24 Hours of Awesome!

IDC 2020 will be divided into 6 tracks, each lasting 4 hours long. Each track will feature a series of 'main stage' presentations followed by a group of breakout sessions you can choose to attend based on your personal preference. Each track will end with a presentation by an IDSA Student Merit Award Winner and a final Keynote.

The entire event will be a continuous, non-stop presentation lasting a full 24 hours. Don't worry if you can't stay up 24 hours straight. All sessions will be recorded and made available to ticket holders!  All times are shown in US Eastern Daylight (Universal Coordinated Time, UTC -4). Grab a cup of coffee and let's have some fun!

Track 1

Thurs, Sept 17

12:00pm-4:00pm EDT

Track 2

Thurs, Sept 17

4:00pm-8:00pm EDT

Track 3

Thurs, Sept 17

8:00pm-12:00pm EDT

Track 4

Fri, Sept 18

12:00am-4:00am EDT

Track 5

Fri, Sept 18

4:00am-8:00am EDT

Track 6

Fri, Sept 18

8:00am-12:00am EDT

Track 1 - Thursday, September 17

12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT (UTC -4)

 

 

Emcee - Kristine Arth

Founder & Creative Director, Lobster Phone

Hosting from San Francisco, CA (US)

Alain Sylvain
Sylvain Labs

New York, NY (US)

Design for Collective Post-Trauma

Presentation

12:30pm EDT

Mia Cinelli
University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY (US)

Speculative Characters for Visual Inflection

Presentation

1:00pm EDT

Demetrius Romanos
Ergobaby

Long Beach, CA (US)

Design is DNA

Presentation

1:30pm EDT

Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Joel Delman, IDSA
Informed Innovation, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA (US)

Legal Contracts for Designers, (Almost) Everything You Need To Know

Workshop

2:00pm EDT

Spencer Nugent
Designer, Sketcher

Salt Lake City, UT (US)

Your Product Story: Sketching to Communicate

Workshop

2:00pm EDT

Karim Merchant
KeyShot

Tustin, CA (US)

KeyShot Essentials
Sponsored content by KeyShot

Workshop

2:00pm EDT

Moderator - Jason Belaire, IDSA

Moderator - Stephan Clambaneva, IDSA

Panelist - Kevin Bethune

Panelist - Dara Dotz

Building Bridges To The Unknown

Panel Discussion

2:00pm EDT

Student Merit Award Winner

Jiani Zeng, S/IDSA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2020 Graduate Student Merit Award Winner

Presentation

2:45pm EDT

Keynote

Ralf Groene
Microsoft

Seattle, WA (US)

Insanely Human

Keynote

3:00pm EDT

Main Stage Presentations

 

Track 2 - Thursday, September 17

IDSA Education Symposium

4:00pm - 8:00pm EDT (UTC -4)

 

 

Emcee - Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, IDSA

Assistant Professor Industrial Design, Iowa State University

Hosting from Ames, IA (US)

Main Stage Presentations

Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Moderator - Keith Instone

Panelist - Louise R Manfredi, PhD, IDSA

Panelist - Sarah McNabb

Panelist - Eric Schneider

Panelist - Michael Barrett

Design Exchange, Crossing Disciplines & Professions

Panel Discussion

6:00pm EDT

Moderator - Carly Hagins, IDSA

Panelist - Benjamin Bush, IDSA

Panelist - Derek Cascio

Panelist - Hector Silva

Panelist - Rebecca Ngola

A Classic Debate: Is Grad School Worth It?

Panel Discussion

6:00pm EDT

Moderator - Aziza Cyamani

Panelist - Mekin Elcioglu

Panelist - Mike Elwell

Adapting on the Fly, COVID-19 & Industrial Design Education

Panel Discussion

6:00pm EDT

Student Merit Award Winner

Sawyer Alcazar-Hagen, S/IDSA
University of Oregon 

2020 West District Undergraduate Student Merit Award Winner
Proudly supported by SolidWorks

Presentation

6:45pm EDT

Keynote

Owen Foster
Aether Global Learning

Atlanta, GA (US)

John McCabe
Aether Global Learning 

Chattanooga, TN (US)

You're Part of the Zombie Apocalypse: It's Not Your Fault. It's Mine.

