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The Industrial Designers Society of America promotes the practice of industrial design through education, information, community and advocacy. Our roots extend to the very beginning of the industrial design profession; however, we’ve grown to embrace the boundless potential of the greater design industry. We are a voice for industrial design within this ecosystem and celebrate the cross-functional overlap of many creative fields.

Learn more at IDSA.org

Just the basics

Wednesday, August 21

IDSA Education Symposium

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Theater & Classrooms

Welcome Coffee in the Atrium
Presented by Newell

Education Paper Presentations

Panel Discussions

Interactive Workshops

IDSA Education Award Presentations

AM Pre-Conference Workshops

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

KeyShot, Room 421

Grow, Room 423

PM Pre-Conference Workshops

1:00 - 4:00 pm

KeyShot, Room 421

Grow, Room 423

IDEA 2019 Cocktail Reception

6:00 - 6:30 pm

2nd Floor Atrium

IDEA 2019 Ceremony &

IDSA Awards Presentations

6:45 - 8:15 pm

Theater

IDEA Winner Trophy Presentations

IDEA Special Announcement

IDSA Fellowship & Special Recognitions

IDEA 2019 Gala

8:15 - 10:00 pm

IDC Design Gallery

The IDEA Gala is presented by Samsung

Drinks & Celebration!

Thursday, August 22

IDC Day 1

8:30 am

IDC Registration Opens

9:00 am

Welcome Coffee in the Design Gallery

Presented by Newell

10:00 am

Welcome Remarks

IDC Day 1 Emcee, Mark Wilson

Theater

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Feature Presentations

Theater

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Lunch in the Design Gallery

Presented by Wacom

2:00 - 3:00pm

Breakout Sessions & Workshops

Theater & Classrooms

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Coffee in the Design Gallery

Presented by Fellowes

3:30 - 4:45 pm

Student Merit Award Presentations

Theater

4:45 - 5:45 pm

Keynote - Shannon Galpin

Theater

5:45 - 6:00 pm

Day 1 Closing Remarks

Theater

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Happy Hour in the Design Gallery

Presented by Pepsi Co, Honpe, and 
Model Solution

IDC Party @ MNML

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Off-site, hosted by MNML and KeyShot
RSVP REQUIRED

Friday, August 23

IDC Day 2

8:30 am

IDC Registration Opens

9:00 am

Welcome Coffee in the Design Gallery

Presented by Newell

10:00 am

Welcome Remarks

IDC Day 2 Emcee, Marcelle van Beusekom

Theater

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Feature Presentations

Theater

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Lunch in the Design Gallery

1:00 - 1:45 pm

IDSA Year In Review Business Meeting

Theater

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions & Workshops

Theater & Classrooms

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Coffee in the Design Gallery

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Rapid Fire Presentations

Theater

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Keynote - J Mays

Theater

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Day 2 Closing Remarks

IDC 2020 Announcement

Theater

The Chicago Experience

6:30 - 9:00

Off-site studio tours & more!

Afterparty @ TEAMS Design!

9:00 - until