2015 Midwest Regional Conference

2015 Midwest Regional Conference 
Challenge: Change + Tradition
October 15-16, 2015
            October 15 – Haworth Headquarters, Holland, MI
            October 16 – Herman Miller Greenhouse and Design Yard, Holland, MI


Thursday, October 15 Haworth Corporate Headquarters
8:30 am- 9:00 am Breakfast sponsored by Haworth
9:00 am- 10:00 am

Presentation Group A

  1. Connecting Millennials with Clients: Examples from Two Studio Projects
    Christina Birkentall, University of Kentucky
  2. Game-based Learning Strategies in Interior Design Studios: A Concept Paper
    Zina Alaswad, Iowa State University (Student)
10:00 am- 11:00 am Haworth Office Tour
11:00 am- 12:00 pm 

Presentation Group B

  1. Hybridizing Design History: Strategically Merging Virtual Experiences with Interpersonal Encounters to Facilitate Multimodal Learning
    Helen Turner, University of Kentucky
  2. Pedagogy [Re] Design
    Patrick Lee Lucas, University of Kentucky
12:00 pm- 1:00 pm  Lunch sponsored by Haworth
Kip Alstaetter- IIDA representative
1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Presentation Group C

  1. Researched-based Design and Empowerment of Interior Designers Using Research
    Diane Kitchell
  2. Creative Service Learning:  Two Community-Centered Studio Projects from Conception to Completion
    Darlene Davison, Maryville University
    Jessica Senne, Maryville University
2:00 pm- 3:15 pm Haworth Manufacturing Tour
3:15 pm- 4:15 pm

Presentation Group D

  1. Designing for Designers: A College Renovation
    Rebekah Radtke, University of Kentucky
  2. Eurus: Folding into Rhythm and Algorithm
    Jiangmei Wu, Indiana University
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm 

Evening Pecha Kucha Event Sponsored by Texas/Oklahoma IIDA

Presentation Group E

  1. Digital Leap: History + Theory Online
    Patrick Lee Lucas, University of Kentucky
    Helen Turner, University of Kentucky
  2. Designing for Cultural Differences
    Wendy VanderNoordaa, Illinios State University
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Comments
Thank You to our sponsors!

Dinner on your own
Friday, October 16 Herman Miller
  Breakfast on your own prior to 9:00 am
9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Herman Miller Tour: GreenHouse 
(time includes tour and brief drive time to the Design Yard for lunch and afternoon sessions)
12:00 pm-1:00 pm 
Lunch sponsored by Herman Miller
Midwest Region Business Meeting
1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Presentation Group F

  1. Lighting:  Emotional Responses and Preferences in the Hospitality Setting
    Susan Ray-Degges, North Dakota State University;
    Lynsey Mogck, DGSW Architects; Matthew McCarty, Restoration Hardware; Ronald Degges, North Dakota State University
  2. Experience  :  Reflect  :  Think  :  Act  :  Lessons from a Healthcare Studio
    Lindsey Fay, University of Kentucky
2:00 pm- 3:15 pm Herman Miller Tour: Design Yard
3:15 pm- 4:15 pm

Presentation Group G

  1. Suburban Modernism: The Architecture and Interior Design of Ralph and Mary Jane Fournier
    Jessica Senne, Maryville University
  2. People + Place:  An Interface Between Humans and the Built Environment
    Dana Vaux, University of Nebraska, Kearney
4:15 pm- 4:30 pm
Closing Comments
Thank You to our sponsors!

Registration Information:
Early Bird Rates Available Until October 1, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 7, 2015

IDEC Member (early bird rate) $130
IDEC Member (regular rate) $155
IDEC Member: One Day Only (early bird rate) $100
IDEC Member: One Day Only (regular rate) $110
Non-Member (early bird rate) $155
Non-Member (regular rate)  $180
Non-Member: One Day Only (early bird rate) $125
Non-Member: One Day Only (regular rate)   $135
Student (early bird rate)   $50
Student (regular rate)   $75
Student: One Day Only (early bird rate) $30
Student: One Day Only (regular rate) $45

Register online now!

  • Registration for Thursday includes Haworth headquarters and factory tours; breakfast and lunch; evening Pecha Kucha event
  • Registration for Friday includes Herman Miller Greenhouse and Design Yard tours; lunch
  • If you are flying or driving through Chicago, you may also want to take part in Open House Chicago on Saturday & Sunday, following the conference.  It’s free! http://www.openhousechicago.org

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