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Emerging Professionals programming at #IIDEX13

Published by Candis Green, August 29, 2013.

Emerging professionals (-mûrjng  pr-fsh-nls) (noun): An interior design student or intern/provisional member who is in the first five years of his or her career.  

There is lots of programming tailored specifically for you at #IIDEX13 Canada this year. We want to help you get to know the industry and set you on the path to a long, fulfilling career.

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SKETCH! | All day Thursday + Friday | IDC+RAIC booth | Free
Students only! Sketch on your mobile device or using pencil and paper for the chance to win a trip to NeoCon, an iPad or a Moleskin prize pack. Tweet your sketch to @IDCanadatweets using hashtag #sketchIIDEX.


Top 5 Under 5 Panel Discussion | 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Keynote theatre | Free
Meet Canada’s next generation of top interior designers.

NCIDQ Exam Cram | 11 to 12 noon | Room C2 | Free but must register
Learn about IDFX and how to prepare to take the first step in becoming an NCIDQ certificate holder.

Powers of Ten – Eames Demetrios Workshop | 11:30 to 12:30 | Room 102 | $10
Participate in this hands-on workshop and learn about the power of scale. * Registration limited to 45 attendees. Please click here to register.

Emerging Professionals Keynote: Eames Demetrios - "The blood will never show" – Eames Design Philosophy | 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Keynote theatre | Free
It is hard work that makes things look easy and natural to the viewer. This talk emphasizes this aspect of the Eames’ work and shares stories and ideas relating to the Eames process and philosophy.

Meet the Firms | 3 to 4 p.m. | Room C2 | Free
Get to know the who’s who in the industry as firms talk to you about the sectors in which they specialize, recent projects they’ve completed and their company’s design philosophy.

Design Keynote – Luca Nichetto, Nichetto & Partners – The Power of the Dream Team | 4 to 5 p.m. | Keynote theatre | Free
Learn how to successfully collaborate with key allied professionals: architects, interior designers, product designer and lighting designers – otherwise known as “The Dream Team”.

IIDEX Cocktail Party | 5 to 6 p.m. | Show floor | Free
Loosen your tie and enjoy a drink while networking with exhibitors, associations, interior designers, architects and fellow emerging professionals.


Let’s Chat - Intern Roundtable | 1 to 2 p.m. | Room C2 | Invitation only
A roundtable discussion that will address questions and issues pertaining directly to emerging professionals as you pursue your interior design career path.

IDC Annual Meeting | 4 to 5:30 p.m. | Keynote theatre | Free
Attend the 41st Annual Meeting for a report on the association’s activities over the past year.

For more information and to register, please visit

National Industry Partners
Benjamin Moore keilhauer Midgley PC350 Samsung Mohawk Group
Cosentino Knoll Altex Arconas Caesarstone Canada Levey Industries
Shaw Contract Interface Lauzon Hunter Doulgas Williams Sonoma For The Trade Architex