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    PROpel Panel at IIDEXCanada 2016

    Event Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
    Deadline to Register: November 24, 2016

    Space is limited. Your ticket includes FREE access to the IIDEX Canada trade show!

    No registration at the door.

    The panel will feature three sections - Part 1 where moderator Peter Heys will introduce the PROpel panelists, Part 2 where the moderator will put key questions to our panelists, and Part 3 where we will invite members of the audience to put their questions directly to any or all of our panelists.

     

    MODERATOR

    PETER HEYS, B+H ARCHITECTS

    Peter recently accepted the role of Director, Interior Design Studio, Toronto with B+H Architects. A Ryerson RSID graduate, Peter has spent almost 30 years designing corporate offices across Canada. He is the recipient of several ARIDO Awards for clients such as Bell Canada and Barrick Gold. Peter has served on the Board of both ARIDO and IDC, and acted as the host for the 2015 and 2016 PROpel conferences.

     

    PANELISTS

    NICKEISHA LEWIS, TELUS RETAIL LTD.

    During her undergrad at Ryerson's School of Interior Design, Nickeisha discovered her passion for retail design and focused on creative ways to develop a customer's retail experience. This passion led her to TELUS Retail Ltd., as an In-House Designer, where her responsibilities range from fixture design to rolling out award winning concept stores across Canada. The highlight of Nickeisha's career so far has been designing several flagship stores, most recently TELUS Gardens in Vancouver. Nickeisha is currently in pursuit of her NCIDQ certification.


    TARA WILHELM, DRECHSEL BUSINESS INTERIORS

    Tara began her studies by completing a business degree at Dalhousie University. After some extensive travelling throughout Europe, an interlude of teaching English in Japan and a period of working several marketing/business related jobs, Tara decided to enter the design industry to follow her true passion. While studying at the Academy of Design in Toronto, Tara completed several internships and contract positions within the design industry. Recently, she has found herself navigating the commercial design & construction world and is enjoying herself immensely while doing so. Tara attended both 2015 and 2016 PROpel conferences and she looks forward to networking with all the new and past attendees.


    KAILLIE DANKS, IBI GROUP

    Kaillie is a graduate of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University. She believes inspiring people deserve equally inspiring spaces. As a Designer, she's been evolving the corporate landscape with her unique blend of graphic style and innovative design solutions.  Kaillie has worked with high profile clientele to transform their brand and values into a happy and healthy built environment, that she hopes will make Mondays a little more bearable.

     

    MELISSA TOSELL, SANURA DESIGN 

    Although Melissa Tossell came from a family background in traditional carpentry and the trades, she didn't discover Interior Design until she first stepped foot onto the IADT Toronto campus in 2006. Since graduating she’s been on a journey of constant learning through varied job experiences, seminars, collaboration, mentorship, and residential projects of her own. Now at her own company, Sanura Design, she offers homeowners and fellow professionals alike the benefit of her talent, experience, knowledge, and straight-forward way of doing business.

     

    JORDAN FANG, LEVEY INDUSTRIES

    Jordan Fang completed his Bachelor of Interior Design at Humber College and is now also a registered teacher in Ontario. To celebrate these accomplishments he spent two months in the fall traversing Europe and exploring the culture, architecture and food of many beautiful countries. Now, with 5 years of residential design experience he is looking to explore other areas of design such as corporate and hospitality but also new areas of the industry itself like design sales. Jordan has attended both 2015 and 2016 PROpel conference series and is looking forward to another amazing weekend with new and returning faces!


    MEGUMI KIMURA SANDOVAL, CTI WORKING ENVIRONMENTS

    Megumi is a recent  Ryerson School of Interior Design graduate whose interest circulates around design that is sustainable and focuses on the well-being of its users. For a year she had the great opportunity to work with the Workplace Design team at HOK-Toronto which established her interest in Workplace Design. Currently she works at CTI Working Environments as a Workplace Design Specialist focusing on Furniture and Walls Design. Megumi has been very involved with the design community. She was an organizer and participant for Toronto Design Offsite Festival, YESXRSID Year End Show, The Furniture Bank's Chair Affair and the Stop Night Market.

     

    CARLEY BERKO, FREEMAN + FREEMAN DESIGN 

    After completing her bachelor's degree through the Ryerson School of Interior Design in 2015, Carley continuously seeks to better herself through her creative passions. Her mathematical approach has allowed her to explore the world of furniture design, architectural technology, and exciting 3D printing innovations. Carley's design journey has led her towards commercial design through her expertise in communication, organization and technology. Greeting each day with a sunny personality, her multiple extracurricular sports keeps her focused and stress-free in the fast-paced design world. A participant in both the 2015 and 2016 conferences, Carley is excited for the opportunity to learn further from the incredible and inspiring leaders in the industry.


    LocationMetro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Rooms 203 A and C, North Building, 255 Front St W, Toronto (Map)
    Date & Time

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    8:30 - 9 a.m.| Registration
    9 - 10 a.m.| Panel

    Time in 1480599000
    FeesMembers: $5.00
    Non-Members: $10.00
    RegisterRegistration is closed as this event has taken place.
    ContactTherese Kasongo
    CEU1 non-IDCEC-hour
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