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IDC Design Symposium

September 12 & 13, 2019, Vancouver

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DESIGN THINKING: EXPLORING HUMAN CONNECTIONS

MISSION STATEMENT

Join us in Vancouver, B.C, this September 12 and 13, 2019, as we host one of North America’s most uplifting, inspiring and expansive educational conferences showcasing the true value of design.

IDC brings together thought leaders, subject experts and game changers from the wider design, business and media community to explore design thinking through human connections, and  the crucial role of design in shaping a productive, healthy and inclusive society.

The solution-based method of design thinking is at the heart of value generation and sustainable competitive advantage. It encourages a culture that values curiosity and disruptive innovation as well as being comfortable with ambiguity and experimentation.

In design thinking, problem solving is driven by three core beliefs – empathy, invention and iteration. Empathy establishes a deeper understanding of human needs, invention allows for the discovery of new possibilities or solutions, and iteration uses the first solution only as a stepping stone to better one.

The two-day symposium aims to expand horizons, networks and skills through a program of in-depth education, expert panel discussions, guided design tours, award presentations, emerging leaders programs and provocative conference keynotes.

This year, join us as we dive deeper into design thinking and explore the human connections to rapidly-changing technology, environment and nature, and sustainability and wellness.

ABOUT INTERIOR DESIGNERS OF CANADA

Founded in 1972, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) is the national advocacy association for the interior design profession in Canada with a mandate to provide a unified voice to advance and promote the Canadian interior design industry locally, nationally, and internationally. With this goal in mind, IDC provides valuable and quality professional development opportunities; educates the public about the importance of hiring qualified interior designers; protects members’ right to practice through government relations; and works with the media to promote understanding of the interior design profession.

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KEYNOTES

Chris Downey, AIA, Architect, Architecture for the Blind
JANET ECHELMAN, VISUAL ARTIST
Paul Krismer, Founder and Chief Happiness Officer, Happiness Experts Company

SPEAKERS

Coming soon...

Program Schedule

Subject To Change
September 11

Day 1

September 11

September 12

Day 2

September 12

September 12

September 12

September 12

September 13

Day 3

September 13

September 13

September 11

September 12

September 13

September 13

Symposium Venue
Downtown Vancouver

Guest rooms are available at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver for a special nightly rate of $329.00. Below you will find the reservation link to make the online reservation which must be made before Friday, August 9, 2019, to receive the discounted rate. Alternatively, you may call the toll-free number to book your reservation at 1-800-233-1234.

Hotel
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrand St. Vancouver, BC
V6C 2R7

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Tickets

Take advantage of IDC’s discounted room rate at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, exclusive to IDC conference guests at $329.00 (+tax) per night. Rooms are limited and the offer is valid until Friday, August 9, 2019.

Visit Hyatt Regency IDC Symposium booking page or call 1-800-233-1234

Hotel
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrand St.
Vancouver, BC
V6C 2R7
Phone: 604-683-1234

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