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IDSA INTERNATIONAL
DESIGN
CONFERENCE

& Education Symposium

Austin, Texas
September 11-13, 2024

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DESIGN RESILIENCE

From the ongoing climate crisis to the pandemic and geopolitical tensions, organizations and institutions are facing existential threats that require nimble and creative responses. Finding success in the future means creating products, systems, methods, and platforms that can adapt and respond to constantly evolving conditions.

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NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTY

While established structures and processes can help organizations deal with issues as they arise, in times of serious crisis, uncertainty can increase to the point that our current systems no longer function. Leaders, innovators, and change-makers must face challenges head on and develop new tools of survival.

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ADAPT AND EVOLVE

Design can be a powerful tool for leaders to adapt more quickly to changes, iterate on their strategies, and respond more precisely to crisis. The design process can help organizations, institutions, and professionals in various fields rethink almost every aspect of their operations to be more resilient at every phase of the product lifecycle, from ideation to production and beyond. 

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FORGING DESIGN'S FUTURE

Be a part of the movement that revolutionizes the way we teach, learn, and inspire the designers of tomorrow. As design practitioners, educators, researchers, and students, our community holds a unique opportunity to collectively shape the future of design education. Embrace this pivotal moment and contribute to shaping the future of design excellence for generations to come.

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A CALL TO ACTION

Instead of future-proofing our organizations, we need to make them more future-friendly, to embrace the open-minded iterative and user-centered approach of design to not just tackle the problems of today but create novel, innovative, and exceptional solutions to the problems of the future. By using design as a tool for adaptation and iteration, leaders, design practitioners, and educators can effectively respond to the complex challenges of today's world.

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3 DAYS OF DESIGN & COMMUNITY

Wednesday, August 23

(9am-10pm)

Design & Exhibitor Gallery

 

IDC Main Stage Presenters & 
Hands-on Workshops

Lunch & Learns

 

International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2023 Winners Ceremony & Gala

Thursday, August 24

(9am-10pm)

Design & Exhibitor Gallery

 

IDC Main Stage Presenters &
Hands-on Workshops

Lunch & Learns

 

IDSA Year in Review / IDSA Awards Ceremony / Student Merit Awards Ceremony

Brooklyn Studio Night

Friday, August 25

(9am-2:30pm)

IDSA Education Symposium

Main Stage Presenters

Breakout Sessions

Hands-on Workshops

Interactive Discussions

 

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EVENT HOSTS 

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IDC

Meghan Preiss

Manager CX Integration,
Delta Airlines

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IDC

Laura Silva

Laura Silva

VP, Senior Inclusive Design Lead, Bank of America

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Education Symposium

Owen Foster

Owen Foster, IDSA

SCAD

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Education Symposium

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Carly Hagins, IDSA

Western Michigan University

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Education Symposium

Louise Manfredi

Louise Manfredi, PhD, IDSA

Brown University

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Education Symposium

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, IDSA

Auburn University

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Education Symposium

James Rudolph

James Rudolph, IDSA

University of Notre Dame

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Education Symposium

Kohar Scott

Kohar Scott, IDSA

San Jose State University

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EVENT  PARTNERS

Auburn University - Sponsor of IDC 2023
Covestro - Sponsor of IDC 2023
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KeyShot - Sponsor of IDC 2023
Lixil - Sponsor of IDC 2023
MakeLab - Sponsor of IDC 2023
Models Plus - Sponsor of IDC 2023
Noble International - Sponsor of IDC 2023
PA Consulting - Sponsor of IDC 2023
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PepsiCo - Sponsor of IDC 2023
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Tactile - Sponsor of IDC 2023
Taitopia - Sponsor of IDC 2023

MEDIA  PARTNERS

IDC2023 Partner - Archiproducts
IDC2023 Partner - ArtsThread
IDC2023 Partner - ClimateDesigners
IDC2023 Partner - Core77
IDC2023 Partner - DesignWanted
IDC2023 Partner - dezeen
IDC2023 Partner - Gray Magazine
IDC2023 Partner - ICFF + WantedDesign
IDC2023 Partner - NYCxDESIGN
IDC2023 Partner - WDO
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