IDS 2020 Schedule.

Monday, May 10

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9:00 AM

Patrick Abrams
Patrick Abrams Managing Director
Applied Studio

Seminar: The Restaurant of the Future

    We’re often asked what the long term effects of the pandemic on restaurants will be – will restaurant interiors be designed differently? Will social distancing or screens be a permanent thing? My view is that the current steps are short term – confirmed by the temporary nature of these additions. The long term effects will be born more out of the changes to how people work – less office based, more home based working and people avoiding the commute.

    So not only will we be working differently we’ll also be working in different locations. The focus of the restaurant of the future has to be on customer experience. New technology has led to developments such as fast deliveries from high end restaurants straight to your home. There are fewer reasons than ever to actually have to go out to a restaurant; the main remaining one being the ‘experience’. So we, as designers, have to up our game and make that experience justify the time and expense of actually going there – especially in the midst of a pandemic. This is far more than just the aesthetics of a space. The restaurant of the future is about the overall experience, and therein lies the design challenge.

    Patrick Abrams Managing Director, Applied Studio

    Patrick Abrams founded Applied Studio in 2016 as a multidisciplinary architecture and interior design studio focusing on design rather than project type. Their work includes restaurants, bars, pop-ups, offices and a boutique cinema.

    The studio is currently working on the UK roll out of a major international restaurant brand and a number of smaller independent restaurants. This is alongside a number of private residential projects across the UK.

    The studio’s strength is in the dedication to the design and the thoroughness with which it is delivered – a focus on details that work aesthetically and operationally. The designs start with the end user and their experience, creating rich environments that are made to be explored. The use of texture and character throughout the studio’s projects comes from authentic materials – many of which are uniquely designed and hand made through collaborations with artists and craftsmen.

    Applied Studio is about the application of architecture throughout all its stages with a priority on the people using the end spaces. The studio is about exceptional design, applied to the real world.

     

    9:00 AM

    Diana Smiciklas Sustainability Advisor
    Perkins & Will
    Zeina Elali Senior Sustainability Advisor – Associate
    Perkins & Will

    Seminar: Bringing Living Design to Life

    • Sustainability

    Living design is a holistic design approach that creates positive impacts on people, and help mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. We will discuss embodied carbon reduction, resiliency, material health, and biophilia while teaching the importance of each strategy and ways to implement them into your projects.

    This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

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    Diana Smiciklas Sustainability Advisor, Perkins & Will

    Diana diligently develops and implements strategies for high-performance and sustainable design while also focusing on wellbeing. She provides guidance and coordination for clients pursuing third-party certification systems including LEED, WELL, Fitwel, RELi, and the Toronto Green Standard. By collaborating on a range of projects throughout her career, Diana has developed a strong research-based understanding of the impact of embodied carbon on the environment.

    Diana relishes opportunities to influence a building’s composition, material choices, and operations. She believes it is the responsibility of us architects, designers, and influencers of the built-environment to create spaces that enhance user-experiences while reducing the impact that space has on human health and the natural environment.

    Zeina Elali Senior Sustainability Advisor – Associate, Perkins & Will

    A climate change influencer, join Zeina on a journey of environmental stewardship, health, and well-being.

    Leading the Climate Change battle through sustainability and resilience, Zeina is a proven strategist achieving significant and measurable greenhouse gas reductions (prevention), complimented with resilience expertise to protect assets and withstand climate events (adaptation). Leading initiatives across Canada, Zeina’s experience places her at the forefront in understanding high performance buildings, emerging clean technologies, and carbon reduction planning. She brings a conscious approach to projects, focusing on energy, comfort and ecological conservation including Net Zero ‘Energy’ and Net Zero ‘Carbon’ buildings. She provides guidance for certifications such as LEED, Fitwel, WELL, Resilience, TGS, Envision, RELi, LBC, WRI GHG Accounting, and the 2030 challenge.

    10:00 AM

    Demo: Creating Healthy Environments with Advanced Paint Technology

      Gloria Rinaldi who is an Architectural & Design Representative with Benjamin Moore will lead this session on creating healthy environments with advanced paint technology. 

      Graduating from Ryerson University in Toronto, Gloria worked in the Fashion Industry for 11 years, prior to streamlining her career into Interior Design. She headed her own design firm for 15 years, before transitioning to Benjamin Moore as their Architectural and Design Representative since 2012.  She holds certification as a LEED Green Associate as well as the designation of MPI II Architectural Coating Specialist.

      Complimentary with the purchase of any conference pass.

      Sponsored by:

      Benjamin Moore - Black - Primary

      10:00 AM

      Summary
      Monday’s Speakers

      Demo: Quality. It’s Multi-Dimensional

        Since 1899, the name Miele has been synonymous with design, innovation, sustainability and QUALITY. When Miele had to make quality the cornerstone of their products in order to differentiate themselves from their competitors. The desire to make better, higher-quality products forged the spirit of the company back then, and still drives Miele forward today. Many people think of quality in one dimension but at Miele, Quality is multi-dimensional. Come and join us as we “peel back” the layers of the onion in our production process to share the attention to detail that goes into producing all Miele products. It will be just like you are visiting our factory in Germany with us.

        Prize Draw: Miele Triflex HX1 – first-ever cordless handstick vacuum from Miele.  Made in Germany.

        Complimentary with the purchase of any conference pass.

         

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        Summary

        Since the company was founded in 1899 (Herzebrock, Germany), Miele remains a family-owned and operated company providing the highest-quality premium domestic and professional appliances in approximately 50 markets worldwide. During IDS21 Toronto, Miele Canada representatives from Marketing and Product Development will share the company’s outlook and strategy related to Design, Sustainability, Innovation and Quality, with the highlight being the World Premiere Sneak Preview of the all-new Miele Generation 7000 series of cooking appliances.

        Monday’s Speakers

        • Kelly Lam, Vice President of Marketing
        • Ina Mundy, Head of Product Development
        • Kirby Dumont, National Training Manager

        11:00 AM

        Dori Tunstall Dean, Faculty of Design
        OCAD University

        Keynote: The Future of Design is Decolonized

          This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

          Sponsored by:

          Dori Tunstall Dean, Faculty of Design, OCAD University

          Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. As Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, she is the first black and black female dean of a faculty of design. She leads the Cultures-Based Innovation Initiative focused on using old ways of knowing to drive innovation processes that directly benefit communities.
          With a global career, Dori served as Associate Professor of Design Anthropology and Associate Dean at Swinburne University in Australia. She wrote the biweekly column Un-Design for The Conversation Australia. In the U.S., she taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She organized the U.S. National Design Policy Initiative and served as a director of Design for Democracy. Industry positions included UX strategists for Sapient Corporation and Arc Worldwide. Dori holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University and a BA in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.

          11:00 AM

          Patty Clydesdale Partner, Interior Designer, ARIDO
          DPAI architecture inc.
          Guy Freedman Headshot
          Guy Freedman President and Senior Partner
          First Peoples Group
          Brian Porter Headshot
          Brian Porter Principal
          Two Row Architect

          Seminar: Inclusive Design Now! Indigenous Voices in the Built Environment

          • Designing for the Future

          This seminar addresses the future of engagement and public consultation as it relates to Indigenous communities. Panelists will discuss how to have meaningful consultation with Indigenous communities before proceeding with capital development projects and interiors projects. Additionally, participants will consider the role that Architecture and Interior Design plays in reinforcing Indigenous cultural values to ensure authentic cultural representation in the built form.

          This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

          Patty Clydesdale Partner, Interior Designer, ARIDO, DPAI architecture inc.

          Patty (She/Her) is a Partner at DPAI architecture inc. and a Registered Interior Designer with ARIDO, who brings over 16 years’ experience in architecture and interior design. Since joining DPAI over 8 years ago, she has made invaluable contributions to the firm’s growth with the development of a flourishing interiors division within the corporate commercial, post-secondary, institutional, and healthcare design sectors.

          Patty is motivated by people engagement and relishes the relationship-building aspect of her profession. She gains inspiration through her values-based approach and the stories people tell – she is aware that not everyone’s story is being told.