Keynote

7:00pm EDT

 

Başak Altan, IDSA
Design Strategist & Educator

San Francisco, CA (US)

Organic Design Education for Circular Economy

Presentation

4:15pm EDT

James Rudolph
Notre Dame

Saint Joseph, MI (US)

Bootstraping Leadership Through Design

Presentation

4:30pm EDT

Raja Schaar, IDSA
Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA (US)

Design Fiction to Teach Ethics in Design
(presenting with Chris Baeza)

Presentation

4:45pm EDT

Aziza Cyamani
Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS (US)

Moderated discussion with the above presenters

Panel Discussion

5:00pm EDT

Sheng-Hung Lee, IDSA
Massachusetts Inst. Technology

Cambridge, MA (US)

Experimenting With Design Thinking and Systems Engineering Methodolgies

(presenting with John Liu)

Presentation

5:30pm EDT

Track 3 - Thursday, September 17

8:00pm - 12:00am EDT (UTC -4)

 

 

Emcee - Spencer Nugent

Founder & Designer, Sketch-A-Day.com

Hosting from Salt Lake City, UT (US)

Main Stage Presentations

Ayana Patterson, IDSA
Luxury CMF + Form Specialist

New York, NY (US)

Luxury State of Mind

Presentation

8:30pm EDT

Ali Murtaza
IDEATE Innovation

Lahore, Pakistan

Let's Not Save The Next Billion

Presentation

9:00pm EDT

Lada Gorlenko
Smartsheet

Seattle, WA (US)

Design a Team You Love

Presentation

9:30pm EDT

Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Moderator - Michael DiTullo, IDSA

Panelist - Cia Mooney, IDSA

Panelist - Howard Nuk

Panelist - Jason Mayden

Real Designers Ship

Panel Discussion

10:00pm EDT

Moderator - Jayeon Kim, Google

Moderator - Kate Lockhart, Google

Google Digital Wellbeing Toolkit

Workshop

10:00pm EDT

Kristine Arth
LobsterPhone

San Francisco, CA (US)

Creating An Unshakeable Brand

Breakout

10:00pm EDT

Student Merit Award Winner

Anne McDonald, S/IDSA
North Carolina State

2020 South District Undergraduate Student Merit Award Winner
Proudly supported by SolidWorks

Presentation

10:45pm EDT

Keynote

Arielle Assouline-Lichten
SlashObjects

New York, NY (US)

Unexpected Juxtapositions and Thoughtful Design

Keynote

11:00pm EDT

 

Main Stage Presentations

Tim Allen
AirBnB

San Francisco, CA (US)

Design For Belonging

Presentation

12:30am EDT

Javeria Masood
UNDP Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan

(Deep) Listening in the Time of Covid-19

Presentation

1:00am EDT

Felix Heck

Samsung Design Europe

London, England

Design For Resonance

Presentation

1:30am EDT

Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Chandrashekhar Wyawashare

Futuring Design Pvt. Ltd

Pune, India

Patterns of My Mind

Breakout

2:00am EDT

Co-presenter - Chris Hosmer, IDSA

Co-presenter - Dylan Ren, I/IDSA

Navigating Towards Success in China

Breakout

2:00am EDT

Co-presenter - Kirk Morris

Co-presenter - Le'Spencer Walker

Racial Barriers & Breakthroughs

Breakout

2:00am EDT

Student Merit Award Winner

Jessica Monteleone, S/IDSA
Jefferson University

2020 Northeast District Undergraduate Student Merit Award Winner
Proudly supported by SolidWorks

Presentation

2:45am EDT

Keynote

Charles Johnson, IDSA
Puma

Herzogenaurach, Germany

Design for Humanistic Values

Keynote

3:00am EDT

Track 4 - Friday, September 18

12:00am - 4:00am EDT (UTC -4)

