Annual Student Conference

Where might your design education lead you? 

We welcome students 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




  • 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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