          Inclusive design is the root of Patty’s approach, advocating for equitable participation by people from marginalized communities affected by the design process. Her process is open and transparent. Through open dialog with her clients and people she meets, she adds these important conversations about inclusion and what that means to the design process.

          As a past member of the Sherman Hub Community Planning team, Patty has grassroots experience in developing neighbourhood strategy initiatives and public engagement in downtown Hamilton neighbourhoods. Patty collaborated with McMaster University Public Health Nursing students to research and identify barriers for marginalized community members. As a Rep skater with Hammer City Roller Derby, Patty also serves on the Diversity + Inclusion Committee.

          With her combined experiences, Patty lead an inclusive, community centered engagement process on behalf of DPAI (Library Specialist), in partnership with WZMH and Weatherston Bruer (Art Gallery Specialist), and with First Peoples Group for the new City of Greater Junction East Sudbury Central Public Library and Art Gallery.

          Guy Freedman President and Senior Partner, First Peoples Group

          President and Senior Partner of the First Peoples Group, Guy Freedman is an entrepreneurial leader and talented facilitator with diversified experience in the development, implementation, management and operation of projects, services and programs. Guy is a thought leader on contemporary Indigenous issues.

          Guy is a fifth generation Half-Breed (Métis) from Flin Flon, Manitoba with roots dating back to 1812 in Red River. He is closely connected to the community and is dedicated to the revival, renaissance and resurgence of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures through the arts, media and business.

          Brian Porter Principal, Two Row Architect

          Brian hails from Six Nations of the Grand River. He has been a business leader for many years, designing and overseeing the construction of projects for First Nation communities across Canada and the United States. He has demonstrated success in designing culturally appropriate projects for these communities and has worked to maximize the participation of First Nation skills and trades. Two Row Architect promotes Indigenous values in design by imbedding traditional knowledge into buildings using current technology building technology while actively promoting the creative and environmentally conscious use of building materials.

          1:00 PM

          Mardi Najafi Director, Retail Design
          Figure3
          Suzanne Wilkinson Principal
          Figure3

          Seminar: How Retail Design Should Be Inspiring The New Workplace

          • Designing for the Future

          Drawing lessons from successful retail design practices, Figure3’s Mardi Najafi and Suzzanne Wilkinson will show how creating more memorable experiences in offices can improve engagement. Just as bricks and mortar stores support and improve the on-line experience, the physical office can encourage cultural connection that translates to a more purpose-driven, connected workforce. Workplace designers will be challenged to create authentic moments that support how employees share and communicate. Through an exploration of fresh tools and strategies derived from the retail sector, a set of actionable strategies will be presented designed to re-ignite the future office as a connecting force to unite a distributed workforce. This session will discuss how data-driven tools are evolving to better understand employee preferences and deliver a unique experience, how to evaluate and improve culture through focused messaging and touchpoints, and new ways to evaluate the purpose and success of the workplace.

          This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

          Sponsored by:

          Mardi Najafi Director, Retail Design, Figure3

          With a background as an industrial designer with experience in furniture design, exhibit design, and fashion runways, Mardi Najafi has been immersed in the world of retail design for 25 years. Mardi is passionate about creating memories through unique moments and unexpected details. As the Director of Retail Design at Figure3, his ability is to bring a client’s brand vision to life and create innovative and transformative retail experiences. A firm believer in the value of sharing knowledge, Mardi spent several years as a professor at a number of distinguished design schools around the world, and today his design projects benefit from his commitment to success through collaboration. Mardi has worked on many notable award-winning projects for clients such as Telus, Surterra Wellness, and Penguin Shop.

          Suzanne Wilkinson Principal, Figure3

          Climbing the ranks from Senior Team Leader to Principal at one of Canada’s leading independently-owned interior design firms, Suzanne Wilkinson understands the power of design. Working with some of the most prominent companies across North America over the past 20 years to design beautiful and engaging spaces in workplace, residential and retail, Suzanne is passionate about leading clients and the Figure3 team through a strategic and interactive design process starting with what is most important: a company’s core values. Intensely curious about the impact designed environments have on improving people’s lives, she is committed to promoting the value of design.

          1:00 PM

          Aaron Miller Founder & CEO
          HummingbirdHill Homes & Construction

          Seminar: INTEGRATED TEAM or BUST – how design and construction must come together to deliver the next generation of built environments.

          • Sustainability

          Now more than ever, people want health and wellness to be incorporated into the environments they live and work in. The only way to do this effectively is to remove the process silos and preconceived attitudes that exist between design, engineering, and construction and integrate as a team working together to design & build spaces that enhance people’s capacity to thrive. Explore the benefits of an integrated team approach that values a team’s experience and input much earlier vs the traditional design->bid->build silo process that is holding us back. Explore the health & wellness benefits of 3D design modeling that incorporates energy modeling and real-time costing as it is designed. And finally a look at practical approaches to incorporating a 5 senses approach to designing and building around health & wellness and the built environment.

          This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

          Sponsored by:

          Aaron Miller Founder & CEO, HummingbirdHill Homes & Construction

          Aaron Miller is the owner of HummingbirdHill Homes, a PassiveHouse™ and WELL™ AP certified construction firm whose motto is ‘Built to Thrive’ for their clients. They work with many of the top architects and interior designers where project objectives include beautiful design, human health & wellness, and environmental sustainability. A passionate advocate for innovation in the construction industry, breaking down barriers to promote more women into the trades, and re-thinking the design-build process to achieve more collaboration, integration, and teamwork in order to achieve the potential our future built environments possess.

          2:00 PM

          Demo: Idea Space and the Introduction of Thin and Long Format Bricks

            Kreitmaker’s new and exciting idea space studio that has just opened in 122 Davenport Rd. Toronto, in the heart of Yorkville, built for Designers, Architects, and their clients. The introduction of one of the biggest European brick collections that are exclusive to Kreitmaker for Canada.

            Complimentary with the purchase of any conference pass.

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            3:00 PM

            Prototype Product Pitch: Part 1

              Day 1 of The Prototype Pitch sessions will feature products, concept and ideas that are not currently in production and that address new ideas for the architecture, design and building industries. This is an opportunity for new emerging designers, design students and newly created design firms to showcase their ideas to a discerning professional trade audience.

              These will be professionally reviewed by a panel of judges.  There will be 1 winner and 4 runner-ups selected by the judges on Wednesday, May 12.

              Pitches presented by: 

              • Monty Chong-Walden, CEO, Calmura Natural Walls Inc.
              • Moni El Batrik, Founder, The Big Tiny Studio
              • Skyler Dietze, Founder, Captain Design Studio
              • Peter Alawani, Co-Founder, Lux & Lines

              Complimentary with the purchase any conference pass.

              Sponsored by:

              3:00 PM

              George Foussias Design Director
              Lemay
              Vedran Dzebic Research and Development Coordinator
              Entro
              Louis-Etienne Dubois Associate Professor of Creative Industries Management
              Ryerson University
              Heela Omarkhail Vice President Social Impact
              The Daniels Corporation
              Coralie Olson Managing Partner
              MASSIVart Toronto

              Seminar: 202X : Making Place in the City

              • Designing for the Future

              The last year has obliged the architecture and design community to reflect on the importance we give to human wellbeing in the creation of our urban spaces. We are compelled to design healthy and resilient cities for all people that reflect culture, identity, or story that is supportive of the emotional and behaviour needs of the individuals inhabiting the space. Through an image-rich presentation, this panel will explore tools employed for placemaking efforts in the context of a major urban environment. This understanding of placemaking highlights: human delight, celebration of culture, spirit, place, or meaningful integration of public art. Our future cities call for the creation of new spatial relationships that enhance the public realm, enrich the cultural activities, and are accessible, contributing to building a fairer and equitable city.

              This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

              Sponsored by:

              George Foussias Design Director, Lemay

              Having worked as an architecture graduate for a couple of years, George Foussias went on to become a renowned award-winning interior designer. For 23 years he has been involved with restaurant and retail design, residential interiors, hospitality interiors, office space, educational and cruise ship spaces, also accumulating experience in product design, and branding. Throughout his years as part of Quadrangle Architecture, Mr. Foussias has been acting as a design director, design advisor and was invited to sit on the Design Review Panel of the firm. He has been defining and spearheading both the Interiors and Architecture studios of the firm, and winning design awards yearly. As a professional, he is an inspiration as a public speaker in Canada, the U.S and Europe.

