2022 South Regional Conference


Converse College Main Building

Converse University

Spartanburg, SC

South Carolina has a long history of textiles, from growing indigo before we were a country to the textile mills to Millikin’s global commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Like this long history of adaptation and growth, we are adapting and growing into new versions of living and learning, bearing Scholarship from creative teaching and learning and research. Join us this fall in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to share your Scholarship, learn from others, and be inspired for the next chapter of our academic career. Let us weave the thread of design together and in-person in October.

October 6-7, 2022
Catalina Miller, Ph.D.
Catalina Miller Headshot
Clemson University

Catalina Miller, Ph.D

IDEC South Regional Council is proud to present Catalina Miller, Ph.D. as our 2022 South Regional Keynote Speaker. Dr. Miller received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Saint Thomas University in Colombia. Shortly after graduating, she moved to the United States to pursue her Master’s degree in Construction Administration from The University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Construction Engineering from Iowa State University. The results of her research, related to Social Impact in Infrastructural projects, were presented and published in national and international conferences and journals.

How to Submit

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.

Registration Fees

IDEC members: $145

Non-members: $145

Students: $75

Hotel information

Outside of a very large city hotel at night time
AC Marriott, Spartanburg

225 W Main St
Spartanburg, SC 29306