This Fall, the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) conference comes to Toronto, welcoming key members of the Canadian and North American interior design industry for a three-day showcase. Hosted at Bay Street’s Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, the conference will take place from September 16-19.
Themed Value of Design Thinking, this year’s conference promises to “bring together thought leaders, subject experts and game changers from the wider design, business and media community to highlight the crucial role of design in shaping a productive, healthy and inclusive society.”
“Over three thought-provoking days, we’re aiming to expand your horizons, as well as your network and skills base through a program of in-depth education, expert panel discussions, guided design tours, awards galas and breakfasts, emerging professionals programs and provocative conference keynotes,” the IDC website explains.
Founded in 1972, the IDC is the national advocacy association for the interior design profession. As the profession’s national advocacy body, IDC represents more than 5,000 members including fully qualified interior designers, Intern members (who have yet to pass their exams), students, educators and retired members.
Described by the IDC as “one of North America’s most uplifting, inspiring and expansive educational conferences showcasing the true value of design,” the 2018 National Conference will feature a combination of professional training events, seminars and breakout sessions (targeting multiple education levels), cross-disciplinary panel discussions, and walking / showroom tours, as well as a gala and an awards presentation.
The daily sessions will run from approximately 8 am to 5 pm, with a full itinerary for the three-day event now available via the IDC’s official website, linked here.