International Design Conference: how to foster innovation and adaptation
Serving as the pinnacle gathering in the realm of industrial design, the IDC unites the most brilliant thinkers and forward-looking individuals to honor innovation, foster a sense of community, and acknowledge the profound impact of design
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is thrilled to announce the captivating lineup for the 2023 International Design Conference & IDSA Education Symposium. This highly anticipated event will be held in the vibrant city of New York from August 23-25.
The yearly conference acts as a pivotal platform for exchanging ideas, establishing meaningful connections, finding inspiration, and staying abreast of the latest design trends. Centered around the theme of “Resilience” for 2023, this edition of the event will delve into the ways in which design enables organizations to effectively adapt, iterate, and respond to ever-changing circumstances in a world characterized by constant uncertainty.
Attendees can anticipate the unveiling of groundbreaking approaches, products, systems, and platforms that not only withstand adversity but also flourish in the face of it.
“Design for resilience has never been more crucial than in today’s volatile landscape. As leaders, we must embrace the design process to reimagine our approaches and create exceptional solutions for the future’s challenges,” says Lindsey Maxwell, IDSA’s Board Chair and Vice President of Teague’s Aerospace Design Studio. “The theme of resilience at IDC reflects our commitment to equipping designers with the tools and strategies they need to navigate an uncertain world and drive meaningful change.”
Laura Silva, inclusive design lead at Bank of America, and Meghan Preiss, innovation strategist at Delta Airlines, will be the esteemed hosts of the gathering. They have curated a remarkable lineup of design luminaries who will explore a wide array of compelling topics.
These include inclusive design methodologies, mobility design, human-centered design, emerging technologies, sustainability, innovation management, product decision-making, purposeful object design, and many other captivating subjects.
During the span of three days, the IDC will present a multitude of engaging activities and sessions meticulously crafted to nurture collaboration, ignite creativity, and facilitate the vibrant exchange of ideas.
International Design Conference, here are some of the standout highlights
Hands-on Workshops: Experience interactive sessions that cover topics including accessibility, the future of 3D renderings, human-centered design, wearable technology, and more.
Mainstage Sessions: Gain valuable insights and expertise from a range of industries such as business strategy, technology, mobility, industrial design, software design, and innovation.
Prestigious Awards and Recognition: Celebrate outstanding achievements in industrial design and connected disciplines at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Ceremony & Gala, recognizing excellence in the field for over 43 years.
Education Symposium: Join design educators, practitioners, and students to delve into thought-provoking discussions, challenge the notions of design, and collectively shape the future of design education.
Studio Tours: Explore New York City’s design scene during the Brooklyn Studio Night, where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at local studios including frog, Makelab, and Spitfire Industry.
About Industrial Designers Society of America
Established in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) holds the distinction of being one of the oldest and most expansive industrial design associations, serving as a collective voice for the profession within the United States.
With a global membership exceeding 4,000 professionals, IDSA remains steadfast in its dedication to fostering excellence, propelling innovation, and advocating for the field of industrial design. Through a diverse array of annual initiatives, including opportunities for professional development and networking, IDSA actively shapes the future of the industry while honoring its rich history.