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Leaders Breakfast 2017

 Leaders Breakfast 2017


The IIDA Leaders Breakfast is an annual international event series that celebrates design's importance in the global market place by honoring the people who are both the legacy and future of design. Each chosen host city organizes a breakfast that features a renowned keynote speaker to provoke and encourage new ideas, and recognizes one city-selected honoree who has made significant contributions to the design industry.


2017 Dates



When: Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Four Seasons Atlanta, 75 14th St. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 
Speaker: Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, co-founder of Terreform ONE and associate professor of Practice at New York University
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Honoree: Liset Robinson, IIDA, AIA, IDEC, LEED AP, SEED, associate chair of interior design, Savannah College of Art and Design

New York
: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7 - 10 a.m.
: 583 Park Ave., New York, New York
Speaker: Judith Jamison, artistic director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Honoree: To be announced at event


San Francisco
When: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
Where: Four Seasons San Francisco, 757 Market St., San Francisco, California

Los Angeles
When: Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Where: InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

When: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Where: Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, Canada

When: Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, 7 - 10 a.m.
Where: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois
Speaker: Welby Altidor, former executive creative director of creations, Cirque du Soleil
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Honoree: Tom Marquardt, IIDA, SBID, AMA-EC, vice president, director of interiors, HOK Chicago

When: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Where: Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, Texas

When: Friday, Nov. 29, 2017
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Canada

For questions about Leaders Breakfast, contact Anastasia Gedman, Leaders Breakfast and Special Events Manager, at  



Thank you to the Leaders Breakfast International Benefactors.