2013 IDSA International Conference

Join us in Chicago on August 21–24 for BREAKING THE RULES, IDSA's 2013 International Conference. We hope to inform you, inspire you and break a few rules along the way!

Building on the success of 2012's groundbreaking conference in Boston, we are expecting 800-1,000 designers, business leaders and design educators to converge on Chicago. You will network with design leaders, exchange ideas, best practices and war stories...and explore the paradox between creating and breaking the rules.

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This year's conference takes place August 21–24 at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Chicago.

To secure your seat and get full registration details, visit the Conference Registration page!

Our Partners

This year the annual Core77 Conference Party is sponsored by Eastman and Keyshot.

Eastman At Eastman, materials and innovation go hand-in-hand. The Eastman Innovation Lab is a website created for the savvy individual interested in design thinking and its impact on the future. It delivers the latest stories in material innovation by capturing the insights of the world’s greatest thinkers and pairing them with the experts of Eastman Chemical Co.Through storytelling and animation, the EIL brings industrial design, innovation, business collaboration and design thinking to life.

Keyshot KeyShot is an entirely CPU based standalone 3D rendering and animation system for 3D data. Used by designers, engineers and CG professionals worldwide, KeyShot allows you to quickly and easily create realistic images and animations of 3D models. And, just in time for summer, KeyShot 4 is available with powerful new features and the rendering speed you need.

Portfolio Review
Portfolio review

We're proud to host the portfolio review during the conference. Set up and show your best work, or if you're already established, stop by to meet and greet the next generation of designers. For 2013 we'll be awarding the a prize package for the best portfolio - details coming soon!

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