2022 Virtual Annual Conference
Reconnect + Recalibrate
March 1-4

This year’s conference is an opportunity for interior design educators, students and stakeholders to reconnect, share scholarship, learn about new teaching practices, forge industry partnerships, and explore opportunities for collaboration. The 2022 conference seeks to foreground our individual and collective pedagogical approaches to address and respond to the most defining issues of our time through the lens of systems thinking and at the intersection of equity and climate. Together, we will recalibrate how and why we teach what we teach in light of the changing conditions in the world around us. Through scholarship presentations, educational workshops, and guest speakers, we will provide educators with tools and methods for advancing interior design curriculum, course development, and student learning, to create a healthy, resilient, and inclusive future.


Early Bird Registration Rates (M/NM) – through February 18
Full Conference: $340/$410
Retiree Rate: $165/$195
Student Rate: $50
Keynote only: $50/$75

Regular Registration (M/NM)
Full Conference: $380/$460
Retiree Rate: $215/245
Student Rate: $50
Keynote only: $50/$75

Full Conference Attendee Workshops (add-on fee)
Keynote workshop: $50
Unconscious Bias workshop: $75

Non-Conference Attendee Workshops Only
Keynote workshop: $75
Unconscious Bias workshop: $100

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.