ID Connections

IDC attends IDEC Annual Conference

Published by Rachael Factor, February 26, 2013.

IDC attended the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 18 and 19. IDC CEO Susan Wiggins and ARIDO Registrar Sharon Portelli attended the conference to educate the 388 delegates about changes to Canadian interior design education standards. IDC also sponsored the conference’s opening breakfast on Monday morning.

David Gibbons, IDC President, and Dorothy Stern, Director of Education, also attended the event. Dorothy, David and Susan hosted a luncheon meeting of Canadian educators present at the conference to update them on IDC initiatives related to emerging professionals.

In addition to workshops, tours and networking events, the IDEC Annual Conference featured keynote speaker David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Senior Adviser to the President, Oberlin College. Orr spoke about sustainability in interior design and the important role educators play in leading the profession.

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