              Vedran Dzebic Research and Development Coordinator, Entro

              Dr. Dzebic leads the research and development practices at Entro. His work sits at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and environmental design. Through the use of innovative techniques and technologies, such as virtual reality, computer vision and machine learning, he explores how the physical environment shapes how we think, feel and behave. By applying rigorous yet human-centred research perspectives, he advances Entro’s mandate of building stronger connections between people and place and supports Entro’s philosophy that all design should be grounded by research and the science of human interaction.

              Dr. Dzebic’s expertise ranges from the study of visual complexity within urban environments, to biophilic design, to the role of emerging technologies in shaping how we think about our surroundings.

              He has presented his research through numerous international platforms, including the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, the Environmental Design Research Association, The Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Intelligent Buildings International and the American Institute of Architects.

              Louis-Etienne Dubois Associate Professor of Creative Industries Management, Ryerson University

              Louis-Etienne Dubois is an Associate Professor of creative industries management at Ryerson University’s School of Creative Industries, as well as Associate researcher at MINES ParisTech’s Centre for Scientific Management. He is the director of the Future of Live Entertainment lab, a research partnership between Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.

              Louis-Etienne holds a Ph.D. from HEC Montréal and from MINES ParisTech. His research activities aim at developing a better understanding of production and innovation processes in cultural and creative organizations. Some of his recent work has been published in New Media and Society, Current Issues in Tourism, the European Management Journal, Tourism Review and in the Revue internationale de Gestion.

              Heela Omarkhail Vice President Social Impact, The Daniels Corporation

              Heela Omarkhail is Vice President, Social Impact at The Daniels Corporation, a leading GTA based builder-developer. Heela is responsible for corporate mandates and strategic initiatives that look beyond the bricks and mortar to ensure that the social, cultural and economic infrastructures of communities built by Daniels are as strong as the new buildings. Since 2009, Heela has been working on Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the revitalization of Regent Park in Toronto’s Downtown East. The revitalization of the 69-acre social housing neighbourhood to a mixed-income and mixed-use community is looked to around the world as a model for creating healthy, inclusive and resilient communities.

              Coralie Olson Managing Partner, MASSIVart Toronto

              Coralie Olson is the Managing Partner of MASSIVart Toronto, an award-winning global art consultancy and production agency. MASSIVart collaborates with emerging and established artists, architects, real estate developers, designers and creators from diverse backgrounds to create artistic integrations, commissioned artworks and inspiring cultural programming. Coralie’s strategic thinking and business experience makes her a valuable asset in fostering value in all the projects she overviews. Her extensive knowledge in marketing, branding and communications, has been instrumental into creating value and business results for our clients beyond their artistic integrations.

              Tuesday, May 11

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              9:00 AM

              Suhair Khan Strategic Projects
              Google
              Tomos Lewis Bureau Chief Toronto
              Monocle

              Keynote: The Future of Technology and Interdisciplinary Design

                Suhair Khan Strategic Projects, Google

                Currently based in London, Suhair Khan works on strategy at Google. Last year she founded Open/Ended Design, a new platform for conversations in design, tech and culture.

                Her work in technology has been at the intersection of creativity, culture and design. Over the last decade at Google she has been involved in the development of Google’s self-driving car, Waymo; building a new data-driven sustainability platform for the global fashion industry; and leading numerous successful global initiatives and partnerships at Google Arts & Culture.

                Suhair is a visiting lecturer at the Architectural Association and the Masters in Architecture program at Central Saint Martins and is actively involved in juries and advisory in the cultural and design space.

                Tomos Lewis Bureau Chief Toronto, Monocle

                Tomos Lewis has been Monocle magazine’s bureau chief in Toronto since 2015, and most recently served as the magazine’s US election correspondent, covering the 2020 presidential race. He hosts and produces the daily news discussion programme, The Late Edition, on Monocle24 radio.

                He previously worked at the BBC’s newsrooms in his native Wales and in Washington DC. He is a graduate of the University of St Andrews, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he studied on a Fulbright scholarship.

                9:00 AM

                Jane Lockhart B.A.A.I.D Principal of Jane Lockhart Interior Design
                Representing Signature Kitchen Suite Appliances
                Amy Medeiros Sales Manager
                Irpinia Kitchens
                Marla Baker Business Development Specialistt
                Marla Baker
                Krystal McNaughton Manager
                Aquavato

                Seminar: The Future of Kitchen Design with Sustainability in Mind

                  This all-star panel of design, product and cabinetry experts discuss how the kitchen is changing to suit the needs of our current environment and the future. You will get insider tips on how design plans, materials and products can have a greater sustainability approach and incorporate a whole building lifestyle mindset.

                  This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                  Sponsored by:

                  Jane Lockhart B.A.A.I.D Principal of Jane Lockhart Interior Design, Representing Signature Kitchen Suite Appliances

                  Jane Lockhart, B.A.A.I.D. Founder & Principal Designer, Jane Lockhart Interior Design, Representing Signature Kitchen Suite Appliances

                  Award-winning designer, television personality, spokesperson and author, Jane Lockhart is one of Canada’s leading experts in the world of design, trends and colour. Jane is well-known as the host of her own television series, Colour Confidential and continues to make regular guest appearances on CTV’s The Marilyn Dennis Show and as a popular keynote speaker throughout North America.

                  Since graduating from Ryerson’s Interior Design program Jane has never stopped building her brand. She founded her design firm, Jane Lockhart Interior Design in 1997, specializing in new build and renovation interior design projects for commercial and residential clients.

                  Jane’s business continues to expand. Unable to find appropriate custom furnishings for her clients she endeavoured to create two lines of interior furnishings. Jane Lockhart Platinum is a Canadian-made, eco-conscious, luxury furniture line for designers and architects. Jane continued to serve the residential market with the launch of her soft furnishings collection, Jane by Jane Lockhart in 2012. Both lines are available at retailers across Canada.

                  Jane’s design work is regularly featured in national publications in Canada and United States. She has also been recognized nationally with multiple awards from the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and B.I.L.D (the Building Industry and Land Development Association).

                  Jane continues to grow as an influencer in social media and through regular blog posts on her website www.janelockhart.com. She enjoys a wide-reaching, yet intimate relationship with over 50,000 followers and rewards them with a quarterly newsletter that goes behind the scenes of her interior design business. She is also coming to terms with being overshadowed by her Beagle, Baxter.

                  Amy Medeiros Sales Manager, Irpinia Kitchens

                  Amy is a very talented and experienced kitchen designer who has extensive knowledge of how cabinetry and millwork play a key role in kitchen design. After graduating with honours from the Interior Design program at Georgian, she has worked exclusively for premium cabinetry companies. She now leads the design team at Irpinia Kitchens and holds the title of Sales Manager.

                  Marla Baker Business Development Specialistt, Marla Baker

                  Marla Baker is a Business Development Specialist with a unique ability to connect luxury brands and services with the Architecture & Design Community. Marla is a known advocate for Interior Designers, Decorators, Architects and Kitchen & Bath professionals. She is also a provider of quality presentations, events, CEU webinars and virtual marketing. Recognized as a ‘matchmaker’ with luxury brands and designers. Marla produces results for the companies she represents while supporting and understanding the needs of the design community.

                  Krystal McNaughton Manager, Aquavato

                  Krystal is an accomplished leader, sales executive and marketing strategist. With over 13 years in the luxury plumbing industry Krystal has built a loyal following of designers, retailers and consumers. Her passion for design and interest and consciousness in sustainability give her the ability to greatly contribute to this dynamic panel.

                  10:00 AM

                  Danielle Paul President
                  Designers Edge (Design Studios) Corp.
                  Valentin Tijeras Global Vice President of Product and R&D
                  Cosentino

                  Demo: Sustainability: The Future is Now

                    The topic of Sustainability is important now more than ever as we see a rise in sustainable projects. Join us to learn what designers are looking for in products to execute these projects, what companies are doing to develop products with this focus and what we can learn from each other.

                    Complimentary with the purchase of any conference pass.

                    Sponsored by:

                    Danielle Paul President , Designers Edge (Design Studios) Corp.

