WHAT’S NEW AT HQ

2014 Membership Renewal Reminder

Don’t pass up the benefits of an IIDA Membership that includes reduced rates for events and CEUs, networking and access to the IIDA Career Center. Renew by Oct.16, 2013 and you will be entered in a drawing for a FREE 2015 Membership. The winner will be announced in Design Matters in November. Renew now! For more information, contact memberservices@iida.org.

Cheryl Durst to Appear at INSIDE World Festival of Interiors 2013

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, will present and moderate a panel discussion also featuring Heleen van Gent (AkzoNobel) and Leyton Reid (Interior Educators). “Blurring the Boundaries” will address the gradually obscuring borderlines between Art, Architecture and Design, and how cross-disciplinary partnerships across those lines may be integral to the development of a full-service design approach.

IIDA Offerings at NeoCon East 2013

NeoCon East 2013 is rapidly approaching, and attendees can look forward to a robust program of IIDA activities and events. IIDA will be at booth 2300 at the Baltimore Convention Center at One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Md., and will include the NeoCon East Booth Design Award Competition, Student Career Bootcamp and a Government Forum. Further details on all IIDA events at NeoCon 2013 will be available soon.

Healthcare Presenters Still Sought for EdSpaces Webinar Series

IIDA is still eager to hear from Members who are willing and able to share their perspectives on Healthcare Design as part of an upcoming webinar series hosted as part of our ongoing partnership with Healthcare Design magazine. The series, scheduled for Dec. 4-5, 2013, at EdSpaces in San Antonio, Texas, will draw on topics such as Sustainability, EBD, Acute Care, Healing Gardens and more. If you are interested in sharing your experience, please submit your interest and topic for consideration to Director of Continuing Education Ely Padilla at epadilla@iida.org.

WHAT’S NEW AT HQ

Membership Renewal Reminder

Please note that Designers’ and Students’ 2014 IIDA Membership Renewal notices will be sent via email starting Sept. 16, 2013. Included in the email will be your invoice and instructions for online Membership renewal. Renewal invoices for Industry Members will be sent in October. Any questions regarding the renewal of your IIDA Membership can be directed to memberservices@iida.org.

Annual Membership corresponds to the calendar year and expires after Dec. 31, 2013.

IIDA At NeoCon East 2013

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NeoCon East 2013 will be held Oct. 16-17 in Baltimore, Md., and IIDA will be there to enlighten and enhance the experience for attendees. IIDA will be located at booth 2300 and will feature the NeoCon East Booth Design Award Competition, Student Career Bootcamp and a Government Forum. Details on all IIDA events at NeoCon 2013 will be available soon.

IIDA Partners With Interface for Green Apple Day of Service

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IIDA has partnered with manufacturer Interface to support Green Apple Day of Service. The initiative, sponsored by the Center for Green Schools at the USGBC, unites Interface with IIDA Members to identify worthy service projects in their markets and to tackle them through joint effort. The official date of Green Apple Day of Service is Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, but designated projects can take place any time between August and November.

Green Apple is an innovative program that brings together people, companies and organizations to create healthier, more productive and sustainable learning environments for students.

Contact your local Interface rep or Melissa Vernon to discuss ideas. Need inspiration? Check out some of last year’s projects.

Call for Healthcare Presenters

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IIDA seeks Members who are leaders in Healthcare Design for an upcoming webinar series in conjunction with our ongoing partnership with Healthcare Design magazine. If you are interested in presenting your perspective on directions in Healthcare Design, IIDA wants to hear from you.

The series will be held Dec. 4-5, 2013. Demonstrate and share your experience. Topics include Sustainability, EBD, Acute Care, Healing Gardens and more.

Please submit your interest and topic for consideration to Ely Padilla, Director of Continuing Education, at epadilla@iida.org.