National Industrial Design Day 2021

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Celebrate #IndustrialDesignDay with us!

First entered into the U.S. Congressional Record in 2015 by U.S. Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, National Industrial Design Day declares that industrial designers “improve our lives in every way and are worthy of our recognition.” The first National ID Day marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of IDSA on March 5, 1965.


We encourage you to share your industrial design stories and reflections on social media with the hashtag #IndustrialDesignDay. Questions? Email us at


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2021 Events



National ID Day Coffee Hour!

Friday, March 5, 12pm EST / 11am CST / 10am MST / 9am PST

IDSA is holding a free virtual meetup on Zoom to celebrate the day and connect with industrial designers across the U.S. and around the world. There will be breakout rooms, games, and a giveaway of one of the National ID Day gift boxes to a lucky winner!



Gift Box Giveaway!

Monday, March 1 - Friday, March 5

When you join IDSA as member this week, you'll be entered into a raffle to win one of 10 free gift boxes, including everything pictured: an IDSA t-shirt, hat, socks, bottle opener keychain, stress ball, sketching pencils, stickers, buttons, and a copy of Donald Burlock Jr., IDSA's new book "Superhuman by Design." Nine winners will be randomly selected and contacted after March 5. For the chance to win the 10th gift box, join our National Coffee Hour on March 5, where the winner of one of the games will get the prize!

Virtual Chapter Events

Wednesday, March 3 - Friday, March 5

IDSA Cleveland | Wednesday, March 3, 11:30am EST: Panel discussion on
"Working to Advance Design Maturity." This event has ended.

IDSA Portland (Maine) | Wednesday, March 3, 6pm EST: Online get-together with local designers in and around Maine. This event has ended.

IDSA Dallas-Fort Worth | Wednesday, March 3, 7pm CST: A virtual event from the IDSA DFW team on the power of empathic design and how to leverage it. This event has ended.

IDSA Providence (Rhode Island) | Thursday, March 4, 12pm EST: Panel discussion with womxn in industrial design. This event has ended.

IDSA Philadelphia | Friday, March 5, 530pm EST: Watch the Student Merit Awards presentations from industrial design students at Jefferson and Drexel. This event has ended.

IDSA Austin | March 5, 6pm CST: Fireside chat sharing tales of finding industrial design. This event has ended.

IDSA Cincinnati | Friday, March 5, 6pm EST: Student Merit Award Selection Night, with happy hour to follow at 8pm. This event has ended.

IDSA Denver | Friday, March 5, 7pm MST: Celebrate National ID Day
   with panel discussion featuring prominent local designers. This event has ended.