SUMMIT PROGRAM

 

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This conference is for seasoned practitioners, thought leaders and emerging influencers. Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), joint hosts of the Summit, are committed to highlighting the importance of the built environment to the future of the communities in which we live and work. The Impact Summit will be a meeting of minds, where we work together to forge solutions for the greater good.

Attendees will be drawn from multiple professional disciplines, giving you the opportunity to network and rub shoulders with the who’s who of the design, development, business, government and non-profit circles throughout North America.

 

 

INCREASING MIGRATION, CULTURE AND DIVERSITY PRESSURES

In Canada, we are a melting pot of diverse cultures and evolving demographics. As migratory patterns intensify due to economic, climactic and socio-political upheaval, a demographic revolution is taking place. Through thought-provoking discussion, we will seek innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities presented by migration, culture, and diversity in the built environment.

We will work together to address issues such as:

  • How do we encourage resilient design in our cities and neighborhoods to support and serve migratory populations?
  • How do we create inclusive societies that instill a culture of belonging?
  • How do we celebrate the diversity that is rooted in our identity?

IDC and ASID seek to foster action through insightful and provocative programming designed to help members and participants connect, collaborate, and drive ideas to action.

To extend this invitation to as many professional colleagues as possible, IDC and ASID are offering preferential member rates to our sister professional associations, including graphic designers, architects, city planners, facility managers and building owners and managers, to name but a few.

All meals, refreshments and breaks are included in the purchase of your ticket.

 

 

TWO-DAY IMPACT SUMMIT EXPERIENCE
APPROVED FOR 10 IDCEC (HSW) HOURS

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DAY 1

7 - 8 a.m.

Hot breakfast, registration and initial welcome

8 - 10:30 a.m. 

Design team-led walking tours of regenerated Regent Park

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Official welcome remarks and introductions
IDC CEO, Tony B renders and ASID CEO, Randy Fiser
Keynote address and Q&A session - Senator Ratna Omidvar

12 – 1 p.m.

Lunch and special address
Dutch designer, Richard van der Laken of ‘What Design Can Do’

1 – 2 p.m. 

Panel discussion on Migration
How do we encourage resilient design in our cities and neighbourhoods?

2 – 2:30 p.m.

Afternoon coffee break and networking

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Session 1 and explore priorities for Day 2

3:45 – 4 p.m.

Break and refresh

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Networking reception

 

DAY 2

8 - 9 a.m.

Hot breakfast and networking

9 – 9:30 a.m.

Morning welcome

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion on Diversity
How do we create inclusive societies that instill a culture of belonging?

10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Coffee break and networking

10:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Breakout Session 2: Explore challenges

12:20 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Panel discussion on Culture
How do we celebrate the diversity that is rooted in our identity?

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Afternoon coffee, wellness break and networking

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 3: Explore opportunities  

4:15 – 5 p.m.

Wrap-up and Summit review

*Details are subject to change

 

 

 

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PATRON SPONSOR
 
 
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