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Meet the 2021 VODA Judges

Meet the 2021 VODA Judges

This year’s judges represent a diverse cross-section of the design industry, from interior designers and architects to educators and lifelong advocates in the industry.

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  1. May

    5 - 9

    RSID Year End Show

    Ryerson Interior Design students aim to ‘Re-Vise, Re-Form, & Re-New’ industry perspectives and normalcies with a Digital Design Festival featuring inspiring student work, keynote speakers, workshops, tutorials, and round table discussions that advocate on topics such as equity, diversity, and inclusivity in the field of interior design.

  2. May

    12

    Webinar: Pro Kitchens

    This webinar intends to show how to identify the Pro Kitchen customer, influence the design conversation with your customer, and consider the key drivers in creating a professional kitchen in the home.

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.