Annual Student Conference

Where might your design education lead you? 

We welcome students and young professionals from across the region to join IIDA Northern California Chapter’s Student Conference for an inspiring in-person experience.

What to Expect

  • Small group tours throughout the city of furniture and material showrooms, design offices, and client spaces
  • Enjoying a delicious lunch from BiRite in the beautiful atrium at Pier 70
  • Learning from an inspiring group of panelists innovating on the life cycle of materials
  • Connecting with design professionals working across different aspects of our industry in small group conversations


Please contact



Wednesday, October 12 2022


8:00am - 5:00pm


Pier 70
555 20th Street
San Francisco, CA


IIDA Northern Califronia

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  • 8:00am – Morning Tours (each student will visit one location in each category)
    Welcome Coffee: MillerKnoll / Two Furnish / Teknion / Haworth
    Design Firms: O+A / ODADA / Blitz / Rapt Studio
    Projects: Bloomberg / Uber HQ / Figma
    Vendors: Andreu World / Concrete Collaborative / Todd/ Armin Maier / Shaw 


  • 12:00 pm – Lunch (all together at Pier 70 for the remainder of the day)
  • 1:00pm – Panel Discussion: Material Matters / Circularity / You Can Make a Difference!
    Alex Schofield, Objects & Ideograms 
    Brandi Susewitz, ReSeat
    Clark Brockman, Sera Architects
    Emily Alvarez, Stop/Waste 
    Lauryn Menard, Prowl 
  • 2:30pm – Meet the Professionals: See where your design degree can take you!
  • 4:30pm – Closing Remarks

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