Jason Belaire, IDSA
Founder, Belworld Creative & IDSA Board Chair
To compliment his 25+ years as a successful industrial designer, entrepreneur, and investor, Jason Belaire is an overall design advocate. Leadership roles at IDSA include District Vice President for the Western US, Director At Large – Conferences, and now Chair of IDSA's Board of Directors. Some of his core competencies are to research, develop, and curate conference experiences for the design community and broaden the conference portfolio for IDSA. This included the sold out International Design Conference (IDC) 2019 in Chicago. As part of the curation process, Jason communicated with some of the world’s top designers and creatives. He engages leaders with in-depth conversations that lead to a knowledge base that is unique to the design community regarding cultural trends, inclusivity + diversity, and overall organizational sustainability.
Part of the general responsibilities of serving on the BOD of the IDSA is to constantly advocate on behalf of Industrial Design. As a result, Jason organized, curated, and emceed the 2018 Denver Design Week, which is regarded as the most successful DDW thus far. Jason also sits on the Advisory Board for Struktur Events (Outdoor Industry Design Conference), the Advisory Board for Denver Does Design, and The ONE Club, constantly promoting IDSA in each effort.
Nine years ago, Jason helped co-create and is currently managing all design content for the Trend and Design Center for the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show (the world’s largest trade show for the outdoor industry). Additionally, he consults with various design programs at local universities in the Rocky Mountain region. In this role, he provides educational strategies that push the status quo and offer new ways of looking at academia, in order to better provide future designers with the tools and opportunities for success. He also was invited to judge the 2019 Taipei International Design Awards program, and gave a presentation on “Emotional Intelligence + Critical Thinking” in Taiwan.
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he lived for nearly seven years, Jason engaged in all things design-related. He attended design events put on by the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), as well as events put on by the Ministry of Modernization, Innovation, and Technology of the City of Buenos Aires, the CMDI. The level of networking he experienced while living in Argentina enabled him to connect with the leaders of top international organizations, businesses, and various consulates. This left him with a deep understanding and respect for culture and language, which he relies on to this day.
Presentation of the IDEA 2022 Winners
Sept 12, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Jason will co-present the winners of the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2022, along with Erika Avery, IDSA, and Marc Greuther.