Leadership Matters - Get Started at the Design to Lead Summit

The 2015 Design to Lead Summit will provide the next generation of design leaders with the education needed to succeed as they take on next step management roles. The one day summit will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Studio Theatre 1501 14th Street NW, in Washington, D.C. 

Following on the success of the 2014 inaugural summit, attendees will gain an introduction to key leadership competencies and expand their networks from the diverse experiences of experts via keynotes, panel discussions, interactive breaks, and a closing reception. The one-day, fast-paced event features leadership experts with diverse backgrounds inside and outside of the design profession who are able to connect leadership skills to effective results. Our speakers are responsible for the success of building teams, developing staff, leading projects, and managing clients.

Meet our all-star line up. This year's batch of speakers is set to wow you!Why should you attend Design to Lead? We have 5 reasons!Check out this year's agenda.

$295 ($195 ASID member price)

At the conclusion of the summit, attendees will have the opportunity for an exclusive tour of Whitman-Walker Health’s new medical home. Attendees of the Design to Lead Summit will receive at least five continuing education hours (pending IDCEC-approval) and will have opportunities to continue conversations started at the summit after the event.

Learn more about the 2014 Design to Lead Summit experience.

About the Location

This year’s Summit will take place at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St NW, in Washington D.C., where we will set the stage for leadership development. Devoted to artistic excellence, Studio Theatre strives to present audiences with extraordinary writing, sophisticated design and stunning performance.


Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors who make it possible for ASID to host the Design to Lead Summit. Contact us Olga Odeide or Lorina McLeod to place your company in front of emerging design leaders at the 2015 summit!

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2015 Program Advisory Committee

ASID would like to thank our volunteer advisory committee for their help in shaping the education and experience for this year’s program:

Beth Giltner, Allied ASID, LEED AP ID+C, BD+C, Sustainability Coordinator, Rand Construction  
Jill Goebel, IIDA, LEED AP, Design Director, Principal, Gensler
Kate Magee, ASID, LEED Green Associate, Interior Designer, Perkins+Will
Carolyn A. Nobel, ASID, Designer Marketing Manager, Sherwin-Williams
Naseema Shafi, Chief Operating Officer, Whitman-Walker Health

The ASID Leadership Academy

With leadership frequently cited as the most important skill for business, the summit is the result of the ASID Foundation investment in the mapping of leadership competencies. With this roadmap, known as the ASID Leadership Academy, ASID is developing and launching leadership programs for the interior design profession focused around four central competencies: Engaging People, Understanding and Leveraging Organizational Information, Demonstrating Strategic Perspective, and Serving as an Organizational Advocate.