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IDC’s fifth annual round of free, IDCEC-approved webinars are available throughout the spring and summer months exclusively to IDC members.

IDC gives members the opportunity to complete their Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and earn professional development credits at no cost. The webinars feature a variety of topics presented by IDC’s industry partners. These were selected based on input from members on topics worthy of exploration, and subjects that are interesting, useful, and meaningful in today’s interior design landscape.

All upcoming webinars will be featured on IDC’s events calendar and social media channels, with the first webinar of the series launching on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

Be the Expert with Kimberley Seldon, presented by Business of Design® | May 7, 2024, 12-1 p.m. ET

Confidence in your expertise is the first step in creating the successful interior design business you deserve and desire. By building confidence, you’ll be able to honor your value, charge appropriate fees and generate profit year after year. From the position of expert, you can confidently offer your talents and skills to the clients you serve and earn a robust living.

Attendees will learn actionable business advice they can implement immediately following the webinar.

Small Space Design, presented by Bloom | May 21, 2024, 12-1 p.m. ET

This presentation will show product solutions that maximize every square inch of space when it comes to functional hardware and cabinetry. This will be illustrated through examples of three scenarios/sizes of homes – from 300 square feet to 600 square feet. Attendees will gain insight into how functional hardware can be integrated into all living spaces in the home, clever cabinet solutions that maximize space and improve quality of living, enhancing designs and improve quality of living in the home of their clients, and applying will these solutions for functionality and ergonomics.

Origins of Colour: A Journey of Complements & Contrasts (Color Trends ’24), presented by Benjamin Moore | June 4, 2024, 12-1 p.m. ET

This presentation will take you on a journey through the color wheel to develop an understanding of the origins of color, the stories behind color use in various parts of the world, and how this contributes to the character and landscape of specific geographic areas. Take a deep dive into the relationships of the color wheel through dynamic and sophisticated color combinations and how they bring interest and impact to interiors. This exploration of color culminates a look at in the process, concepts and points of inspiration that influenced the development of the Color Trends 2024 palette.

Hidden Technology in the Modern Home, presented by Sounds Good AVS Solutions | June 11, 2024, 12-1 p.m. ET

Technology has undoubtedly become an important part of our everyday lives. It is used in many parts of our homes, including entertainment, security, and communication. As a result, residential electronic systems are becoming more prevalent, and homeowners are seeking more methods to incorporate these systems into their homes smoothly. The aim is to make technology convenient and accessible while maintaining the aesthetics of the living space. Integrating technology in a way that blends or is completely hidden enhances both functionality and the home’s overall design.

This webinar speaks of innovative and creative ways to lessen the visual impact of electronics by making them low-profile, hidden camouflaged, or even invisible!

Virtual Gets Practical – How Emerging Tech is Impacting Business, presented by digby | June 20, 2024, 12-1 p.m. ET           

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and the metaverse are changing the way that architects, designers, and manufacturers work day-to-day to expand their creativity and tell their stories. This presentation will dive deeper into how these tools can streamline and improve business practices.

Overcoming inefficiencies to bolster sales, expand into new territories, and provide new opportunities to spend time creating and collaborating are at the core of what these technologies can unlock. Participants will learn about real-world examples of how creative industries are already leveraging these emerging technologies to enhance business and gain a fresh, practical perspective on AI, the metaverse and other emerging technology, learning key strategies that will lead to actionable steps to unlocking their full business and personal potential.

Discovering the possibilities of multi surfaces from Natural Stone to Quartz to Porcelain, presented by Caesarstone Canada | Aug. 13, 2024, 12-1 p.m. ET

This presentation will provide a comprehensive review of mother earth’s natural stones and minerals, with references to type and class with a comparison of man-made stone like quartz and porcelain.  Attendees will gain insight into sustainability and performance of various classes and types of stones, understanding of manmade stone vs natural, the similarity and environmental impact of both, and learn more about natural minerals and stones, with a clear understanding how the manmade stones present many equal if not superior benefits with a sustainable element as they present less of an environmental impact to produce.

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