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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

A celebration of the diversity, overlap and undeniable power of design.

With its roots as the national meeting of the Industrial Designers Society of America, the IDC has grown into something much bigger. However, at its core remains a platform for amplifying the unique and bold voice of Industrial Design.

 

Today, we recognize that our creative community is not binary and the role of design is constantly shifting. Once siloed disciplines now overlap and blur. To face this reality, it is critical that we open the conversation to as many creative perspectives as possible in the interest of developing a shared dialogue that advances our ability to collaborate and magnifies the impact of our work.

2019 Emcees

Mark Wilson

Senior Writer, Fast Company

Mark has written about design, technology, food, and culture for the last fifteen years for publications including GQ, Esquire, Gizmodo, and Kotaku.

Marcelle van Beusekom

Design Director, IDEO

Fueled with a passion for craft, Marcelle aims to develop products that attract, intrigue and delight whilst strengthening and enhancing the brand experience.

Design has evolved

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

Have a look at our impressive presenter roster

Stay hungry

Preparing for this future means putting yourself out there and committing to being an active part of the conversation. Interactive sessions hosted by leading design experts provide you with new tools and methodologies critical for building your skill set and advancing your career. 

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Value is experienced

Active participation is vital to creating memorable moments. IDC 2019 will grant countless opportunities to learn from the best, socialize with colleagues and kick back with a refreshing cocktail. On top of all that, we’ve got studio tours and after-hours events that are all geared toward maximizing your complete conference experience. 

Check out the full agenda

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