IDSA Central DDC Launches April 17-18
The schedule kicked off April 17 with a visit to Lextant Labs and a pre-conference workshop by Lextant Vice President of Research Marty Gage, IDSA. Attendees were welcomed to #IDSACentral15 by Central District Vice President Jeevak Badve; Dean Tom Gattis, IDSA, Columbus College of Art and Design and IDSA Executive Director Daniel Martinage. "The excitement is building," says Martinage. "It's a meeting of the minds as hundreds of professional and student members come together and exchange ideas in a vibrant venue."
Afternoon sessions feature Tom Hardy; Michael Luh; Tonya Matthews, PhD; Reade Harpham; Tom Gattis; and Joel Kashuba.
The conference rocks from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Paul Kolada of Priority Designs delivers a 30-minute talk followed by live music by his firm's house band Locker 15.
The Saturday, April 18 lineup features a SCOOPS Meeting for student and professional chapter leaders; Artist Panel; and sessions by Mark Devon, Doug Paige and Matt Clayson.
That's followed by Student Merit Presentations, sponsored by Dassault Systemes Solidworks; workshops by IDSA members Owen Foster and John McCabe; and more sessions by Pete Foley, Bill Bowen and Tom DeMay, Jr.
A Portfolio Review sponsored by Eastman Innovation Lab is set for 5:15-6:30pm. And the conference wraps up with a Closing Party and Student Merit Award Presentations from 7:30-9:30pm and an After Party at Trident Design Studio from 10-11:30pm.
Other CDDC sponsors include: Agora, Kaleidoscope, SundbergFerar, College for Creative Studies, solidThinking, 3DVision Technologies, Avantech, KeyShot, Trident Design, LLC and Wacom.
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