ID Connections

Sound advice for students at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada

Published by Julia Salerno, October 05, 2010.

Students from across Ontario and Quebec participated in IIDEX 2010's Student Event on September 23 at the Allstream Centre. More than 350 students were in attendance from Algonquin, Fanshawe, St. Clair, Ryerson, Humber, RCC Academy of Design, Dawson, Sheridan, OCAD, La Cite, and Georgian, making this inaugural event a huge success.

The event was held in two parts: a panel discussion with ARIDO interior designers, and a tour of the Allstream Centre lead by facility staff.

Panelists included Geoffrey Nawn, Joff Evans, Jennifer Torok, Lindsey Anacleto, and Emon Lou, as well as Arlene Campbell, general manager of the Allstream Centre. The designers offered students insight into their past and current projects, with sound advice about current trends and what to be mindful of when paving out their future careers.

Part two of the event showcased the new technology and LEED and green focused design of the Centre. Students had the chance to enter a draw for prizes donated by ARIDO members and Industry Ally members of IDC. After the event, students visited the many exhibitor booths on the IIDEX show floor, and stopped by the Student Charrette to cheer on their classmates.

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