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IDC Annual Report 2019

Trade mission to HOST in Italy!

Upper Canada

Celebrating IDC’s 2019 Design Symposium

Celebrating IDC’s 2019 Design Symposium

Over 250 IDC members and industry leaders from across North America gathered in Vancouver B.C. on September 12 and 13 to learn, engage, and network at the 2019 IDC Design Symposium – ‘Design Thinking: Exploring Human Connections.’ The two-day event expanded horizons...

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Message from IDC President Carol Jones

Message from IDC President Carol Jones

Thank you to everyone who joined us at IDC’s second Design Symposium in Vancouver, B.C. in recognition of Canadian interior design and the work of all our talented designers. As we witnessed at the symposium, and continue to see every day, there is so much to...

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  1. Oct

    18 - 22

    IDC Trade Mission – HOST Milan, Italy

    HostMilano is the world leading trade fair dedicated to the world of catering and hospitality. It is a point of reference for professional operators of the restaurant industry and a privileged marketplace for doing quality business. The 2019 show promises over 1,500 hosted buyers from 80 different countries in attendance, with an 80 per cent turnover […]

  2. Oct

    24 - 25

    DesignThinkers Toronto 2019

    Over its 20 year history, the DesignThinkers Conference has spanned massive changes in the communication design industry. From print to digital, visual identity to brand, websites to user experiences, design has evolved as new trends, technologies and philosophies transform the wider world. Join us at DesignThinkers Toronto this October, put on by RGD, to explore […]

testimonials

“What a fascinating, interdisciplinary gathering that exceeded expectations.”

Michael Ungar, Ph.D. Resilience Research, Centre at Dalhousie University, Halifax

“I was very pleased that the Impact Summit chose to focus on timely themes of diversity, culture, migration and refugee mental health for their 2017 conference.”

Lisa Andermann, M.D., Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

“The multidisciplinary panels and keynotes offered a wonderful and comprehensive diversity of takes on urban migration issues. Combining Canadian, American, and other world views of social and environmental challenges created a rich dialogue. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, it became clear that are some commonalities on how design at all scales can play a significant role in creating a culture of inclusivity.”

Jon Penndorf, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Perkins + Will

“IDC and ASID are to be commended for their foresight in expanding beyond the design community and bringing together professionals from the various design disciplines, planning and development, governments, not-for-profits, research and academia from across North America and Europe.”

Kay Brenders, VP, Newcomer Services and Workforce Development at WoodGreen Community Services

“I highly enjoyed participating in the 2017 Impact Summit. The session topic provided a great opportunity to discuss the role planners, designers, and our institutions play in creating inclusive spaces for culturally diverse communities!”

Habon Ali, M.Sc.PI, Associate, PMP, Urban Strategies Inc.

“From start to finish this rare event presumed a commitment to honesty, shared risk and sincere exploration…. Senator Ratna Omidvar set the tone and inspired a sequence of dialogues grappling with design for inclusion as a choice made well only if listening.”

Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director, Institute For Human Centered Design

manufacturers and suppliers

IDC’s manufacturers and suppliers are committed to the interior design profession and have the inside connection to the built industry.

IDC’s manufacturers and suppliers build valuable relationships, strengthen connections, and promote their brand within the Canadian interior design community. 

How IDC supports? IDC provides direct access to target market, while offering opportunities to support the industry through exclusive events as well as marketing and communications programs.