IDSA Chooses Date & Themes for 2013 District Design Conferences

HERNDON, VA, Jan. 28, 2013 – This spring IDSA will explore the changing landscape of design from five different perspectives at its “5 District Design Conferences” to be held across the U.S. between April 5 and April 19. Business executives and design visionaries will share first-hand stories, discuss strategies for success and highlight methods, new ideas and insights into the evolving practice of design.
The conferences will consider the following themes at these locations and dates.

• Revitalize with Design: April 5-6, Raleigh, N.C.
• Design Your Ecosystem: April 12-13, Cleveland, Ohio
• Designer as Entrepreneur: April 12-13, Long Beach, Calif.
• New Paradigms for Design: April 19-20, Indianapolis, Ind.
• The Color of Design: April 19-20, Hartford, Conn.

The design conferences will feature speakers from companies and organizations such as Case Western University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cummins Inc., GE Healthcare, Greater Good Studio, KEM Studio, Mapul Industries Corp., Mars Chocolate North America, Moen, Philips Design, RKS Design and TwisThink. 

Conference and media sponsors, and exhibitors include Autodesk, College for Creative Studies, Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp., North Carolina State University, Plastics News, solidThinking, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, Yanko Design and Yeh IDeology.
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 About IDSA
With its roots reaching back to 1938 and founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for industrial design. IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. The society produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award® (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly journal on design as well as designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA’s charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate and graduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education. The organization has more than 3,000 members in 29 professional chapters in the U.S. and internationally.