IIDA Leaders Breakfast 2019

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Date: September 6, 2019
Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Location: Four Seasons Hotel

757 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
Phone: +1 415-633-3000


It is our great pleasure to announce Heather McGhee as our featured speaker at the Northern California Chapter’s 2019 IIDA Leaders Breakfast.

What does it mean to be an American today, and what are we to one another?

Heather McGhee is an expert in economic and social policy, racial healing, and transformative organizational change. As the former president of the inequality-focused think tank Demos, she drafted legislation, testified before Congress, and became a regular contributor on shows like Meet the Press and Real Time with Bill Maher. She also led Demos’ own racial equity organizational transformation, resulting in a doubling of the organization’s racial diversity and growth across all measures of organizational impact.

McGhee is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Civic Participation, and serves on multiple boards of trustees. Her role as a national thought-leader on addressing racism led to Starbucks founder Howard Schultz asking for her guidance as the company developed an employee training curriculum in countering racial bias.

In addition to this inspiring speaker, our Chapter will bestow the annual Leadership Award of Excellence this year to Collin Burry.

Collin Burry is an IIDA Fellow, a 2013 inductee into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame, and has been recognized by San Francisco magazine as one of the top 100 most influential LGBTQ leaders in the Bay Area. He’s a past president of IIDA Northern California and recently completed six years representing IIDA on the CIDA Board of Directors. Burry currently sits on the A+D Accessions Committee at SFMOMA and is committed to eradicating HIV and homelessness, sitting on the campaign committee for PRC, a local not-for-profit committed to these causes.

As a design principal at Gensler, Burry has designed for many of the world’s most iconic brands, such as Netflix, Apple, Pixar, EA, Nike, Samsung, Symantec, and Nokia. His creative and contemporary approach has earned him over 90 design awards and frequent coverage in international design and business media.

Please join us in celebrating our design leaders of today and IIDA’s commitment to the future of design at this informative and inspiring event!

For Sponsorship Opportunities and Pricing, please click here.


Host a Student Member Volunteer this Leaders Breakfast by making them a guest at your table. This opportunity will be limited to the 20 Leaders Breakfast Student volunteers.

If you choose to seat a student as your guest, just write “student” on your guest list form when you receive it. We will recognize your generosity at the event.

For Reservations

We are accepting credit card and check payments prior to the event. Please visit www.iida.org (Leaders Breakfast Series) to place your order by credit card.
Ticket sales start on Monday July 1, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding reservations, would like to pay by check or require an invoice, please contact:

Anastasia Gedman, Director of Outreach and Engagement
Telephone: 312.379.5129   Email: agedman@iida.org
111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 222. Chicago, IL 60601

For additional event information, please contact:

Terry de la Cuesta, Table Sales Chair
Telephone: 669.800.2601   Email: tdelacuesta@oneworkplace.com

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for RESERVATIONS and PAYMENTS is Friday August 30, 2019.

Proceeds from all levels of sponsorship will go directly to support our not-for-profit organization at the International and local Chapter levels.  Your contribution dollars are very important to the continued growth of our organization and are greatly appreciated.

Reservations online at www.iida.org

We hope you will be among the first to reserve your table/s or purchase individual tickets. We are getting a lot of interest already for this event so it is bound to sell out early!

We acknowledge with deep gratitude the support of the 2019 IIDA Leaders Breakfast Series International Benefactors and for the amazing support of our 2019 Northern California Chapter Patrons.































2019 | 2020 Chapter President
IIDA Northern California

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