                    ENTREPRENEUR – LEADER – DESIGNER

                    Often described in that order, Danielle’s passion for business, personal growth and design allows her to stay one step ahead in an ever-changing industry.

                    As President of Designers Edge, a full-service interior design company located in Calgary, she has been a part of the business and its development from inception, enduring the struggles most small outfits do, to where it is now, a thriving and trend setting design business with a deeply decorated client list and a team of designers that are not only the hard working, but in love with their job and the culture of Designers Edge.

                    Recognizing that a successful key to growth for her was going to be vertical integration. She started Quarter Park Management with some Partners.  A company that she knew she could pitch to development and builder partners as they transition their Multi Family Communities to owner boards. Quarter Park is now recognized as one of Calgary’s Premier Management companies in Calgary servicing all types of Condo Corporations.

                    Adding to that, in August of last year, Danielle acquired the retail rights to Ateliers Jacob in Western Canada. Highly sought after in the East, designing exquisite custom kitchen and bathrooms, Ateliers Jacob Calgary is bringing all that creativity and fine craftsmanship of the brand, right to the heart of YYC.

                    Valentin Tijeras Global Vice President of Product and R&D , Cosentino

                    Valentin is responsible for Research and Product development at Cosentino worldwide, including product portfolio management and new product definition.

                    Major achievements:

                    • Changed company portfolio. New product lines, worthy over 25% of company’s revenue (Sensa, Prexury, Integrity, Silestone bathroom, ECO)
                    • Introduced sustainability parameters into product development. Not only profitable products, but also positive impact in the environment
                    • Defined product price policy to attack new market segments and optimize company profit

                    10:00 AM

                    Summary
                    Tuesday’s Speakers

                    Demo: Innovation with a Purpose.

                      At Miele, ‘Immer Besser’ (Forever Better) dares us to dream big, but it also demands us be better than we were before. This company motto was imprinted on the first product we produced in 1902 and still instilled with every employee around the world as we look to the future. Our mission is to develop product, technologies and services that truly benefit our customers and makes their lives better. This philosophy of Immer Besser has driven us to create many global “firsts” that have set new standards in convenience and performance.

                      Give-Away: All participants will receive 4-packs of Miele Coffee Beans.  Made in Germany.

                      Complimentary with the purchase of any conference pass.

                      Sponsored by:

                      Summary

                      Since the company was founded in 1899 (Herzebrock, Germany), Miele remains a family-owned and operated company providing the highest-quality premium domestic and professional appliances in approximately 50 markets worldwide. During IDS21 Toronto, Miele Canada representatives from Marketing and Product Development will share the company’s outlook and strategy related to Design, Sustainability, Innovation and Quality, with the highlight being the World Premiere Sneak Preview of the all-new Miele Generation 7000 series of cooking appliances.

                      Tuesday’s Speakers

                      • Kelly Lam, Vice President of Marketing
                      • Ina Mundy, Head of Product Development
                      • Kirby Dumont, National Training Manager

                      11:00 AM

                      Matt Davis Co-founder
                      DesignAgency
                      Anita Modha Strategy & Design, Seeds and Growth
                      Otto Design Group
                      Kristen Lien Principal
                      FRANK

                      Keynote: The Evolution of Hospitality

                        The Evolution of Hospitality: Restaurants, hotels and other communal commercial spaces are having to respond to the new challenges and opportunities ahead. How can new frameworks and design layouts – both indoors and out – provide substantial and ever-relevant solutions? This talk will delve into which emerging trends, such as restaurant-retail operations and ghost kitchens, have staying power and explore the many creative ways in which businesses are combining various modalities – like office, hotel and restaurant – to entice patrons back as soon as they can. Moderated by AZURE’s Editor in Chief, Elizabeth Pagliacolo.

                        This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                        Sponsored by:

                        Matt Davis Co-founder, DesignAgency

                        With a fresh perspective and enthusiasm for unique solutions, Matt brings a high level of energy and creativity to DesignAgency’s major projects. Recent work includes the adaptive re-use projects for Camrost Felcorp at Imperial Plaza, the Yorkville Plaza, and the Cumberland. Currently, Matt is working with the Hyatt Group in Cleveland to re-imagine their historic landmark property. Matt has lectured at the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the Institute Without Boundaries. He has been a studio professor at the University of Toronto School of Architecture, Landscape and Design and is a recurring guest critic there. Matt holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Toronto.

                        Anita Modha Strategy & Design, Seeds and Growth , Otto Design Group

                        Anita Modha is part of the Strategy & Design team at Seeds and Growth, an interdisciplinary team of cultural engineers comprised of anthropologists, spatial designers, copywriters, researchers, and content creators. Its ultimate goal is to create next-generation spaces that foster organic growth, align with the new reality, and to create a generative foundation for development.

                        Kristen Lien Principal, FRANK

                        As a Principal at FRANK, Kristen Lien marries artistic thinking with hard-lined technical solutions. Her direct and methodical approach to problems ensures that her clients’ needs are fulfilled through the design process. She pours pride and soul into thoughtful, creative, and innovative solutions through tireless research and a collaborative approach. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, Kristen went on to obtain a Masters in Architecture at the University of Calgary, where her artistic and technical sides found the perfect union. Kristen is known for her clear advice and guidance and leads her team to success by example. She is dedicated and purposefully honest. Kristen believes that great design brings real, tangible value to her client’s business, and is excited at any opportunity to bringing a vision to life. Kristen is continuously seeking the opportunity to learn something new, and the diversity of design projects at FRANK allows her to pursue this passion daily. Kristen’s strengths as an Architect elevate FRANK’s designs and have led to great success and growth of the firm’s portfolio to include a wide range of projects, from industry-leading hospitality designs to full-blown historical building preservation and renovation projects. Kristen is actively involved within the profession and at the University, acting as an advisor and mentor to young women pursing professional registration in various provinces accross Canada.

                        11:00 AM

                        Cristina Kelly Brand Strategist
                        Entro
                        Vedran Dzebic Research and Development Coordinator
                        Entro

                        Seminar: Understanding Our Environments Through the Lens of WELL and Cognitive Neuroscience

                        • Designing for the Future

                        How can we truly know and understand the effect design will have on the user and more accurately achieve the intended aims of the WELL standard on human well-being? As part of our design process we consider principles of cognitive neuroscience to provide important insights into well-being while incorporating a number of emerging technologies to validate our work. While cognitive neuroscience tells us how the human experience is shaped by design, emerging technologies, such as computer vision and machine learning help us mediate the relationship between the environment and the person. By viewing the WELL Standard through a spotlight of cognitive neuroscience and emerging technologies, this presentation will examine how to more completely and precisely celebrate culture and place, foster human delight, create spatial familiarity and access to nature and nudge towards positive behaviours.

                        This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                        Cristina Kelly Brand Strategist, Entro

                        Cristina brings over 8 years of consumer relations experience to her role at Entro as a brand strategist. In this role, Cristina provides strategic direction for a number of clients as well as overseeing all internal branding initiatives at Entro. Her dedicated attention to the social, cultural and political intricacies of every new organization allows her to facilitate groups and synthesize information in a way that ensures voices are heard, internal expertise is leveraged and true inclusion is felt by all. She has had implemented internal management and communication strategies, and has collaborated in developing a company process for branding consultation. She has also advised clients in carrying out communications strategies to increase their media presentation to further expand their penetration in the not-for-profit and for-profit business sectors. Cristina has worked with a number of organizations and businesses in the areas of athletics and recreation, information technology, social services, housing, packaging, healthcare, architecture, education, and international human rights. Her recent projects include the King High Line branding, Spokane International Airport rebrand, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute brand strategy and naming and the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre brand strategy.

                        Vedran Dzebic Research and Development Coordinator, Entro

                        Dr. Dzebic leads the research and development practices at Entro. His work sits at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and environmental design. Through the use of innovative techniques and technologies, such as virtual reality, computer vision and machine learning, he explores how the physical environment shapes how we think, feel and behave. By applying rigorous yet human-centred research perspectives, he advances Entro’s mandate of building stronger connections between people and place and supports Entro’s philosophy that all design should be grounded by research and the science of human interaction.

