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After receiving a great deal of positive feedback from the membership, IDC is pleased to announce the permanent implementation of our new Professional Development bi-weekly newsletter. This new format provides our members with a one-stop overview of all professional development opportunities offered nationally as well as locally. Please pay special attention to these emails as professional development opportunities will no longer be included in IDConnections.

Please click on the links below for more information or to register for the event.

January to April 31: Online Continuing Education Articles

British Columbia
April 7: Lighting Trends - New Technology, New Ideas
New Brunswick  
April 29 to May 1: ARIDNB Annual General Meeting

April 1 to 2: Out of Water: Sustaining Development in Arid Climates
April 5: Tour: Tim Burton exhibition at Bell Lightbox - Sold Out
April 6: Accents: Versatility & vitality
April 6: Storytellers: Exhibition Design Lecture Series
April 12: ARIDO-GVC Annual General Meeting
April 13 to 14: CAGBC National Symposium
April 14: ARIDO-WOC Annual General Meeting
April 14: Future Perfect - Ten rules to Sustain your Firm's Success
April 14: Strategies for Legal Preparedness in Construction Law
April 20: Tour: Edelman Toronto Offices
April 21: ARIDO-GTA Annual General Meeting
April 28: ARIDO-SOC Annual General Meeting
April 28: ARIDO-EOC Annual General Meeting

You can also visit IDC’s calendar of events at: idcanada.org

Registration deadline is one week before the seminar/event. A $20 fee will be charged for cancellations received less than one week prior. Substitutions are permitted at any time prior. No refunds will be made after the seminar/event has occurred.

Featured event:

Tour: Edelman Toronto Offices

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Thinking differently is the Edelman ethos and this was reflected in the newly finished, 20,000 sq. ft. space of their Canadian flagship office in Toronto. The global PR firm,  with 53 offices worldwide, wanted to transition from a private office culture to a dynamic open plan that would encourage greater collaboration and creativity. They also wanted a unique and vibrant brand statement that provided Toronto and Canadian individuation.

Barlett and Associates designed an open space plan organized around neighbourhoods with a mix of nearby breakout rooms and open/closed meeting areas, and a multi-function Café area that is also used for “Edelman University” seminars, produced the collaboration the agency was looking for. A rectilinear design creates interplay with transparent glass boxes throughout the space allowing visitors and staff to “see” colorful murals that visually connect to corridors to make the boxes — and the whole space — seem larger.

For more information, click here.