Fil Salustri maintains a good list of current conference calls. I've never asked if he excludes questionable ventures: if he does, Fil is a good judge.
With respect to journals, Gerda Gemser, Cees de Bont, Paul Hekkert, and I have an article under submission at Design Studies with the results of a reputational study of the leading journals in the design field. We've identified top journals on a world-wide basis as well as identifying regional differences. We also include a larger list of the significant and respected journals that we studied based on earlier work.
The article is in review. I'm hoping that it will be accepted and available to the field. If it is published, we will post a note to the list.
Professor Ken Friedman, PhD, DSc (hc), FDRS | University Distinguished Professor | Dean, Faculty of Design | Swinburne University of Technology | Melbourne, Australia | [log in to unmask] | Ph: +61 3 9214 6078 | Faculty www.swinburne.edu.au/design
Pete Davis writes:
Dear All, it might be a good idea to list the reputable journals and conferences, those especially concerned with quality, consistency and reputation, not forgetting interest and relevancy of course. p