                        Dr. Dzebic’s expertise ranges from the study of visual complexity within urban environments, to biophilic design, to the role of emerging technologies in shaping how we think about our surroundings.

                        He has presented his research through numerous international platforms, including the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, the Environmental Design Research Association, The Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Intelligent Buildings International and the American Institute of Architects.

                        12:00 PM

                        Shane Harper Farm Manager
                        Pearl Morissette
                        Vittorio Colacitti Chef
                        The Good Son

                        Demo: Cooking Hour: Regenerative Farming for The Sustainable Future of Kitchens Everywhere

                          At Miele, we are obsessed with quality that lasts. Every Miele appliance is designed to conserve energy and natural resources, without compromising performance. We aspire to create an eco-system of long-term sustainable living within our homes, and there is no better place to start our journey, than kitchen.

                          Join us in this live cooking session where Chef Vittorio Colacitti and Farmer Shane Harper will discuss the concept of regenerative farming, shaped for the future sustainable development toward lowering our individual carbon footprints, and the dish it will inspire them to create.

                          We will be drawing great prizes at the end of the session!
                          10 bottles of Racines Du Ciel, Cabernet Franc wine from The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette & 10 Meal Kits provided by Vittorio’s restaurant Born & Raised.

                          We also continue our #MieleDinesLocal initiative to support Canadian restaurants. For every person, who joins us at this session, we will donate a Meal Kit from Born & Raised restaurant to Living Rock Ministries, Youth Resource Centre. Living Rock has provided programs that engage, encourage, and equip youth towards their personal development goals for 35 years in Hamilton.

                           

                          Sponsored by:

                          Shane Harper Farm Manager, Pearl Morissette

                          Shane Harper began his foundational culinary chef’s training at Humber College, then went on to George Brown College to pursue Pastry Arts. After finishing his education, Shane spent a decade working in various top restaurants around Canada making desserts.

                          At 28 years old, at the height of his pastry career, Shane was diagnosed with Miller Fisher Syndrome – a rare auto-immune disease. During this time, he spent time reflecting on the food industry, food in general, and how it relates to one’s health. After a brief return to the restaurant industry, Shane started growing his own vegetables on his balcony during his spare time. Shortly thereafter, he plunged head-first into farming and has never looked back.

                          Currently, Shane is celebrating his 7th year of farming and 3rd year of establishing the annual vegetable garden at Pearl Morissette, with his work and life partner Monica.

                          Vittorio Colacitti Chef, The Good Son

                          Vittorio Colacitti is well known as Top Chef Canada’s season 4 finalist, founding Executive Chef of Toronto’s The Good Son, and now for his second project, in Hamilton Ontario, “Born & Raised”.

                          Always having beautiful food around was part of Vittorio’s upbringing. He started his culinary apprenticeship under Lorenzo Loseto at “George Restaurant” and then went on to work at Lucien, with Chef Scot Woods and Grant Van Gameren. After doing some stagier time in Napa Valley, at Thomas Keller’s properties, he ended up working for a culinary legend – Didier Leroy. Didier taught Vittorio about honour and love for being a chef, and that it was a life commitment of being true to oneself.

                          Today, Vittorio pays tribute to his extensive training by focusing on simplicity and balance, while always leaning toward wood-fire & raw preparations.

                          1:00 PM

                          J. Gibran Villalobos Assistant Curator
                          Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
                          Heidi Reitmaier
                          Heidi Reitmaier Founder
                          Heidi Reitmaier & Company
                          Cara Courage
                          Dr Cara Courage Independent Placemaking practitioner/researcher, Head of Tate Exchange, Tate.
                          Tate Exchange

                          Seminar: How artists work to reimagine cities?

                          • Designing for the Future

                          How do we imagine the future? Who is best at leading the creative charge to reshape our cities and public spaces. This panel invites three creative workers who have curated, developed and led the charge to reimagine our future. Working as or with artists, these leaders in the museum and social practice field have been active in creating civic and activist projects, socially engaged art making in communities, as well as new forms of placemaking, planning art and urban design. This panel will explore how art and artists have been instrumental in all of this work and argue how they are key to our future social good and imagining our cities post-pandemic.

                          This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                          J. Gibran Villalobos Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

                          J. Gibran Villalobos is Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Previously he held posts as Partnerships and Community Engagement Manager for the Chicago Architecture Biennial and as a Cultural Liaison for the Chicago Park District. He was Curator-in-Residence for the Chicago Cultural Center presenting the work of Paola Cabal and Rashayla Marie Brown, and Gregory Bae. In 2016 he attended the Advocacy Leadership Institute and was invited to the White House Office of Public Engagement, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to speak to issues affecting Latinos in Chicago. In 2017 he launched an inaugural summit of Latinx artists and administrators across the U.S; for this project he was awarded the Act Up award by the Chicago Community Trust. His work has been presented at the Fabrica de Arte Cubano during the 2017 Havana Biennial. In 2019 he was an inaugural recipient of the Field Foundation’s Leaders for a New Chicago Award as well as the Americans for the Arts 2019 Leaders of Color Fellowship. In 2020 he was part of the Civic Leadership Academy at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy where he worked with government and nonprofit sector participants to think about effective policy for Chicago’s cultural industries. He serves on the Auxiliary Board for the National Museum of Mexican Art and Chicago Artists Coalition Board of Directors. He is a faculty lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Arts Administration & Policy.

                          Heidi Reitmaier Founder, Heidi Reitmaier & Company

                          Heidi Reitmaier is a​ ​consultant, curator, moderator, writer and educator. She is the former Deputy Director & Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chief of Education and Programs. An established museum leader with over two decades, she previously held the roles of CEO and Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, the Dr. Robert N. Mayer Director of Learning and Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Curator and Director of Programs and Education at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Curator of Programs at Tate Gallery and Director of Talks at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. She has worked as a consultant co-leading a Tate feasibility study on a mobile museum and led a year-long study for the Liverpool City Council and the Liverpool Biennale considering retention in the regional arts community. She has produced live podcasts and radio programs for the BBC and has overseen civic consultations that explore public space, the integration of art and food, as well as the crossover in architecture, design and art. Her museum work was the recipient of the 2018 Education and Innovation Award from the American Alliance of Museum and she is alumni of the Getty Leadership Institute.

                          Dr Cara Courage Independent Placemaking practitioner/researcher, Head of Tate Exchange, Tate. , Tate Exchange

                          Dr Cara Courage is a placemaking, and arts, activism and museums academic and practitioner, and Head of Tate Exchange, Tate’s platform dedicated to socially engaged art. Cara speaks internationally on topics covering the C21st museum, the civic and activist museum, socially engaged art in community and museum settings and arts and urban design, placemaking and planning and has published widely on these topics. Cara is author of Arts in Place: The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice (Routledge, 2017), and the co-editor of Creative Placemaking and Beyond (Routledge, 2018), and editor of The Routledge Handbook of Placemaking (Routledge, 2021).

                          1:00 PM

                          Blake Jackson Sustainability Design Leader
                          Stantec

                          Seminar: Embodied Carbon 101 – What You Need to Know and Why

                          • Sustainability

                          When talking about carbon reductions, most equate this to energy efficiency; however, with the increasing stringency of modern building codes in alignment with aggressive carbon reduction targets, by 2050 the embodied carbon of materials in buildings will be roughly equal to that of the operational carbon of buildings. This means the issue of carbon won’t rest solely on engineers and sustainability consultants but equally on all disciplines, particularly architects and interior designers, to solve. This presentation looks at ways that we can reduce the embodied carbon of buildings through prolonging materials’ useful life, maintenance, reuse and salvage, specifications, use of 3rd-party standards, procurement, and through using the “power of the purse” as a strong advocacy tool, sending clear indicators to the market, building occupants, reps, and manufacturers that they too can, and should, become allies in the battle against runaway carbon emissions, focusing on practices and products that reduce them.

                          This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                          Sponsored by:

                          Blake Jackson Sustainability Design Leader, Stantec

                          Blake Jackson, AIA serves as US Northeast Sustainability Design Leader with Stantec – Boston. He works at the nexus of sustainability, wellness, and resiliency, serving as a company-wide resource for projects seeking third-party certifications. He has 18 years’ experience in the AEC industry, and holds a Master in Sustainable Environmental Design from the AA Graduate School in London, UK. Blake is a prolific author, speaker, and educator, recently having served as VP of Advocacy with the Boston Society of Architects and currently as an adjunct Faculty with both the Boston Architectural College and Roger Williams University.

