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& IDSA Education Symposium

September 12-14, 2022

Designers using a VR headset to view a 3D model.


Designers networking at a party.



Designers looking a 3D design simulation.


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The IDC Experience

The core of this event is the professional practice and academic landscape of industrial design.  

At the same time, we recognize that many disciplines, methodologies, and skillsets now overlap and blur into what is often called, simply, Design. IDC is a space to celebrate these deep interconnections while simultaneously amplifying the unique and bold voice of industrial designers.

Through the sharing of ideas, you'll come away with a fresh perspective and actionable insights ready to be implemented into your own work. 

All creative disciplines are invited to join the conversation and learn from other designers who are actively creating a better future, today.

Here are just a few of topics we are planning to explore at IDC 2022:

  • Designing iconic products that challenge the status quo

  • Seamless integration of physical and digital experiences

  • Leveraging design and technology to foster health and wellness

  • Building equitable communities and the necessity of intersectionality in our industry

  • Service design blueprinting for industrial design

  • Best practices for designing for clients while maintaining your personal design identity

  • Championing for user research in the industrial design process

  • Career pathways into and out of ID and UX design

  • How to build meaningful inclusivity into organizations

Connect with Design Leaders and Industry Insiders

Christina Harrington, PhD

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Joseph Guerra

Founder, Airsign and Guerra Office

Erika Avery, IDSA

Industrial Designer, GE Appliances

Lindsay Malatesta

Industrial Designer, REI

Elham Morshedzadeh, PhD, IDSA

Assistant Professor, University of Houston

Alex Yee

Senior UX Designer, Google

Anson Cheung, IDSA

Previously - Studio Director and a Partner, Bould Design

D'Wayne Edwards, IDSA

President, Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design

Spencer Nugent


Federico Casalegno, PhD

Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Reid Schlegel

Design Director - Connected Product, HUGE

Devin Liddell

Principal Futurist, TEAGUE

Michael DiTullo, IDSA

Founder and Chief Creative, Michael DiTullo, LLC

Ayako Takase, IDSA

Co-founder, Observatory & Associate Professor, Rhode Island School of Design

Tim Hulford, IDSA

Director of Industrial Design, Meta

Angela Yeh, IDSA

Founder, Yeh IDeology and Thrive by Design

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Join Us In-person or Virtually

We are beyond excited to return to an in-person format for IDC 2022.

Connecting with colleagues face to face is a hallmark of the IDC experience. 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.

If you can't make the trip to Seattle, don't worry! We have an option available for you to attend the event virtually and access all of the main stage content presented during all three days of the event.

Recordings of all main stage content will also be made available exclusively to IDC 2022 ticket holders post-event so you can revisit your favorite moments.

Three days together, one big experience.

We've designed the schedule to maximize your learning while ensuring there is plenty of opportunities for networking and socializing with friends old and new. 


IDC 2022 includes many programs, all in one compact package: IDC main stage presentations and skill-building workshops, IDSA Education Symposium, Exhibitor Design Gallery, IDEA Ceremony & Gala, IDSA Awards Ceremony, IDSA Business Meeting, and IDC parties at the Seattle Aquarium and Tactile.


 Platinum Sponsor 


 Gold Sponsors 

 Silver Sponsors 

 Bronze Sponsors 


 Design Gallery Exhibitors 

 Media Partners 


Designers Unite for Ukraine

Resources and links to help support designers impacted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.




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