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Programs

With a global reach IIDA works to support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. Programming and premiere events are a core component of the association’s commitment to facilitating, celebrating, and growing our global community of designer industry members. Through these programs and events, we work to provide platforms for creating change and tackling important issues related to equity, justice, sustainability and climate change. We know that design and its broader community are key for forward movement, and that design is by its very nature future facing and optimistic.

Collective D(esign)

Collective D(esign) is a webinar series from IIDA that provide resources, information, and inspiration to the design community. These virtual sessions explore design from the lens of its larger societal impact as well as examining influencing factors and industries, offering dynamic conversations about design. Learn more

Design Your World

Launched in 2021, Design Your World is an education pipeline program driven by the core goal to build diversity and equity within the design industry through providing hands-on-design learning for high school students through a 6-week program. Learn more

IIDA at NeoCon

At NeoCon in Chicago, IIDA brings together the innovators, the community organizers, the design visionaries—collectively we envision and create the future of design, equity, sustainability, education, healthcare, hospitality, and work for programming, networking, learning, and much more. Learn more

Industry Roundtable

IIDA’s Industry Roundtable is an annual gathering of diverse thought-leaders and decision makers across firms, manufacturers, and academia for a weekend of discussions and explorations of our industry—where we are, and where we are headed. Learn more

Leaders Breakfast

The IIDA Leaders Breakfast series is the leading industry community building event—honoring and showcasing leading designers that have impacted the work of design and creating a forum to participate in essential conversations and network with peers. Learn more

REVEL in Design

Join IIDA at the annual kick-off to NeoCon in Chicago for an evening of mixing and mingling—dinner, dancing, and celebrating the winners of two prestigious design competitions. Learn more and buy your ticket today!

Student Mentoring Program

Our Student Mentoring Program leads the way in providing experience, resources, and opportunities for an inspiring emerging design community. Annually we pair more than 500 students with design professionals to build knowledge and relationships. Learn more