                          2:00 PM

                          Demo: The sustainability of design is the sustainability of the world

                            Valley Acrylic in making a product’s life cycle more sustainable, it is key to reduce the use of resources while assuring their future availability, all without compromising other stages and the quality of output. One of our latest products is the Forever Lia Basin – named as such because it is meant to last throughout your life stages, a truly sustainable design. From birth to retirement, the Lia’s design is functional, durable, and made from our anti-bacterial Shila Stone material. We are proud to say we practice Zero Waste & the Circular and Blue Economy. Our clients dream of a better place to live, and we can create it, for them, for us, and for generations to come. …You dream it, we create it.

                            Complimentary with the purchase of any conference pass.

                            3:00 PM

                            Prototype Product Pitch: Part 2

                              Day 2 of The Prototype Pitch sessions will feature products, concept and ideas that are not currently in production and that address new ideas for the architecture, design and building industries. This is an opportunity for new emerging designers, design students and newly created design firms to showcase their ideas to a discerning professional trade audience.

                              These will be professionally reviewed by a panel of judges. There will be 1 winner and 4 runner-ups selected by the judges on Wednesday May 12.

                              Pitches presented by:

                              • Naama Blonder, Co-Founder, Smart Density
                              • Yusho Nishioka, Founder, Yusho Nishioka Studio
                              • Nikki Alagha, Founder, Nikki Alagha Design
                              • Alisha McFetridge, Co-Founder, RainStick

                              Complimentary with the purchase any conference pass.

                              Sponsored by:

                              3:00 PM

                              Andrew King Senior Partner and Chief Design Officer
                              Lemay
                              Salima Rawji Vice President, Development
                              CreateTO
                              Anil Dular Principal
                              Dular & Company
                              Jenny McMinn Managing Director
                              Urban Equation
                              Liza Stiff Vice President Innovation and Design, TAS
                              TAS

                              Seminar: The Green New Pro-forma: From Schedules to Soil

                              • Sustainability

                              Long before the local and global challenges of 2020, growing environmental and socio-economic concerns called for decision-makers to incorporate sustainable strategies in programming plans. From large-scale systems and modular components to flexible space and supportive policies, building truly sustainable and profitable pro-formas mean taking an approach to design and program planning that is both literally and figuratively envelope-pushing, educational, and community-driven. In this panel discussion, we’ll hear from experts in design, real estate, agriculture, and sustainable practices who discuss the opportunities, challenges, and approaches for re-imaging green pro-forma in the city context. This panel will explore how we can re-imagine the proforma to be sustainable and community-focused.

                              This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                              Sponsored by:

                              Andrew King Senior Partner and Chief Design Officer, Lemay

                              Andrew King (FRAIC, PRIX de ROME) is Senior Partner and Chief Design Officer at Lemay and leads the firm’s research and design arm. He is one of Canada’s most recognized design leaders, a Fellow of the RAIC and Professor in Practice at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University. He has evolved a critically recognized practice model that converges speculative small practice, large firm design leadership and academic research. His award-winning projects include Montreal’s CHUM super-hospital, York University’s Student Centre, Place des Montrealaises, and St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal. Professional recognition includes the Canada Council for the Arts Prix de Rome, four Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence and two AIA Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards of Excellence. He has led design projects across Canada, in the US and Europe. King has held visiting chairs in design at McGill University, Carleton University and Danish Royal Academy of Art and has lectured on his work across Canada and abroad.

                              Salima Rawji Vice President, Development, CreateTO

                              Salima Rawji is an accomplished city builder with a passion for purpose-driven solutions. As the Vice President of Development at CreateTO, Salima has helped lead the City of Toronto’s Housing Now Initiative, which leverages City-owned lands to build affordable housing and mixed-income neighbourhoods. Her strategic approach to real estate development encourages us to think objectively about our built environments and how these spaces impact the human experience.

                              For Salima, real estate innovation is about understanding the needs and desires of people and responding collectively as an industry. She believes that we all have a role to play in building better communities and improving people’s lives. As an advocate for public and private partnerships, Salima works closely with several local and national organizations to effectively design and implement community-focused initiatives.
                              Salima’s passion for community extends well-beyond her role at CreateTO. Throughout her career, she has served on several boards committed to human-centred experiences including the Ryerson University Real Estate Management Advisory Council, the Urban Land Institute’s Toronto District Management Committee, the Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, and the Homes First Foundation. Today, Salima serves as a Director for CivicAction and the Toronto Foundation where she helps organizations engage in social initiatives that make communities more equitable, inclusive, and accessible.

                              Anil Dular Principal, Dular & Company

                              Dular & Company is a boutique consultancy that provides targeted, à la carte research and decision support for private investors seeking exposure to technology investments that provide environmental returns in addition to financial returns. The areas of focus include agriculture technology, renewable power generation & storage, alternative forest products and water conservation technology.

                              Jenny McMinn Managing Director, Urban Equation

                              As Managing Director of Urban Equation and Partner of Innovation and Impact at Windmill Development Group, Jenny provides both real estate development and sustainability advisory across North America. Jenny draws on her experience with Windmill Development Group, one of Canada’s most well-known and accomplished green building developers, to assist her development clients in reaching their sustainability goals.

                              Over the last 15 years, Jenny has consulted with both government agencies and private developers to deliver award-winning, high-performance green building and new community projects, including those targeting One Planet Living, Zero Carbon Standard, The WELL standard and LEED Platinum. Her most recent clients include Sidewalk Labs, Northcrest Developments, Canada Lands, Quadreal as well as all levels of Canadian government. Jenny is actively advising on over 20M square feet of carbon neutral community development.

                              Jenny is Vice-Chair of the Canadian Green Building Council’s Board of Directors. She is an active mentor for both the Schulich School of Business and the Urban Land Institute and is past member of the City of Toronto’s Design Review Panel. Jenny has a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, both from the University of Waterloo.

                              Liza Stiff Vice President Innovation and Design, TAS, TAS

                              Liza is accountable for the alignment of site-specific community building approaches with TAS development objectives. Her work underpins the community-based placemaking strategy in each TAS project. Liza assures that world leading research and thinking on TAS impact priorities- food systems, environmental stewardship and sustainability, and long-term housing affordability- is informing all of our work from the inception of each project through construction.

                              4:00 PM

                              Elizabeth Margles VP of Marketing North America
                              Caesarstone

                              Cocktail Hour: Cocktail Cheers to Countertops

                                Celebrate Caesarstone’s Outdoor Collection with a glass of champagne cocktail, Justin Edward of Justin Edward Design Inc. and Elizabeth Margles, VP of Marketing North America, at Caesarstone. The pair will discuss the Collection’s unique design, product benefits and variety of exterior application possibilities.

                                Speakers: 

                                • Justin Edward, Principal Designer, Justin Edward Design Inc.

                                Complimentary with the purchase of any conference pass.

                                Sponsored by:

                                Elizabeth Margles VP of Marketing North America, Caesarstone

                                Elizabeth (Liz) Margles has worked in the design, fashion, and retail space for over 20 years. Starting on the PR and advertising agency side in Toronto, Liz has launched, grown, and extended brands across apparel, décor, and CPG industries. She launched the PC Home décor and Joe Fresh Style fashion brands in 2005 and, as VP Marketing for the Loblaw Companies, grew Joe Fresh to close to a billion- dollar brand within five years. Previously, Liz was head of marketing for luxury retailer Holt Renfrew where visual merchandising, loyalty, and customer segmentation functions also reported to her. At Holts, Liz launched a new website and an e-commerce platform. She has been at Caesarstone for almost five years and was recently named as VP Marketing for Canada, the U.S. and head of Sales and Marketing for Latin America. Liz divides her time between Toronto and Charlotte, North Carolina.

