IDEC has an array of membership benefits including the organization's Annual Conference, Regional Conferences and more. Click here for all of IDEC's membership benefits.

New members joining between January 1 and October 31 will pay a full year membership dues in their first calendar year and the prorated dues (from their join date the previous year) in the 2nd year. Example: a person joins in July pays full annual dues amount. In November of that year they receive the notice that their membership renewal will be due on January 1 of the following year with the amount being the prorated amount from the first year of the membership – in this case dues from July to Decembers. The goal is to bring members into the regular renewal cycle as quickly as possible. New members joining in the last two months of the membership year will be granted a “free” two months of membership and pay only the full dues covering the next calendar year.
 
 
INSTITUTIONAL GROUP PACKAGE:

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The Institutional Group Packaging is an excellent way to validate the professionalism of your staff, allow everyone in your department to enjoy the benefits of IDEC membership, and to realize a cost savings over multiple individual memberships. Contact  info@idec.org for more details about the group packaging option.
 
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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS:
 
Professional Member : $305/year

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Professional Membership shall be open to those educators who hold a full-time appointment or equivalent in Interior Design education. Those professional members who are promoted into administrative positions will maintain professional membership status.
 
  • Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Masters Degree of Doctoral Degree in Interior Design or related field from an accredited school, college or university, or equivalency as determined by the academic institution.
  • Qualifications shall be vouched for by the applicant’s department head or equivalent.
  • Professional Members are entitled to the following privileges:
    • attend all meetings and functions of IDEC,
    • receive publications and mailings including the Journal of Interior Design,
    • access IDEC member directory on-line,
    • be identified on the Membership Lists as Professional Members and use the initials IDEC,
    • vote on issues,
    • serve as Board Members or act in any capacity on any committee or assigned position,
    • submit two abstracts each year at no cost as a benefit of membership,
    • receive member pricing on annual conference attendance,
    • participate in the annual Student Design Competition,
    • membership in an IDEC Region,
    • participation in IDEC Networks, and
    • nominate individuals for Honorary and Fellow Membership status.

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Associate Membership: $250/year

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Associate Membership shall be open to those educators who hold a part-time or adjunct position in Interior Design and educators in Interior Design in secondary education.
 
  • Qualifications shall be vouched for by the applicant’s department head or equivalent.
  • Associate Members are entitled to the following privileges:
    • attend all meetings and functions of IDEC unless otherwise specifically noted,
    • receive publications and mailings including the Journal of Interior Design,
    • access IDEC member directory on-line,
    • be identified on Membership Lists as Associate members,
    • participate in the annual Student Design Competition,
    • receive member pricing on annual conference attendance,
    • membership in an IDEC Region,
    • participation in IDEC Networks, and
    • serve on committees.
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Graduate Student Membership: $95/year

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Graduate Membership shall be open to those individuals who are full-time students, but not full-time educators. Qualifications shall be vouched for by the applicant’s department head or equivalent.
 
  • Graduate Student members are entitled to the following privileges:
    • attend all meetings and functions of IDEC unless otherwise specifically noted,
    • receive publications and mailings including the Journal of Interior Design,
    • access IDEC member directory on-line,
    • be identified on Membership Lists as Graduate Student Members,
    • membership in an IDEC Region,
    • participation in IDEC Networks, and
    • serve on committees.
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Industry Affiliate Membership: $255/year

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Industry Affiliate Membership shall be open to industry allies interested in Interior Design education and the activities of IDEC.
 
  • Industry Affiliate Members are entitled to the following privileges:
    • Attend all meetings and function s of IDEC unless otherwise specifically noted,
    • receive publications and mailings including the Journal of Interior Design,
    • access IDEC online membership directory,
    • be identified on Membership Lists as Industry Affiliate Members,
    • membership in an IDEC Region,
    • participation in IDEC Networks, and
    • serve on committees.
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Retired Membership: $95/year

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Retired Membership shall be open to members who are officially retired from their educational institution or design-related practice.
 
  • Retired members are entitled to the following privileges:
    • attend all meetings and functions of IDEC unless otherwise noted,
    • receive publications and mailings including the Journal of Interior Design,
    • access IDEC online membership directory,
    • be identified on the membership lists as Retired Member and use the appellation 'IDEC retired'
    • serve on committees.
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Honorary Membership
Honorary Membership is an invitational category designed to recognize significant contributions to interior design education by individuals not eligible to be Professional Members.

 
  • Honorary members are entitled to the following privileges:
    • attend all meetings and functions of IDEC unless otherwise specifically noted,
    • receive publications and mailings including the Journal of Interior Design,
    • access IDEC online membership directory,
    • be identified on Membership Lists as Honorary Members, and
    • serve on committees.
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Fellow
Fellow status is a Professional Membership category designed to honor an IDEC member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Interior Design Educators Council and shall be identified by the use of the initials FIDEC. Fellows are Professional Members and entitled to all privileges thereof.