Montreal (Canada) – The International Design Alliance (IDA) has announced today that the upcoming 2013 IDA Congress has been cancelled for reasons of Force Majeure. Scheduled to take place in Istanbul (Turkey) on 16-17 November 2013, the congress and related events including the Education & Research Conference on 15 November 2013, as well as the Congress Fair & Exhibition have been cancelled due to the present circumstances in Turkey and current government travel advisories which have arisen.
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). Members of Icsid, Icograda and IFI will receive information regarding their proprietary General Assemblies in the coming days.
Individuals who have submitted papers for the Education & Research Conference will be contacted shortly.
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.