Take a step away from the roar of the city and get a taste of all life that the 'burbs has to offer. IDSA invites you to mingle with your neighbors at our first-ever Urban Breakout - a social networking event to showcase the diversity of our IDSA Chicago community. The tequila's on you, but we'll provide the tortillas and tostadas.
A closer look at recent graduates and young designers who are changing the face of green design. Speakers: Brian Peters, Design Lab Workshop and Carl Boyd, Normal Stuff. Doris Wells-Papanek's UIC Graduate class "Can we build a sustainable world?" presentations.
Please come and celebrate 10 great years in Chicago with us on Friday, November 14th. We're going to have a band, djs, food and drinks. Come early or come late. We're hosting a pre-party Plus/Minus 10 brainstorming event in the afternoon. Following the brainstorming, we're going to resurrect Fight Club. Voice your opinion on controversial topics in this underground 'verbal slugfest'. Also help us get in touch with our inner German by drinking some tasty German beers.
Steve Belletire from Southern IL University and Jon Wettersten from IDEO will be joining us to speak- The road of change: A look at alternative ways to educate and problem solve by looking at the designer's path to creativity and innovation.
Join fellow designers for a creative pumpkin-carving team competition and studio tour at the HLB studio. Cross-disciplinary teams and cross-firm teams are encouraged. Team members must all preregister. You can bring plans, tools and other objects to create your design, but you must build your design at HLB (not in advance!) Judging will be by all, based on criteria such as "most original", "scariest", "funniest" etc, and voting will be by post-its. Open to all - professionals and students. Come to carve, or just watch and vote. Pumpkins and Pizza provided.