As if 24 hours wasn't enough!?

In the days leading up to the IDC 2020 main event, we are arranging a full lineup of pre-conference content that will be absolutely free to attend and will be available for all to enjoy. Check this space often as it will be updated frequently as new sessions get confirmed. RSVP may be required for some sessions. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Virtual Studio Tour: Loft

Welcome to the Loft studio in Providence, RI. Nestled in the historic Jewelry district, with murals by local artists and a wall full of skateboards, the space teems with creativity to inspire a diverse team of designers and engineers. We’re passionate about making things that make change, and we do it all with an attitude of curiosity and deep respect for the user. 


Jeanette Numbers, cofounder of Loft and IDC speaker, will walk you through the studio and take you on a tour of our most recent project - COVID testing trailers. The trailers keep healthcare workers safe and bring testing on the road, directly where it's needed. After the tour, we'll take live questions from the audience in an interactive Q&A session. 

Virtual Studio Tour: Google

Take a peek behind the scenes at our Mountain View studio headquarters, where a mix of creative and technical minds envision a future Made by Google. We strive to be masters of form and function while creating experiences that are human, optimistic, and bold.


Google Designers will show you around our Materials Library, a physical space that serves as a central repository for material samples and a resource for research and inspiration. We'll then walk through a few of our recently launched products from our Hardware portfolio, before taking live text-based questions from the audience.


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Instagram Live: Sherwin-Williams

Join in on a conversation with Kiki Redhead from Sherwin-Williams. She is their Global CMF & Trend Manager specializing in Forecasting, Concept, Strategy, and Development.

Kiki will share updates on new performance coatings designers can use to boost the functionality and longevity of new products.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

IDSA Annual Membership Meeting

12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

The annual association membership meeting and year in review.

During this session, IDSA's Executive Director, Chris Livaudais will provide a look back on our 2019 performance as well as updates on how the association has been navigating the unprecedented global challenges (and hidden opportunities) of 2020. We use this annual event to share important information with membership in a public forum about the current and future status of our Society.

All current members in good standing are highly encouraged to attend.

Usually this is an in-person meeting; however, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held virtually.

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2020 IDSA Awards Ceremony

Join us as IDSA At-Large Awards Director, ClayVon Lowe and Education Director, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness present the 2020 IDSA Awards.


Recognitions include: Special Achievement, Individual Achievement, Young Educator, Education Award, Student Merit Awards and the induction of new members into IDSA's Academy of Fellows.

Learn more about IDSA Awards


IDEA 2020 Ceremony

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Special Award winners are revealed live during this virtual celebration.

Awards presented by:

  • Jonah Becker, IDSA - SVP Design at Fitbit

  • Qin Li, IDSA - VP Design at fuseproject

The IDEA 2021 Jury Chair will be announced!