IIDA Great Plains Chapter

Events

Chapter Wide | IDEA - Individual Award Nominations
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

Chapter Wide | IDEA - Individual Award Nominations

Let's show some LOVE this week!

Members of the IIDA Great Plains Chapter are encouraged to nominate their fellow members who exemplify professionalism and design excellence in one of the categories below. No self-nominations will be accepted. Current members of the IIDA Great Plains Chapter Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination.

The IIDA Great Plains Chapter Board of Director's will determine award recipients from the nominations submitted. It is the Chapter Board's discretion to award, or not award, one or multiple winners in each category.

The winners will be announced at IDEA on April 26, 2019 in Cedar Rapids.

Deadline: Friday, February 22

To Nominate: Click Here!

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Chapter Wide | 2019 Call for Board Nominations - Professional Membership Voting Starts
Feb
25
12:00 AM00:00

Chapter Wide | 2019 Call for Board Nominations - Professional Membership Voting Starts

2019 Call for Nominations - Chapter Board of Directors: Are you interested in getting more involved in the IIDA Great Plains Chapter? Making a regional difference within the commercial interior design profession? Enhancing your leadership skills and sharing your talents? We ask all Members to consider being a leader within the Chapter and applying for an open position on the 2019 | 2020 Board or getting involved within your local City Center Committees in the coming year.

The IIDA Great Plains Chapter is active in 3 City Centers (Des Moines, Eastern Iowa, Omaha) and 5 Campus Centers (Kirkwood Community College, Iowa State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska - Kearney, University of Northern Iowa) with the mission "to elevate, advocate, and celebrate the profession of Interior Design in Iowa and Nebraska". Each year we seek new ideas in how to do this through filling openings on the Chapter Board of Directors and City Center Committees, with approximately half of the Board's positions turning over each year due to staggered 2 year terms. Will you help be the change and vision for the year ahead? Apply or nominate someone today to the Chapter's Board of Directors!

Submissions / Nominations due by: January 30, 2019 by 5:00pm
Professional Membership Voting: February 25 - March 8, 2019
Election Results Announced: March 29, 2019

Open Positions: Click Here! 
Candidate Application Form: Click Here! 
Candidate Nomination Form: Click Here! 

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Chapter Wide | Design Day on the Hill - Iowa Advocacy at the Capitol
Feb
26
11:00 AM11:00

Chapter Wide | Design Day on the Hill - Iowa Advocacy at the Capitol

Be An Advocate for Interior Design Registration!
Connect with Legislators to Preserve & Promote Iowa Interior Design Registration

Schedule:
11:00 - 12:00 - Room 116
Students & Members meet to review talking points & schedule meetings with legislators.
12:00 - 3:00 - Capitol Rotunda
Dedicate 90 minutes during this time frame to demonstrate your commitment to interior design professionalism in Iowa!

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Chapter Wide | 2019 Call for Board Nominations - Election Results Announced
Mar
28
12:00 AM00:00

Chapter Wide | 2019 Call for Board Nominations - Election Results Announced

2019 Call for Nominations - Chapter Board of Directors: Are you interested in getting more involved in the IIDA Great Plains Chapter? Making a regional difference within the commercial interior design profession? Enhancing your leadership skills and sharing your talents? We ask all Members to consider being a leader within the Chapter and applying for an open position on the 2019 | 2020 Board or getting involved within your local City Center Committees in the coming year.

The IIDA Great Plains Chapter is active in 3 City Centers (Des Moines, Eastern Iowa, Omaha) and 5 Campus Centers (Kirkwood Community College, Iowa State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska - Kearney, University of Northern Iowa) with the mission "to elevate, advocate, and celebrate the profession of Interior Design in Iowa and Nebraska". Each year we seek new ideas in how to do this through filling openings on the Chapter Board of Directors and City Center Committees, with approximately half of the Board's positions turning over each year due to staggered 2 year terms. Will you help be the change and vision for the year ahead? Apply or nominate someone today to the Chapter's Board of Directors!

Submissions / Nominations due by: January 30, 2019 by 5:00pm
Professional Membership Voting: February 25 - March 8, 2019
Election Results Announced: March 28, 2019

Open Positions: Click Here! 
Candidate Application Form: Click Here! 
Candidate Nomination Form: Click Here! 

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Chapter Wide | Student Campus Wide Event
Mar
29
12:00 AM00:00

Chapter Wide | Student Campus Wide Event

Attention Students!  Please join your fellow IIDA Student Members from ISU, UNI, Kirkwood, UNL and UNK in Des Moines, IA on March 29th to learn, grow and prepare for your design future!  

