2011 IDSA SOUTHERN CONFERENCE
The Business of Design—Starting, Sustaining, Evolving is the theme for the weekend IDSA 2011 Southern Conference. Whether you are a seasoned professional or an industrious student in the design field, this gathering offers a unique format with premier presentations as well as face-to-face networking opportunities. Our unique regional mix of speakers and attendees makes this dynamic conference a must to attend.
Speakers will include some of the top talents from successful corporations and universities in Austin and the surrounding region who will discuss specific and up-to-date design issues and challenges confronting our field. As a member of the growing design world, you are encouraged to be a part of this special educational conference created to expand your career outlook and improve your everyday projects in the rapidly changing field of design. A variety of timely topics based on the theme, “The Business of Design,” will meet head on to improve the future of your design career.
Carved out as a tiny settlement, Austin, Texas, is not only a state capital but a well-known music capital. As our host city, Austin reflects immigrant influences of the “Wild West,” Germany, Sweden and Mexico and is a hot spot for creativity. Much of the city’s most recent growth is the result of a technology boom and that it embraces musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and progressive thinkers. From the launch of Dell, a Fortune 500 company, to Austin’s center of music and film, this dynamic area is known as a popular welcoming community. As the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, each night during the summer, residents and visitors gather to watch 1.5 million bats take flight from underneath a downtown bridge. And speaking of activities, Austin hosts a multitude of live music events and tasty barbecue! The headquarters for this year’s meeting is the well-appointed Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. With the heart of the thriving downtown business center at your doorstep, you’ll be just steps away from the best of Austin including its music, attractions, restaurants and history!