Schedule - South



9:30 – 5:00pm NPE exhibit hall open (some suggested booths to visit)
9:00am – 12pm Pre-conference sessions hosted by Bob Grace, A/IDSA
  • Session 1, 9:00 – 10:30am: Bridging the Communication Gap: How to ‘Talk Designer’ sponsored by PolyOne

  • Session 2, 10:30am – 12:00pm: Designing the Future: How Materials Can Change the World sponsored by SABIC


12:30 – 1:00pm IDSA South District Design Conference Opening Remarks by Chris Parke, IDSA and Dan Martinage
1:00 – 3:00pm Portfolio Review sponsored by Eastman Innovation Lab
3:15 – 4:00pm Making It on Your Own sponsored by Metro Mold, presented by Mark Dziersk, FIDSA, LUNAR
4:15 – 5:00pm Beyond Production, Meaghan Kennedy, Orange Sparkle Ball



9:00am – 3:00pm NPE exhibit hall open (some suggested booths to visit)
9:00 – 10:00am Morning Coffee 
10:00 – 10:45am Clearing the Air About 3D Printing EmissionsBryan Shackelford, Eastman Chemical Company, sponsored by Eastman Innovation Lab
11:00 – 11:45am The Macro Failures of Marco, Marco Perry, IDSA, Pensa
12:00 – 2:00pm Lunch, network with exhibitors or visit NPE show floor
12:00 – 12:45pm Independant Designers and US ManufacturingStephanie Schacht, Etsy
1:00 – 2:00pm Scoops Meeting (for student and professional chapter leaders only)
2:00 – 2:45pm Reinventing the American Road TripTom Dempsey, Sylvansport
3:00 – 3:45pm Design For Local, Paul Hatch, IDSA, TEAMS Design
3:45 – 4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30 – 6:00pm Student Merit Presentations sponsored by Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
7:00 – 9:00pm Closing Party, Señor Frogs