We'll take the day to tackle big topics such as preparing your resumes and portfolios, discuss overall professionalism, as well as provide time to receive direct feedback from designers as well.

You won't want to miss this!

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Chapter Wide | NCIDQ Panel Discussion
Feb
15
12:00 PM12:00

Chapter Wide | NCIDQ Panel Discussion

Join Eastern Iowa for a tour of the recently renovated University of Northern Iowa Schindler Hall. After the tour join us for a panel discussion about NCIDQ.

A big thank you to our panelists:

Leah DeVries, Designer- Workspace

Kelly Nelson, Designer- CBRE/Heery

Cathy Koch, Designer- Saxton

Lori Wiles, Designer and Owner, Lori Wiles Design and Chair of the Iowa IDEB

We also thank Gloria Stafford and Carol Christopher for organizing this event!

Schedule of Events:

12:00 - 12:15 Gather in Schindler Hall #218

12:15 - 1:00 Lunch and Announcements

1:00- 1:45 Tour of Schindler Hall - Given by Carol Christopher

1:45 - 2:00 - Gather in Schindler #220

2:00 - 3:15 NCIDQ Panel discussion and Q&A - Available for Live Streaming

The link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8vHPXugF68

3:15 - 3:30 Gather to network about plans for Design Day on the Hill

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Chapter Wide | IDEA - Submission Kit Deadline
Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Chapter Wide | IDEA - Submission Kit Deadline

The IIDA Great Plains Chapter invites Members to submit their projects for the 2019 Interior Design Excellence Awards Competition. We are honored to present this annual event as it recognizes Interior Design excellence from the Omaha, Des Moines and Eastern Iowa City Centers.

Great Plains Chapter Members may submit projects from multiple market sectors and compete for recognition among their peers. The winning projects will be honored and presented at the Chapter's IDEA celebratory event on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Cedar Rapids.

Details regarding the event will be released early spring, make sure to check your email for updates or visit the IIDA Great Plains Chapter website for more information.

To register your projects: Click here!

Students, click this link to submit your projects!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 5:00pm CST

Note about Submission Kits:
Kits will be emailed to the registration contact on Friday, January 18, 2019 and must be fully completed by Wednesday, February 13, 2018 5:00pm CST.

Questions: Contact Amanda Balhorn at specialevents@iida-gp.org

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Chapter Wide | Iowa Advocacy Prep Workshop for Design Day on the Hill
Feb
8
12:00 PM12:00

Chapter Wide | Iowa Advocacy Prep Workshop for Design Day on the Hill

Join us for an online Advocacy Legislative Workshop in preparation for Iowa's Design Day on the Hill.


Tips for Connecting with Your Legislators
The Value of Interior Design Registration in Iowa
Cyndi & John Pederson, Iowa Lobbyists
Becoming A Registered Interior Designer in Iowa
Jennifer Voorhees, IIDA Great Plains Co-VP of Advocacy (Iowa)
IIDA HQ : A National Perspective
Emily Kelly, Director of Public Policy & Legislative Affairs

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Chapter Wide | IIDA Student Mentorship Program - Notification of Pairings
Feb
8
12:00 AM00:00

Chapter Wide | IIDA Student Mentorship Program - Notification of Pairings

Our 2019 IIDA Student Mentoring Program is open for registration. This is a program lead by IIDA Headquarters which aims to provide aspiring designers unique opportunities to build professional connections that extend well after graduation.

We would love to have as many students and professionals participate as possible.

Mentor & Mentee Registration Closes: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Notification of Pairings: Monday, February 8, 2019

Sign up: Click Here!

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Omaha CC | UNL Student Portfolio Review
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Omaha CC | UNL Student Portfolio Review

  • The Gallery at UNL Architecture Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

With the College of Architecture Career Fair quickly approaching at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, students are preparing their portfolios and resumes to speak with various firms. Please join us on February 5th in the Gallery at UNL Architecture Hall to offer advice to students regarding their interview material.

The first half hour will be spent with the professionals on a panel, answering any questions that students may have regarding portfolios and interviews. Afterwards professionals are invited to take turns visiting with students, offering individual feedback on their portfolios and resumes.

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Chapter Wide | QPrep Workshop
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Chapter Wide | QPrep Workshop

  • Des Moines, IA United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you planning to take the NCIDQ in 2019? Are you worried about what to study and how to prepare for the exam? Reserve your spot today for the QPrep Workshop, Feb 2-3 in Des Moines with instructor Cheryl DiMenna. Space is limited!

