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Department of Interior Architecture & Product Design


Lightfair International 
May 3, 2015 - May 7, 2015

The world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference is the Lightfair International. They blend continuing education courses with innovative products ranging from high-end design to cutting-edge technology. Find out more information here

IDEC Call for Innovative Teaching Ideas
Applications due: May 15, 2015

The Interior Design Educators Council invites educators to submit an Innovative Teaching Idea for potential inclusion in the 2015 Innovative Teaching Ideas Collection. An Innovative Teaching Idea is an Interior Design project, assignment or other planned learning activity, developed and facilitated by an Interior Design educator that advances creativity and effectiveness in teaching and learning in Interior Design. Submissions are double-blind reviewed by a panel of distinguished interior design educators who will recommend acceptance for publication on IDEC's website. An Innovative Teaching Idea may be appropriate for inclusion in an educator's curriculum vitae record (as a peer reviewed teaching entry without an empirical analysis component).

Submissions are welcome in the following categories: Studio Projects, Non-Studio Projects, Exercises, Focused Topic Reading Lists or Anthologies, Field Trip Itineraries and Details (with applied learning exercises), and Other Planned Learning Activities. Submissions are free for members of IDEC and should be submitted electronically by the May 15 deadline.

View additional information and the requirements online here.

Design Futures
May 29-June 2

2015 Design Futures Public Interest Design Student Leadership Forum is taking place at the University of Kansas this coming summer and you are invited to participate! Spend 5 days working in interdisciplinary teams from across the country. The goal is to create a broad conversation with will engender leadership and skill-building for future leaders hoping to use design as a tool for social equality and positive change in underserved communities.

If you are interested in participating in this five day event, click here to learn more and register. 

NEOCON 2015 
June 15-17, 2015

NeoCon and NeoCon East invite you to submit a seminar application to be considered for the 2015 conferences. For more than 45 years, NeoCon, the National Exhibition of Contract Furnishings, has set the standard for exceptional programming.

By submitting a seminar application, you could help shape the educational conferences at NeoCon and NeoCon East and the future of your industry. If selected as a conference speaker, you will gain visibility in the industry and contribute to the advancement of your profession.

Click here for information on how to apply! 

Project Social Impact
Application Due: May 1, 2015
Event: August 1, 2015

The Summer Social Change Incubator for Artists, Educators, Activists and Young Professionals is now accepting applications for their summer experience. 

If you have a project idea in the intersection between the arts and social change, you should apply! The two-week summer institute and social change incubator will provide you with the tools and support you need to transform your ideas into a doable project. 

Click here for more information and how to be a part of it. 

Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities
Call for Papers Due: August 1, 2015
Event: January 9-12, 2016

Papers are now being accepted for the 14th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities in Honolulu. Papers are due by August 15th. Click here for a list of topics that are invited to submit papers. 

The conference will be held January 9th-13th at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii. The main goal of the 2016 conference is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various arts and humanities related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other. Click here for more information.