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For over 50 years, the Industrial Designers Society of America has worked to advance the practice of industrial design through education, information, community and advocacy.  Our roots stretch to the beginning of the profession and our members are, and have been, some of the most celebrated industrial designers of all time. Today, we exist as a global voice for industrial design within a broad ecosystem of design disciplines and we 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