Keynotes, National Summits and More at #IIDEX15

IIDEXCanada.Keynote Todd Saunders

We’re excited to announce Todd Saunders as a keynote at #IIDEX15!

Norway based Todd Saunders is one of the most notable Canadian architects working internationally today. Led by a strong contemporary design sensibility, he believes that architecture plays an important role in creating place, by using form, materials and texture to help evoke and shape memory and human interaction. Through his practice, Saunders Architecture, he has worked on cultural and residential projects across the globe such as Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada, a UNICEF centre in Norway, and a large scale residential project in Istanbul, Turkey.

Todd takes the Keilhauer Theatre on Thursday, December 3, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. He will highlight recent international projects and give insight into the making of Fogo Island Inn. Zita Cobb, the Founder of Fogo Island Inn, will also be speaking on December 2 at the IDC/IIDA Leaders Breakfast Toronto.

The Air Canada enRoute Hotel Design Awards will follow Todd’s keynote.

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National Summit on Wellness
Thursday, Dec 3, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., with Bill Browning, Biophilia Keynote on the Keilhauer Theatre

Join Chair Barbara Ciesla, SVP of Jones Lang LaSalle, and Moderator Michael Brooks, CEO of REALpac, as their panels of experts tackle “People Strategies” and “Building-Scale Strategies” and their impact on overall wellness in the workplace.

This three-hour summit will not only explore how design and real estate can impact health, well-being and culture, but it will also work to connect the varying groups of influencers. By taking a holistic look at health and wellness, the sessions in this summit will uncover how elements like design, operations, management and culture building can redefine how we think about value in real estate.

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Is Sustainable Design Only About Energy? The Real ROI

In this seminar Alan Murphy, Principal of Green Reason Inc. and Antonio Santini, Principal of Red Studio Architects, will look at the opportunities and benefits of sustainable design on the health and well-being of building occupants and how the ROI of a well designed sustainable building goes beyond simple payback calculations. Learn best practices and how rating systems including LEED and the new WELL Standard will be used to demonstrate opportunities to improve the quality of spaces we create and improve the long term ROI.

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Thousands of New Products at IIDEXCanada

Start planning your visit to see 1,600+ exhibitors in all product categories throughout the North and South Buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Fogo Island Shop

The above photo is from the new Fogo Island Shop, which will be exhibiting at booth #4809.

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THINK:Material is an IIDEXCanada special feature exhibition and online library – – of the world’s most inventive, cutting edge and sustainable materials. We’re bringing a curated selection of this new and innovative materials database and collection to the Show Floor this year at #IIDEX15 in booth #6133.

Pick up your copy of the Design Source Guide featuring this unique exhibit when you visit #IIDEX15 in December.