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All 2020 Summits Postponed

Friday, March 20, 2020
IDDS Steering Committee

International Development Design Summits

Our thoughts are with our entire IDIN community during this challenging time, and we hope that everyone is staying safe and finding creative ways to stay connected and build community. It is with a heavy heart that we must announce all IDDS 2020 summits will not be held this year due to the spread of COVID-19. We know that this is a big disappointment, especially for the IDDS 2020 communities in Brazil, Colombia, and the USA who have invested a significant amount of time and effort in preparing for summits to happen in 2020. We are working with our local organizers to postpone this year's summits to 2021 where possible and will update this page with new plans as they develop.

Now is a time to be focusing locally and taking care of loved ones, neighbors, and communities; that is our IDDS spirit. Remember to care for yourselves too, throughout this very difficult period. Please let us know if you have any questions. We can be reached at

Amy, Ben, Blak, Debbie, Débora, Pedro