD.

Abstracts Due

Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Notification of Acceptance

Friday, Nov 15, 2019

Full Paper Due

Monday, Feb 3, 2020