We are seeking partner organizations who will provide interesting and provocative ways to engage with our audience of hundreds of diverse designers from around the world. You will be encouraged to interact with participants not only to elevate your brand, but also to positively impact the overall conference experience.

Think lounges, not booths. Think selfies, not business cards. Think interaction, not stagnation. 

Your presence at the IDC will solidify your stance as a pioneer in your field and will position your brand among some of the most influential minds in the creative industry. How you use this ground-breaking opportunity is entirely up to you … but not to worry, we are here to help craft the best outcome for everyone involved. 

The IDC will take place over the course of two days in Chicago, IL, August 21-23, just a few blocks away from the world famous Cloud Gate sculpture … aka ‘The Bean’.



Here are just a few examples of how to get involved: 

  • Product showcases and educational workshops in one of our intimate classroom settings.

  • Help guests unwind with games, a massage, fun snacks, or sipping Chicago style cocktails on our rooftop patio.

  • Host a VIP networking session in an elevated lounge space where conference speakers and attendees mingle and connect.

  • Find placement in the Design Gallery, a high visibility area built to engage and bring awareness to your brand.  

Who attends IDC?

Design professionals from a wide spectrum of different but related disciplines including: Industrial Design, Graphic Design, User Experience, User Interaction, Futures & Speculative Design, Design Management, Service Design, Experience Design, Branding, and more!


Complete the form below to connect with our planning team. Or, reach out to Carrie Green, IDSA’s Sr. Manager of Sponsorship & Sales, directly at carrieg@idsa.org to discuss customizable packages built specifically for your brand.

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