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& IDSA Education Symposium

September 12-14, 2022

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IDC is a conference for (industrial) designers

The industrial design profession is constantly shifting and evolving to keep pace with rapid advancements in technology, cultural trends, and socio-economic forces. Once siloed disciplines, methodologies, and skillsets now overlap and blur into what is often called simply, Design. IDC is a space to celebrate these deep interconnections all while simultaneously amplifying the unique and bold voice of industrial designers.

​Through knowledge exchange and the sharing of ideas, you'll come away with a fresh perspective and actionable insights ready to be implemented into your own work. IDC is a platform to drive your career forward. Whether you are just starting out or well on your way, this is an opportunity to learn something new or give something back.

Each year we assemble an eclectic mix of speakers, roundtable discussions, and interactive professional development experiences with the goal of challenging assumptions and building meaningful connections. You are encouraged to join the dialogue and advance the conversation about what design can contribute to the world's future.

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Join us in-person or online

From the start, IDC's foundation has been the unique opportunity to assemble diverse design perspectives and create an unforgettable shared experience. We are beyond excited to return to an in-person format, which will mean so much more after having spent so much time apart. Your well-being is our top priority. A range of COVID-19 safety measures will be in place to protect your health and peace of mind so you can focus on getting the most out of your time at IDC 2022.


The schedule, as a comprehensive event, will include: IDC, IDSA Education Symposium, Sponsor/Exhibitor Gallery, IDEA Ceremony & Gala, IDSA Awards Ceremony, IDSA Business Meetings, and Seattle-area excursions across those three days.

If you can't make the trip to Seattle, don't worry! We'll have an option available for you to attend the event virtually and be present for all the mainstage presentations during IDC 2022.


Registration begins early June 2022.


Sponsor IDC

We are seeking partner organizations who will provide fun and provocative ways to engage with our audience of hundreds of diverse designers from around the world. You will be encouraged to interact with participants not only to elevate your brand, but also to positively impact the overall conference experience.

Your presence at the IDC will solidify your stance as a pioneer in your field and will position your brand among some of the most influential minds in the creative industry. How you use this groundbreaking opportunity is entirely up to you … but we are also here to help craft the best possible outcome for everyone involved. 


Designers Unite for Ukraine

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