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The theme for IDS in 2022 is New Futures. Thought-leaders with a local and global perspective will tackle the future of design during the sessions part of the IDS Conference on September 23rd, and through keynote speakers on the stages on the show floor. Transformative change for both people and the planet is occurring at a rapid pace right now. More than ever, design thinking and insightful expertise are needed to push new realities forward by reimagining and reforming how we live, work, and create as we consider our New Futures.
We are thrilled to host some of the top names in the industry as our keynote speakers. Every day, on the two stages on the show floor, we will host six different keynotes with topics relevant to consumers and trade attendees. The schedule will be announced shortly!
IDS Conference. CEU-accredited seminar program.
Take part in shaping our future by showcasing your original approach and engaging ideas in front of the decision-makers of design at the #IDS22 Vancouver Conference happening September 23rd, 2022.
Building the Design Business:
Learn how to build your brand and achieve results for your design business. Experts will cover negotiation with clients, profitability, team building and more. Marketing leaders will share insights for success in digital marketing, social media, and next level growth.
These sessions deal with topics and solutions that are propelling the design industry forward. Join the conversation surrounding inclusivity and resources for marginalized groups, the future of how we work and how we do retail, and the innate responsibility that comes from radical form as well as vernacular design.
Climate Change & Social Responsibility:
Climate Change and Social Responsibility permeates every design conversation we have. This track takes a deep dive into topics ranging from ending the use of plastic, biophilic design for children’s’ well-being and the benefits of using mass timber in the construction industry. This track explores how to create healthy interiors with innovative products, the social housing crisis and reconciliation.
Technology & Innovation:
Is technology the solution for climate action and societal issues? Consider this with top professionals from the field of virtual spaces and affordable construction solutions, and practices facing the housing crisis head on.