Current Opportunities:

August 1, 2019IDC Design Symposium Keynote Sponsorship
August 1, 2019Coast-to-Coast Sponsorship
August 1, 2019IDC Design Symposium Key Sponsorships
August 1, 2019Design Firms' support IDC National Conference 2019
August 31, 2019Tour Sponsorship for IDC's Design Symposium
August 31, 2019National Emerging Professionals Program (PROpel) Sponsorship
August 31, 2019IDC Design Symposium Wi-Fi Sponsor
August 31, 2019IDC Design Symposium Conference App Sponsorship
August 31, 2019IDC Design Symposium VODA Trophies Sponsorship
October 31, 2019IDC Design Symposium Panel Discussion Sponsor
December 31, 2019Hosting an IDC Board Meeting
May 31, 2019IDC Destination DesignEx | Niagara 2019

Event opportunities

Sponsorship is an effective way to increase brand recognition and show support for IDC and the interior design profession in Canada. There are various sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year that help you obtain exposure and market your company to the interior design community. For opportunities, please review the IDC sponsorship prospectus.

To learn more about IDC Industry membership, advertising services and event sponsorship opportunities, please contact

National Emerging Professionals Program (PROpel) Sponsorship

PROpel is an interactive program created exclusively for emerging interior designers from all across the country. This program helps you to connect with the next generation of interior designers in Canada.

A select number of attendees get the chance to attend IDC's Design Symposium, where they spend time with sponsors, learn about their brands and products, network and build connections.

This is an exceptional opportunity to be in a room with emerging leaders in the interior design industry, as well as IDC Board members and senior designers - all of whom are purchasers of your products/services. Your participation in PROpel will not only help you plan for the future, but will allow you to discover new clients and trends.

Sponsors and emerging professionals alike found value

in IDC's PROpel program and conference series

78% of sponsors said that PROpel increased their brand awareness among emerging professionals

89% of sponsors said that PROpel strengthened their relationship with emerging professionals

100% of emerging professionals want to participate again in PROpel in future years

87% of emerging professionals made connections with over 15 individuals at the PROpel conference


"PROpel did not disappoint this year - the conference really helped me come out of my shell and show my creativity and passion for the profession. I have found a lot of value in being an active, contributing member in the industry, and love connecting and networking with others in the industry. It's thanks to PROpel that I have so much confidence in my work and in my future as a designer!"

"The conference was a great experience. I didn't know what to expect but it far exceeded my expectations. I feel that I have made career-long connections."

"This conference is so wonderful, as I've said many times before! I love attending each year and being a part of the A&D community. My only comment would be that I would love if it was a day or two longer!"

Sponsorship Levels

PROpel Sponsor
  • One-on-one time with top emerging professionals selected to attend the Symposium
  • Participation in the two-month program leading to the Symposium to allow you to build relationships with new product specifiers 
  • Brand visibility in PROpel attendees booklet
  • Printed copy of attendees booklet with all participant bios and contacts
  • Your company's logo on PROpel e-blasts to all emerging professional members
  • Your company's logo on IDC's website pages for emerging professional members
  • Your company's logo on all printed marketing materials
  • Sponsor acknowledgement during conference opening remarks
  • Insight knowledge from emerging professionals on your products and how to best approach them
  • Two seats at the table to participate in the planning of the PROpel series and conference
  • Brand visibility and recognition at the PROpel conference days
  • Social media promotion to help you build your network
  • Opportunity to provided branded prize/material provided to participants
  • Opportunity to introduce your products during conference table top show
  • Opportunity to send two individuals to the conference to network
  • Opportunity to send a thank you post-conference package to conference delegates
Start Date & Time Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM
End Date & Time Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Contact Barbora Krsiakova
National Industry Partners
Knoll Samsung Architex Cosentino Midgley Mohawk Group
Lutron Levey Industries Shaw Contract Hunter Doulgas Caesarstone Canada Milliken
Upper Canada Forest Products keilhauer Benjamin Moore