IDSA-CHI Women & Design Summit

Oct 11 2018 - 5:50pm

Join us for IDSA Chicago's Women + Design Summit. This event will be held in Chicago's thriving West Loop area and aims to connect designer from across the country. We will spend a full day hearing from inspiring women in our industry and investigating strategies that aid in designing for women. Attendees will walk away inspired and armed with the tools to create the solutions our changing world needs. All are welcome.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

1064 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60642
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9:00   Sign In

9:30    Welcome Remarks

10:00  Audra Norvilas - The History of Women in Industrial Design

11:00  Betsy Barnhart & Kellie Walters - The Gap: ID women's struggle after graduation to pro-practice

11:30  Adilah Muhammad - Finding Your Design Voice

12:00  Lunch

1:00    Julia Burke - Power to the People

2:00    Marianne Grisdale - Shame on Me, Shame on You

2:30    Nichole Rouillac - Achieving Balance in Design and Community

3:00    Break

3:30    Ti Chang - A Conversation With My Younger Self…

4:00    Panel - Hidden in Plain Sight: A Q&A with Women in Entrepreneurship

5:15    Closing Remarks



Betsy Barnhart

Julia Burke

Ti Chang

Marianne Grisdale

Adilah Muhammad


Audra Norvilas

Nichole Rouillac

Kellie Walters