Pushing the boundaries of the creative industry.
In your practice, you’re always looking for your next idea or inspiration. But you don’t have to do it all alone. Every year, ISA brings the brightest talent in design, architecture and brand management to ISA International Sign Expo® as part of the ISA Experiential Design Program (ISA XDP).
The ISA XDP is a unique program that provides participants a personal experience and high-level interaction with sign buyers, sign fabricators, sign material suppliers and planners at ISA Sign Expo® - the only place to find everything you need to be successful in the sign, graphics, print and visual communications industry.
2020 ISA XDP
The application for the 2020 ISA XDP is now open! We are pleased to offer this hosted opportunity to 35 practitioners*. The program's mandatory events will take place April 2-4 during ISA Sign Expo® 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. All applications are due Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
*Please note: ISA XDP will not accept applications from sign companies, as this program is specifically geared towards design professionals without sign industry experience in order to educate those individuals on the industry, as well as the creation of signs.
Acceptance to the 2020 ISA XDP Includes:
- Free entry to the tradeshow floor at ISA International Sign Expo®, the sign, graphics and visual communications industry's leading tradeshow
- Two (2) nights of hotel accommodations at an ISA designated hotel
- $200 stipend
- 50% discount on ISA education sessions
- Guided tours of the tradeshow floor focusing on innovative materials and technology
- Networking events
- Exclusive invitation to the ISA Chairman’s Reception
2019 ISA XDP Wrap Up
For the seventh year in a row, 35 designers, architects and brand managers gathered at ISA Sign Expo® 2019 to participate in the ISA XDP. The delegates experienced two full days of education, guided tours of the exhibit hall floor, tailored materials presentations, networking and high-level interaction with different types of practitioners across the sign, graphic and visual communications industry. Here’s what some of them of them had to say about their experience:
“The ISA XDP was an incredible opportunity to learn and network for me as a young designer. It provided a level of knowledge and access that may have otherwise taken years to build through individual experiences – not to mention connections with a variety of talented professionals in my field. I'd recommend the experience to any designer who is curious about signage and placemaking.”
- MJ Didonna, Designer, Two Twelve
"This was an excellent opportunity to network with other designers and learn about new and improved products and processes. I would highly recommend to any practicing experiential graphic designer of any experience level."
- Greg Riestenberg, Senior Project Manager, Entro | CVEDesign