                                Wednesday, May 12

                                My Cart

                                9:00 AM

                                Johanna Fabrin Strategy Design Lead
                                SPACE10
                                Alicia Carroll Director of Experience & Event Design
                                IKEA Canada
                                Akanksha Deo Sharma Designer
                                IKEA of Sweden

                                Keynote: Home for Humanity – Explore sustainability innovation, social enterprise and the future of life at home with IKEA.

                                • Sustainability

                                Join leaders from across one of the world’s largest home furnishing companies to explore research, innovation, social enterprise and a sustainable life at home. This diverse panel features a Strategy Design Lead from SPACE10 in Copenhagen, Denmark, a research and design lab dedicated exclusively to IKEA; a Designer from IKEA of Sweden who hails from New Delhi, India, and whose advocacy for democratizing design is literally woven into her work at IKEA; and a Home Furnishing & Retail Design Lead from IKEA Canada who is immersed in the needs, dreams and frustrations of Canadians to inform the building of affordable and sustainable solutions. Anecdotes, case studies and creative discoveries will shape this panel session exploring the building blocks for creating cities and homes that feel better for more people today and into the future. This dynamic presentation will also spotlight how scaling social enterprise is reshaping communities, and how audacious ambitions and simple solutions can combine to inspire and empower us all.

                                This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                                Sponsored by:

                                Johanna Fabrin Strategy Design Lead, SPACE10

                                Johanna is the Strategy Design Lead at SPACE10, a research and design lab proudly dedicated exclusively to IKEA, located in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is responsible for the Home Essentials Research & Design program, which explores how many more of the many people can get the essentials for a better everyday life. Her previous career has led her all over the world supporting others in turning sustainability ambition into action. While at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johanna managed partnerships with Danish companies focused on attracting tech and engineering talent to Denmark’s sustainability sector. At the World Resources Institute, she worked with country governments to implement and finance their commitments to the Paris Agreement. Her academic background is in development economics and climate policy, which she draws on in her work at SPACE10 to envision an IKEA of tomorrow that is circular and even more sustainable. 

                                Alicia Carroll Director of Experience & Event Design, IKEA Canada

                                Alicia has enjoyed a long-standing career at IKEA holding various roles throughout the IKEA Canada organization during her tenure with the home furnishing retailer. Alicia has applied her background in Communications and Public Relations to her previous role managing national PR for IKEA Canada and in her current role overseeing events and experience design. Throughout her career, Alicia has collaborated with the design community both inside and outside of IKEA. Informed by Canadian Life at Home insights, Alicia oversees and executes seasonally relevant events and activations (virtual and physical) to create an inspiring and engaging experience for IKEA visitors and customers. She has a passion for the IKEA brand, a keen interest in home furnishing trends and a strong value for the importance of engaging in meaningful dialogue with customers in an effort to create a unique experience for IKEA fans. 

                                Akanksha Deo Sharma Designer, IKEA of Sweden

                                Listed as Forbes 30 under 30 (2020), Akanksha Deo Sharma is an industrial designer, textile innovator and a visual artist. After studying fashion design in her native New Delhi and interning at IKEA, Akanksha was hired onto the Swedish company’s internal design team. She was one of the minds behind Förändring, a 2018 IKEA collection that, motivated to reduce air pollutants in global crop-burning regions, explored the use of rice straw as a raw material. She combines her knowledge of Indian textile history, handicrafts and construction techniques to develop minimal, clean and playful products. As a rising advocate for democratic design, Akanksha uses her role to emphasize the importance of social and environmental sustainability. 

                                9:00 AM

                                Mike Johnson Director of Sustainability
                                3form / Lightart

                                Seminar: Purposeful Disruption: Change for Good

                                • Sustainability

                                The world is facing unprecedented natural disruptions, including a deadly pandemic and a worsening climate crisis – the ideal time to make change is now. We can turn this crisis into an opportunity to intentionally disrupt the paradigm that led us into trouble. In this presentation we will explore what’s already being done by the most sustainably-minded members of the A&D Community, in pursuit of restorative designs and materials.

                                This seminar will:

                                • Introduce the terms and concepts of Optimized Materials, Net Zero Materials, and Regenerative and Restorative Materials
                                • Deliver an understanding of why Optimized and Net Positive Materials contribute significantly to the human healthfulness, social equity and environmental responsibility.
                                • Demonstrate how manufacturers and design teams can use these ideas to address the urgent and accelerating needs for restoration of planet, social equity for people, and human healthfulness in response to pandemics, the climate crisis, and social unrest
                                This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                                Mike Johnson Director of Sustainability, 3form / Lightart

                                As Director of Sustainability at 3form companies, Mike designs and implements sustainability initiatives designed to foster climate responsibility, materials transparency and optimization, zero waste and circular materiality, social equity and employee engagement, and others with the near term goal of producing regenerative and net positive products. Mike spends a large amount of time focused on materials transparency and optimization, offering educational presentations from coast to coast to help the A&D community better understand and embrace the Living Building Challenge, LEED V4, and other healthy building standards. He is a passionate and vocal advocate of meaningful actions and responses to address the growing global climate crisis. Mike joined 3form after 12 years at the helm of a multimedia company he created, which pioneered sustainability-specific marketing to help green businesses gain consumer preference. Prior experience in environmental remediation and management gave him a solid understanding of health and environmental impacts caused by exposure to chemicals and materials, which directly relates to ingredient transparency and optimization. Using more than 20 years of experience in the sustainable business community, Mike brings real world context and practical solutions to complicated problems. These efforts have been recognized with sustainability awards and speaking engagements to business groups, universities and colleges, sustainability conferences, and other professional organizations.

                                10:00 AM

                                Summary
                                Wednesday’s Speakers

                                Demo: Energy + Quality + Time = Sustainability since 1899.

                                  At Miele, we’re proud to have been early and authentic champions of SUSTAINABILITY – even before the term was coined. From our early establishment in 1899, the core of our product philosophy has been to manufacture products of exceptionally high-quality and with a long service life using the most sustainable process possible. Miele is the only manufacturer in the industry that creates products to last up to the equivalent of 20 years of usage, and at the end of their service life, Miele products are highly recyclable.

                                  Prize Draw: All-new Miele G5000 Dishwasher.  Made in Germany.

                                  Complimentary with the purchase of any conference pass.

                                  Sponsored by:

                                  Summary

                                  Since the company was founded in 1899 (Herzebrock, Germany), Miele remains a family-owned and operated company providing the highest-quality premium domestic and professional appliances in approximately 50 markets worldwide. During IDS21 Toronto, Miele Canada representatives from Marketing and Product Development will share the company’s outlook and strategy related to Design, Sustainability, Innovation and Quality, with the highlight being the World Premiere Sneak Preview of the all-new Miele Generation 7000 series of cooking appliances.

                                  Wednesday’s Speakers

                                  • Kelly Lam, Vice President of Marketing
                                  • Ina Mundy, Head of Product Development
                                  • Kirby Dumont, National Training Manager

                                  11:00 AM

                                  Natalie Telewiak Principal
                                  Michael Green Architecture

                                  Keynote: Evolution | Revolution How Timber will define healthy cities for tomorrow

                                    From climate and environment, health and well-being, affordability and automation, to AI and algorithms – mass timber offers tools and solutions for radical change and modernization of an industry that largely operates as it did a century ago. Natalie will discuss why and how her practice designs, innovates, and advocates for timber buildings that can reduce our carbon footprint and build beautiful, healthy cities for tomorrow.

                                    This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                                    Sponsored by:

                                    Natalie Telewiak Principal, Michael Green Architecture

                                    With an education in both architecture and engineering, Natalie’s approach is rooted in material logic. Combined with an emphasis on cross team collaboration, Natalie is driven toward elegant solutions that marry structure, systems, manufacturing, and architecture. Her career highlights include work on the Governor General award-winning, CLT construction, Ronald MacDonald House in Vancouver and a mass timber, multi-activity centre in Gallivare, Sweden. In 2018, Natalie became a Principal alongside Michael Green at MGA, taking an elevated role leading and inspiring project teams to design and deliver meaningful, innovative, and sustainable architecture.

                                    11:00 AM

                                    Annie Bergeron Principal, Design Director
                                    Gensler

                                    Seminar: A Workplace With Heart

                                    • Designing for the Future

                                    With the Future of Work leaning towards the inclusion of WFH (work from home) programs, how can we balance the newfound agency of remote work with the need for face-to-face interaction in the workplace?

