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2018 Advocacy Symposium


Adapt. Activate. Achieve.

The 4th annual IIDA Advocacy Symposium was held in the award-winning IIDA Headquarters in Chicago on September 21-22 for a weekend full of sessions, speakers, and panels about the commercial interior design advocacy topics that matter to you.
We explored and expanded on ways you and your chapter can adapt to change, activate your members, and achieve advocacy success. Conversations and sessions included lobbying from a female perspective, new research on occupational regulation, and how fellow interior designers have navigated the advocacy process.  

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 

Advocate of the Year
Aimee Schefano, Assoc. IIDA, interior designer, SMMA

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors


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