Midwest IDSA Conference
April 16-18 2004
W Hotel - City Center, Chicago, IL
Czech out what’s developing at idsachicago.org
The economy, culture, business, manufacturing, design trends, technology, the environment. What do they have in common? They’re all shifting. Modern life is becoming defined by a constant rate of change, and shows no sign of stopping.
Shift Happens, and the best way to deal with it is to stay abreast of these changes and adapt… or be left behind.
The Shift Happens Midwest IDSA Conference will focus on movement in the design industry. It will be a unique and innovative conference: We have a number of new events to make this an inspirational and rewarding weekend.
The collective presentations will aim to give the attendees a sense of current shifting trends, and therefore point the way to what the future holds for us. Get ahead in shifting topics such as: Asian Competition, Design Trends, New Technology, What Corporations Want, Designing Green, Big-Box Monopolies, and shifting from Industrial Design to Management.
Conference Events Include:
- Fight Club
- Party including live ID-DJs
- Comedy Skits, From Second City
- ‘Couch Interviews’
- Design Slam
- Portfolio Reviews
- CAD Fight
- Architectural walking tour
- Digital Sketching Contest
- Rendering Contest
- Alias Studio Tools test drives
- Reception sponsored by Design Within Reach
- Studio Party by Radius Product Development
…not to mention a host of exciting speakers!