The QPrep Workshop is a two day event focused on the Practicum section of the exam with a portion of the 2nd day spent reviewing the IDPX and IDFX multiple choice exams.

February 2nd, 9am to 6pm and February 3rd, 8am to 3pm (lunch and snacks will be provided)

Note: A minimum of 8 attendees by January 17th, 2019 is required for the workshop to take place. Full refunds will be given if the minimum 8 attendees is not reached.

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Chapter Wide | IIDA Student Mentorship Program - Registration Closes
Jan
31
12:00 AM00:00

Chapter Wide | IIDA Student Mentorship Program - Registration Closes

Our 2019 IIDA Student Mentoring Program is open for registration. This is a program lead by IIDA Headquarters which aims to provide aspiring designers unique opportunities to build professional connections that extend well after graduation.

We would love to have as many students and professionals participate as possible.

Mentor & Mentee Registration Closes: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Notification of Pairings: Monday, February 8, 2019

Sign up: Click Here!

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2019 Sponsorship Campaign - Payment Deadline
Jan
31
12:00 AM00:00

2019 Sponsorship Campaign - Payment Deadline

The 2019 Chapter Sponsorship Campaign is now open!!

NEW sign-up information this year!!
We are rolling out the campaign earlier & are looking for a commitment by December 14, 2018 so we can more accurately budget for our GREAT events in 2019! Now you’ll be able to sign a letter of commitment in 2018 with the choice to pay when you sign-up or defer payment until January 2019. We are leaving this up to you depending on your company’s preference!

Sign-up Choices:
1. Sponsorship commitment today & Pay today!!
2. Sponsorship commitment today but defer payment until January 2019. (If you choose to defer payment, VP of Sponsorship will follow-up with you on payment in January 2019.)

Sign-up for Commitment Deadline: December 14, 2018
Payment deadline: January 31, 2019

Don’t hesitate - sign up now! Click here!

Do you want to know what's changed for 2019?!?
Find out in the all new 2019 Sponsorship Campaign Packet here.

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Chapter Wide | 2019 Call for Board Nominations - Submissions/Nominations Due
Jan
30
5:00 PM17:00

Chapter Wide | 2019 Call for Board Nominations - Submissions/Nominations Due

2019 Call for Nominations - Chapter Board of Directors: Are you interested in getting more involved in the IIDA Great Plains Chapter? Making a regional difference within the commercial interior design profession? Enhancing your leadership skills and sharing your talents? We ask all Members to consider being a leader within the Chapter and applying for an open position on the 2019 | 2020 Board or getting involved within your local City Center Committees in the coming year.

The IIDA Great Plains Chapter is active in 3 City Centers (Des Moines, Eastern Iowa, Omaha) and 5 Campus Centers (Kirkwood Community College, Iowa State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska - Kearney, University of Northern Iowa) with the mission "to elevate, advocate, and celebrate the profession of Interior Design in Iowa and Nebraska". Each year we seek new ideas in how to do this through filling openings on the Chapter Board of Directors and City Center Committees, with approximately half of the Board's positions turning over each year due to staggered 2 year terms. Will you help be the change and vision for the year ahead? Apply or nominate someone today to the Chapter's Board of Directors!

Submissions / Nominations due by: January 30, 2019 by 5:00pm
Professional Membership Voting: February 25 - March 8, 2019
Election Results Announced: March 29, 2019

Open Positions: Click Here! 
Candidate Application Form: Click Here! 
Candidate Nomination Form: Click Here! 

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Chapter Wide | IDEA - Call for Entries Registration Deadline
Jan
16
5:00 PM17:00

Chapter Wide | IDEA - Call for Entries Registration Deadline

The IIDA Great Plains Chapter invites Members to submit their projects for the 2019 Interior Design Excellence Awards Competition. We are honored to present this annual event as it recognizes Interior Design excellence from the Omaha, Des Moines and Eastern Iowa City Centers.

Great Plains Chapter Members may submit projects from multiple market sectors and compete for recognition among their peers. The winning projects will be honored and presented at the Chapter's IDEA celebratory event on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Cedar Rapids.

Details regarding the event will be released early spring, make sure to check your email for updates or visit the IIDA Great Plains Chapter website for more information.

To register your projects: Click here!

Students, click this link to submit your projects!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 5:00pm CST

Note about Submission Kits: Kits will be emailed to the registration contact on Friday, January 18, 2019 and must be fully completed by Wednesday, February 13, 2018 5:00pm CST.

