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In response to the changing nature of current events, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is committed to supporting Industry Partners to continue to build valuable relationships, strengthen connections, and promote their brand within the Canadian interior design community.

IDC has created new opportunities through modified programming to ensure that Industry Partners are still able to benefit from their IDC membership to the fullest during these challenging times. IDC is working diligently to provide Industry Partners with direct access to target markets and opportunities through exclusive virtual events and marketing and communications programs.

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

After making the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Design Symposium and several other in-person events, IDC has launched a series of virtual events to bring together the design community online. View IDC’s 2020 sponsorship opportunities now!

Sponsor IDC’s Virtual Awards Presentation, which features the Value of Design Awards (VODA), the IDC Legacy Award for Distinguished Service, and the IDC PROpel Emerging Leaders Program.

IDC’s National Panel Discussion Program 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 share ideas, and connect and learn together across the country. Sponsor this virtual event, which showcases the key current changes and challenges in the industry, the impact on the design process and upcoming trends and approaches in design. The themes will encompass inspirational speakers and in-depth education tailored to industry leaders, senior practitioners and design firm principals.

View all upcoming 2020 events

Industry Sales Professional Courses

IDC’s popular Industry Sales Professionals Course (ISPC) series is going virtual! Register today for this online course, tailored exclusively to meet the needs of architecture and design industry sales professionals. This practically-oriented course will feature several Q & A sessions with panels of registered interior designers and architects, drawn from boutique and large design firms serving the retail, commercial, healthcare, hospitality and residential sectors.

The series will run twice a month from August 18, 2020 until October. Participants who attend three or more panels of the six offered, will receive an official ISPC certificate and LinkedIn designation attendance. A certificate of completion will be issued to all registrants in attendance for each panel.

Save the dates and check out the confirmed panelists!

Large Design Firms Round Table and Architectural Firms:

August 18, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET
September 29, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET

Boutique Design Firms Round Table:

August 25, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET
October 20, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET

 National Account Managers Round Table:

September 15, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET
October 27, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET

Updated Industry Partner Membership packages – COVID-19 revamped

IDC has readjusted its packages for Industry Partners to offer improved benefits which fit an online focused industry in lieu of in-person events.

View your updated 2020 Industry Partnership benefits below:

Virtual showrooms

During a time when visiting showrooms has become a challenge, IDC brings the showrooms to you. Explore the virtual showrooms now! Does your company have a virtual showroom? Submit your virtual showroom today.

IDC Professional Development Webinar Series

To ensure members’ continuous learning and completion of Continuing Education Units, IDC developed a series of IDCEC-approved webinars relevant to the interior design profession and practice.

Industry members were surveyed and delivered on programming on a variety of topics that benefits members on a weekly basis from June to August 2020. All upcoming webinars are featured on IDC’s events calendar.

For questions or more information on Industry Partnership and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Barbora Krsiakova at or call 416.649.4438.

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