IDSA District Design Conferences

2017 Midwest Conference

Radical Concepts

Whether you’re looking to elevate your thinking or your business model, a radical new concept or two may be needed to revitalize! While designers are change agents, we often resist change ourselves—yet radical thinking is vital to our profession. The IDSA Midwest District Design Conference 2017 from April 28–29, 2017 at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)—ranked among the top 10 US industrial design programs in the country—will explore the how, why and what of radical concepts, radical thinking and how they may change your life—as well as the lives of others around you.

2017 West Conference


IDSA’s West District Design Conference 2017 DESIGN:HYBRID lands April 23–24 at the University of Oregon in Portland.

HOW DO WE REACT IN TIME? In our current culture, we are required to bedo and know—more than ever before. We’re bombarded with information from one extreme to the other; from one media source to another. It’s CONFUSING! Yet, this is a time when we can create our own destiny and collaborate remotely with people from all around the globe.

What we need are cool nerves, quick reflexes and a clear understanding of the enormity of the task at hand. It’s a demanding, fast-paced enterprise—not for the faint of heart. However, the rewards of success can be great indeed!