ID Connections

ARIDO committees request volunteers

Published by Julia Salerno, March 29, 2011.

Do you want to get more involved with your Association? Do you have fun and creative ideas that you would like to see take shape? If so, then join one of these three committees in search of volunteers to help plan upcoming ARIDO/IDC initiatives:

Student Charrette Committee:

Each year the committee and staff rally interior design students from across the country to participate in the annual Student Charrette, as part of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada. This popular event is where the students design and build a structure using only a theme, their creativity, and the limited materials provided through sponsorship.

We need your help to plan this annual event. The committee meets once a month on the first Wednesday of every month, beginning in May. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Deb Abreu at

Gala Committee:

The ARIDO and Innovation Awards Gala is the premier event for your association, with close to 800 award winners, industry representatives, politicians, and media, this event is a must-attend.

This committee is charged with assisting staff plan the ARIDO and Innovation Awards
Gala. Volunteers help select a location, a theme, and new and interesting ways for presenting the awards. This committee meets once a month, beginning in May. Interested volunteers should contact Deb Abreu at

New IIDEX Charity Committee:

We are busy planning a new charity component as part of this year's IIDEX/NeoCon Canada and need your creative ideas to help us come up with a fun and interactive idea. All proceeds of this initiative will benefit the new Ronald McDonald House facility in Toronto, designed by ARIDO award-winner, Anne Carlyle. The new facility will house 62 more rooms, helping house and care for more families.

For more information about this committee or to join, contact Susan Wiggins at

Industry Partners
Williams Sonoma For The Trade IIDEX Patcraft Benjamin Moore Midgley Milliken
Hunter Doulgas Cosentino Lauzon Shaw Contract Arconas Architex
Mohawk Group Interface Altex Knoll Krug Caesarstone Canada
Levey Industries HanStone CERAGRES
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