September 22-23, 2021

Want to present at IDC 2021?

Now accepting proposals!


We seek submissions for talks and interactive workshops that stimulate deep thought and offer a unique exploration of the industrial design landscape. Your presentation should provide real-world inspiration, tools, and methodologies that our audience can incorporate into their own practice. Your contribution to the program should be memorable and distinct to the event.


A unique opportunity to engage with a global audience. 

As the world heals and begins its recovery in the wake of a crippling pandemic, designers can play a vital role in rebuilding and restoring an equitable quality of life for all citizens. 

IDC invites creatives from all disciplines to convene and inspire one another with our passions and imaginations. Now more than ever, it is critical that designers use their special talents towards creating a world that will be better in every way for future generations. 

Join us from the comfort of your home for a continuous 24-hour stretch of all-new design content. This thrilling and knowledge-packed event will feature an expansive collection of presentations, breakout sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and side-bar social interactions, all happening in a carefully choreographed progression. 


Track 1

September 22

12pm-4pm EST

Track 4

September 23

12am-4am EST

Track 2

September 22

4pm-8pm EST

Track 5

September 23

4am-8am EST

Track 3

September 22

8pm-12am EST

Track 6

September 23

8am-12pm EST

24 hours of uninterrupted design inspiration from around the world!

Don't worry about missing a thing. All sessions will be recorded and made available exclusively to IDC ticket holders.

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About IDC


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 that the role of design is constantly shifting. Once siloed disciplines now overlap and blur.


IDC 2021 is a platform for amplifying the unique and bold voice of industrial design while celebrating the deep interconnection with other creative disciplines.


IDC 2021 is centered on the goal of convening a diverse group of the 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. 

Who is IDC for?


Industrial Designers, UX Designers, UI Designers, Service Designers, Speculative Designers, Futurists, Visual & Brand Designers, Graphic Designers, Experience Designers, Design Educators, Design Managers, Design Engineers, and everyone in between!

What to expect from IDC

We are assembling an eclectic mix of content with the goals of providing inspiration, challenging assumptions, and advancing the conversation about what design can contribute to the world's future.

Without leaving the comfort of your home, learn from global design leaders who will present their work, passions, and authentic stories with hundreds of designers from around the world.

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