Intersection of Design & Tech

Free Registration for IDSA Members at Converge 2016

IDSA Members have earned free registration for Converge 2016, a new, global conference series to be hosted by solidThinking around the world from September to November 2016. Industrial designers, design engineers, architects and others active in product creation will explore a growing, creative middle ground enabled by new software, materials and manufacturing technologies that are changing the way we create and innovate.

“Converge is a conference for product and experience creators,” says James Scapa, Altair’s founder, chair and CEO. “For those who've been told something can't be done, or who are in charge of making the impossible possible—for the forward-thinking product designers who pride themselves on staying on the leading and bleeding edges—we wanted to create a setting to explore the innovative intersections of technology and design.”

Converge 2016 attendees will learn how new design approaches are adopting cutting-edge technologies to overcome current challenges to deliver product innovation. Industry leaders will share their experience and vision for:

  • Designing innovative, functional, sustainable, and aesthetically appealing products
  • Strategies to nurture product design portfolios relevant to time and context
  • Generative design and bio-mimetic processes
  • Using 3-d printing, additive manufacturing, and other targeted production methods
  • Processes and tools to enable an accelerated and open-minded design process

Tying together the global design community will be a panel discussion in each city fueled by participant input exploring the role of technology in product creation. Converge 2016 will be held in the following locations:

  • Los Angeles: Sept. 8-9
  • Essen, Germany: Sept. 20-21
  • Shanghai, China: Sept. 27
  • Tokyo, Japan: Oct. 14
  • Bangalore, India: Nov. 15
  • Seoul, South Korea: Nov. 18

See the speakers and event details.