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At a time when our lives seem to change moment-by-moment, it is more important than ever to feel included: in a community, a movement, or a narrative. Connect with IIDA virtually and be included in the conversation this June at NeoConnect.

Winners Celebration for the 47th annual Interior Design Competition and the 28th annual Will Ching Design Competition
Join IIDA in celebrating the winners of the 47th annual Interior Design Competition and the 28th annual Will Ching Design Competition. IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, with our distinguished jurors, will present the winners and announce the Best of Competition live.
Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA
Executive Vice President and CEO
Michael Davis
Founder and Principal
Michael Davis Architects + Interiors
Lauren Chipman
Chipman Design Architecture
Ghislaine Viñas
Ghislaine Viñas, LLC

Collective D(esign) | Episode 10: The Global State of Design
Looking to the future, it's clear that designers and design thinking will be hugely impactful, leading the charge on changes to healthcare, workplace, institutions, education, and of course the home. We may not yet have all the answers, or even the questions in terms of “what's next,” but we do know that design is forward and future-facing. It is imperative that design is at the forefront of the brave new world. Global leaders in design join IIDA to discuss the current state of the industry several months into the crisis, and to consider what is still to come.
This webinar has been approved for 1 IDCEC CEU credit.
Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA
Executive Vice President and CEO
Collin Burry, FIIDA
Design Principal
Gensler London
Nicolai Czumaj-Bront
Design Leader
International Studio, Haworth
Virginia Lung
Founder & Design Director
One Plus Partnership
Julia Monk, FIIDA, FAIA
Hospitality Thought Leader
Marco Sabetta
General Manager
Salone del Mobile Milano

Design 2030: The Next Next

Experience: Art, Culture, Design
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed almost everything about our daily lives—the way we shop, work, exercise, and even spend time with our loved ones. But how has it changed artistic expression and the ways that we experience art and design? Art is critical in spurring conversations on justice and equity, and artists play an important role in the narrative around our response to a global crisis. Now more than ever, society turns to visual culture in an effort to translate our current challenges and the visions of a better tomorrow.
Join moderator IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, and participants Amanda Williams, renowned Chicago-based artist and architect, and Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, for an enthralling discussion on art in the time of COVID; how museums, galleries, and DIY spaces will continue to adapt for the future; and the ways we can let society know that creativity can’t be canceled.
Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA
Executive Vice President and CEO
Madeleine Grynsztejn
Pritzker Director
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Amanda Williams
Artist and Architect
AW Studio, Chicago

Leadership: A Field Guide for IIDA Chapter Leaders
Meet the International Board and Summer Celebration
A Q&A with the new IIDA International Board President and President-Elect followed by a celebration of IIDA Chapter Awards and announcement of the Best Thing Ever recipients.
Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA
Executive Vice President and CEO
Sascha Wagner, FIIDA, AIA
President and CEO, Huntsman Architectural Group
IIDA Northern California Chapter
Angie Lee, IIDA, AIA
Principal and Design Director of Interiors
IIDA New York Chapter

Get to the Point: A Rapid-Fire Discussion About Careers in Design
Join IIDA and a panel of industry veterans, human resource specialists, career counselors, and recruiters as they answer your questions about the state of the industry. Panelists will participate in a rapid-fire Q&A and respond to video submitted questions from students and emerging designers.
This webinar has been approved for one (1) IDCEC CEU.
Ryan Ben
Student Engagement and Advancement Manager
Bill Bouchey, FIIDA, ASID
Director of Design, Interiors
HOK, Los Angeles
Brian Graham, IIDA
Founder & Creative Director
Graham Design, New York
Tara Headley, Assoc. IIDA
Interior Designer
Hendrick, Atlanta
Sarah Kuchar, IIDA
Owner, Creative Director
Kuchar Studio, Chicago
Angie Lee, AIA, IIDA
Partner, Design Director-Interiors
FXCollaborative Architects, New York
Greg Silk
API Partners, New York
Suzanne Tron
Senior Vice President
The Viscusi Group, Miami

