2022 Program Calendar


IDSA has another exciting schedule of events and programming slated for 2022, including in-person experiences! This is all on top of the many virtual and in-person activities you can expect from our local Chapter and Section communities across North America. Below you'll find key dates and links to more information on each of our major programs for 2022. Dates subject to change without notice.

Conferences & Events

International Design Conference 

Seattle, Washington
September 12-14
In Person & Virtual

Note: The schedule for IDC, as a comprehensive event, will include: IDC, IDSA Education Symposium, Sponsor/Exhibitor Gallery, IDEA Ceremony & Gala, IDSA Awards Ceremony, IDSA Business Meetings, and Seattle-area excursions across three days.

IDSA Education Symposium

Seattle, Washington
September 13-14
In Person & Virtual

(RE)CONNECT: Get invigorated and inspired through presentations, hands-on activities, discourse, and place-based interactions as we will investigate and re-envision industrial design education and where we should head as an academic community of practice.

Deep Dives

Women in Design
Columbus, Ohio
March 31 - April 1
In Person & Virtual

Sustainable Leadership
May 18 - 19

ID Technique
November 2 - 3

National Industrial Design Day

March 5
Each year, IDSA celebrates with the global design community on March 5 in recognition of National Industrial Design Day. First entered into the US Congressional Record in 2015 by US Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, National Industrial Design Day declares that industrial designers “improve our lives in every way and are worthy of our recognition.”


Awards & Recognitions

International Design Excellence Awards

Open for entry
January 3

Entry closes
March 21

IDEA Winners Ceremony
September 12
Seattle, Washington

Student Merit Awards

Undergraduate & Graduate SMA - Round 1
Selecting a School Finalist
February 1 - April 8

Undergraduate & Graduate SMA - Round 2
Selecting a District Winner
April 8 - May 29

Winners announced

IDSA Awards

Call for nominations opens
February 7

Call for nominations closes
April 1

IDSA Awards Ceremony
Seattle, Washington 

20/22 Recognitions

Recipients announced


Education Papers

Entry opens
March 8

Entry closes
May 2

Paper acceptance notifications & public announcements

Design Foundation Scholarships

Entry opens
August 22

Entry closes
October 10

Recipients announced

Nominations & Elections

National Leadership Positions

Call for interest opens
May 4

Call for interest closes
May 31

Candidates posted online
August 15 - September 13 (30 days minimum)

IDSA membership voting
September 19 - October 7

Election results announced