IDSA Updates & Response to COVID-19

Apr 17 山西新11选5 - 10:33am


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 . 


Women in Design Deep Dive

After careful consideration, and in accordance with health guidelines from the CDC and local officials, we have decided to reschedule the Women in Design Deep Dive in Columbus, OH to October 6-7, 山西新11选5.  

We believe this is the best course of action to minimize risk at this critical stage and protect the wellbeing of every person involved with the event.

A new round of ticket sales will begin closer to the new dates. Please contact Austin Del Gallo if you have any questions. The main Women in Design event page will be updated as new information becomes available. 

Sustainability Deep Dive

This is now a virtual event, occurring June 3-5, 山西新11选5. , and we're offering a significantly reduced, "choose your rate" pricing option.

Visit the main Sustainability Deep Dive page for the latest updates and to learn more about the speakers, schedule, content, and sponsorship opportunities.

International Design Conference

This year's International Design Conference, Sept. 14-16, 山西新11选5 in Seattle, is currently scheduled to go on as planned. Visit the  for more information and review our refund/cancellation policy . 

Education Papers

The submission deadline has been extended until June 1, 山西新11选5. Educators and professionals may .

Updates at IDSA HQ 

IDSA Staff are working remotely until June 10, 山西新11选5. 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 山西新11选5 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 idsa@.

Local Chapter Events

We recommend that all in-person chapter events be postponed or canceled through at least May 1, 山西新11选5. We are working with local chapter teams to advise them on how to best handle this rapidly evolving situation. Please check with your local Chapter Officers for the most up-to-date information about events in your community. 

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

Design Challenges & Initiatives to Address COVID-19

  • Luminary Labs' 
  •  (Canada)
  • (Colorado)
  •  has issued an open call in search of solutions related to COVID-19 and its various medical, social and economic effects. The initiative is open to students, graduates and educators.
  • Pensa NYC has launched a  with resources on how to build simple intubation shields. They're also working on face shields - more info .

Additional Resources

  • Designers for Hire: Y Combinator is putting together a list of designers looking for work. Fill out their form .
  • Adobe is offering free temporary Creative Cloud licenses. .  
  • Keyshot is offering free temporary Keyshot licenses. Reach out to Jeff Hayden at
  • Webex has upgraded their free plan option to 100 participants per line, with unlimited meeting time. .