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SCHEDULE

24 Hours of Awesome!

Much of the content being presented in this program will be delivered at IDC 2021 for the first time ever. Grab a cup of coffee and let's have some fun!

 

IDC 2021 is divided into 6 tracks, each lasting 4 hours long. Each track features a unique combination of presentation formats. During the breakout sessions, which will run parallel to one another, you'll be able to choose the one you'd like to attend based on your personal preference. Don't worry about missing any content, all sessions will be recorded and made available to ticket holders after the original live airing.

The entire event will be a continuous, non-stop presentation lasting a full 24 hours.  All times are shown in US Eastern Daylight Time (Universal Coordinated Time, UTC -4).

Track 1

Wed, Sept 22

12:00pm-4:00pm EDT

Track 2

Wed, Sept 22

4:00pm-8:00pm EDT

Track 3

Wed, Sept 22

8:00pm-12:00pm EDT

Track 4

Thurs, Sept 23

12:00am-4:00am EDT

Track 5

Thurs, Sept 23

4:00am-8:00am EDT

Track 6

Thurs, Sept 23

8:00am-12:00am EDT

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Track 1 - Wednesday September 22

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

 

 

Emcee - Ilene Shaw

CEO of Shaw + Co Productions &
Founding producer of Design Pavilion

Hosting from New York City, NY (US)

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Emcee

12:00 pm EDT

IDC Track 1 Emcee
Ilene Shaw
CEO of Shaw + Co Productions and Founding producer of Design Pavilion

New York, NY (US)

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Main Stage

12:30 pm EDT

Design for the Smallest Ones
Olivia Herms
Designer & Founder, bada&bou

Bavaria, Germany

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Main Stage

1:00 pm EDT

Crafting a Future for Interspecies Design
Giuliana Mazzetta
Business Design & Creative Strategy, Studio Cosmati

London, England

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GSMA Winner

1:30 pm EDT

2021 Northeast District Graduate Student Merit Award Winner - Rochester Institute of Technology
Tati Ferrucio, IDSA
Junior Industrial Designer, Barkbox Inc.

Rochester, NY (US)

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GSMA Winner

1:40 pm EDT

2021 Midwest District Graduate Student Merit Award Winner - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hengbo Zhang, IDSA
Industrial Designer

Savoy, IL (US)

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GSMA Winner

1:50 pm EDT

2021 West District Graduate Student Merit Award Winner - San Francisco State University
Mina Kasirifar, IDSA
Industrial Designer, Intern at Bould Design

San Francisco, CA (US)

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Breakout Presentation

2:00 pm EDT

Design for Those Who Don’t Have a Seat at the Table...Yet
Melissa Ferere
Senior Researcher, Google

New York, NY (US)

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Breakout Presentation

2:00 pm EDT

Driving A-List Innovation with Additive Manufacturing
Jason Lopes
Global Market Development Engineer, Carbon

Los Angeles, CA (US)

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Keynote

3 pm EDT

Powerful Products
Jules Pieri
Co-founder, The Grommet

Boston, MA (US)

 
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Track 2 - Wednesday September 22

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

 

Co-Emcee - Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, IDSA

Assistant Professor Industrial Design at Iowa State University

 

Co-Emcee - Aziza Cyamani, IDSA

Assistant Professor of Product Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Hosting from Iowa City, IA (US) & Manhattan, KS (US)

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Main Stage

4:00 pm EDT

Intro to Education Symposium w/ Aziza Cyamani, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, and Bryan Howell
Carly Hagins, IDSA
Assistant Professor, Product Design, Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI (US)

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Rapid Fire Session

4:15 pm EDT

Understanding the User in Design
Cynthia Jih, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

Gaithersburg, MD (US)

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Rapid Fire Session

4:22 pm EDT

Healing Trauma Through Design
Efecem Kutuk, IDSA
Program Coordinator, Industrial Design, Michael Graves College, Kean University

Hoboken, NJ (US)

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Rapid Fire Session

4:29 pm EDT

Enhancing Diversity Through Design Education w/ MOLD (Minorities' Opportunity to Learn Design)
Cameron White
UX Designer, Q2

Austin, TX (US)

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Rapid Fire Session

4:36pm EDT

Leveraging Designers for Patent Content
Robert Watters, IDSA
Instructor at the School of Industrial Design, Carleton University

Ottawa, Canada

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Rapid Fire Session

5:10 pm EDT

Activism in Design
Danielle Chen, IDSA
Senior UX Designer, Huge

Philadelphia, PA (US)

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Rapid Fire Session

5:17 pm EDT

Designing at the Edge of Civilization
Fernando Carvalho
University Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham, England

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Rapid Fire Session

5:24 pm EDT

Wishcycle
Steve Love
Designer & Founder, dext

Houston, TX (US)

