2023 Leaders Breakfast

IIDA Leaders Breakfast (Leaders) is an annual international event series hosted by local IIDA chapters with the support of IIDA Headquarters and International Benefactors (Benefactors).


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Friday, September 08 2023


7:30AM - 10:00AM PST


Four Seasons Hotel
757 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States


IIDA Northern CA Chapter

What is Leaders Breakfast?


Leaders Breakfast was started in 1989 by the IIDA New York Chapter and was expanded in 2001 into an international event series by IIDA Headquarters. In 2009, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) was added as an additional partner, bringing the series to multiple Canadian provinces.

Through the support of two International Benefactors, MillerKnoll and Interior Design, Leaders celebrates design’s importance in the global marketplace by honoring the people who are both the legacy and future of design.


Each Leaders event features a renowned keynote speaker to provoke and encourage new ideas and recognizes one city-selected honoree making significant contributions to the design industry. With some distinction from city to city, the format of each Leaders event is standard: The morning begins with an hour of networking for designers, architects, and other industry professionals, followed by a sit-down breakfast. During breakfast, attendees are treated to a presentation by the keynote speaker, and the locally-chosen honoree is given the Leadership Award.