What is the Industrial Design Society of America (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, and 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.
What are the Design Dialogue Conferences?
Getting design right is now recognized as essential for business success. Design thinking is equally beneficial in the business world and social domain. This spring IDSA will explore Evolving Design Practice from 5 different angles at the 5 Design Dialogues Conferences held across the US between March 30 and May 6.
This is a great opportunity for you to explore how design practice is evolving to meet expanding demands and take advantage of new opportunities. It is also the perfect opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues, business professionals, design educators and students. Learn from subject matter experts, design leaders and visionaries who will enlighten, educate and inspire you as we consider the future of design.
When and where is the 2012 Midwest Design Dialogue Conference?
This year’s conference will be held April 13-14 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago located in Chicago.
Do I have to be an IDSA member to register?
No. You can register to attend the conference at the non-member rate.
How do I register?
If you are an IDSA member or have previously registered for an event or purchased a product, login using your primary email address you have on file at IDSA and your password. If you have forgotten your password you can reset it here.
If you are new to our secure site, please click on New Visitor Registration. Select the correct ticket type and click the "Next" button. Review your badge information and click the "Next" button. Confirm your total and click the "Register Now" button. Select the "Check Out" button and follow the on-screen prompts to make your payment. If you encounter any problems please contact Jill Richardson at (703)707-6000 x118 or email@example.com.
Is there a discounted hotel room rate at the Hyatt Regency Chicago for conference attendees?
Yes. You can call the hotel reservation line at (312) 565-1234 or register online using the unique conference URL https://resweb.passkey.com/go/IDSAMidwestConference and reference the code “IDSA Midwest Conference” to receive the discounted rate.
What is the dress code?
What is the weather like in Chicago in April?
The average high temperature is 57°F and average low temperature: 39°F.
What is the cancellation policy?
No refunds issued without written request; 50 percent refund until March 30, 2012; no refunds after March 30, 2012. Refunds will be processed after the conference. If you have questions, please contact Jill Richardson at (703)707-6000 x118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I make a substitution if I can’t attend after I’ve registered?
Yes, substitutions may be made before April 6, 2012.