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2023 IDC/IIDA Leaders Breakfast Vancouver

April 13, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am PDT

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

Every year a chosen city hosts a breakfast that features a renowned keynote speaker and recognizes one city-selected honouree who has made significant contributions to the design industry. Don’t miss Vancouver’s IDC/IIDA Leaders Breakfast, which will be hosted at the beautiful ocean-view Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel.

View a full photo-recap of the event and hear Carol’s award acceptance speech.

Event Details:

Location: Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, 300-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3B5

Date: April 13, 2023

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT


7:30 a.m.- Coffee Reception and Networking

8:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks and Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – Honouree Presentation

9:50 a.m. – Keynote Presentation

11:00 a.m. – Closing remarks


 Carol Jones


Before retiring from practice, Carol was a Principal and Vice-President, Interior Design, at Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd, and her professional experience has included practice in several Canadian cities as well as teaching appointments at two universities.

With more than 40 years of experience in planning and design, Carol’s focus on design for the high-performance workplace for the both the private and public sector has earned her the title of expert on workplace programming and planning. She speaks and writes on professional development topics both nationally and internationally, and projects under her leadership have been widely published and have received numerous awards.

In addition to her more than 40 years of experience in interior design, Carol has had a parallel career as a volunteer on professional boards. These include President of IDC in 1991 and 2020 and Chair of the IDC Foundation, President of IIDA in 1999 and Chair of the IIDA Foundation, and service on the boards of CIDA and CIDQ. In 2010, Carol was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) by Kwantlen Polytechnic University for her contributions to  the design profession.


Cheryl S. Durst, HON. FIIDA

Executive Vice President and CEO, IIDA

An exceptional communicator, innovator, and visionary leader, Cheryl S. Durst has spurred progress, driven change, and encouraged the expansion of the interior design industry. As the Executive Vice President and CEO of the International Interior Design Association, Cheryl is committed to achieving broad recognition for the value of design and its significant role in society.

With 15,000 members across 58 countries, Cheryl oversees the strategic direction of IIDA, heading its International Board and setting an agenda that leads the industry in creating community, advancing advocacy and continuing decades of work toward equity. Cheryl is a member of the International WELL Building Institute Governance Council; as well as a Trustee for Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and the NYSID. She has been referred to by Interior Design magazine as “an ambassador for innovation and expansion, and a visionary strategist.” Cheryl was inducted into the prestigious Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2016 as the recipient of its first-ever Leadership Award. She is the first African American woman to be inducted into the industry’s Hall of Fame.

A lifelong knowledge enthusiast and voracious reader who has considered librarian, astronaut and journalist as potential careers, Cheryl never walks away from meeting someone without gleaning a bit of their story — a talent she currently employs on her monthly podcast, The Skill Set, which focuses on the intangible skills that make us good at what we do.

Cheryl’s keynote presentation is titled Design, Leadership and Culture; Opportunities in a New Age, an insightful exploration of how design thinking and intent are shaping the future of placemaking — a future in which design leads the way to deeper engagement and fresh context. As brand, culture and “belonging” become marketplace imperatives, how do new ways of living and working create key opportunities for the built environment? And why is the art and science of placemaking necessary to the human experience?

This keynote presentation will count towards 1 IDCEC hour.


Table Opportunities for Partners

Champion Table – Partner (two tables available)
  • 2 x VIP table location for 10 (20 seats)
  • Company name signage on table
  • Company logo on IDC website
  • Company logo on IDC communications tools (IDC Newsletter, email event notices, press releases, etc.)
  • Company logo in Leaders Breakfast event on PowerPoint
  • Opportunity to place company promotional item on each breakfast chair (approximately 300 items required)
  • Included as a sponsor in the news release
Patron – Partner (11 tables available)
  • Preferred table location for 10
  • Company name signage on table
  • Company logo on IDC website
  • Company logo on email event notices to all IDC members
  • Company logo in Leaders Breakfast event on PowerPoint
Table of Ten – Partner (6 tables available)
  • Select table location for 10
  • Company name signage on table
  • Company name on IDC website
  • Company name on email event notices to all IDC members
  • Company name in Leaders Breakfast event PowerPoint

To secure a table or ask any questions, please contact:

Barbora Krsiakova, IDC Director, Business Development


International Benefactor:

Media Partner:

Champion Sponsor:



Patron Sponsor:

Table Sponsors:

Crown Surface Solutions

Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.

MCM Interiors Ltd.

Steelcase / Heritage Office Furnishings



April 13, 2023
7:30 am - 11:00 am PDT


Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel
300-999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5 Canada
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