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The AECT Design and Development Competition Coordinating Committee are excited to announce an opportunity for a second round of Phase 1 Proposals. With so much uncertainty in our personal and academic worlds, we wanted to give people one more chance to participate. The deadline for the Phase 2 Final Design Papers is July 26 @ 11:59 PM EST.

We also wanted to ensure everyone that the AECT Design and Development Competition will happen this year! We have already moved forward some teams into Phase 2. The Competition Coordinating Committee will not allow the hard work of anyone going to waste. Additionally, we will work with all finalists to ensure they are able to present their solution this year regardless of the circumstances (i.e., if the conference occurs as planned and you’re unable to attend, we will work with you so that you can present virtually for the competition finals).

The goals for this competition are to:

  • improve the professional practice of design and development in adult learning and performance-improvement settings;
  • promote collaboration among students, faculty, and practitioners;
  • mentor promising students by leaders outside their home institutions; and,
  • recognize innovative design-and-development approaches to adult learning and performance-improvement problems.

2020 Competition 

The competition coordinating committee is now receiving questions from the teams who made it to Phase 2. Please use this Google form, HERE, to ask your questions! The committee will return answers as quickly as possible. Following July 11, all questions/answers will be shared with all groups!

The Design and Development Competition Q&A Webinar was hosted in GoToMeeting on February 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST. If you were unable to attend, please click
HERE to find a recording of that webinar. 

Phase 1 Questions Document

The deadline for Phase 1 Questions has passed. However, all teams can take advantage of the questions and answers from other teams. Please review this document HERE


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