Event Date: August 19-22, 2015

Design is hot! There has never been a better a time to be a designer, or to make a big impact. Yet the new century has brought a new context for design—the climate crisis, a graying planet, rapid globalization, revolutionary materials, radical manufacturing, the rise of digital and extreme disruptions in business, to name just a few.

This ever changing landscape raises important questions about the future of design and the future of designers in the 21st century:
•    What will future design look like?
•    How will successful design careers be built?
•    What will be in a designer’s toolbox?

As IDSA celebrates a half century of achievement, the milestone offers the perfect opportunity to begin reshaping design and design careers for the next 50 years. The International Conference, The Future of the Future, will be held August 19-22 in Seattle.

I invite you to be part of this landmark event in a city with a vibrant design community. Reinvigorate your design career, build your network and collaborate with the best designers in the world.

A dedicated team of volunteers is working hard to create an inspiring and interactive conference experience. We are now looking for cutting-edge design thinkers and design leaders to showcase as speakers. The best designers have been busy reinventing themselves to stay relevant and current, and innovative design approaches are being developed in the most unforeseen ways.

Are you one of these pioneers who is blazing the trail of 21st century design? Do you have the insights or experiences that can help revolutionize design for this century? If you are, we want to hear from you !

Surya Vanka, IDSA
IDSA 2015 International Conference Chair

Online submission form
Submission deadline: February 28th, 2015
Questions about submission: [email protected]

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://www.idsa.org/idsa-international-conference-call-speakers-2015 →