Questions: Contact Amanda Balhorn at specialevents@iida-gp.org

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Des Moines CC | Members Only Holiday Social
Jan
10
5:00 PM17:00

Des Moines CC | Members Only Holiday Social

Please join IIDA Des Moines City Center for an evening as we celebrate the season at our holiday social. This year our raffle will be held at 6:30pm. You must be present to collect prizes. Each attendee will receive one drink ticket. Cash bar is available for anything in addition, including non-alcoholic beverages and wine.

Complimentary drink ticket and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by IIDA Great Plains Chapter.

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2019 Sponsorship Campaign - Sign-up for Commitment Deadline
Dec
14
12:00 AM00:00

2019 Sponsorship Campaign - Sign-up for Commitment Deadline

The 2019 Chapter Sponsorship Campaign is now open!!

NEW sign-up information this year!!
We are rolling out the campaign earlier & are looking for a commitment by December 14, 2018 so we can more accurately budget for our GREAT events in 2019! Now you’ll be able to sign a letter of commitment in 2018 with the choice to pay when you sign-up or defer payment until January 2019. We are leaving this up to you depending on your company’s preference!

Sign-up Choices:
1. Sponsorship commitment today & Pay today!!
2. Sponsorship commitment today but defer payment until January 2019. (If you choose to defer payment, VP of Sponsorship will follow-up with you on payment in January 2019.)

Sign-up for Commitment Deadline: December 14, 2018
Payment deadline: January 31, 2019

Don’t hesitate - sign up now! Click here!

Do you want to know what's changed for 2019?!?
Find out in the all new 2019 Sponsorship Campaign Packet here.

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Omaha CC | Holiday Social
Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

Omaha CC | Holiday Social

  • The Landing at The Pella at Blackstone (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join IIDA Omaha City Center for an evening as we celebrate the season at our holiday social. This year raffle tickets are available in advance on eventbrite or by credit card at the event. No cash for tickets can be accepted. Each attendee will receive one drink ticket. Cash bar is available for anything in addition.


It might sound tricky... so one more time! Raffle tickets= credit card only! Drinks (beyond 1 complimentary)= cash only!


Complimentary drink ticket and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by IIDA Great Plains Chapter, Midwest Tile, Mohawk Industries & CI Select/Knoll.

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Eastern Iowa CC | Members' Only Holiday Party
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Eastern Iowa CC | Members' Only Holiday Party

Let's start the season with our holiday social. Join us for an evening of mingling & refreshments ... no games or crafts, just relaxing and having fun! Surprise raffles will be given away so you won’t want to miss this event!

Complimentary drink ticket and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by IIDA Great Plains Chapter.

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Chapter Wide | Advocacy Survey Due
Nov
12
12:00 AM00:00

Chapter Wide | Advocacy Survey Due

Please share your voice in promoting the value of interior design professionalism by participating in a brief survey focusing on the value of Interior Design Registration to professional interior designers in Iowa.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to win a $50 VISA Gift Card from IIDA Great Plains Chapter!! Submit your survey by November 12th to be eligible to participate in this drawing.

Thank you for supporting Interior Design Advocacy in Iowa!

Survey Link: Click Here!

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Chapter Wide | Elevate
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Chapter Wide | Elevate

Let's elevate ourselves; Our community; Our profession.

Join the IIDA Great Plains Chapter for a chapter-wide day of professional development on Friday, November 2nd at the Hilton Garden Inn in Johnston. The inspiring and educational day will include CEU courses, Chip DeGrace as our keynote speaker and tours of recently completed buildings in the Des Moines area. A big thanks to our Event Underwriters Interface and the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA).

Schedule:
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Sessions 1A and 1B
10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker | Chip DeGrace
11:30 a.m. Lunch / IIDA Announcements
12:30 p.m. Tours - Mercy Women's Center, Holmes Murphy
4:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour / Raffle

Keynote Speaker
Chip DeGrace, VP, Workplace Applications, Interface, Inc.
Design like you mean it: A case for designing as if human health and climate stability depended on it.
(0.1 IDCEC)

Can’t I eat some chocolate without knowing who made it and its quantity of saturated fats and caffeine? How about ride my motorcycle with no helmet without someone reciting death tallies? Answer is yes, but being smarter doesn’t necessarily ruin the buzz, it could actually enhance it. The idea of being restricted and constrained is unpleasant for most people, but let’s admit it, as designers, we secretly dig it. It’s what motivates us. It gives us something to push up against. We get to show how deft we are with the budget, doing a whole lot with just a little. Or cleverly balancing unrationalized customer requirements for beauty with increased employee retention, lower operating costs and LEED v4 platinum certification.

