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Fostering connections and innovation.


The IDSA International Design Conference (IDC) & Education Symposium is more than just an event; it's a platform for amplifying the unique and bold voice of industrial design while celebrating its deep interconnection with other creative disciplines. With a decades-long history as the national meeting of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the annual conference remains a flagship event for the organization, serving as a pivotal experience for industrial designers at all career stages. As a cornerstone for the global design community, the IDC & Education Symposium provides a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and collective action towards shaping a better future through design.  

The IDC & Education Symposium returns on September 11-13 in Austin, Texas. Register today to be part of a dynamic celebration of innovation, community, and the transformative power of design.



Each year we assemble 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.

Expect to leave IDC with more knowledge, skills, resources,

and meaningful connections to advance your career—and

memories to last a lifetime.

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  • Industrial Designers

  • UX & UI Designers

  • Design Managers

  • Service Designers

  • Speculative Designers

  • Design Leaders

  • Visual & Brand Designers

  • Graphic Designers

  • Experience Designers

  • Design Educators

  • Design Engineers

  • Futurists & Visionaries

  • Everyone in between!



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Join the global conversation

The need for critical, cross-disciplinary dialogue is more urgent now than ever before. Connect with hundreds of designers from around the world in a discourse that expands your lexicon, challenges assumptions, and breaks down barriers.

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Unlock the value of your network

Nothing surpasses the power of uniting with friends old and new to celebrate our vision to create a better world through design. The evolution of our profession demands that we gather to exchange our thoughts, identify opportunities, investigate our differences, and build an inclusive pathway forward.

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Stay ahead of the curve

Prepare for the future by putting yourself in the center of the conversation. Learn from leading design experts who will share insights into new tools and methodologies critical for bolstering your skill set and advancing your career.

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Access valuable resources

IDC provides you with access to a wealth of resources to support your professional growth. From curated publications and research papers to exclusive industry insights, you'll gain access to a world of information that can fuel your creativity and drive your success.

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