2021 Virtual Annual Conference

March 1 - 5, 2021

Virtual Conference



The conference will take place March 1 - 5, 2021. Beginning on Monday, March 1st, each day will begin with a Keynote presentation to emphasize the conference theme: Engage, Empower, Connect. On the final day of the conference, the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Network will host a post-conference workshop.

Keynote Presentations:
Institutional Change and Decolonizing Design by Dr. Dori Tunstall
Design Practice by Gabrielle Bullock
MetaDesign: Ford ‎Think tank on the ‎future of Design by Jen Kolstad
Diversity as a Venn ‎Diagram: ‎Connecting Diversity ‎and Sustainability ‎by George Bandy ‎

Schedule at a Glance | Detailed Day 1 Schedule | Detailed Day 2 Schedule | Detailed Day 3 Schedule | Detailed Day 4 Schedule | Detailed Day 5 Schedule | Posters

Registration fees

*Early Bird Deadline: February 12

Registration Type *Early Bird/Regular
Member $250/$300
Non-Member $370/$420
Student/Retiree Member $50/$100
Student/Retiree Non-Member $80/$130
Keynote Only Member $50 per Keynote
Keynote Only Non-Member $75 per Keynote
Workshop Only Member $50
Workshop Only Non-Member $75

Registration is now open

Register for the full conference
*Full conference registration includes all keynote presentations, as well as participation in the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (I.D.E.) Workshop on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Register for Keynote presentation(s) and/or the I.D.E. Workshop


Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

IDEC’s Annual Conference hosts 300-400 members, educators, practitioners, and graduate students. A gathering of Interior Design Educators at every stage of their careers, the Annual Conference provides opportunities for dissemination of research related to the areas of design, teaching and learning, as well as creative scholarship. Our educators come hoping to not only hone their teaching skills but be introduced to the newest products used across the field so that they can introduce each of their students to them as well. The more Interior Design Educators know about what is happening in these industries, the more they can pass along to their students, who go out and act on this information as practitioners. One contact with one educator at the Annual Conference can have exponential impact on the transmission of information from dozens to hundreds of design students annually. Please view our Annual Conference Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities for details.