Student Design Showcase
Join IIDA for a student-focused celebration featuring IIDA’s Student of the Year and recipients of the John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship and the IA Interior Architects Diversity in Design Scholarship. Up-and-coming designers will share some of their outstanding project, essay, and video work to inspire positive change in our industry, the world, and in ourselves.
John Czarnecki, Hon. IIDA, Assoc. AIA
Deputy Director and Senior Vice President
Tara Headley, Assoc. IIDA
Chair, Board of Trustees
IIDA Foundation
Molly Prior
Director of Marketing
Marlene Liriano, FIIDA
Managing Director and Principal
IA Interior Architects
John J. Nelson, Sr., IIDA
Founder and Principal of Design
Award Recipients:
Tyler Hatton, Student IIDA
Graduating Senior
The Ohio State University
IIDA Ohio/Kentucy Chapter
Shayna Krizan, Student IIDA
University of Wisconsin-Madison
IIDA Wisconsin Chapter
Jeremiah Brown, Student IIDA
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
IIDA Great Plains Chapter
Lawson Dyson, Student IIDA
University of Kentucky
IIDA Ohio/Kentucky Chapter
Serica Weaver, Student IIDA
Savannah College of Art and Design
IIDA Georgia Chapter
Jieyi Li, Student IIDA
ArtCenter College of Design
IIDA Southern California Chapter

Collective D(esign): Women Lead Design
The NeoConnect Edition
Sponsored by Interface
Join IIDA CEO and Executive Vice President, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, for a special edition of Collective D(esign) in dialogue with female design leaders, to discuss the urgency of this current moment, what’s next for design, and how a diversity of design thought is more crucial than ever. Hear what they have to say about the importance of mentorship, inspiration, and the future of the profession.
This webinar has been approved for 1 IDCEC CEU credit.
Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA
Executive Vice President and CEO
Robin Klehr Avia, FIIDA
Regional Managing Principal
IIDA NY Chapter
Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, IIDA
Principal, Director of Global Diversity
Perkins & Will
IIDA Southern California Chapter
Sarah Kuchar, IIDA
Creative Director
Sarah Kuchar Studio
IIDA Illinois Chapter
Angie Lee, AIA, IIDA
Partner, Design Director–Interiors
IIDA NY Chapter

Design Leaders Celebration
Celebrating the 2020 Recipients of the IIDA Educator of the Year, Member of the Year, Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award, and the College of Fellows Inductees
Each year IIDA celebrates design leaders who enhance the profession through their leadership, mentorship, advocacy, and support of both their local design community and the industry at large. Join IIDA live in honoring these individuals who are defining interior design excellence as they share words of wisdom, encouragement, and insight.
Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA
Executive Vice President and CEO
Guy Geier, FIIDA
College of Fellows Chair, IIDA
Managing Partner, FXCollaborative
IIDA New York Chapter
Award Recipients:
Katherine Ankerson, FIIDA, AIA, FIDEC
Dean of the College of Architecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
IIDA Plains Chapter
Dr. Carol Bentel, FIIDA, FAIA, ASID
Partner, Bentel & Bentel Architects
IIDA New York Chapter
Bill Bouchey, FIIDA, ASID
Director of Design, Interiors, HOK
IIDA Southern California Chapter
Jordan Goldstein, FIIDA, FAIA
Principal and Global Director of Design, Gensler
IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter
James Kerrigan, FIIDA
Global Interiors Design Principal, Jacobs
IIDA Texas/Oklahoma Chapter
Abby Scott, IIDA
Sr. Interior Designer and Architectural Studio Leader, HDR
IIDA Great Plains Chapter
Kia Weatherspoon, NCIDQ
President, Determined by Design, Washington, D.C.




Held every June at theMART in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NeoCon will become NeoConnect, offering a virutal and digital experience.