The Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), in addition to their national conference (being held September 14-17, 2011 in New Orleans) holds five regional Design Dialogue Conferences as well.
During the month of April IDSA has five regional dialogues with the design profession to talk, network and make new friends and clients. This year the dialogues were held in Providence, Austin, Cincinnati, St. Louis and San Jose.
The Midwest Conference was held in St Louis, Missouri, April 1-3, 2011.
The Northeast Conference (pictured) was held at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, April 8-9, 2011.
The Mideast Conference was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 8-10, 2011.
The Southern Conference was held in Austin, Texas, April 15-17, 2011.
The Western Conference is at San Jose University, San Jose, California, May 6-7, 2011.
Designers (left), students (right), educators and business leaders come together to learn and network at the IDSA Conferences. Five separate events are held that focus on topics of national design interest. The best of the best students provide a short series of presentations at the end of the conference to compete for the prestigious Student Merit Awards. Profesional designers take advantage of these events to get to know the students who will be tomorrow's design stars.
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