March 1 – 5, 2021
Virtual Conference

The conference will take place March 1 – 5, 2021. Beginning on Monday, March 1st, each day will begin with a Keynote presentation to emphasize the conference theme: Dialogue: Diversity + Design. On the final day of the conference, the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Network will host a post-conference workshop.

Schedule at a Glance

Conference Highlights

March 1 Keynote Presentation: Institutional Change and Decolonizing Design with Dr. Dori Tunstall

March 2 Keynote Presentation: Design Practice: Changing the Face of Design with Gabrielle Bullock

March 3 Keynote Presentation: MetaDesign: Ford ‎Think Tank on the ‎Future of Design Jennifer Kolstad and Panel

March 4 Keynote Presentation: Diversity as a Venn ‎Diagram: ‎Connecting Diversity ‎and Sustainability ‎with George Bandy ‎

March 5Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Workshop


Registration for this event has closed.

Full conference registration includes all four keynote presentations, as well as participation in the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (I.D.E.) Workshop on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Registration Fees
*Early Bird Deadline: February 12

Registration Type *Early Bird/Regular
Member $250/$300
Non-Member $370/$420
Student/Retiree Member $50/$100
Student/Retiree Non-Member $80/$130
Keynote Only Member $50 per Keynote
Keynote Only Non-Member $75 per Keynote
Workshop Only Member $50
Workshop Only Non-Member $75
Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

IDEC’s Annual Conference hosts 300-400 members, educators, practitioners, and graduate students. A gathering of Interior Design Educators at every stage of their careers, the Annual Conference provides opportunities for dissemination of research related to the areas of design, teaching and learning, as well as creative scholarship. Our educators come hoping to not only hone their teaching skills but be introduced to the newest products used across the field so that they can introduce each of their students to them as well. The more Interior Design Educators know about what is happening in these industries, the more they can pass along to their students, who go out and act on this information as practitioners. One contact with one educator at the Annual Conference can have exponential impact on the transmission of information from dozens to hundreds of design students annually. Please view our Annual Conference Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities for details.