Membership Information


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

IDEC Membership dues will now be due on September 1.

 

IDEC recognizes that this is deadline is fast approaching. It is because of this that for this year only, there will be a grace period of 4 months before your membership is made inactive. You will not lose any membership benefits until December 31, 2019 if you do not renew your membership. But, if you renew by September 1, IDEC will be pro-rating the dues by 4 months so you do not lose those months of member benefits. This means if you pay by September 1, your renewal will be:

 

Pro-rated Individual Dues

(if renewed by September 1)

Professional - $205

Associate - $170

Graduate - $65

Industry Affiliate - $170

Retired - $65

Pro-rated Institutional Dues

(if renewed by September 1)

Professional - $195

Associate - $160

 

If you have questions on your dues renewal or the pro-rated fee, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Toni Wilkerson at twilkerson@idec.org or (630) 544-5057.

Membership Categories & Annual Dues

 
INSTITUTIONAL GROUP PACKAGE:

Click here for more information about Institutional Group Package

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.
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