IDSA Medical Design Deep Dive 2020: Call for Speakers

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As the name suggests, IDSA’s CONNECT & CONVERSE Medical Design Deep Dive (November 12-13, 2020) pushes to build the connections and conversations of the medical design industry. We seek to specifically explore how the role of design and the industrial designer is evolving and adapting to keep pace in these challenging times. What do designers need to know to meet these new challenges? How can our community start conversations that bring us closer?

Do you have ideas, practical experiences, unique insights, or deep expertise in this area? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

This call closes by end of day on August 7, 2020.



What we ARE looking for:

We are interested in submissions for talks and interactive sessions that elicit thought and offer a unique exploration of our medical and healthcare design focus area. Your session should provide real-world tools, experiences, and methodologies our audience can incorporate into their practice. Your contribution to this assembly should be memorable and distinct to this event. We are searching for the very best in our uncompromising quest to gather a slate of presentations that represent the forefront of medical design today, and that share the current experiences, opportunities and challenges of today’s landscape.

What we are NOT looking for:

Commercials. Jargon. Fluff. Obvious pitches for a product or service. You get the idea! Please respect this simple request to maintain the high quality of the event. 

What you can expect as a speaker:

Due to Covid-19, the CONNECT & CONVERSE Medical Design Deep Dive will be a virtual conference. The success of CONNECT & CONVERSE will rely on your professionalism, expertise, and individual flair—and, yes, a camera, mic, and high-speed Internet connection. We’ll do our part to help you succeed so that we all walk away with a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Your audience:

Design professionals who come from a large spectrum of different but related disciplines, from Industrial Design to User Experience, User Interaction, Design Management, Human Factors, Serviceability, Experience Design, and more. This conference will focus on the Medical and Healthcare industries. Consider the current issues that differentiate this field, the current climate in which we are doing business, and what you as an audience member would appreciate learning.