2013 IDEC Annual Conference

February 24, 2013 § Leave a comment


This past week, February 17-19, the Interior Design Educators Council held their 2013 Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, and several of the UNC Greensboro IARc faculty attended. The IDEC conference offers educators several days of workshops, meetings, and presentations by others in their own field. This year workshops, such as “Interior Light Design for Educators: Integrating Environmental Responsibility, Innovation, and Technology” and “Preparing Your Students for Changes to the NCIDQ,” were offered to educators attending.

On Monday, February 18, a keynote address was given by David W. Orr, an author and Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Senior Adviser to the President at Oberlin College. Orr’s keynote presentation addressed his work and research on “Sustainability Design Education in a Black Swan World,” that discussed how teaching within a world that has unexpected events can have potentially disastrous effects on climate change. Orr spoke on strategies for designing and creating sustainable, resilient communities that may face black swan events.

The IDEC conference ended its Tuesday’s events with Research, Education, and Creative Scholarship presentations, followed by an awards dinner and reception. A list of awards given can be found at this link: http://2013.idec.org/.  A list of presentors which included several contributions from our faculty are also available online.

Contributed by Lyndsey Blackmon – [1st] year Grad


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