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Leadership Boost: Connection, Motivation, Preparation, and Opportunities

Wednesday, March 8
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Additional fee applies ($75)


Barbara G. Anderson, Kansas State University
René M. King, Columbia College Chicago
Patrick Lee Lucas, University of Kentucky
Bryan D. Orthel, Indiana University Bloomington
Amy Roehl, Texas Christian University

While the leadership of academic units is dispersed across institutions, the issues and guiding ideas are shared by the discipline. These issues and ideas have disparate origins. Some program leaders have titles (e.g., coordinator, director, chair); other leaders operate from within the faculty ranks. The proposed workshop is framed as an egalitarian discussion, inclusive of program leaders, faculty leaders, aspiring and future leaders, and graduate students. The workshop provides the space for our discipline’s leaders to come together, connect, and explore.

The workshop is with, not for or by, leaders.

The workshop is structured as three parts (motivations, preparations, and opportunities). Each part involves brief provocations / prompts followed by in-depth participation. Participants will be asked to share initial ideas via online survey prior to arriving in Vancouver. Ideas generated during the discussions will be collected and reported using a variety of online and in-room tools.

The workshop is specifically formatted to invite aspiring and future leaders and graduate students to engage as equal participants for all or part of the day.

Creative Scholarship in Academia: Its Value and Its Validation Toward Tenure and Promotion

Wednesday, March 8
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Additional fee applies ($25)

Speaker: Jane M. Hughes, Western Carolina University

Creative Scholarship, Applied Research, and Creative Activities are terms we as interior design educators use within educational systems to explain, define, and quantify our creative works in an academic setting. The purpose of this workshop is to begin to define and identify criteria with which to evaluate creative scholarship, and as a way of demystifying creative scholarship and its value for those unfamiliar with it.

The goal of the workshop is to act as a foothold for bring interior design educators together to codify information surrounding definitions, qualifications, documentation, assessment methods, the various types of creative scholarship, and their weight toward tenure and promotion in Higher Education. By exploring and documenting existing systems, evaluation methods, criteria for supporting documentation, etc.

Service Charette

Friday, March 10
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM (exact timing TBD)
Additional fee applies ($25)

The IDEC Service Charrette will return in Vancouver 2023! Are you interested in service-learning, community-engagement, or hands-on active learning? Here’s your opportunity to collaborate with other IDEC members, community partners, and local professionals in a half-day design charrette to address housing issues in and around Vancouver with a local community partner. Bring your favorite tools and supplies (some will be provided), pack your comfy shoes and creative juices, and be prepared to work with other designers before presenting your ideas at the conclusion of the charrette. All are welcome, no matter your previous experience with housing or residential design. A packet of information with additional details will not only be emailed to charrette registrants in advance of the conference but also made available at the conference for last minute participants.

Tour Information Coming Soon

Saturday, March 11
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM (exact timing TBD)