2018 Conference Workshops

Looking to enhance your conference experience? Consider registering for one of these special offerings. There will be two Pre-Conference Workshops scheduled on Wednesday March 7th. There will also be a Post- Conference Workshop on Saturday, March 10.  CIDA will again host their workshop following the conference on Sunday. Each will bring together colleagues from across the membership for engaging discussion around a specific topic.

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Pre-Conference Workshop A: Enlighten: Updates for Teaching Lighting

Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Speakers: Ruth Beals, IDEC, ASID, NCIDQ,Coordinator, Interior Design Program, CIDA accredited Associate Professor Department of Art and Design, School of the Arts Converse College
Erin Speck, Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture, Corcoran School of Art and Design, The George Washington University,

Cost: $75

Lighting, one of the most dynamic elements of interiors today, is key for aesthetics and sustainable practices. Learn and experience approaches to update your lighting course content and teaching methods with a focus on LED technology. The workshop provides information within four segments: 1. The Battle of the Sources: LED vs. Legacy, 2. LEDs and Luminaires: Traditional and New Design, 3. Lighting Controls: Smart Building Technology, and 4. Your Lighting Course: Content, Assignments and Outcomes. Lighting course content, technological information, product demonstrations and collaborative activities are presented by experienced lighting educators and industry experts. CEU .4 available. 


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Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Workshop

Is your program interested in seeking accreditation or scheduled to seek reaccreditation? If so, consider attending CIDA’s Accreditation Workshop. Participants will gain a wealth of information about the accreditation process and best practices for undertaking an accreditation review. Experienced program faculty, CIDA site visitors, and staff provide insight and guidance on key elements of the accreditation process including preparing for a site visit, writing the Program Analysis Report, and using CIDA Standards as a tool for effective program self-study and continuous quality improvement. This year’s workshop will also include a presentation and discussion focused on CIDA’s Professional Standards 2017.  

Workshop features:      

  • Valuable how-to information to help your program prepare for a CIDA review
  • Real stories from programs that have recently completed a CIDA review
  • Advice from site visitors, program coordinators, and others about organizing an effective site visit
  • Opportunities to engage in discussion that will enhance understanding of accreditation and CIDA’s Professional Standards 2017

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018 (immediately following the 2018 IDEC Annual Conference in Chicago)

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: $400 per attendee, lunch included

For more information: Contact Megan Scanlan in the CIDA office at megan@accredit-id.org or 616.458.0400

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