Chip DeGrace, VP of Workplace Applications for Interface will talk about the how designing with the people and planet in mind has led his company to consistently create industry leading product systems and doing it while getting the entire company to zero carbon footprint. He will reflect on the buildout of the new HQ for Interface in Atlanta, just being completed. In addition to being tired, he’s fresh with reflections on strategies to achieve your customers’ desire for great workspace, achieving new levels of health and wellbeing of workers and doing it with low imbedded carbon strategies. Please join us in the conversation.

The chocolate’s on us and please ride your motorcycle.

PLEASE SELECT SESSION 1A OR 1B WHEN ORDERING YOUR TICKET, AS BOTH CEU SESSIONS WILL BE OFFERED SIMULTANEOUSLY.

Session 1A: The Noise Around Acoustics

Presented by Patricia Engstrom with MDC
(IDCEC 0.1 HSW, AIA 1.0 LU)

This CEU explores the changing world of acoustics. Evolutions in the built environment are creating an increased need for sound control. Mounting evidence shows that the benefits of adequate acoustics can have rippling positive benefits on occupants. In this one hour presentation, we will explore the changing world of acoustics and how it is translated to tangible benefits in corporate, healthcare, educational, and hospitality spaces.

Session 1B: The Materials Engineering Within The Spectral Art Utilized To Design And Manufacture Institutional Casework And Office Furniture
Presented by Stevens Industries, Inc.
(IDCEC 0.1 HSW, AIA 1.0 LU)

Class Objectives:
To gain insight into the wide array of information on the attributes and features of composite cores,
surfacing materials and hardware used to manufacture quality casework.
To know and understand how these materials support marketable designs plus accommodating the
environmental requirements for your projects.
To obtain guidance on how to utilize this information to facilitate your specification drafting skills, help
you hone your trendsetting designs and help your customers understand and appreciate your designs to
create their visions.
Information to be provided on a comparison basis of the Modular Casework Process to the Architectural
Millwork approach.


Tours:
Mercy Women's Center

(IDCEC 0.1) Welcome to the Patient Experience Era CEU
Designed by: INVISION Architecture, Saxton
CEU Presented by: INVISION Architecture

Holmes Murphy
Designed by: Substance Architecture, Workspace

 

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Omaha CC | Mindful Materials CEU
Oct
25
11:30 AM11:30

Omaha CC | Mindful Materials CEU

What is the Legacy of What We Design...

One of the smartest topics in sustainability today is material health. Designers and end users value material ingredient transparency and want to know what impacts the materials they specify have on the health of our population and our planet. This presentation explains the Responsibility of Sustainability and how our collaboration can design products and projects that will deliver a sense of purpose to change the legacy of what we design together.

Course Objectives:

Recognize your role as an influencer in driving the use of healthy building products.

See materials through the lenses of human health and plant health.

Learn which tools are available to inform the way you select and specify healthy building products.

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Eastern Iowa CC | Biophilic Design and Resilient Flooring CEU
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Eastern Iowa CC | Biophilic Design and Resilient Flooring CEU

Biophilia is humankind’s innate biological connection with nature, and biophilic design can reduce stress, enhance creativity, improve well-being and expedite healing. This course addresses the benefits of biophilic design, the different values and elements associated with biophilic design, and how architects and designers can use biophilic patterns to achieve desired results in the built environment. The course also focuses on resilient flooring styles that correspond to certain biophilic design patterns. Attendees of this course will receive .1 Health, Safety, Welfare, CEU credit.

Course credit available for IDCEC #CEU-106330.

A huge thank you to Sharon King with Aspecta by Metroflor for sponsoring this event!

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Copy of 2019 Sponsorship Campaign - Sign-ups Open
Oct
22
12:00 AM00:00

Copy of 2019 Sponsorship Campaign - Sign-ups Open

The 2019 Chapter Sponsorship Campaign is now open!!

NEW sign-up information this year!!
We are rolling out the campaign earlier & are looking for a commitment by December 14, 2018 so we can more accurately budget for our GREAT events in 2019! Now you’ll be able to sign a letter of commitment in 2018 with the choice to pay when you sign-up or defer payment until January 2019. We are leaving this up to you depending on your company’s preference!

