Founded in 1965, the nonprofit Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the oldest and largest membership organizations for industrial design professionals. IDSA sponsors the annual International Design Excellence Awards® (IDEA), the world’s most prestigious and rigorous design competition, scheduled on August 20, 2016 in Detroit, MI. The Society hosts events including an annual International Design Conference (August 17-20 in Detroit, MI and August 23-26 in Atlanta, GA) and five District Design conferences (April 2016), bringing together some of the biggest names and brightest minds in industrial design and related fields. INNOVATION, IDSA’s flagship publication, is a highly regarded magazine within the profession. IDSA has thousands of members in dozens of student and professional chapters, and special interest sections, in the United States and internationally. To learn more about IDSA, visit, and connect via Twitter @IDSA #IDSAIDEA #IDSADetroit16, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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  • JoinedSeptember 2006
  • OccupationNonprofit membership association
  • Current cityHerndon, VA
  • CountryUS
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