October 20-21, 2023
Hosted by Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, GA

Agenda | Sponsorship Package | Registration


Atlanta is a city connected deeply to its social justice past while influencing the future.  Known for its Southern hospitality and charm, it offers visions of a progressive future and boasts some of the most cutting-edge institutions in the country, from the public sector to the medical, technological, and design sectors, among others.  We warmly invite you this October to the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design to connect with your higher education peers, practitioners, and industry partners and influence the future of design and design education.  Welcome to Atlanta, y’all!

The conference invites individuals (scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students) to submit abstracts that contribute to the body of knowledge of interior design and interior design education.

Scholarship topics may be based on pedagogy, history, theory, design practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and case studies, representing qualitative and quantitative research. Presentations reflecting innovative teaching approaches or methods and professional/creative work related to interior design are also welcome. Abstract presentations may be in the form of a presentation or panel and may be completed by one or multiple authors.

While abstracts are welcome on all topics related to the field of interior design, this conference encourages submissions that support ideas that address the conference theme.

Deadline: Closed

Collaboration: Build relationships with other interior design educators, practitioners, and students.

Networking Spotlight: This is the place to meet with others and/or mentors – whether in a smaller group, 1 on 1 over a coffee, in a session, during a networking event.

Research Opportunities: The conference provides opportunities for educators to present their research work and gain feedback from peers. This can be beneficial for those seeking to further their research interests or exploring new avenues of learning.

Continuing Education: Attending the IDEC regional conference can also provide opportunities for attendees to earn continuing education units (CEUs) required for maintaining professional certifications or licensure.