2014 Annual Conference


Online registration has closed – please plan to register for conference onsite beginning March 6

If you have already registered but would like to add a workshop, tour or the symposium, please email the IDEC office at info@idec.org.

March 6 – 8, 2014 | New Orleans, LA

  • Pre-conference workshops on March 6 including CIDA Accreditation Workshop
  • Post-conference workshop and symposium on March 9 – 10

Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70140




Download the registration brochure

Thursday, March 6 Tour, Academy Workshops, JID Writers Workshop, CIDA Workshop, President’s Address & Opening Reception
Friday, March 7 Breakfast with Exhibitors, Keynote, Grad Student/Emerging Faculty, Regions Meetings, Lunch with Exhibitors, Poster Session, Abstract Presentations, Networks, New Member/Exhibitor/Sponsor Reception, Pecha Kucha
Saturday, March 8 Abstract Presentations, Business Meeting, Village Square, NCIDQ Session, Awards Dinner
Sunday, March 9 JID Symposium, Academy Workshops, Tour
Monday, March 10 JID Symposium (ending at Noon)


Fees onsite
IDEC Member $575
Non-Member $695
Student $300
Non-Member Joining as Professional $880
Non-Member Joining as Student $395


Conference Tour

Historic Landmarks of the French Quarter Walking Tour – docent led tours at Cabildo, 1850 House MuseumMadame Johns, Ursuline Convent – 10 am – 12:30 pm offered Thursday and Sunday – $30 per person

Raison D’Etre 2: Crafting a Global History of Interior Decoration and Design

Sponsored by the Journal of Interior Design and Interiors: Architecture Design Culture,  the symposium centers on the history and development of interior design as a profession and discipline around the world.  We are pleased to announce that scholars from eight countries will be presenting papers at the IDEC post-conference symposium on a range of truly engaging topics.  Both the Journal of Interior Design and Interiors will be considering papers from this pool as well as those submitted by others who respond to the call for JID and Interiors’ respective special history issues to be published in 2015.

Sunday March 9 (7:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.) (View summary of abstracts being presented)

  • Broad Topics to Set the Stage
  • The Profession in Europe
  • Lunch on your own – we’ve identified 30 restaurants within a few blocks of the hotel
  • The Profession in North America
  • Discussion

Monday, March 10 (7:45 a.m. – 12 noon)

  • Furniture
  • Design and the State
  • Discussion

Cost: (online registration opens in mid-November)

  •  $125 per person (attendees encouraged but not required t0 attend IDEC conference)
  •  75 graduate students


Planning Your Trip to New Orleans

 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor? Download the details.

Thank you to our conference Visionary Partner Sherwin-Williams.


Premier Partners:


NCIDQ Examination

Progressive Partner:


Planning to exhibit are:

  • ASID
  • Brenau University
  • Fairchild Books/ Bloomsbury
  • IIDA
  • Journal of Interior Design
  • Material ConneXion
  • NCIDQ Examinations
  • PaletteApp
  • SDC Publications
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Study Abroad Italy
  • Textile Fabric
  • Wiley

Supporting the conference with an in-kind sponsorship is

NEW-DA-LOGO-2-[Converted] and Mississippi State University