2017 Midwest Regional Conference

Gateway to Innovation

Maryville University

St. Louis, MO

Meet us in St. Louis for a look into the future of the profession; as we explore potential innovation of our teaching and  the creativity to engage our students in new ways. Our hosts, Maryville University will show us how the city is transforming public spaces, encouraging connectivity and celebrating the pioneer spirit.

October 19-20, 2017

Conference Schedule

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Maryville University and St. Louis County

8:30 AM- 9:15 AM

Breakfast/coffee Sponsored by Maryville University

9:15 AM- 9:30 AM

Opening remarks by Chris Birkentall

9:45 AM- 10:15 AM

Presentation 1-Designing for Experience- Azizi Arrinton-Bey, Indiana State University

10:15 AM- 10:45 AM

Presentation 2 -Promoting product proficiency through the creation of a collaborative materials sourcebook -Nicole Peterson, Iowa State University

10:45 AM- 11:15 AM

Presentation 3- Career Construction and Graduate School Decision-Making, Daniel J Harper, MA, MID, NCIDQ, Ohio University

11:15 AM- 11:45 AM

Presentation 4 – Design, Environment, and Construction: The Elements of Integrated Teaching Delivery, Dr. Andrew Phillip Payne & Ms. Amanda Brooks, Indiana State University

11:45 AM- 1:00 AM

Lunch and Round Table Discussions/ Student Discussions

1:00 PM -1:30 PM

Presentation 5 Placemaking in the Interior Design Studio, Daniel J Harper, MA, MID, NCIDQ, Ohio University

1:30 PM- 2:00 PM

Presentation 6 Not your typical spring break: Gaining professional experience through interior design externships- Lindsey Fay & Heather Hemmer presented by Chris Birkentall and Elizabeth Schertler- University of Kentucky

2:00 PM-2:30 PM

Presentation 7 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Outdoor Learning Space- Jessica Senne, AIA, NCIDQ& Kirsten Marklin NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED® Green Assoc.& Steve Coxon, PhD, Maryville University.

2:30 PM-2:50 PM

Poster sessions 20 min each Dana E. Vaux, Ph.D., University of Nebraska – Kearney Jacque Star, Holland Basham Architects ,University of Nebraska
The Work “Place”: Coworking, collaborative activity, and Place attachment for the traveling profes.

3:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Frank Lloyd Wright House at Ebsworth Park, please make sure to register for this excursion

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Wine and cheese reception

5:45 PM

Talk by Jiangmei Wu, Indiana University, discussing her installation at the gallery

7:00 PM -9:00 PM

DINNER on your OWN

Maryville University and downtown

Breakfast on your OWN
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Walking tour. We will meet at T-REX/ start tour and come back for presentations

9:30 AM-10:00 AM

Presentation 8 Design Patterns for Transition Interior Design, Laura Cole, Robert Walsh, & Emily Chu, University of Missouri at Columbia

10:00 AM- 10:30 AM

Presentation 9 Using Student Experience to Innovate Student Housing Design, P. Jeanne Myers, University of Memphis

10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Presentation 10 Green Building Literacy for Online Learners Laura Cole, Briana Johnson, and Jerod Quinn, University of Missouri at Columbia

11:00 AM- NOON


12:00 PM- 1:00 PM


1:00 PM- 1:20 PM

Poster sessions 20 min each
How personal motivations of interior design students affect their reactions to instructors’ feedback
Brad Hokanson (University of Minnesota), Hoa Vo (University of Minnesota)

1:20 PM-1:50 PM

Presentation 11- The Role of Interior Design Education in exploring new spatial and experiential taxonomies in higher, Milagros Zingoni, Arizona State University

2:00 PM-2:30 PM

Presentation 12 OPERATING AN INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM IN SAUDI ARABIA: OPPURTUNITIES AND CHALLNEGES FOR PROFFESONAL FEMA- y, g g , Illinois State University Najah Alsaffaf, Graduate Student, Illinois State University Dr. Bill Anderson, Associate Professor, Illinois State University
Illinois State University

2:30 PM-3:00 PM

Presentation 13 – Reflective Interior Design Practices of Diversity and Inclusion on Campus
Ruth Brent Tofle, PhD Richard Sternadori, MEd Harriet Green-Sappington, BSHES Dawn Van Scoik, MID, University of Missouri in Columbia

On your own, explore the city: Visit the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, designed by Tadao Ando, which is located in Grand Center. There are many other interesting buildings / galleries / attractions in Grand Center that visitors may find of interest.

On behalf of the Midwest Region, we look forward to seeing you in St. Louis, MO

Registration Fees

Full Conference
One Day

Hotel information

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Marriott St. Louis West

600 Maryville Centre Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

Booking is closed

Room Rate: $119.00 per night

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