Women in Design Deep Dive 2022

This is a gathering built to recognize the unique talents, initiatives, challenges, and successes of women in the industrial design industry.


We are thrilled to return to a live, in-person setting for this event! Join us at The Vue in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, 2022 to celebrate inspiring leaders who are forging their own paths and energizing future generations to follow in their footsteps. Registration opens Monday, February 7, 2022.

Now in its 6th consecutive year, IDSA's Women in Design Deep Dive is a safe and welcoming space for critical conversations about the design industry that showcases the very best female-identified and non-binary designers making a mark today. IDSA's long-standing commitment to Women in Design goes back many years and focuses on supporting this community by fostering a heightened level of opportunity and connection for women-identifying industrial designers. Learn more



Everyone is welcome
Designers and creatives of all genders are invited to explore the challenges faced by women in design today, and generate meaningful solutions for inclusivity and gender parity in the workplace. As creative professionals and change-makers in industry, it is our responsibility to question the status quo and contribute to building new norms for our profession.

Join us in person
Shared, in-person networking interactions are easily one of the most powerful aspects of attending events like this. You'll have the opportunity to connect with other attendees directly, participate in collaborative workshops, and engage in small group discussions. Additionally, onsite attendees will enjoy refreshments (beverages and small bites) provided throughout the event. 

We're so excited to see you all (for real) very soon!

Day 1 - March 31

9:00am - Arrivals & Networking
10:00am - Welcome & Morning Speakers
12:00pm - Luncheon
1:00pm - Small Group Breakouts
2:00pm - Afternoon Speakers
5:00pm - Reception

Day 2 - April 1

9:00am - Mentors Breakfast
10:00am - Welcome & Morning Speakers
11:00am - Small Group Breakouts
12:00pm - Keynote
12:45pm - Closing Remarks

Join us online
If you can't make the trip to Columbus, don't worry! We'll have an option available for you to attend the event virtually and be present for all the mainstage presentations on both days of WIDDD 2022. 


Quality professional development

IDSA’s Deep Dive events are structured to enable attendees to learn from and interact with top-tier design leaders from many backgrounds and experience levels. Attendees can expect a comprehensive professional development opportunity for designers at every career stage. A digital certificate of completion is available upon request for attendees who successfully participate in both days of the event.