About Us

The Interior Design Educators Council is a community of educators, researchers, and students of interior design committed to scholarship that shapes the future of the industry.
Reaching more than 20,000 interior design scholars, IDEC professional members engage daily with the designers, specifiers, and manufacturers of tomorrow, and it is a responsibility we take seriously. IDEC offers educators and students more than a place to convene. Our Annual Conference and regional events showcase the latest in non-proprietary research via a double-blind peer-review process and recognizes the academic and professional achievements of educators and students around the world.
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IDEC’s mission is to enhance interior design by assisting educators with effective teaching resources and promoting research. As technology evolves, the skills professionals need to advance have changed. IDEC supports professionals and educators, providing resources to navigate misconceptions and improve design applications for clients’ goals.

Fostering Responsible Design Through Education

As the leading association and authority on interior design education, we aim to advance responsible design thinking through education, scholarship, and service. We lead discussions that shape the design community, offer creative teaching tools, and provide a top platform for interior design scholarship. We prepare members for leadership in academia, communities, and the profession. We also support educator growth and promote community involvement.

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Our Core Values

Look Behind the Curtain

Explore all the key aspects of our journey, our people, and who we serve.

IDEC History

Discover the journey and evolution of IDEC from its inception to its current standing as a prominent organization.

IDEC Board of Directors
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Meet the accomplished individuals who steer our vision and strategy through their leadership and expertise.

IDEC Annual Reports
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Gain insights into our activities, achievements, and financial performance by exploring our comprehensive annual reports.

IDEC Regions
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Explore the global reach of IDEC as we highlight the diverse regions where our initiatives and impact extend.

IDEC Partners
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Learn about the valuable collaborations and partnerships that enable IDEC to drive positive change and innovation across various domains.

Become an IDEC Member

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We have various membership benefits, including the organization’s Annual Conference, Regional Conferences, grants, awards, competitions, and more. Learn about IDEC’s membership benefits here.

Want To Become A Conference Sponsor?

To become an IDEC event partner, simply access the details in our Sponsor Packet for comprehensive information on our partnership opportunities.