2020 Annual Conference

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March 4 - 7, 2020 
Tulsa, Oklahoma

IDEC is excited to welcome everyone to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Agenda Registration Fees Mobile App Hotel Things To Do In Tulsa Travel Deals & Discounts Sponsors & Exhibitors Conference Tracks Awards



Note: Items on agenda are subject to change

Wednesday, March 4

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 Registration Open

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

 CIDA Workshop (Pre-registration required)                                                                              

2 p.m - 4 p.m

 JID Author's Workshop (Pre-registration required)     

6:30 p.m. -  8 p.m.         

 Opening Reception


Thursday, March 5 

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Registration Open 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 Graduate and Professional Poster Presentations

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    

 Keynote Address
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Research and Scholarship Concurrent Presentations   

11:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.

 Exhibit Hall Open

11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 Lunch with Exhibitors and Sponsors 

1:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

 Research and Scholarship Concurrent Presentations                                                               

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  Break with Exhibitors
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Research and Scholarship Concurrent Presentations   
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Teaching and Learning in the Round 
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Fellows Forum
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   Affiliate Organization Updates 

5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 


8:30 p.m.  - 10 p.m.       

 Awards Presentation/Pecha Kucha


Friday, March 6

7:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

 Exhibit Hall Open

7:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.    

 Strolling Breakfast with Exhibitors and Sponsors     

7:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

 New Member/Grad Student Fellows Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 Student Competition Poster Dispay

8:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

 Research and Scholarship Concurrent Presentations                                               

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 Regional Meetings

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.


2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 Research and Scholarship Concurrent Presentations                                                                

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 Break with Exhibitors 

3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.   Research and Scholarship Concurrent Presentations   

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 Network Happy Hour (RSVP Required)



Saturday, March 7

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.      Breakfast 

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 Student Competition Poster Display

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

 State of IDEC

9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

 Town Hall Meeting/Open Forum

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  President's Luncheon 

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 Second Annual Community Service Outreach Charrette: Tulsa, OK (Pre-Registration Required)

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 Local Tours






Registration will open in January of 2020. 

*Early Bird Deadline: February 15                                                                                              

Registration Type

Early Bird*/Regular





Student Member 


One Day option Member – MUST select Thursday or Friday


One Day option Non-Member – MUST select Thursday or Friday



Workshops and Tours


JID Author's Workshop: Shaping a Creative Scholarship Visual Essay   


CIDA Workshop


Service Charrette  $20
















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With the Annual Conference mobile app, you can:

  • Stay organized with up-to-the-minute presentation and event information
  • Receive important, real-time communications from IDEC
  • Build a personalized schedule and bookmark exhibitors
  • Take notes and download event handouts and presentations
  • Rate and comment on the sessions you attend
  • Find attendees and connect with your colleagues

Concerned about not having a strong signal at the event hotel during the conference? Anxious about the idea of your battery dying right in the middle of building your event schedule? Don't worry - we have you covered! Our mobile app is native  - which means an internet connection is not needed to access any of its impressive features.

The app will be available to download in 2020. 


Hyatt Regency Tulsa Downtown

100 East Second St
Tulsa, OK, 74103
Phone: (918) 234-1234

Special IDEC rate: $139 per night**

Hotel Booking Instructions will be available shortly. 

**Rate expires February 10. After this date, rate increases.


IDEC is pleased to offer corporate travel discounts with Delta, United Airlines, Avis and Budget rentals. We hope our attendees will take advantage of these special rates! Learn more.


The IDEC Annual Conference draws on average more than 350 of the most influential interior design educators to its location - and Tulsa will be no different. Be a part of the advancement of interior design education, scholarship, and service this year.

View the available opportunities. If interested, email info@idec.org.


Human-Centered Design speaks to the critical role interior spaces play in the well being of people in the made environment. Specific conference tracks joining design scholars, educators, and creators aim to coalesce a body of work significant in size and focus and to facilitate collaboration amongst these design thinkers. 

  • History & Theory
  • Globalism & Multiculturalism
  • Pedagogy
  • Practice
  • Social & Environmental Impact
  • Open Track


The Interior Design Educator's Council values the recognition of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service from both its own membership and the larger international design community. Awards will be presented at the 2020 Annual Conference.

  • Service Awards
    • Community Service
    • Presidential
    • Partners in Education
  • Teaching Awards
    • Arnold P. Friedmann Educator of Distinction
    • Teaching Excellence
    • IIDA/IDEC Foundation Diversity 
  • Scholarship Awards
    • Scholarship Excellence
    • Book Award
    • Media Award
  • Best Of Scholastic and Creative Awards 

Click here for more about the IDEC Awards

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