Hello Boston, Hello IDSA, Hello Essential

We are excited for one of design’s most anticipated events to come to Boston. The IDSA International Conference, running from August 15th through the 18th, will be held at the Westin Waterfront. With speakers ranging from Futurist Syd Mead to the original digital artist Laurence Gartel, this year's theme of "future" in design spans education, sustainability and social impact, medical and technology.

The last time the IDSA Conference came to Boston was 2001 and we're excited to show off what’s been happening here since then. The Big Dig was finally finished, creating an urban landscape fit for a metropolitan area like Boston. The Institute of Contemporary Art has moved to the waterfront, which has helped to revitalize the area, inspire and awe residents and tourists alike. The design community has changed significantly and we’re excited to share it with you by hosting open studio tours across the city.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference and welcoming you to Essential at this year’s IDSA open studio for a fun night of hanging out and catching up. Please join us on Friday, August 17th from 4:30 to 8:30pm.