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    2019 IDC/IIDA Leaders Breakfast at BUILDEX Vancouver

    Event Date: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

    lb2018_0.jpgLocation: Room 211, Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

    Co-presented by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the Leaders Breakfast is an annual international event series that celebrates design’s importance in the global marketplace by honouring the people who are both the legacy and future of design.

    Every year a chosen host city organizes a breakfast that features a renowned keynote speaker, and recognizes one city-selected honouree who has made significant contributions to the design industry.

    Individual tickets available January 3, 2019.

    Table registration and keynote will be announced soon.


    Senior Principal, Vice President, Interior Design, BID, RID, CFM, FIDIBC, FIDC, FIIDA, LEED AP, D. LITT

    Carol is a Principal and Vice-President, Interior Design, in an international firm, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd, with staff of 270 in five cities. Kasian’s areas of practice include hospitals, universities, airports, public buildings, mixed use retail developments and corporate facilities. During her tenure, she has seen Kasian’s interior design studio grow from 15 to 70 interior designers, across Canada. Carol’s interest in design education has been reflected in teaching appointments at two universities.

    For almost 50 years Carol has mentored many in the interior design industry. Projects under her leadership have been widely published and have received numerous awards. Her understanding of the impact environment can have on people has influenced her to focus on workplace optimization. Carol is a regular speaker on Professional Development topics both nationally and internationally.

    For most of her career, Carol has been a tireless volunteer for and participated on the boards of interior design professional associations at the national and international level. She is a former president of the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). Other boards on which she has served include the IDC Foundation, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Design Exchange. She served on the Board of the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ), and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Board and has been inducted into the College of Fellows of three professional associations. In 2010, Carol was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) by Kwantlen Polytechnic University for her contributions to the design profession. 


    The following two companies are supporting all events in North America


    Interior Design Magazine



    LocationVancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC (Map)
    Date & Time

    7 a.m. | Registration and networking (coffee served)
    8 a.m. | Breakfast & Introduction of Honouree
    9 a.m. | Keynote
    10 a.m. | Closing Remarks

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    ContactBarbora Krsiakova
    CEU1 IDCEC hour
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