Second Annual IIDA Advocacy Symposium to be Held in Denver

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) proudly announces its second annual Advocacy Symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, Colorado, Sept. 23 – 25, 2016. After a successful inaugural advocacy symposium in Sept. 2015, next year’s event will energize and encourage Interior Design advocates as they learn to refine and execute advocacy strategy that articulates the value and mission of interior design.

“The 2015 Advocacy Symposium was an invigorating experience that brought together more than 90 attendees, speakers, and staff who highlighted the passion, dedication, and persistence of amazing design advocates from across the country,” said Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “We have no doubt that next year’s symposium will exceed our expectations as we take a deep dive into the strategies IIDA Members can employ to educate the public and legislators about the impact commercial interior designers have on business, productivity, and worker health and welfare.”

Topics will include determining optimal advocacy strategy; how advocacy can increase the public understanding of the value of design; how to energize and mobilize colleagues and constituents; and connecting and engaging in dialogue with local and national government representatives.

The IIDA Advocacy Symposium is an excellent opportunity to empower, educate, and engage interior design advocates in the most up-to-date and relevant strategies tailored to articulate and advance the professional practice of design.

For more information, visit or contact Emily Kluczynski, Director of Advocacy, Public Policy and Legislative Affairs, at

About International Interior Design Association
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. We advocate for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.