Montreal (Canada) – The International Design Alliance (IDA) has announced today the withdrawal of the 2017 IDA Congress bid process until further notice.
Strategic partners of the IDA include the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), the International Council of Communication Design (Icograda) and the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI). The IDA Partners have decided to halt the bid process until such time that they are able to assess their plans and objectives for the 2017 Congress in early 2014.
The IDA Partners acknowledge the work that potential bidding organisations will have done in view of the Expression of Interest (EOI) submission deadline on 15 August 2013. The IDA Partners respectfully request that interested bidding organisations do not submit an EOI at this time and to kindly await news with respect to the Congress bid process following the forthcoming IDA Meeting in early 2014.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Allison DaCosta
Icsid Project Manager, IDA Congress
t: +1 514 448 4949 ext: 235.
About the International Design Alliance (IDA) and its partners
Established in 2003, by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) and the International Council of Communication Design (Icograda), the International Design Alliance (IDA) is a strategic venture between the international organisations representing design. The IDA serves as the collective voice for all disciplines, advocating the mutual interest of all design professions. In September 2008, the IDA welcomed the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) to the alliance as the third partner.
The IDA Partners have previously held individual biennial congresses and together they organised a ‘Joint Congress’ every six years, including the following locations: 1981 – Helsinki (Finland), 1987 – Amsterdam (the Netherlands), 1993 – Glasgow (Scotland), 1999 – Sydney (Australia), 2005 – Copenhagen (Denmark). In 2011, the ‘IDA Congress’ replaced the individual biennial and joint congresses. The new model was launched in Taipei (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei).
The inaugural IDA Congress was held in Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) in 2011 and set a new standard for international design collaboration events. In November 2013, Istanbul Technical University will host the event in Istanbul (Turkey). In October 2015, the third IDA Congress will be hosted by the Korea Craft and Design Foundation and the Gwangju Metropolitan City and will take place in Gwangju (South Korea).