Serving as a platform for sharing ideas, forging connections, and gaining inspiration, this annual conference is a must-attend for design professionals seeking to stay at the forefront of their field. With the theme "Resilience" guiding the discussions, the 2023 edition delves into how design empowers organizations to adapt, iterate, and respond effectively to the ever-evolving conditions of our uncertain world. Prepare to be captivated by groundbreaking approaches, products, systems, and platforms that not only endure adversity but thrive amidst it.
Lindsey Maxwell, IDSA's Board Chair and Vice President of Teague's Aerospace Design Studio, emphasizes the urgency of designing for resilience, stating, "In today's volatile landscape, the design process holds the key to reimagine our approaches and create exceptional solutions for future challenges. The theme of resilience at IDC reflects our commitment to equipping designers with the tools and strategies they need to navigate uncertainty and drive meaningful change."
The event will be hosted by esteemed design professionals Laura Silva, inclusive design lead at Bank of America, and Meghan Preiss, innovation strategist at Delta Airlines. Together, they will lead a lineup of design luminaries who will explore diverse themes such as inclusive design methodologies, mobility design, human-centered design, emerging technologies, sustainability, innovation management, product decision-making, purposeful object design, and more.
Over the course of three days, IDC & the IDSA Education Symposium offers a rich array of activities and sessions designed to foster collaboration, inspire creativity, and promote the exchange of ideas. Highlights include immersive hands-on workshops covering topics such as accessibility, the future of 3D renderings, human-centered design, and wearable technology. The mainstage sessions will provide valuable insights and expertise from various industries, including business strategy, technology, mobility, industrial design, software design, and innovation.
The conference also celebrates outstanding achievements in industrial design and connected disciplines through the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Ceremony & Gala, honoring excellence in the field for over 43 years. In addition, the Education Symposium invites design educators, practitioners, and students to engage in thought-provoking discussions and shape the future of design education collectively.
A unique opportunity to explore New York City's vibrant design scene awaits attendees during the Brooklyn Studio Night, featuring exclusive studio tours of renowned local establishments such as frog, Makelab, Smart Design and Spitfire Industry.
To learn more about this extraordinary event and secure your spot, visit internationaldesignconference.com. Don't miss out on the chance to experience a conference that pushes the boundaries of design thinking, fosters resilience, and propels the industry forward.
Special thanks go to the key supporters of IDC 2023, including Samsung, KeyShot, Lixil, Makelab, Models Plus Inc., Noble Metaphase, PA Consulting, PDR, Pepsico, Sherwin-Williams, Smart Design, and Tactile.
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