IDSA's Northern Lakes Chapter covers a broad geographical area with metropolitan centers in SE and Central Wisconsin as well as Eastern Minnesota. To build chapters large enough to be effective, IDSA members residing in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been welcomed into the Northern Lakes chapter and events are planned with this in mind.
Our chapter supports the professional development and networking needs of a broad range of design specialties, employers, and industries including manufacturers and consultants in medical, sporting goods, consumer electronics, heavy equipment, tools, and housewares. All that plus four real seasons as well!
IDSA Northern Lakes's goal is to complement IDSA National’s larger-scale productions with grassroots level interactive events distributed by locale and appeal. We are in the position to connect our members on a more personal level and address their unique needs and interests in a way only a local face can. In addition to bridging the gap between local and national efforts, we strive to maintain an appreciable balance between social, workshop, lecture, skills development and charity events.
Your chapter, IDSA Northern Lakes, is capable of doing a fantastic job of putting you in touch with designers outside of your current focus, place of employment or skill level but, only if you actively participate. Inspire others while they inspire you and help build an active design-driven community in the process!
If you have questions, would like to share information with the community or have ideas for events and activities, please let us know by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Lakes News & Events
IDSA Northern Lakes Kick Off
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 11:00am
Sat., Jan. 27, 11am to 1pm CST
Design Concepts, Inc.
1010 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI
DISCUSSIONmeetup: Making Your Point [ MKE ]
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:30pm
The brilliance inside your head may be breathtaking, but if it doesn’t make it to others with fidelity it can be...
Sound Design Process: Koss Brand and Design Philosophy [ MKE ]
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:30pm
Headquartered in Milwaukee since 1958, Koss created the first high-fidelity stereophones (the SP/3) and continues to...
November Meetup: Designing creative work space (& cheese plates) [ MAD ]
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 5:30pm
How do you identify opportunities and experiment with your work space?
Design Concepts’ designers have been...
DISCUSSIONmeetup: Serving The Purpose [ MKE ]
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 5:30pm
Is effective design always “good design”? As self-appointed arbiters of good taste and user-centric rigor, are we...