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IDC / IIDA 2021 Leaders Virtual

September 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am EDT

IIDA is pleased to announce a new ideation of the annual Leaders Breakfast: the 2021 Leaders Virtual. Due to the past year’s changing landscape, the Leaders Virtual event will take place in seven cities and Canada simultaneously, further expanding its reach and impact, with the in-person Leaders Breakfast formally returning in 2022.

Elaine Welteroth, co-host of CBS’s “The Talk,” will serve as this year’s marquee keynote speaker, joined in conversation with IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, to discuss leadership, the wherewithal of women, and equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Keynote Speaker

Elaine Welteroth 

Co-host of CBS “The Talk”, NYT Bestselling Author, Award-winning Journalist, Former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue


Kara MacGregor

Principal, MAC Interior Design Inc.


Kara MacGregor is one of Canada’s most passionate advocates for Interior Design Practice Legislation. Starting as President of the Interior Designers of Nova Scotia in 2000, she devoted 3 years to drafting, campaigning for, and shepherding through the first Interior Design Practice Act to pass in Canada on May 22, 2003. She continued for the next decade working to ensure that Interior Design was fully recognized in all related provincial Building Code Regulations while also encouraging those in other provinces in their legislative pursuits. She brought this perspective to (N)CIDQ serving as a delegate for six years and Chairing the CIDQ Small Jurisdiction Task Force. She left her volunteer post with CIDQ to sit on the IDC Board and spent five years as a Board member, establishing and Co-Chairing Provincial Legislative Calls and actively engaged on their Governance Committee. Kara has also endeavored to raise the profile of the interior design profession and foster relationships with our greater community serving on the Board of the Atlantic Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, as a Public Member for the NS Architect’s Association, and for 12 years on the NS Advisory Task Force on Canada’s Internal Trade Agreement and Fair Registration Practices. Her dream is to see Interior Design Practice Acts established in every province across Canada.

View list of past participants.

Ticket Pricing:

Non-Member: $50 USD
Member (IIDA or IDC): $30 USD
Student Member (IIDA or IDC): $10 USD




September 17, 2021
11:00 am EDT


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