IDSA Updates & Response to COVID-19

Aug 26 2020 - 2:14pm


The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has been closely following updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19),?with?concerns for?the health and safety of?our communities in?the United States and abroad in?mind.?We urge you to stay informed on the latest CDC updates and recommendations?here.?


International Design Conference?

The virtual IDC, September 17-18, 2020,?is open for registration now!?Learn more and register today at

IDC Virtual Studio Tours?

Want to showcase your studio and work to a global audience? Sponsor a virtual studio tour during the International Design Conference! Contact Carrie Green to set it up.

Women in Design Deep Dive

IDSA's Women in Design Deep Dive will go virtual this year and keep the same dates:?October 6-7, 2020. Registration is open now!?Questions??Email?Austin Del Gallo.

Medical Design Deep Dive

IDSA's Medical Design Deep Dive will be a virtual event, November 12-13, 2020. Registration opens soon!

Updates at?IDSA HQ?

IDSA Staff are working remotely through January 4, 2021.?Since our employees will be out of the office during this time, there may be a slight delay in the processing of mailed payments,?single INNOVATION orders?and the like. We also will be waiving all wire fees at this time, until further notice. All major operational functions and support of the IDSA community will continue, including phone calls, emails and other?forms of digital communication related to our events, chapter outreach and programming.

As referenced in our?2020 Membership Update, IDSA's recent investment in improved IT has allowed for a wide range of collaborative and cloud-based tools that have made it easier for staff members to connect with our volunteer teams. If you have questions or require support, please reach out to us at?

Local Chapter Events

We recommend that all in-person chapter events be postponed through?January 4,?2021, though we enthusiastically support?engaging your communities through?virtual events and virtual programming during this time.?Please check with your?local Chapter Officers?for the most up-to-date information about events in your community. Please also see our Guidelines for Hosting In-Person Chapter Events.

We have provided a list of resources?for IDSA Chapter Officers?here.?

Design Challenges & Initiatives to Address COVID-19

Additional Resources

  • Designers for Hire: Y Combinator is putting together a list of designers looking for work. Fill out their form?here.
  • Keyshot?is?offering free temporary?Keyshot?licenses. Reach out to the sales team at?
  • Check out IDSA's tips and resources for designing from home.