The 2015 IDSA International Conference: Future of
the Future, is set for August 19-22 in Seattle—the tip
of the technology corridor that is the West Coast. And when industrial
designers, educators, students, startups, established firms and corporate
giants converge, exciting things are bound to happen.
Seattle may be sleepless, as the 2015 IDSA International Conference takes over in August.
Surya Vanka, IDSA,
former director of user experience at Microsoft, recently told Gray magazine
it’s a “labor of love” for him to serve as conference chair. "For
half a century, IDSA has advanced the design profession,” he says. “I'm
convinced there is an urgent need to bring together the best design minds from
around the world to learn from one another and define their sense of
are available to Microsoft, Boeing and the Gates Foundation, while behind-the-scenes studio tours of some of
Seattle’s top design firms also are scheduled.
The big reveal of
IDEA Gold and Silver winners will be held August 22 at the stunning
Benaroya Hall. The ceremony is free and open to the public. A ticket to
the black-tie gala is included with professional conference registration.
Additional tickets may be purchased.
Founded in 1965, the nonprofit Industrial Designers Society of America is one of the oldest and largest membership associations for industrial design professionals.
IDSA has thousands of professional and student members across the United States and internationally. We support dozens of localized Student Chapters, Professional Chapters and Special Interest Sections.
Key annual programs include: International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), the world’s most prestigious and rigorous design competition. National Industrial Design Day, March 5. International Design Conference, District Design Conferences, Medical Design Conference and the Women + Design Summit, bringing together some of the biggest names and brightest minds in industrial design and related fields.
INNOVATION magazine and the annual Yearbook of Design Excellence, featuring IDEA, IDSA Award and Student Merit Award winners are distributed around the world and serve as a center point for Industrial Design information, thought leadership and celebration of design excellence.