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PROpel: What’s Your Amazing? really was amazing

Published by Sarah Bradbury, June 10, 2015.

As IDC begins to implement a new, three-year strategic plan, the timing couldn’t have been better to host our PROpel: What’s Your Amazing? conference in Montreal, May 29-30.

PROpel: What’s Your Amazing? is a webinar and conference series developed by IDC exclusively for Intern members and final-year students. The program provides a platform that allows emerging professionals to share their ideas on the issues that affect them as the next generation of interior designers. IDC selected 40 top participants from across Canada to PROpel themselves and their careers in Montreal where they met the IDC Board, CEO, communications and marketing teams, as well as Canadian representatives from eight leading manufacturers and suppliers.

Over the course of the weekend, emerging professionals were invited to the table to contribute their thoughts on topics such as the 3 Es (education, experience, examination), association and community engagement as well as the future of the profession.

By the end of the two days, the intense enthusiasm was contagious. Not only is IDC excited to find ways to act on the outcomes of the many in-depth discussions, but participants are inspired and motivated to return to their local communities and get involved.

“I had such a great time getting to know everyone who participated and to be included in the dialogues that were happening as they pertained to the industry,” says one of the Top 40 delegates, Jordan Fang, ARIDO. “I truly felt part of the industry and this conference has really re-inspired me and reminded me why I went into design in the first place. I am really excited to get my career going!”

See what others had to say! And, be sure to check out our photo album on our Facebook page.

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