A Few Things to Know Before You Go!

We are so excited to see you in NYC! We've put together a list of important items to help you prepare for a successful IDEC Annual Meeting. Please read through the list carefully as you make your final preparations.

Before You Arrive

  • Download the app using the link below. Review the conference schedule.
  • Pay attention to the weather! Use Weather.com or another weather app due to the unpredictable March weather in NYC.
  • Familiarize yourself with the NYC Subway system. Use the link below for maps and general information. Connect your device to either Apple Pay or Google Pay.
  • You can use the conference app to share your arrival times with other attendees and coordinate ride shares together! Simply download the conference app, navigate to the “community,” and find the Airport Ride Sharing post. Or, you can simply use this link: Airport Ride Sharing.

Once You Arrive

  • Pick up your name badge. Head to the Registration area on the east side of the lobby near the escalators to the lower level. For security purposes, all attendees are required to wear their badge as their ticket to all conference events.
  • There will be several opportunities for Meals on Your Own. A list of local restaurants is available in the app. Review the schedule to plan your time.

To be more eco-friendly, we are using the Whova conference event app. You can now download the conference app to your mobile device, and start planning your time at the conference. It will be your one-stop resource for the 2024 Annual Meeting! To download the app:

  1. Click the link above.
  2. Create an account using the email address you used for registration.
  3. The IDEC 2024 Annual Meeting should pop up or you can search for it using the search bar.
  4. And that's it! Explore all of the conference sessions, programs, and activities now to plan your time!

Please note: There will not be a printed program at the conference. Please download the app before you arrive!

Presenters | Use Your CEU QR Code

All presentations have been submitted to provide continuing education credit through IDCEC. Presenters are required to display their education credit QR code as the last slide in their presentations.

All first authors have received the QR code for their respective presentations via email from [email protected]. Please make sure to download your QR code from your email before you go and use it on the last slide of your presentation deck.

If you did not receive an email with the QR code for your presentations, please email [email protected] by Friday, March 1, 2024.

Our Meeting Venue

InterContinental Times Square

300 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

Front Desk: +1 212 803-4500

Hotel Website

**No outside food or beverage is permitted.

Riding the NYC Subway

We will take the subway to two of our events. We will leave together in small groups guided by experienced local IDEC members.

NYC Subway directions have been added to the conference app for the following:

  • Host Hotel to the offices of Wolf Gordon (Welcome Reception)
  • Host Hotel to New York School of Interior Design (Awards and Saturday content)
  • New York School of Interior Design to New York Design Center (Friday night reception at Kravet)

Please check the individual events on your app for subway travel directions.

Closest Station: 42nd St./Port Authority

Each subway ride costs $2.90 and the NYC subway system is ticketless and uses either Apple Pay or Google Pay on your mobile device. Please download the app and connect your mobile device. For more information, including maps, please use click the link below.

MTA Subway Information

Don't Miss the Reception at Kravet at the New York Design Center

Friday, March 8, 6-7:30 pm

200 Lexington Avenue

(between 32nd and 33rd Streets)

Kravet welcomes IDEC Conference Attendees for a special reception featuring archival items available to touch and feel. It’s a don’t-miss opportunity to visit the New York Design Center. Join your fellow IDEC members at the Kravet Showroom where, following up on Kravet’s presentation earlier in the day, additional archival items will be on display that you can touch and feel!

Celebrate With Us at the IDEC Awards Hosted by NYSID

Thursday, March 7, 6-7:30 pm

170 East 70 Street

(between Lexington and 3rd Avenues)

We are so excited to hold our IDEC Awards at the New York School of Interior Design. We will be traveling from the hotel via the subway in small groups. Information about the subway can be found using the link above.

No Outside Food or Beverage

Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the hotel. Please do not bring any outside food or beverage items into the hotel or meeting area. This includes your morning coffee! The hotel staff will be monitoring this closely. Your help with this is greatly appreciated.

Check the Documents section of the conference app for...

Things to do in NYC

The IDEC Host Committee, made up of local IDEC members just like you, has compiled a list of things to do in New York City that may be of interest. Whether you’re arriving early or staying the weekend after the conference, we’re certain you’ll want to peruse this list. Check the document area of the conference app to access their recommendations!

Places to Eat in NYC

There are ample opportunities to try any number of cuisines from around the world in New York City. The IDEC Host Committee has also curated a list of great food establishments near our events (near the host hotel, NYSID, and the New York Interior Design Center). Check the document area of the conference app to see their recommendations.

Thank You to Our 2024 Annual Meeting Sponsors and Partners!

Is Your IDEC Membership Status Current?

We have been working to update our Membership and our online resources. Log in to the Member portal on the IDEC.org website to verify your member status, update your membership profile, and confirm your professional credentials are current. We appreciate your help with this!


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