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Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Conference

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The Interior Design Educators Council’s (IDEC) 2018 Annual Conference will focus on human-centered design and will strive to facilitate collaboration among design scholars, educators, and creators. The mission of The Interior Design Educators Council, Inc. is the advancement of interior design education, scholarship, and service.The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design impacts lives, and collaborates with others to promote the value of interior design. Join us to elevate human health and comfort as we kick-off IDEC 2018.

This half-day program is a complimentary experience and is first come, first serve. Please register to secure your seat to engage in conversation on how design impacts lives. 

Date and Time

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
3/7/2018 – 3/10/2018

Location

Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
United States

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ASID at IDEC | Impact of Design

Location: Boston Park Plaza | 50 Park Plaza | White Hill meeting room | 4th Floor

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2 – 5 p.m.

 

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. – Registration/Coffee

2:15 – 3:15 p.m – Keynote Presentation: Working Well, Being Well

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. – Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Shift into High Gear – Integrating Technology and Well-being in Design

5:30 p.m. – Opening reception for IDEC

Keynote Presentation
Working Well, Being Well

Design professionals have made significant progress recently in adopting sustainable building principles as common practice. While promoting physical sustainability continues to be one of our most important challenges, our community also has an opportunity to impact personal sustainability among occupants. In order to maintain optimal health and engagement, we need to expand the focus from traditional wellness initiatives to well-being, encompassing physical, emotional, financial, career, and community aspects. WELL is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features that impact human health and well-being in the built environment. It marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research. Learn how to create environments that support holistic health by promoting the ability to connect, bond, refresh, and incorporate movement.

Speaker: Kay Sargent, ASID, LEED® AP, MCR.w, WELL AP
Senior Principal |  Director of WorkPlace | HOK


PANEL DISCUSSION
Shift into High Gear – Integrating Technology and Well-being in Design

The interior design profession is at the vortex of change in this rapidly evolving society. As the client base invents and re-invents itself for the digital age, as new generations design their lives to be more connected to each other and to the eco-systems sustaining all life forms, so the demands on the interior design profession shift into high gear at always increasing speeds. Tech-influenced behaviors and processes have begun to reshape interior design, including relationships with clients, suppliers, and research universities. Designers are charged to connect essential skills and knowledge as they rethink and refine existing programs in creating interiors that deepen engagement with humanity.

This session examines the profession’s deep dives into this shift by exploring technology, circadian lighting, and healthy materials —all connected to environmental and human well-being. Panelists will discuss how each topic is changing the design process, penetrating design practice and education, and innovating design projects.   

Moderator: Susan L. Wiggins, CAE, Hon. IDC
Senior Strategic Advisor | ASID

Panelists

David Cordell, ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP, FITWEL Ambassador
David Cordell, ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP, FITWEL Ambassador

Associate Principal, Perkins+Will

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Dr. Jill Pable, ASID, FIDEC, WELL AP
Dr. Jill Pable, ASID, FIDEC, WELL AP

Professor, Florida State University

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Kay Sargent, ASID, LEED® AP, WELL AP, MCR.w
Kay Sargent, ASID, LEED® AP, WELL AP, MCR.w

Senior Principal, Director of WorkPlace, HOK

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David Cordell, ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP, FITWEL Ambassador

David Cordell is a senior technical coordinator, sustainability leader, and associate principal of Perkins+Will’s Washington, D.C. office. His experience includes a variety of corporate, non-profit, healthcare, and science & tech projects for clients of various sizes. With over eight years as the sustainability leader for the interiors practice in the D.C. office, David has worked on numerous LEED projects, several of which earned Platinum certification. Part of the firm’s Material Health and Transparency Taskforce, David has a special focus on interior environments and their interaction with occupant health and wellness. He has authored several articles for Contract Magazine’s “Designing for Health” series and has published research papers on various aspects of workplace design.

Dr. Jill Pable, ASID, FIDEC, WELL AP

Jill Pable is a professor in the Interior Architecture & Design Department at Florida State University and a fellow and past national president of the Interior Design Educators Council. She believes that persons of all means benefit from well-designed environments, and is the facilitator of Design Resources for the Homelessness, a free research-informed knowledge source for architectural designers and organizations creating housing and facilities for people recovering from homelessness. Pable is an NCIDQ-certified interior designer and has practiced design in her own commercial firm and with Universal Studios Florida. She holds B.S. and M.F.A. degrees in Interior Design and a Ph.D. degree in Instructional Technology with specialization in architecture. Jill is the author and co-author respectively of Sketching Interiors at the Speed of Thought and Interior Design: Strategies for Teaching and Learning and believes that design can make life interesting, fulfilling, and empowering.

Kay Sargent, ASID, LEED® AP, WELL AP, MCR.w

Kay Sargent has more than 30 years of experience in the interiors industry with work that has taken her to multiple continents to work with Fortune 500 companies on their global real estate strategies and workplaces of the future. Kay specializes in helping companies identify their unique organizational DNA and requirements, align their spaces with their business goals, develop the workplace of the future, and deliver it across global portfolios. 

Prior to joining HOK as Senior Principal for Strategic Accounts and Workplace, Kay served as director of workplace strategies for Lendlease; vice president of A&D and workplace strategies for Teknion, and as a principal for Interior Architects in Washington, D.C. She holds a BFA in interiors from Virginia Commonwealth University and studied environmental design at the Parsons School of Design. Kay serves on the CoreNet Global Board, the ASID Foundation Board, and the Advisory Board of the Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design. She has also served on the International Boards of IIDA, ASID, NCQLP, and NCIDQ. She is an active member of IFMA and co-founder of the IFMA Workplace Evolutionaries community. Kay was recently selected as a ‘POWER WOMEN’ by Bisnow and is a mentor to many in the industry. 

Bonny Slater, ASID, LEED AP
Bonny Slater, ASID, LEED AP

Health & Wellness Center of Excellence Leader, Gensler

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Moderator: Susan L. Wiggins, CAE, Hon. IDC
Moderator: Susan L. Wiggins, CAE, Hon. IDC

Senior Strategic Advisor, ASID

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Bonny Slater, ASID, LEED AP

Bonny Slater is a senior designer and regional Health & Wellness practice area leader at Gensler. With degrees in both design and environmental psychology, her research-based solutions reflect the local cultures and identities of her diverse clients, from community health centers to foreign medical cities. Her designs have received awards from IIDA and AIA, and have been published in Contract and Architectural Record.

Moderator: Susan L. Wiggins, CAE, Hon. IDC

A strategic leader, relationship builder, mentor, coach and speaker, Susan (or SWiggins as she is often called) was brought on board in January 2016 as a strategic advisor to ASID and its leadership.

With over twenty-five years as an Association professional, Susan has successfully advanced multiple professional non-profit organizations throughout her career. The past fifteen years of her career was spent first as Executive Director of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) and then as the Chief Executive Officer of Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). Susan has become an expert consultant in strategic planning, programming and advocacy efforts. She is well known in the interior design community for her passion, presence, and commitment to advancing the profession of interior design in meaningful and impactful ways.

In her current role as Senior Strategic Advisor to ASID, Susan shares her expertise with the ASID leadership team on development and implementation of the strategic plan and the development of new and innovative programs and services. Her ultimate goal is to promote the organization’s value proposition and its impact on the industry and the profession. Supporting CEO Randy Fiser and the Board to advance the Society’s Vision and Strategic Plan is the foundation for Susan’s work.