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Leader's Breakfast

Leaders Breakfast is an annual international event co-presented by IDC and IIDA that celebrates the importance of design by honouring a member of the design community who represents both the legacy and future of design.

Date & Time: November 15, 2019 | 7 – 11 a.m.

Location: Toronto, ON

Meet the Leaders Breakfast’s special guests: Isabelle Talbot, this year’s honouree and Drew Dudley our keynote speaker!

About Isabelle Talbot


Isabelle Talbot, one of Ray’s two principals, joined the firm in 1989 and has been a partner since 2000. Ray Inc. specializes in commercial interior design and project management.

Originally from Quebec City, she pursued design from an early age and leads that aspect of the firm’s business. To the role, she brings extensive expertise with product specification and strong relationships with a wealth of suppliers.

A registered member of IDC since 1990, Isabelle strongly believes in the interior design profession and its continued efforts to obtain self-regulation status under the umbrella of the Architects Act.

Fuelled also by engagement with the design community, Isabelle volunteers a lot of her time serving on various ARIDO GTA Chapter committees: Gutterball, Student career Xpress, Golf, Art by Designers, etc as well as other organizations such as Corenet. Isabelle has also served as past-president of ARIDO GTA chapter.

About Drew Dudley


Drew Dudley is on a mission to help people discover the leader within. With more than five million views, his TED talk Everyday Leadership (The Lollipop Moment) redefined leadership — it’s not a characteristic of an elite few, but one that lives within us all. Through his high-energy talks, Dudley shares practical and actionable insights on creating cultures of leadership that lead to higher levels of pride, productivity, and happiness. He empowers audiences to believe that they are leaders and gives them the tools needed to make a difference.

Dudley is the founder and Chief Catalyst of Day One Leadership, where he has helped organizations around the world increase their leadership capacity. Prior to founding Day One Leadership, Dudley spent eight years as the director of one of Canada’s largest leadership development programs at the University of Toronto, and served as a national chair of one of Canada’s largest youth charities.

Dudley has spoken to more than 250,000 people on five continents, has been featured on The Huffington Post, Radio America,, and Also a bestselling author, Dudley’s first book This is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters debuted at #6 on The Wall Street Journal bestseller List.

Learn more and purchase tickets or a table on the official event page.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available!

We hope to see you there!