Previous Conferences

Business of Design Deep Dive 2021


The Business of Design Deep Dive 2021 highlights the important role industrial design plays in business successes and promotes the value designers can bring to strategic decision-making, both in the creative studio and in the board room.



Women in Design Deep Dive 2021


The Women in Design Deep Dive 2021 is a gathering built to recognize the unique talents, initiatives, and challenges of women in the industrial design industry.


For a 5th consecutive year, IDSA is continuing our efforts to create a safe and welcoming space for critical conversations about the design industry and showcasing the very best female-identified and non-binary designers making a mark today.

Sustainability Deep Dive 2021


The Sustainability Deep Dive 2021 seeks to leverage our resources, processes, and voice as industrial designers to establish new ways of thinking and methodologies in our studios, companies, and corporate settings that can help to ensure the ongoing health of our planet and its precious resources.



Getting It Made Deep Dive 2021 (GIMDD 2021)

The Getting It Made Deep Dive is built to highlight the critical stages of the industrial design process related to bringing a product out of the conceptual stages and into the marketplace.



Medical Design Deep Dive 2020


IDSA's Medical Design Deep Dive 2020 pushes to build vital connections and conversations both inside and outside of the medical design industry.

Sustainability Deep Dive 2020


Decades of global human activity and the expanding greenhouse effect have created a situation that needs to be addressed with more urgency than ever. We think design can help. Action must be taken today if we have any hope of creating paths forward to a sustainable future.


Women in Design Deep Dive 2020


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


IDSA is proud to continue our mission of creating safe and welcoming spaces for critical conversations. Women in Design is just that kind of event and aims to disrupt decades-old patterns of inequality by establishing a new, more inclusive, and equitable design industry.

Medical Design Deep Dive 2019

Healthcare is morphing from an industry of instruments and cotton swabs to a potent intersection of high-tech electronics and smart materials, advanced display and imaging technologies, and big data. Surgical theaters are becoming high-tech garages for our bodies and the prevalence of self-monitoring wellness through wearables and integration with the IoT is blurring the boundaries between the hospital, clinic, home and mobile treatment and monitoring. 

Women in Design Deep Dive 2019


A gathering built to celebrate the unique talents, initiatives and challenges of women in the industrial design industry.


Women in Design is a welcoming environment, bringing together both men and women to network and learn about the struggles and accomplishments of working in an industry historically and predominantly inhabited by males. Events like this are a critical step towards disrupting decades-old patterns and establishing a new, more inclusive design industry.