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Your guide to experiencing the best of NYC design

Welcome to the vibrant world of New York City design! As part of the 2023 International Design Conference & IDSA Education Symposium experience, we are excited to present local events hosted by IDSA members, as well as a curated selection of design destinations that showcase the best of the city's creative spirit. Whether you're arriving early or extending your stay after the conference, immerse yourself in the dynamic design culture of New York City.

NYC Happenings

Creative Independence: Designers Discuss the Hustle of Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, August 22 | 5-7:30pm EST
494 Broadway Ste. 4 New York, NY 10012

Entrepreneurship can be both a challenging and rewarding experience for designers. Working for yourself and achieving your goals is one of the greatest joys for business owners; and with the recent reduction of available design jobs, entrepreneurship is becoming a realistic option for design professionals.

Join your colleagues for light refreshments, a complimentary, professional headshot area, and a fireside chat hosted by DEIC leader Ayana Patterson where our featured designers share their unique stories of hustle-building their businesses. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how these entrepreneurs have guided their career paths on their own terms.

In partnership with IDSA's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Council


Designing Your Future

Friday, August 25 | 3:30-6:30pm EST
63 5th Ave 63 5th Avenue New York, NY 10003

This event will give attendees a chance to connect with seasoned design professionals from across the country while learning and collaborating on two exciting topics that will help build resilience for designers, grow your skillset, and contribute to the future of the IDSA!

We are excited to welcome Marty Gage, Vice President of User Experience Research at Lextant, and Angela Yeh, Founder, CEO, and Chief Talent Strategist at Yeh IDeology. These two industry professionals will guide attendees through an exciting afternoon of activities and networking.


Designers of all experience levels are also encouraged to bring their portfolios to share during the networking portions of the event - whether you're a recent graduate, a student, or a seasoned professional looking to elevate your portfolio, this is the perfect platform to gain exposure, make meaningful connections, and receive expert advice. 

In partnership with IDSA’s NYC Professional Chapter and the Parsons IDSA Student Chapter.

NYC Design Destinations  

Presented in partnership with NYCxDESIGN 

Experience NYC's design scene like never before! We are excited to present a handpicked selection of design destinations that encapsulate the city's creativity and innovation, curated from NYCxDESIGN's Self-Guided Journeys platform. Discover landmark buildings, iconic restaurants, cultural institutions, and more that embody the design landscape of New York City. *Please note that locations marked as "virtual destinations" are not open to the public.




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