IIDA NC Chapter
Annual Events

Share stories and honor the excellence of what we do and who we are. Our individual work, the power of our industry, and the general public’s understanding of the value we bring all increase when our community is visible and active. IIDA NC organizes a diverse slate of events every year, each one focuses on a different goal around community building, celebrating success, and learning and sharing our expertise.

Northern California
Honor Awards

The IIDA Northern California Chapter Honor Awards celebrates design through the recognition of outstanding project work in all Interior Design practice areas. We gather together as a community to salute our chapter’s mission to push past the status quo and lead as an innovative force.

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Pioneers in
Design

The IIDA Northern California Chapter Pioneers in Design, which takes place in June each year, honors a pioneer from the design community who demonstrates innovation and inspiration. Our honorees have led novel efforts or breakthroughs in practice or implementation and brought new understanding of the impact design can have.

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Please note:

2020 EVENT POSTPONED

WE’LL SEE YOU ON JUNE 23rd, 2021

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Young Women Celebrating

Chapter Celebration

Join the IIDA Northern California Chapter Celebration to connect with our Chapter Board and City Center Members, toast to our accomplishments, and gain insight on what’s to come in the new Board Term!

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Please note:

2020 EVENT POSTPONED

WE’LL SEE YOU IN JULY 2021


Leaders Breakfast

The IIDA Leaders Breakfast is an annual international event series that celebrates design’s importance in the global marketplace by honoring the people who are both the legacy and future of design. Each chosen host city organizes a breakfast that features a renowned keynote speaker to provoke and encourage new ideas, and recognizes one city-selected honoree who has made significant contributions to the design industry.

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Please note:

2020 EVENT POSTPONED

WE’LL SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER 2021

IIDA Leaders Breakfast San Francisco 2019-photographed by Sam Breach

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Golf Tournament

The IIDA Northern California Annual Golf Tournament, hosted in the fall at the beautiful,  historic Sequoyah Country Club in the Oakland hills, brings a unique opportunity for designers and industry members to network and have fun. Players of all levels team up to play 18-hole courses, participate in a wide range of activities, win prizes, and enjoy a full day of relaxation and connection.

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Please note:

2020 EVENT POSTPONED

WE’LL SEE YOU IN OCTOBER 2021


Annual Student Conference

The IIDA Northern California Annual Student Conference exemplifies our mission to move the profession forward by exposing promising students to our design practices and helping them progress from academics to careers. The event provides opportunities for students to interact with experienced professionals, explore both working studios and finished projects, and discover a few of the realities of real world commercial design. It is a day full of inspiration and learning experiences.

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Please note:

2020 EVENT POSTPONED

WE’LL SEE YOU IN 2021

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VIP Celebration

The Patron VIP event is a celebration of our IIDA NC Patrons.  This annual event is held in a spectacular, private venue where we gather to honor our Patrons and their guests, and highlight the great work they’ve made possible.

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Please note:

2020 EVENT POSTPONED

WE’LL SEE YOU IN 2021

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