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 2015 Advocacy Symposium


Thank You! 


The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) held its inaugural advocacy symposium in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. Almost 100 commercial interior designers and students from all across the country descended upon the capital city to learn, network, and exchange ideas on the topic of interior design advocacy. Speakers, sessions, and panels focused on issues that affect Commercial Interior Design and how interior designers practice as well as how to build relationships with decision makers. Read a recap about the Symposium on the IIDA DesignMatters blog. 

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 Advocacy Symposium. All of you made it a wonderful success! Without the support of chapters and the VPs of Advocacy, none of this would have been possible. Thank you also to all of our wonderful speakers who did a fantastic job:

  • State Representative Celia Israel (D-50)
  • Melanie Bahl, IIDA, President, IDEAL-Utah
  • Amy Coombs, Prestige Government Relations and Consulting
  • Jay Brown, The Graydon Group
  • Holly Deshields, McGuireWoods Consulting
  • Ryan Ben, Chapter Relations Manager, IIDA Headquarters
  • Ginny Boland, McGuireWoods Consulting
  • Mark Hubbard, McGuireWoods Consulting
  • Donna Vining, IIDA, FASID, Executive Director, Texas Association for Interior Design
  • Sonya O'Dell, RID, Texas State Board of Architectural Examiners
  • J. Mark Taylor, Vice-Chair, Oklahoma Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers


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