ASID Is a Premier Partner of Annual Educators Conference

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Interior Design educators gather in St. Louis March 25 – 28 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2009) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is pleased to serve as a premier partner of the Interior Designer Educators Council (IDEC) Annual Conference held March 25 – 28, 2009, in St. Louis. Each year IDEC members gather to discuss the latest advancements in interior design education. Over the four days, attendees will take part in seminars, keynotes, receptions, tours and workshops. Among the offerings, ASID is happy to be a part of the following:

Opening Address from ASID President Bruce Brigham, FASID
ASID President Bruce Brigham, FASID, will introduce the conference’s opening keynote, renowned hospitality designer Andrea Dawson Sheehan of Dawson Design Associates. Bruce will take a few minutes to discuss the current interior deign environment and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in 2009.  

ASID Information Booth
On Thurs., March 26, an ASID booth will be staffed with individuals to answer questions about ASID and educator membership requirements, as well as share some of the newly developed resources for design faculty and students.

ASID STEP Workshop
With the guidance of the industry’s most experienced exam prep instructors, STEP workshops give any interior designer the opportunity to experience realistic practicum and multiple-choice exercises patterned after the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam. Significant ASID and IDEC member discounts are available and educators who are members of both organizations will take the workshop free of charge. STEP workshops are hugely popular with nearly 100 offered across the United States throughout the year.

“Like most professions, educators are the cornerstone of the interior design profession,” says Michael Alin, Hon. FASID, ASID Executive Director. “ASID is pleased to have a presence at this event and we applaud IDEC for developing a program that gives educators the tools to teach and promote the value of good interior design.”

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About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 40,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

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