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The Industrial Designers Society of America promotes the practice of industrial design through education, information, community and advocacy. Our roots extend to the very beginning of the industrial design profession; however, we’ve grown to embrace the boundless potential of the greater design industry. We are a voice for industrial design within this ecosystem and celebrate the cross-functional overlap of many creative fields.

Learn more at IDSA.org

Your chance to learn from some of our industry’s top minds.

UPDATE: AUGUST 16, 2019 - All tickets for IDC 2019 are officially sold out! Thank you everyone, we are thrilled to see so many of you soon in Chicago!

Maximize your trip to Chicago with a series of Pre-Conference Workshops designed to help you advance your skill-set and gain an edge on the competition. Arrive early and learn something new!

KeyShot

It's time to up your render game!

Beginner - SOLD OUT

This session will be covering the basics with a focus on KeyShot for Industrial Designers. We’ll cover the interface, importing, editing materials, using textures, setting up cameras and lighting and render settings. Come caffeinated because if you blink, you might miss something!

Wednesday - August 21 - 8am - 12pm Presented by Luxion Inc., Will Gibbons

Venue SIX10 Classrooms

Advanced- SOLD OUT

This session will take a deeper dive into topics introduced in the previous session. We’ll cover how to use the Material Graph, lighting products with physical lights and studios. We’ll also cover a handful of efficiencies and best practices.

Wednesday - August 21 - 1pm - 4pm

Presented by Luxion Inc., Will Gibbons

Venue SIX10 Classrooms

GROW

Become a design leader and take your seat in the C-Suite.

Design Leadership - SOLD OUT

Learn how to better speak the business of design to deliver more value and impact to your company, customers, clients, consumer and colleagues alike. Understand the relationship and differences between leading and managing design, and how to more effectively lead design with your teams and across the organization.

Wednesday - August 21 - 8am - 12pm

Presented by GROW, Jay Peters

SPECIAL OFFER - All current IDSA Chapter Leaders are invited to participate in this workshop for FREE!

Venue SIX10 Classrooms

Design Value - SOLD OUT

Learn how to predict and justify investments, and how to prove a stronger business case and ROI of design initiatives. Understand the qualitative & quantitative factors and complexity of stakeholders involved that make proving the value of design so challenging.

Wednesday - August 21 - 1pm - 4pm

Presented by GROW, Jay Peters

SPECIAL OFFER - All current IDSA Chapter Leaders are invited to participate in this workshop for FREE!

Venue SIX10 Classrooms