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Rapid Fire Session

5:31 pm EDT

Exploring the Gender Stereotype Threat Women Experience in Team-Based EDU Settings
Bryan Howell, IDSA
Associate Professor, Industrial Design, Brigham Young University

Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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Co-Presenter: Breakout Workshop

6:00 pm EDT

Cli-fi Futures
Chris Baeza
Program Director, Design & Merchandising, Drexel University

Malvern, PA (US)

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Co-Presenter: Breakout Workshop

6:00 pm EDT

Cli-fi Futures
Raja Schaar, IDSA
Program Director, Product Design, Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA (US)

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Breakout Session

6:00 pm EDT

Carbon Neutrality in Makerspaces: Circular Makerspace Evaluation Toolkit (CMET)
Sheng-Hung Lee, IDSA
MIT Office of Sustainability Fellow, MIT AgeLab Designer

Cambridge, MA (US)

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Co-presenter: Panel Discussion

6:00 pm EDT

Breaking Down Barriers & Crossing Aisles: Design Agency
James Rudolph, IDSA
Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame

St. Joseph, MI (US)

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Co-Presenter: Panel Discussion

6:00pm EDT

Breaking Down Barriers & Crossing Aisles: Enhancing ID Education with User Experience Design
Jason Morris, IDSA
Director of Industrial Design, Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA (US)

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Co-Presenter: Panel Discussion

6:00 pm EDT

Breaking Down Barriers & Crossing Aisles: No Distance Too Far
William Nickley, IDSA
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH (US)

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Co-Presenter: Keynote

7:00 pm EDT

SCAD + Lextant: Partnering to Create a Certification in Upfront Design & User Experience Research
Spencer Murrell
VP Insight Translation, Lextant

Delaware, OH (US)

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Co-Presenter: Keynote

7:00 pm EDT

SCAD + Lextant: Partnering to Create a Certification in Upfront Design & User Experience Research
Kwela Hermanns
Associate Chair of Industrial Design & Design for Sustainability, SCAD

Savannah, GA (US)

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Co-Presenter: Keynote

7:00 pm EDT

SCAD + Lextant: Partnering to Create a Certification in Upfront Design & User Experience Research
Victor Ermoli
Dean of the School of Design, SCAD

Savannah, GA (US)

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Co-Presenter: Keynote

7:00 pm EDT

SCAD + Lextant: Partnering to Create a Certification in Upfront Design & User Experience Research
Marty Gage
VP User Experience Research, Lextant

Columbus, OH (US)

 
 
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Track 3 - Wednesday September 22

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

 

Co-Emcee - Anh Nguyen & Hoang Nguyen

Designers & Co-Founders of Creative Session & Creative Directors at Playground

Hosting from San Francisco, CA (US)

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Track 3 is supported by:

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Emcee

8:00 pm EDT

IDC Track 3 Emcees
Anh & Hoang Nguyen
Designers & Co-Founders of Creative Session

Creative Directors at Playground

San Francisco, CA (US)

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Keynote

8:30 pm EDT

Design for a Better Tomorrow
Don-tae Lee
Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Design Center, Samsung Electronics

Seoul, South Korea

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SMA Winner

9:30 pm EDT

2021 Northeast District Student Merit Award Winner - Syracuse University
Gokul Beeda, IDSA
Industrial Design Intern, Sprout Studios

Syracuse, NY (US)

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SMA Winner

9:40 pm EDT

2021 West District Student Merit Award Winner - University of Oregon
Mila Penrith, IDSA
Director Of Brand Marketing, Studio Skosh

Eugene, OR (US)

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SMA Winner

9:50 pm EDT

2021 Central District Student Merit Award Winner - University of Cincinnati
Hunter Elmore, IDSA
Transportation Design Student, University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH (US)

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Breakout Presentation

10:00 pm EDT

Design for the Design Team Experience
Frances Yllana
Experience Director & Design Ops Lead, Projekt202

Dallas, TX (US)

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Breakout Presentation

10:00 pm EDT

Ergonomics of the Human Mind
Vijay Chakravarthy, IDSA
Design Lead, Philips

Seattle, WA (US)

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Breakout Presentation

10:00 pm EDT

How to Anticipate, Understand, and Forecast Future Trends for Application in Design
Kiki Redhead, CMG
Global CMF & Trend Manager, Sherwin-Williams

Minneapolis, MN

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Main Stage

11:00 pm EDT

Design For Circularity
Yvonne Qian
Sustainability Solutions Marketing Manager, Covestro

Shanghai, China

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Main Stage

11:30 pm EDT

Design for the Brain
Afshin Mehin
Founder, Card79

San Francisco, CA (US)

 

Track 4 - Thursday September 23

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

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Networking

12:00 am EDT

Midnight Mixer, Socializing & Networking
Midnight Mixer
Meet other IDC attendees

International

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Main Stage

12:30 am EDT

Enhancing Design (Neuro)diversity
Alex Lobos, IDSA
Professor and Graduate Director of ID, Rochester Institute of Technology & Research Fellow Emeritus, Autodesk

