September 17, 2020 – September 18, 2020 all-day

24 Hours of Design From Around The World! 

IDC 2020 will be a 24-hour live stream starting at 12 p.m. EST (US) on Thursday, September 17, and ending at 12 p.m. EST (US) on Friday, September 18.

This continuous 24-hour span will include six keynote presentations and 18 mainstage presentations, in addition to dozens of breakout sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and side-bar social interactions, all happening in a carefully choreographed progression. IDSA’s Education Symposium will also be mixed in, and dedicated emcees will lead the audience each step of the way.

Pre-conference events on September 14–16 will feature virtual studio tours, the IDSA membership meeting, presentation of the IDSA Awards, and the IDEA 2020 Ceremony.

This unique format allows us to address and engage with a truly global audience.


A celebration of the diversity, overlap and undeniable power of design.

About IDC

With its roots as the national meeting of the Industrial Designers Society of America, the IDC has grown into something much bigger. Today, we recognize that our creative community is not binary and the role of design is constantly shifting. Once siloed disciplines now overlap and blur with fluidity.

IDC 2020 is a platform for amplifying the unique and bold voice of industrial design while celebrating the deep interconnection with other creative disciplines.

IDC 2020 is centered on the goal of convening a diverse group of the brightest minds in design, innovation, and creativity. As always, this conversation is open to as many creative perspectives as possible.

Our interest is in developing a shared dialogue that advances our ability to collaborate and magnifies the impact of our work.

Who is IDC for?

Industrial Designers, UX Designers, UI Designers, Service Designers, Speculative Designers, Futurists, Visual & Brand Designers, Graphic Designers, Experience Designers, Design Educators, Design Managers, Design, Engineers, and everyone else in between!

What to expect from IDC

We’ve put together an eclectic mixture of content with the goal of providing inspiration, challenging assumptions, and advancing the conversation about what design can contribute to the world’s future.

Without leaving the comfort of your home, learn from design leaders who will present their work, passions, and authentic stories with hundreds of designers from around the globe.