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2013 IDEC Annual Conference Focuses on Environmentally Responsible Design

For the past 50 years, the Interior Design Educators Council has met annually to learn, inspire, and advance the interior design profession. The 2013 annual conference will be held February 17 - 19 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.

PRLog - Jan. 2, 2013 - INDIANAPOLIS -- For the past 50 years, the Interior Design Educators Council has met annually to learn, inspire, and advance the interior design profession. This 2013 annual conference, to be held February 17 - 19 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, focuses 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.

The conference keynote speaker is David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Senior Adviser to the President, Oberlin College. He is the author of seven books, including Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect (Island Press, 2004).

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.

Registrations before January 10, 2013 receive an early-bird discount. The conference has one-day, non-member and student registration rates. Details at http://2013.idec.org/pages/registration.

The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) is an international organization with the mission of advancing interior design education, scholarship and service. Founded in 1963, IDEC has over 850 members. For more information, go online to www.idec.org.

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