IIDA Announces 2nd Annual Advocacy Symposium

IIDA press release

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is proud to announce that registration for the 2nd annual Advocacy Symposium, scheduled for Sept. 23-25 in Denver, Colorado, is now open. The 2016 IIDA Advocacy Symposium will feature a variety of keynote speakers, educational sessions, and panel discussions that will provide attendees with the information they need to be effective interior design advocates.

“After an inspiring inaugural Advocacy Symposium in 2015, we are so pleased to once again offer this unique event to IIDA Members, students, and interior designers-at-large,” said Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP. “This year’s Symposium will empower, educate, and engage interior design advocates with the most up-to-date and relevant strategies aimed at advancing the profession.”

Attendees at this year’s Advocacy Symposium will develop a more definitive understanding of what advocacy means, how to articulate the value and mission of interior design, and how to energize and encourage advocates for our profession. Sample session topics include: determining an optimal advocacy strategy; increasing the public understanding of interior design; mobilizing colleagues and constituents; the role of communications in advocacy; and working with lobbyists and other stakeholder groups.

Register online now for the 2nd annual IIDA Advocacy Symposium and take advantage early bird registration pricing. Early bird registration ends July 15, 2016. For more information, visit iida.org or contact Emily Kluczynski, Director of Advocacy, Public Policy and Legislative Affairs, at ekluczynski@iida.org.

About 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. IIDA advocates for advancement 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. iida.org