June | July 2017
  Submission Deadline
12:00 PM, July 31, 2017

Individual Entry Fee
$250

MASI Design Awards Reception
October 4, 2017
Calgary, AB
Strut Your Stuff & Get Noticed!
Interior Design Associations, PIDIM (Manitoba), IDAS (Saskatchewan), and IDA (Alberta), are partnering to bring you the first MASI Design Awards (previously known as the IDA Design Excellence Awards).

The competition is open to all Registered/Professional members of the IDA, PIDIM, & IDAS. Entries must be for work created and ready for occupancy between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2017.

IDA will be hosting the first MASI Design Awards and winning entries will be announced at an awards ceremony to take place in Calgary, AB on October 4, 2017 and featured on the IDA, PIDIM, & IDAS social networks (more details to come).

Please direct inquiries and submission forms to  info@idalberta.ca   
Save-the-Date for the upcoming 2017 Urban Encounters!
Urban Encounters is a table top trade show held in two locations (Edmonton and Calgary).  The main focus is two-fold.  Firstly, it is held to showcase the latest products and services for commercial and residential suppliers to the Alberta Interior Design community.  Secondly, it is an opportunity to bring the design and supply community together in an informal, social atmosphere to help in the establishment of mutually beneficial client-vendor relationships.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Northlands Park, Edmonton, AB

Thursday, October 5, 2017
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Stampede Park, Calgary, AB

Buildex Calgary: Call for Speaker Submissions!
BUILDEX is looking for industry trailblazers, change agents and thought leaders, technical know-it-alls, and individuals with a unique story to tell.  

Influential professionals from the design, construction and real estate industries gather for two days to experience more than 35 educational seminars,demonstrations and keynote addresses delivering the latest in industry practices and technology.

Visit BUILDEX Calgary to learn more and to apply.
Date: November 8 & 9, 2017
Time: 3:00pm 
Submission Deadline: Friday, June 9
"Welcome to Our New Members!"
The IDA would to welcome the following new members into the association:

Meghean Thomson | Provisional
Ceren Pektas | Provisional
Emily Bracken | Provisional
Leane Gadowski | Student
Aleksandra Grancharova | Student

New Member FAQ
Q:  As an IDA member, am I eligible for the IDC Corporate Wellness Discount with GoodLife Fitness?

A: If you are also a member of the IDC, you  are eligible to receive approximately 45% off the regular GoodLife membership rates and can use your membership at all GoodLife clubs nationally.

For more information or to sign up, sign in to your IDC member account.
NCIDQ Exam Update
Congratulations!
The Interior Designers of Alberta (IDA) would like to congratulate Allison Leggatt and Victoria Yeung for successfully completing the NCIDQ examination.
The program has been on hold so that CIDQ could rework and streamline it. It has now been relaunched. For those who had already volunteered for this program, you would have already received the info from CIDQ on your next steps. 

Volunteers will be accepted into the program twice each year - January and July. You can provide your contact details now to be part of this important work.
CIDQ Ambassadors Program 

What is an Ambassador for the NCIDQ exam?

  • An Ambassador is a practitioner, educator, or advocate who is committed to promoting the value of the NCIDQ exam and certification 
  • They are stellar examples and motivational role models of the industry’s highly skilled professionals
  • Their advice is sought by new and seasoned designers alike
  • Their influence and insights help shape the profession
What is the purpose of the Ambassadors Program?
  • Promote the value of the NCIDQ Exam and Certification
  • Mentor potential exam takers and guide them through the process
  • Engage a variety of audiences, especially students in their final year of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree seeking interior design program, as well as recent graduates
  • Educate students, colleagues, employers, employees, clients, and the public at large on the importance of NCIDQ Certification
Exam Application Reviews Are Underway
You still have time to apply for the Fall exam. Find all the information you need here.

Applications received by July 15
Approval Notification by August 31
for Fall / October Exam start

The PRAC 2.0 demo video has been released along with a practice quiz you can purchase that uses the same platform and methodology of the full-scale exam. The NCIDQ Examination Building Codes are also available online to read and familiarize yourself with, but they will be provided during the exam.

The searchable database of Active NCIDQ Certified Interior Designers is now available.

If you would like to be included in this list, renew your certificate here

CIDQ
Phone: 202-721-0220
or
IDA office
 Phone: 780-413-0013
We are happy to help!

Senior Interior Designer - Bob's Your Uncle Design Ltd. (Vancouver, BC)

Architectural Design Specialist - RGO Office Furnishings (Edmonton, AB)

Sales Designer - ShelfGenie of Alberta (Calgary, AB)

Senior Interior Designer - Kennedy Create (Edmonton, AB)

Become 'LinkedIn' with the IDA
Connect with the IDA on LinkedIn to receive great information about upcoming events, interesting articles and information on the interior design industry.  

Click here  to join the Interior Designers of Alberta LinkedIn Private Group.
Volunteer
  Contact the IDA office to learn more about volunteer opportunities for members.
IDA is a Proud Member of the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)