The Interior Design Educators Council 2013 Annual Conference, to be held February 17 - 19 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, will focus on the theme "Advancing Environmentally Responsible Design."
Key features of the IDEC conference are presentation, poster and panel sessions on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the Scholarship of Design Research and Creative Scholarship. Two interactive sessions that debuted at last year's conference will return. The Village Square Critical Issues Session is where panelists will share experience on pressing issues facing interior design before opening the session to group discussion, and Pecha Kucha Night is a fast-paced focus on creative teaching ideas.
Included in the schedule is time to network with colleagues, view student work, meet with exhibitors, and interact with representatives from NICDQ. At a closing banquet on Tuesday evening, IDEC will present its professional and presentation awards as well as announce winners of the Student Design Competition and Interior Design Video Competition. Pre- and post- conference education session topics include interior lighting design, Adobe software, NCIDQ, CIDA, and Journal of Interior Design. Tours are organized to the Miller House in Columbus, Efroymson Conservation Center, and Eiteljorg Museum.
The IDEC Annual Conference is open to everyone in the interior design industry including educators and students at design schools, colleges and universities; interior design practitioners; industry partners; and publishers. Continuing education credits are awarded for most sessions.