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2018 Advocacy Symposium


Adapt. Activate. Achieve.

When: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 - 22

Where: IIDA Headquarters, 111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite, 222, Chicago, Illinois

Join IIDA for the fourth annual IIDA Advocacy Symposium held in the award-winning IIDA Headquarters in Chicago this September for a weekend full of sessions, speakers, and panels about the commercial interior design advocacy topics that matter to you. 

This year, we will explore and expand on ways you and your chapter can adapt to change, activate your members, and achieve advocacy success. Conversations and sessions will include hearing about lobbying from a female perspective, new research on occupational regulation, and how fellow interior designers have navigated the advocacy process.  

This year's symposium will have a new format! Programming will start on Friday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. with wrap-up sessions happening on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m.


Representative Ray Dehn, Minnesota State Legislature

Dr. Beth Redbird, Northwestern University

Haley Blood, A&A Advocates
Melanie Layton and Zoey Wolfe, Colorado Legislative Services
Christina Marcellus, Capital Advisors 

View this year's agenda.


Registration is now closed.


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