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    IDC Seminar at Urban Encounters Calgary 2017

    IDA Members can register for an informative IDCEC-approved CEU (one hour HSW) taking place immediately before the Urban Encounters Calgary trade show. Top up your education portfolio, then attend the table top show - all in one convenient location.

    The table top show in the Palomino Ballroom is free to IDA members, $5 for non-members - cash only at the door.

    To register for the table top show, email the IDA Office -

    Urban Encounters is a table top trade show held in two locations: Edmonton and Calgary. The main focus is to showcase the latest products and services for commercial and residential suppliers to the Alberta interior design community. In addition, it is an opportunity to bring the design and supply community together in an informal, social atmosphere to help in the establishment of mutually beneficial client-vendor relationships.

    • Fantastic door prizes
    • Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres
    • Meet industry suppliers and resource specialists
    • View new and established product lines
    • Enjoy a relaxed social setting
    • Table top show is free to IDA members

    Members can collect one non-IDCEC hour for attending the trade show, and a further one IDCEC hour (HSW) by registering for the seminar, 'Creating Healthy Environments with Advanced Paint Technology’



    Seminar: 2.30pm - 3.30pm (both shows)

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm
    Edmonton Expo Centre, Northlands Park, Edmonton
    7515 - 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton, T5B 4X5

    Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm
    BMO Centre Stampede Park, Calgary
    20 Roundup Way, Calgary, T2G 2W1


    Seminar: Creating Healthy Environments with Advanced Paint Technology
    2.30 - 3.30 p.m I 1 IDCEC hour (HSW)

    Event Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
    Deadline to register: September 28, 2017

    Please note that there will be an additional charge of $25 for registration at the door. 

    This seminar will provide an overview of sustainable design, and the creation of healthier environments using architectural paints. Key topics addressed will include discussions on the components which make up paint; VOCs (volatile organic compounds), independent testing methods and standards; categories of LEED ® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design); the specification of paint systems and green trends.


    Jennifer Nelson is an Architect and Design Representative with Benjamin Moore who has been working with Alberta’s design community for over than 10 years, with the last two years specifically as adviser for optimum applications from the world of paint. She is a passionate advocate for the role of colour in enhancing everyday life, and strives to weave her energy and passion for design into delivering the best product and educational support for her A & D clientele, including actively collaborating with project teams.

    LocationBMO Stampede Park - Quarter Horse Room A, 120 Roundup Way SW, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Thursday, October 5, 2017
    Table top show: 4 - 8 p.m.

    To register for the table top show in the Palomino Ballroom, email the IDA Office -

    Registration: 2 – 2.30 p.m.
    Seminar: 2.30 – 3.30p.m.

    Tea, coffee and cookies will be provided.

    Time in 1507161600
    FeesSeminar: Registered Members: $45.00
    Seminar: Members of 'sister' organizations: $45.00
    Seminar: Provisional members: $35.00
    Seminar: Non-members: $90.00
    RegisterClick here to register for seminar
    ContactThérèse Kasongo
    CEU1 IDCEC hour (HSW)
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