PEP Rally

Are you looking to kick start your 2024 Professional Goals but need some guidance on how to get there? Do you have experience to share?

IIDA San Francisco City Center is hosting the second in a series launched by IIDA Nor Cal’s Professional Development program, Professional Empowerment Program (PEP), where working A&D professionals match with other working professionals for career guidance and support.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Job Transitioning
  • General Networking
  • Company Culture

The event is open to all IIDA Members and non Members– Professional, Associate, and Industry!

Drinks and bites will be served. Bring your business cards!

Learn More >>


IIDA San Francisco City Center hosted its 2nd of a new series focused on professional development, the Professional Empowerment Program (PEP). On August 16th we gathered at the brand new Linked Rep showroom in SOMA.  We had great attendance by designers looking for mentorship in their future careers or exam prep, industry members seeking creative input and conversation from others, and some people even looking for advice in a career shift.  We also had many attendees that came to be a support as mentors and offer any advice and expertise to those seeking some.

Everyone gathered on the showrooms second floor, and we began one on one sessions in a more informal manner. There were five rounds of ten minutes each, where everyone would break off into pairs or small break out groups to discuss career path and really whatever else came up along the way.

After three sessions, we took a break to do some more casual networking to enjoy the Happy hour drinks and snacks so generously provided by J&J Flooring. This was followed up by two more one on one sessions to end the evening. At the end of the event connections were made, mentorship was abundant and a good time was had by all!

We look forward to the next Professional Empowerment Program- PEP Rally event in the series so more valuable networking and connections can be made in our industry!





Please contact



Wednesday, August 16 2023




Linked Reps Showroom
965 Howard St. San Francisco, Ca. 94103


San Francisco City Center


Professional Empowerment Program