ASID Legislative Symposium
Join designers from across the country for the 2015 ASID Legislative Symposium. Held over two days in Washington, D.C., this event will provide the training and knowledge you need to preserve your practice rights at both a state and federal legislative level.
Participate and earn up to .4 CEUs in breakout sessions focused on building codes and standards, lighting design, the evolution of interior design in the building industry, and national updates on interior design-related legislative activity.
Learn how to engage in the legislative process and receive one-of-a-kind advocacy training on how legislative action can affect your profession as an interior designer. Learn to use your voice to maintain the dignity of the profession through advocacy training led by Soapbox CEO Christopher Kush.
Engage with legislators on day two during The American Society of Interior Designers Hill Day. Use your new skills to speak with members of Congress about the technical and scientific aspects of the interior design profession, and how the work contributes to your states economy.
Experience a live renovation project as you meet representatives from the Architect of the Capitol to learn about the exterior and interior work that is being done in the Capitol Dome, and how interior designers are involved in various projects in the House and Senate office buildings.
April 14: Advocacy Training and Industry Education Sessions
April 15: ASID Hill Day
About Christopher Kush:
As CEO of Soapbox Consulting, Christopher Kush has trained hundreds of thousands of citizens from all over the United States to effectively influence Congress, state, and local governments. He has helped design sophisticated key-contact networks, lobby days, and grassroots training programs for many national associations including the American Cancer Society, Human Rights Campaign, Easter Seals, Goodwill International, United Way Worldwide, and the American Wind Energy Association. Mr. Kush is the author of three books on grassroots organizing including Grassroots Games (ASAE, 2002) and, most recently, The One-Hour Activist: The 15 Most Powerful Actions You Can Take to Fight for the Issues and Candidates You Care About (Wiley, 2004). He has appeared on National Public Radio, ABC, and Fox-news affiliates, C-SPAN's "Book TV," and in U.S. News & World Report, The Los Angeles Times, and on the Sirius Satellite Radio Network. Christopher holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.