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  • December 9, 2016

    Annual Conference: Registration Now Open

    IDEC Chicago, held March 8-11, is a celebration of design, research and education. This conference is the perfect place to connect, network and forge partnerships in pursuits of knowledge about all things design. Our 2017 event features a fabulous keynote presentation, dynamic PK presentations, networking opportunities, open forums and round table discussions, local tours and more. Early Bird registration rates for members is only $500, $625 for non-members and $250 for students. Early Bird rates expire on Wednesday, January 18, so register today! Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional, this conference will appeal to all within the interior design community.  You won't want to miss it!

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  • December 8, 2016

    Annual Conference Tour Information Announced!

    Don’t Miss these unique Chicago tour opportunities at the IDEC Annual Meeting, March 8-11. Tour #1 is Frank Lloyd Wright by Bus, which allows attendees to discover the neighborhood where Wright's famed Prairie Style of architecture evolved. Tour #2 is a walking tour of Hotel Boom. During this tour, learn how and why a former athletic club, bank, chemical company, motor club and more were transformed into first class hotels. 

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  • December 8, 2016

    Friedmann Nominations Deadline Extended

    The Council of Fellows has extended the call for nominations for the Arnold P. Friedmann Educator of Distinction award. The deadline for nominations is now January 15. The IDEC Arnold Friedmann Educator of Distinction award, initiated in 2011, is presented to an IDEC member in recognition of significant, sustained, and distinguished contributions in interior design education. Consider nominating your most accomplished colleagues. 

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  • December 5, 2016

    2017-2018 Board of Directors Election Results Announced

    Please congratulate the following new officers. Their terms will begin on May 1, 2017.

    President-Elect: Hepi Wachter - University of Oklahoma
    Secretary/Treasurer: Cindy Martimo - Dunwoody College of Technology
    Director at Large-Service: Amy Campos - California College of the Arts
    East Regional Chair: Barbara Lowenthal - New York School of Interior Design
    Midwest Regional Chair: Christina Birkentall - University of Kentucky
    Southwest Regional Chair: Kristi Gaines - Texas Tech University

  • December 1, 2016

    IDEC Releases Fall Issue of Exchange

    IDEC Exchange celebrates the community of Interior Design Educators and their work and projects that not only demonstrate innovative outcomes, but that also push forward concepts, processes, approaches and methodologies as the real 'matter' of Interior Design. The fall 2016 issue engages two related but often opposing concepts: Intervention + Atmosphere. This issue addresses the relationships and differences of these two concepts and asks how practitioners and educators can engage and develop them in our work.

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  • October 28, 2016

    2017 Special Projects Grant Call Released

    The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) is pleased to announce funding for Special Projects and invites submissions by the membership. Requests for funding up to $3,000.00 will be considered that engage creative, goal-oriented activities of a defined scope and duration benefiting interior design education and/or the profession.

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  • March 8, 2017

    2017 IDEC Annual Conference

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