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Join IDC in a new National Panel Discussion Program that will help identify issues in the interior design industry and discuss possible solutions for the future of the industry, during and after COVID-19. The virtual program delivery will allow IDC members to connect and learn together across the country.

The panels are a part of IDC’s virtual Design Symposium, to ensure members are still able to share ideas, connect, and benefit from their membership in lieu of being able to do so in person.

All upcoming panels will be featured on IDC’s events calendar, with the first panel launching on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.

A special thanks to Knoll for sponsoring this new program.


Panel #1 – Future of Work: Re-defining a human-centered purpose of the workplace

Oct. 22, 2020 | 5 – 6:30 p.m. ET

Guests Dr. Allan J. Hamilton and Joel Sanders will focus on the culture of social connectedness and issues of safety in the workplace during and after COVID-19.

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Panel #2 – Design and Mental Health: Helping people feel safe at work

Nov. 19, 2020 | 5 – 6:30 p.m. ET

Experts Holly O’Driscoll and Dr. Katy Kamkar will be discussing how the evaluation of emotional health and basic human need for safety cannot happen without refuge in times of health and infinitely more so in times of stress.

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Panel #3 – Future of Design: Practical field guide to safety in the workplace

Dec. 10, 2020 | 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET

Experienced planners Andrew Farah and Kåre Stokholm Poulsgaard will share insight into strategies for planning safety into the workplace. This panel will also include global perspectives on how to contribute to safer work environments and ongoing learning throughout COVID-19.

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