2017 Annual Conference Workshops

Looking to enhance your conference experience? Consider registering for one of these special offerings. JID will host a Writer's Workshop prior to the conference, IDEC's Gerontology Network will host a Service Outreach Charette on Saturday, and 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.

Writer's Workshop

This year's pre-conference Writer's Workshop, sponsored by Humanscale, is hosted by JID and features JID Special Issue guest editor Julieanna Preston. This workshop provides tailored information to scholars working in the creative and applied fields and who are looking to advance their ability to disseminate their work to a broader audience.   

Faculty who have submitted an abstract of interest to the JID Special Issue or those who are interested in pursuing journal-based venues for publishing Creative Scholarship should consider attending this highly informative, thought-provoking and engaging workshop.

Date: Wednesday, March 8
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $75 for members; $90 for non-members.

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Inaugural Community Service Outreach Charrette 

Join IDEC's Environmental Gerontology Network for a community service outreach initiative: an exploratory design charrette during which we will develop design solutions for a space in an independent living residence for older adults. CJE Senior Life and the Weinberg Community for Senior Living in Chicago has partnered with us for this initiative.

This workshop, a four hour design charrette that could be replicated for your students, will start with a conversation to identify and define the design problems presented to us, then graduate to a hands-on activity where attendees will work in small groups to address the issues with concept and design sketches, followed by discussing the suggestions.

The design problem presented to us comes from The Weinberg Community, a senior community consisting of 125 apartments and located in Deerfield, Illinois. In this project, we will will consider the furniture, material and color selection of the main lobby. We will also assess the floor plan of the lobby itself and work together to provide a smaller section of privacy in the lobby for some residents. 

As a professional organization, IDEC has much to offer in giving back to the design community at large. Join us to leave a design footprint, make an impact as a design teaching professional in the community in which we gather for our annual meeting. Materials to sketch and express your ideas will be provided. Or bring your digital devices to express your self. Afternoon refreshments will be sponsored by Mohawk, Pressalit/Spargo, Delos and Shaw Contract.

Date: Saturday, March 11
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for Annual Conference attendees
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 12, 2017(immediately following the 2017 IDEC Annual Conference in Chicago)
Time: 9 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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