& IDSA Education Symposium

September 12-14, 2022

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.

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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.



Much of IDC 2022 will take place at Benaroya Hall, the home of the Seattle Symphony in downtown Seattle. 


Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, this beautiful and sophisticated property celebrates the vital role of performance events. It also allows for the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and provides a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another. 


High-end hotels, retail shops, culinary delights and local attractions are all within close walking distance. 

Address: 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

Fairmont Olympic

Located just steps from Pike Place Market, the waterfront, museums and world-class shopping, this landmark since 1924 has offered nearly a century of luxury service standards, while melding classic elegance with mid-century modern room décor. 

We will be among the first to visit after its freshly finished multi-million dollar renovation, which brings new life to the design, the culinary offerings and the social experience of this unique space. 

A block of rooms has been reserved here at a discounted rate exclusively for IDC guests.

Address: 411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101