Rochester, NY (US)

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Main Stage

1:30 am EDT

Building Better Software for the Underserved
Zeerak Ahmed
Senior UX Design Lead, Amazon

Seattle, WA (US)

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Main Stage

1:00 am EDT

Decentralized Money and Financial Inclusion
Becca Carroll
Director, IDEO CoLab

San Francisco, CA (US)

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Main Stage

2:00 am EDT

Design for Utopian Futures
Kellie Walters
CMF Designer, Garmin

Kansas City, MO (US)

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Main Stage

2:30 am EDT

Creatives Make Terrible Pets - NFTs Unleash Us!
Jesse Rademacher
Co-Founder & CEO, Madeium

Portland, OR (US)

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Awards Ceremony

3:00 am EDT

Playback of the IDEA 2021 Ceremony (Originally presented Tuesday, September 21, 2021)
IDEA Ceremony
Gold, Silver, Bronze winners are announced (replay of live event)

International

Track 5 - Thursday September 23
4:00am - 8:00am EDT (UTC -4)

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Main Stage

4:00 am EDT

Design for COVID Vaccine Hesitancy
Tsai Lu Liu, IDSA
Professor of Industrial Design and Department Head, NC State University

Raleigh, NC (US)

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Main Stage

4:30 am EDT

Design Journalism
Radhika Seth
Sales Director, Yanko Design

Mumbai, India

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Main Stage

5:00 am EDT

Designing Equitable Creative Teams
Steven Wakabayashi
Founder & President, QTBIPOC Design

New York, NY (US)

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Main Stage

5:30 am EDT

Visionary Product Strategy
Ryan Chen
Executive Director of Strategy, Bresslergroup

Philadelphia, PA (US)

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Main Stage

6:00 am EDT

Human Friendly Design
Amin Hasani, IDSA
Founder, CURVD

Brooklyn, NY (US)

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Main Stage

6:30 am EDT

How Researchers & Designers Can Help Improve the Social Impacts of Emerging Design Technology
Mandy Drew
UX Research Manager, Capital One

Washington DC (US)

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Awards Ceremony

7:00 am EDT

Playback of the 2021 IDSA Awards Ceremony (Originally presented Monday, September 20, 2021)
IDSA Awards Ceremony
IDSA Award winners are announced (replay of live event)

United States

 
 
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Track 6 - Thursday September 23

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

 

 

Emcee - Sam Gwilt

Industrial Designer at Layer Design​ 

Design Content Creator of  sam_does_design

Hosting from London, United Kingdom

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Emcee

8:00 am EDT

IDC Track 6 Emcee
Sam Gwilt
Industrial Designer at Layer Design

London, England

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Co-Presenter: Main Stage

8:30 am EDT

Designing For a Future with Biometrics
Vinod Kizhakke
Principal, Strategic Design Consulting, Infosys

Chicago, IL (US)

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Co-Presenter: Main Stage

8:30 am EDT

Designing For a Future with Biometrics
Julia Shao
Consultant, Design Strategy & Research, Infosys

Chicago, IL (US)

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Main Stage

9:00 am EDT

Activating Designers as Design Activists
Ana Mengote Baluca, IDSA
Founder & Creative Director, lowercase innovation

New York, NY (US)

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SMA Winner

9:30 am EDT

2021 Midwest District Student Merit Award Winner - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Annabel Huber, IDSA
Industrial Designer

Champaign, IL (US)

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SMA Winner

9:40 am EDT

2021 South District Student Merit Award Winner - Auburn University
Derek Tucker, IDSA
Industrial Design & User Experience Intern, Medtronic

Birmingham, AL (US)

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Main Stage

9:50 am EDT

Stratasys 3D Printing Highlights
Colton Mehlhoff
Applications Engineer, Stratasys

Minneapolis, MN (US)

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Breakout Workshop

10:00 am EDT

Empathy Fuels Innovation - Empathy Decathlon™ Practice
Shelton Davis, IDSA
Founder, Empathy Lab

Atlanta, GA (US)

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Breakout Workshop

10:00 am EDT

Reimagining Remote Co-creation During COVID
Ziyuan Zhu, IDSA
MIT Office of Sustainability Design Fellow, MIT Senseable City Lab Designer

Boston, MA (US)

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Breakout Workshop

10:00 am EDT

Why Your Good Ideas Don’t Go Anywhere & How to Fix That
Kelly Custer
Founder & Design Director, Knack

Knoxville, TN (US)

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Keynote

11:00 am EDT

Why Is It Hard to Be a Climate Designer?
Linsey Nancarrow
Senior Creative Strategist, Indigo Slate

Seattle, WA (US)