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CHARRETTE

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(Invite only)

Assigned teams work together to solve a provided design prompt in only 4 hours! Teams are asked to provide various deliverables for the judges to review. Winners are announced after the Keynote Luncheon on Friday.

Participation in this design competition is by invitation only for students of active IIDA Campus Centers. Invitations will be sent to IIDA Campus Centers in early January so make sure your campus is registered and active before the end of 2018. Campus Center Sponsors (usually a member of the faculty) may nominate four (4) of their students to participate and represent the Campus Center. Space in the competition is limited to the first 10 campus centers that respond.

For more information please contact the IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter VP of Campus Centers, Shannon Oliveira.


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PEP RALLY

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GET PUMPED

We want to see how excited your school is for SHIFT! We’ll have raffle prizes and an award for the school with the most spirit. Wear your school colors, t-shirts, hats, and bring pom-poms, cheers, fight songs, and anything that will make your school stand out!

Enjoy snacks and drinks while mixing and mingling with fellow students and industry professionals.


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KICK-OFF-BREAKFAST

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GOOD MORNING DALLAS

Let’s get SHIFT started! Expectations for the conference will be presented. In addition, we’ll explore what students can expect as they start to attend interviews and begin their first jobs.


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TOURS

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BRING YOUR WALKIN’ SHOES

Dallas is home to a number of top design firms and is booming with new construction and real estate development. The tours are a unique opportunity for attendees to meet industry professionals in their element.

Each student will explore 3 areas of interest: typically, a design firm, a recently completed or in-progress project, and a showroom. Students are randomly assigned to one of nine tour buses, each making the three tour stops. During the last stop, students will enjoy a lunch-and-learn presentation sponsored by the host.

9 buses.  27 stops.  1 unforgettable field trip.


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CEUs

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ALWAYS SOMETHING TO LEARN

A day-long CEU event for educators and practicing professionals.

  • All CEUs are IDCEC approved, and some also have USGBC and/or AIA approval

  • Earn up to 0.7 education units with full-day participation

  • Course offerings include Barrier-Free, HSW, and Sustainability designations


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WORKSHOPS

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HANDS-ON ACTIVITY

These interactive presentations are designed to provide in-depth evaluations of specific topics to help attendees become stronger, more knowledgeable designers.

Students will participate in two workshops.


ROUNDTABLE

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(INVITE ONLY)

Educator Forum We’re proud to offer a forum for practicing design professionals and educators to come together and discuss the things that are most important to the future of young interior designers. No students please. 

Campus Center Forum Students in, or interested in, leadership positions with their IIDA Campus Centers are invited to participate in this event. Come share ideas for improving participation, fundraising, and making your campus activities better overall.


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INDUSTRY EXPO

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SEE ALL THE THINGS

The Industry Expo is a true highlight of the SHIFT experience. Professionals from all industry areas and practices of Interior Design are in attendance with booths and product displays to showcase their company. The best part? They’re here specifically to meet you, the students who will soon be their counterparts and clients!


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PANEL BREAKFAST

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Hear FROM THE PROS

The Panel Breakfast is a moderated forum where conference participants will hear personal experiences and design views from industry leaders, educators, new recruits, and hiring managers. Attendees are invited to submit questions you’d like to have added to the panelists’ agendas during the registration process.


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101 SESSIONS

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HOT TOPICS

The 101 Sessions are a collection of presentation and feedback sessions focusing on knowledge every emerging design professional needs. During the registration process, participants are able to choose from 7 different events to build their own unique 101 experience. Sessions are 40 minutes in length with the various topics running concurrently to allow for smaller, more intimate groups.


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KEYNOTE LUNCHEON

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Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP

Attendees will hear from IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl Durst.

Receive complementary admittance to the Keynote Luncheon with your conference registration.