Sign-up Choices:
1. Sponsorship commitment today & Pay today!!
2. Sponsorship commitment today but defer payment until January 2019. (If you choose to defer payment, VP of Sponsorship will follow-up with you on payment in January 2019.)

Sign-up for Commitment Deadline: December 14, 2018
Payment deadline: January 31, 2019

Don’t hesitate - sign up now! Click here!

Do you want to know what's changed for 2019?!?
Find out in the all new 2019 Sponsorship Campaign Packet here.

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Omaha CC | Member Photoshoot
Oct
21
9:50 AM09:50

Omaha CC | Member Photoshoot

  • Metropolitan Community College Fort Campus, Career and Academic Skills Center. Building 23 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Need a new headshot? Family photo? Sign up for the Omaha City Center Member Photoshoot! Twenty minute family sessions and ten minute headshot sessions are available with local Dana Damewood Photography.

*Please note, no pets will be allowed this year due to the regulations of the selected venue.

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Des Moines CC | FLOOD - A Community-Involved Design Collaboration CEU
Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

Des Moines CC | FLOOD - A Community-Involved Design Collaboration CEU

Mike Nesbit (Architectural Designer and Fine Artist from Los Angeles), Ross Miller (Architectural Designer, Project Manager, and AIA Omaha Associate Director from Omaha), and Shawn Wentworth (Director of Business Development for Enterprise Precast Concrete from Omaha) will discuss how a community-involved and locally inspired Art/Architectural installation (placed within a forgotten urban infrastructure) can promote design awareness and serve as a catalyst for positive urban renewal. The show is antithetical to the contemporary landmark museum: FLOOD utilizes the existing urban fabric as an alternative to create an exhibition space out of the infrastructure that already exists, a museum that becomes interdependent through partnerships with local industry and small businesses. FLOOD won the Product Design category at the 2018 IDEA Awards. Their newest installation, THE BLUES, opens October 20th near Ames, Iowa.

Lunch will be provided. Contact Allison at abailey@storeykenworthy.com regarding any specific dietary requests.

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Chapter Wide | Iowa Advocacy Town Hall
Oct
12
11:30 AM11:30

Chapter Wide | Iowa Advocacy Town Hall

Join Us for Candid Conversation.

  • What it means to be an advocate.

  • How to address issues related to licensing for interior designers in Iowa.

  • How to educate others about the positive impacts of interior design professionalism.

  • Where you can learn more about IIDA's advocacy efforts.

Schedule:

11:30 – 11:45   Check-In & Lunch (provided)

11:45 – 12:05  Licensing Legislation Overview

  • Janet Petersen, Iowa Senate Minority Leader - Iowa Legislation Overview

  • Emily Kelly, IDA Director of Advocacy, Legislative Affairs and Public Policy - National Interior Design Legislation Overview

12:05 – 12:45   Panel Discussion with Panelists:

  • Emily Kelly, IIDA Director of Advocacy, Legislative Affairs, and Public Policy

  • Janet Petersen, Iowa Senate Minority Leader

  • Cyndi & John Pederson, Pederson Consulting, Iowa IIDA GP Lobbyists

  • Lisa Schettler & Rebecca Jourdan, Des Moines and Eastern Iowa City Center Directors

  • Moderator: Jennifer Voorhees, Co-VP of Advocacy, Iowa

12:45 –   1:00   Q & A

1:00 –   1:30   Conversation

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Omaha CC | Membership Drive & Appy Hour
Oct
9
4:30 PM16:30

Omaha CC | Membership Drive & Appy Hour

Interested in learning more about IIDA membership? Have suggestions on events you would like to see or benefits you would like to get out of IIDA membership? Then this event is for you! Join us Tuesday, October 9th at Stirnella Bar & Kitchen for an informative social. Find out what the IIDA Great Plains Chapter has to offer you and get the chance to brainstorm and share your ideas for the Omaha City Center.

Know someone who would benefit from IIDA membership? Bring your designer and industry friends! As part of our chapter-wide Membership Drive, this event is free to IIDA members and non-members. Members who bring a non-member (who qualifies for membership) with them to the event will receive a free sketchbook!

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Eastern Iowa CC | Members Only Photoshoot
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Eastern Iowa CC | Members Only Photoshoot

Need a new head shot? Family photo? Sign up for Eastern Iowa's Members Only Photoshoot!
Just select your preferred time below and practice your fake laugh smile!
Designer chairs will be on site to pose with!

Our photographer, Joni Tyrrell, is back for another year! 2-3 photos will be free and the rest can be purchased for $25.

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