 

 

Emcee - Kristine Arth

Founder & Creative Director, Lobster Phone

Hosting from San Francisco, CA (US)

 
 

Main Stage Presentations

Lani Adeoye
Studio Lani

Lagos, Nigeria

Design As A Mediation Tool

Presentation

4:30am EDT

Alisan Atvur
Novo Nordisk

Copehagen, Denmark

Design for the Empathic Healthcare Innovator: Advancing the Role of User Research in Pharmaceutical R&D

Presentation

5:00am EDT

Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Moderator - Maurice Cherry

Panelist - Jomo Tariku

Panelist - Marie Burgos

Panelist - Boa

Panelist - Marlon Darbeau

Reflection: black designers on creativity, representation & opportunities, education and activism

Panel Discussion

6:00am EDT

Presenter - Yogesh Dandekar

Mobility Experience

Breakout

6:00am EDT

Co-Presenter - Hector Silva

Co-Presenter - Dominic Montante

Designing Design Education

Breakout

6:00am EDT

Student Merit Award Winner

Ellen Posch, S/IDSA
University of Cincinnati

2020 Central District Undergraduate Student Merit Award Winner
Proudly supported by SolidWorks

Presentation

6:45am EDT

Keynote

Lesley-Ann Noel, PhD
Tulane University

New Orleans, LA (US)

An Island Girl's Critical Design Manifesto

Keynote

7:00am EDT

Track 5 - Friday, September 18

4:00am - 8:00am EDT (UTC -4)

 

 

Emcee - Jeevak Badve, FIDSA

Director of Strategic Growth, Sundberg-Ferar

Hosting from Detroit, MI (US)

Main Stage Presentations

Jeanette Numbers, IDSA
Loft

Providence, RI (US)

Design for Proactive Healthcare

Presentation

8:30am EDT

Mark Prommel
Pensa

New York, NY (US)

Design for Inconvenience

Presentation

9:00am EDT

Nicole McLaughlin
Nicole McLaughlin, LLC

Brooklyn, NY (US)

Power In Purpose

Presentation

9:30am EDT

Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Moderator - Mitzi Okou

Panelist - Forest Young

Panelist - Raja Schaar, IDSA

Panelist - Ritesh Gupta

Panelist - Roshannah Bagley

Panelist - Zariah Cameron

Where Are The Black Designers Follow Up

Panel Discussion

10:00am EDT

Co-Presenter -  Brielle Nickoloff

Co-Presenter -  Surya Vanka

Design for a Voice Enabled World

Workshop

10:00am EDT

Presenter - Brad Adelmann

Presenter - Steve Seager

KeyShot Studios & Farms
Part 1 - Studios: Workflow Tips & Tricks

Part 2 - Farms: Increase your render power with KeyShot Farms

Sponsored content by KeyShot

Workshop

10:00am EDT

Presenter - Tony Guard

The Secrets to Qualifying Form Faster

Sponsored content by Stratasys

Breakout

10:00am EDT

Student Merit Award Winner

Avery Saylor, S/IDSA
Purdue University

2020 Midwest District Undergraduate Student Merit Award Winner
Proudly supported by SolidWorks

Presentation

10:45am EDT

Keynote

Jan Griffiths
Gravitas Detroit

Detroit, MI (US)

NOW Is The Time To Step Up And Lead!

Keynote

11:00am EDT

Track 6 - Friday, September 18

8:00am - 12:00pm EDT (UTC -4)

 

 

Emcee - Spencer Nugent

Founder & Designer, Sketch-A-Day.com

Hosting from Salt Lake City, UT (US)

 
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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.

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