Posted May 15, 2020


In light of the ongoing COVID-19 global health emergency, IDSA's Board of Directors and the IDC 2020 planning team have made the difficult decision to transition the in-person gathering originally planned for Seattle, Washington to a virtual format. We were holding off to make this decision as long as possible; however, this is the best outcome given our current circumstances to protect the health and well-being of our attendees, speakers, and volunteers. 


IDC remains committed to building a platform for amplifying the unique and bold voice of industrial design. IDC is centered on the goal of convening the boldest and brightest minds in design, innovation, and creativity. As always, this conversation is open to as many creative perspectives as possible. Our interest is in developing a shared dialogue that advances our ability to collaborate and magnifies the impact of our work. 

IDC will return to Seattle in 2021 bigger, badder, and bolder than ever! Until then, we are excited about the opportunities that a virtual event format will allow. More details will be posted very soon. Sign up for the latest updates.

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With its roots as the national meeting of the Industrial Designers Society of America, the IDC has grown into something much bigger. Today, we recognize that our creative community is not binary and the role of design is constantly shifting. Once siloed disciplines now overlap and blur with fluidity.

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For over 50 years, the Industrial Designers Society of America has worked to advance the practice of industrial design through education, information, community and advocacy.  Our roots stretch to the beginning of the profession and our members are, and have been, some of the most celebrated industrial designers of all time. Today, we exist as a global voice for industrial design within a broad ecosystem of design disciplines and we celebrate the cross-functional overlap of many creative fields.

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