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    ARIDNB's Design Exchange and Table Top Show

    Design Exchange Table Top Show: Friday, May 4, 2012 | 12 to 9 p.m.
    ARIDNB AGM: Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Join ARIDNB's for its innaugral Design Exchange Event, an event that will help you connect with manufacturers, suppliers, fellow interior designers, architects and others from the built industry and catch up on CEUs, all in one place! Stay the weekend and attend the ARIDNB AGM on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

    Design Exchange Schedule

    12 to 1 p.m. | Registration, Lunch and Networking

    1:15 to 3 :15 p.m. | Changes to the National Building Code (0.2 IDCEC CEUs)

    The 2010 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) addresses the design and construction of new buildings and the substantial renovation of existing buildings. This two hour seminar will address the changes from the 2005 NBCC and the effect on the design of interior spaces, particularly Volume 1, Division A, Part 1 of the 2010 NBC, and Volume 2, Division B, Part 3 pertaining to fire safety and accessibility.

    Gerard Donahoe, Certified Building Official, Level 2
    Gerard has over 20 years experience dealing with code issues and enforcing the Provincial Building Code including plans examination, issuance of permits, and mandatory inspections. He has been a member of the Nova Scotia Building Officials Association as a Facilitator for the past 15 years. Gerard is currently the Nova Scotia Assistant Building Code Coordinator.

    3:15 to 4:15 p.m. A Path to Sustainability: Emerging Trends in Green Design  (0.1 IDCEC CEU)

    This one hour seminar will discuss the market conditions driving demand for sustainable design solutions. Attendees will learn about defining 'sustainable' building products, the tools for evaluating materials, including the newest standards, third party certification programs and the emergence of environmentally preferable technologies and promises. 

    Debbie Palmer, Account Executive, Tandus Flooring Canada
    With a career spanning 24 years in the floor covering industry, Debbie has held leadership rolls within the Tandus family that include positions as Manager of Customer Services and Director of Marketing,Canada. Debbie brings her combined experience in Marketing and Customer Services together with her extensive technical background to provide a comprehensive package of knowledge and expertise to her customers.

    Debbie serves as a Vice Chair for the Colchester Community Workshops, and also serves on the Ignite the Spirit Campaign Fund Raising Committee for the new Central Nova Civic Center. She enjoys gardening, golfing, cooking and spending leisure time at her cottage in PEI.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Table top Show and Networking

    Check out our line-up of industry suppliers at the Design Exchange Table Top Show. Network with colleagues and check out all of the new products!

    7:30 p.m. |  Think. Different. Seminar (0.1 IDCEC CEU) (IIDEX Presentation via Video) and Dinner

    Engage with International Leaders about the changes in the practice of Design, new client expectations and the need for a new approach. Eight of the foremost Design leaders in North America from the Boards of the Interior Designers of Canada and International Interior Design Association will consider the new realities to manage a firm, increase success and Think. Different. This C-suite session targets firm leaders and emerging managers who recognize the practice of design is ever-evolving, and are challenging the way it has changed clients’ approach to design.

    Moderators: Susan Wiggins, Executive Director, IDC and Cheryl Durst, Executive Director, IIDA.

    Peter Conant, IIDA, AIA, LEED AP, Conant Architects, New York, New York
    Aandra Currie Shearer, IDAS, IDC, Kindrachuk Agrey Architecture, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Anne-Marie Gianoudis, IIDA, LEED AP, Gresham Smith & Partners, Birmingham, Alabama
    David Gibbons, ARIDO, IDC, Callaghan Letellier Wiens Gibbons Facility Planning & Design Inc., Ottawa, Ontario
    David Hanson, RID (Fellow), IDC, FIIDA, Gustavson Wylie Architects Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia
    Trevor Kruse, FARIDO, IDC, Hudson Kruse, Toronto, Ontario
    Susanne Molina, IIDA, LEED AP, Klawiter & Associates, Los Angeles, California
    Felice Silverman, IIDA, Silverman Trykowski Associates Inc., Boston, Massachusetts


    Thank you to our Design Exhange sponsors!

    InterfaceFLOR Logo Global Logo

    Beaulieu Commercial

    Elegant Flooring

    TORLYS Smart Flooring

    ARIDNB Annual General Meeting and Social Gathering | Saturday, May 5, 2012

    The Association of Registered Interior Designers of New Brunswick Annual General Meeting is set to take place on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a social event for all, taking place shortly afterwards. For more information on the AGM, please click here.

    LocationStanhope Beach Resort and Conference Centre, 3445 Bayshore Road, York, PEI C0A 1P0 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Friday, May 4, 2012

    Lunch and Networking | 12 p.m.
    CEU 1 | 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
    CEU 2 | 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
    Table Top Show and Networking | 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Buffet Dinner and Think. Different. Video Presentation| 7:30 p.m.

    FULL-DAY| 12 to 8:30 p.m. (0.4 IDCEC CEUs) Includes: Lunch, Seminars, Think. Different. Video Presentation and Table Top Show, Networking and Buffet Dinner.

    Table Top and Keynote | 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    REGISTRATION Deadline: April 30, 2012

    NOTE: A special room rate of $119 for a traditional or $139 for a Deluxe room has been secured for this event at the Stanhope Beach Resort. Please quote "ARIDNB" when booking your room to receive the discounted rate. Please call the reservation line at 1.866.672.2701 or reserve online at

    Association Members:
    All design build association members receive member rate! (AAPEI, AANB)

    Time in 1336158000
    FeesRegistered Members: $75.00
    Intern/Student Members: $45.00
    Non-Members: $100.00
    Table top and Video Presentation (includes Dinner): $40.00
    RegisterClick here to register for the Design Exchange Today!
    ContactDebora Abreu
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