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&  Education Symposium


September 22-23, 2021

Experience 24 hours of uninterrupted design from around the world!

The fun starts at 12pm EDT on Wednesday, September 22 and finishes up a full 24 hours later at 12pm EDT on Thursday, September 23.  

This unique format allows us to address and engage with a truly global audience. 

Join us from the comfort of your own home for a continuous 24-hour stretch of all-new design content. This thrilling 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. 


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 our audience can incorporate into their own practice. Your contribution to the program should be memorable and distinct to the event.

Celebrate the diversity, overlap and undeniable power of design.

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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