Philadelphia University To Host 2002 IDSA Conference

Industry Leaders and Top Academic Industrial Designers From Across the Northeast to Gather at Philadelphia University PHILADELPHIA, March 22 /PRNewswire/ — Industrial design professionals, professors, and students from across the Northeast will pour into the City of Brotherly Love on Friday, April 12 to attend the 2002 Northeast Regional District Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Conference. Hosted by Philadelphia University, the conference will open on Friday and run through the evening of Saturday, April 13.”Every year the IDSA Conference is a huge success — a comprehensive smorgasbord of industrial design,” says Gotz Unger, director of the Industrial Design Program at Philadelphia University and 2002 IDSA Conference co-chair. “With the latest advances and techniques being presented and explored, projects and products on display, and top industry professionals offering their views and experiences through numerous lectures, we expect this year’s conference to be spectacular.”One of the conference’s highlights this year is a presentation, “New York, New Visions”, by Barbara Wilks and Tucker Viemeister. Appointed by Mayor Giuliani of NYC to help define the role of design during the rebuilding process in the aftermath of September 11, Wilkes and Tucker will share their stories of “Design Zero.”In addition to Wilks and Viemeister, Constantin Boym, Boym Partners, Inc.; Patricia Moore, MOORE Design Associates; Anthony Pannozzo, Herbst Lazar Bell; and Stephen Wilcox, Human Factors Section; are among the many scheduled to speak.Philadelphia University, founded in 1884, is a fully accredited, private university with 3,500 part- and full-time students from 47 states and 56 countries. The University offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to the bachelor of science, bachelor of architecture and master’s degrees. Academic programs encompass architecture, design, business, textiles, fashion, science and health.For more information, or to register for the 2002 IDSA Conference, please go to the Conference website at 2002 PR Newswire