About our summits

About IACDE 3D Summit

The IACDE 3D Summit is a bi-annual event for Patternmakers and Technical Developers that are passionate about 3D.


Our aim is to create a platform and forum where people can connect, network, innovate and share knowledge on relevant 3D topics.

Our goal is to educate and upskill ourselves and our colleagues on 3D fit and 3D workmanship to prepare us for the future of Virtual Fittings where we are replacing physical garments with digital up until the production stage.

We created the event since there was a gap when it came to the 3D promotion and education for Patternmakers and Technical Developers. We could see that there was a lot happening around the 3D topic for Design, Merch and E-com and we felt that tech people were often not really included. We could not find any events that specifically gathered people in our profession and with this event we are aiming to fill that void.

The 3D Summit takes place on a Friday in April and in October. It is a half day filled with online round table discussions and speeches on a 3D topic and theme. To attend the full event the participants, need to complete a 3D assignment and present their result, knowledge, and findings.

For IACDE members this event is free of charge, non-members will join at a cost.


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@Hans Olsson

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IACDE means to me: A heritage of apparel professional members who demonstrated tremendous inspiration and knowledge throughout the 110 years.

International, talented participants allow me to learn and pass down knowledge to others in a friendly team setting. Specifically topics interesting to me from a technical aspect, from sartorial tailoring to modern 3D digital pattern design.


Dragan Udovicic, Technical Designer
Tailored Brands, Inc.