                                    This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                                    Annie Bergeron Principal, Design Director, Gensler

                                    Annie is a Principal and Design Director in Gensler’s Toronto office with more than 20 years of experience designing for tech and media companies. She oversees the strategic planning, design, construction, and branding implementation for trusted clients such as LoyaltyOne, Facebook, Booking.com, and Weber Shandwick. A highly regarded voice in the Toronto design community, she is an active critic and guest lecturer, a sought-after media spokesperson, and a panelist and speaker at national industry conferences. Her versatility has won her the Ryerson Award of Recognition for Design Excellence, numerous ARIDO Design awards, product design awards from NEOCON, and VMSD’s award for visual merchandising. Annie holds a Bachelors in Interior Design from Ryerson University in Toronto.

                                    1:00 PM

                                    Demo: Cook and Clean

                                      White and neutral countertops are here to stay, but some people may be wary of maintaining the colour over time. Come enjoy a delicious bite of roasted beets while also learning how to clean countertops from Caesarstone experts, so the surface stays white and bright for years to come.

                                      Speakers:

                                      • Taylor Hanley, Account Manager, Caesarstone
                                      • Amy Mereles, Account Manager, Caesarstone

                                      Complimentary with the purchase of any conference pass.

                                      Sponsored by:

                                      1:00 PM

                                      Cedric Burgers Principal Architect
                                      Burgers Architecture Inc
                                      Anicka Quin Editorial Director
                                      Western Living Magazine

                                      Seminar: Passive Architecture: A Paradigm Shift

                                        Vancouver-based architect Cedric Burgers will join Western Living Magazine editorial director in conversation about Passive Architecture.

                                        The two will discuss the definition of a passive building, carbon footprint and why passive works is our future. They will also discuss the economics of Passive Architecture, the health and comfort and benefits of a passive building as well as energy modelling as a design tool and not just for evaluation. Passive Architecture is defining a new architecture.

                                        This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                                        Sponsored by:

                                        Cedric Burgers Principal Architect, Burgers Architecture Inc

                                        Cedric holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a masters degree in Architecture from the University of British Columbia, where he also taught as an assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He worked for the architect Daniel Liebeskind and Müller Knippscheld Wehburg Landscape Architects in Berlin, Germany after graduating. He has served on design review committees for the District of West Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver. He is now an Accredited Passivhaus designer, pioneering sustainability and low energy design in Vancouver. Cedric was recently awarded Architect of the Year by Western Living Magazine. 

                                        Anicka Quin Editorial Director, Western Living Magazine

                                        Anicka Quin is the Editorial Director of Western Living and Vancouver magazines. Under her leadership, Western Living has become a regional brand with a national reputation, winning Best Home Design and Décor magazine in Canada in 2017 at the Canadian Magazine Awards and Magazine of the Year at the Editor’s Choice Awards in 2019; Vancouver magazine has also thrived under her tenure, winning Magazine of the Year at the Canadian Editors’ Choice Awards in 2018 and best e-newsletter in 2019. Before joining Western Living and Vanmag, Anicka worked with Alternatives Journal and the alt-weekly id Magazine. She is a former board member for the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors and consults with Magazines Canada for their professional development series. 

                                        1:00 PM

                                        Sara Walsh-Rooney Director of Sales
                                        Savaria
                                        Donna Church Manager - Marketing & Communications
                                        Kohler Canada
                                        Linda Kafka Director
                                        Livable Environment Inc.
                                        Marla Baker Business Development Specialistt
                                        Marla Baker

                                        Aging in Place – Products and Solutions for Residential Ageless Design

                                          This panel discussion for Residential Interior Designers and Decorators will connect the dots between what the new dynamic aging consumer will need to age in place while satisfying multigenerational living with style, technology and forward-thinking design planning. From residential elevators to touchless plumbing fixtures our product experts will share their knowledge and our leading Aging in Place advocate will teach you how this relates to the design community.

                                          This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                                          Sponsored by:

                                          Sara Walsh-Rooney Director of Sales, Savaria

                                          Sara’s background spans over 20 years leading sales teams to success while working closely with Architects, Interior Designers, Builders and Contractors and supporting the design community.

                                          Sara understands the importance of educating clients and providing best products and services to ensure projects move forward successfully.

                                          Savaria is the leading global Manufacturer of Elevators, Lifts and Mobility Devices that improve accessibility for everyday living.

                                          Donna Church Manager - Marketing & Communications, Kohler Canada

                                          Having led Kohler Canada’s marketing and communications for over 15 years, Donna is an excellent resource for commentary and insight on technology advances in the kitchen and bathroom.

                                          Donna has conducted many seminars for interior designers and colleges across the country, as well as media interviews for magazines, newspapers, radio, TV and trade journals. She has made guest appearances online and on television, with suggestions inspired by superior design and gracious living.

                                          Donna’s understanding of leading-edge technology, demographics and the Canadian marketplace – coupled with premium brand kitchen and bath product knowledge – provides her with insight into the needs and desires of inspired home owners.

                                          Linda Kafka Director, Livable Environment Inc.

                                          Since 2009, Linda has been a valuable and trusted resource for the residential interior design/build industry. She is an advocate for inclusive age-free design (universal design) and is one of Canada’s leading experts on living in place, accessibility and wellness design for the home. As an accredited WELL AP, Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), Linda offers an unparalleled understanding for creating “forever” homes with wellness features for clients of all ages and abilities. Her passion is to support, educate and train the trades about the importance of creating beautiful and safe spaces that are tailored towards inclusion, accessibility and wellness.

                                          Linda was the Managing Director of one of Canada’s only trade design centre from 2009-2017. During that time she held Board positions with the Canadian Decorating Association and with the Interior Designers of Canada’s (IDC) as Director of Affiliates. Currently she is a member of the Toronto Society of Architects, the Decorators’ and Designers’ Association of Canada, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and works frequently with BILD, ARIDO and IDC. She also participates in and attends industry conferences and trade shows across Canada and the USA and shares her findings with the trades. She is often interviewed by consumer publications on living in place trends. s the founder of the Living in Place Network, an international community of professionals focused on living and aging in place.

                                          Linda is the driving force behind the LivABLE Environment Conference, an annual trade event designed to both inspire and educate design/build professionals. And as Director of Trade Relations for Caplan’s Appliances (a leading retailer in Toronto), she works directly with trade professionals and their clients to support their inclusive design projects.

                                          Marla Baker Business Development Specialistt, Marla Baker

                                          Marla Baker is a Business Development Specialist with a unique ability to connect luxury brands and services with the Architecture & Design Community. Marla is a known advocate for Interior Designers, Decorators, Architects and Kitchen & Bath professionals. She is also a provider of quality presentations, events, CEU webinars and virtual marketing. Recognized as a ‘matchmaker’ with luxury brands and designers. Marla produces results for the companies she represents while supporting and understanding the needs of the design community.

                                          3:00 PM

                                          Prototype Product Pitches: Winner Announcement

                                            Prototype Pitches from Day 1 and Day 2 will be reviewed by the judges and winners will be announced.

                                            Speakers:

                                            • Elizabeth Margles, Vice President of Marketing, Americas, Caesarstone
                                            • Amanda Huynh, Industrial Design, Pratt Institute

                                            Complimentary with the purchase any conference pass.

                                             

                                            Sponsored by:

                                            Thursday, May 13

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                                            9:00 AM

                                            Bryan Lee Design Principal
                                            Colloqate Design
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                                            Farida Abu-Bakare Project Director
                                            Adjaye Associates

                                            Keynote: Design as Justice

                                              Farida Abu-Bakare is the Project Director at the award-winning architectural and design firm; Adjaye Associates. Farida uses architecture and design as tools to support and empower the communities she lives within. She is the co-founder and chair of the Black Architects and Interior Designers Association, also known as BAIDA, a Canadian non-profit organization that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession of architecture and interior design in 2019.

                                              Bryan Lee is an Architect, educator, writer, and Design Justice activist. He is the founder/Design Principal of Colloqate Design, a non-profit multidisciplinary design practice, in New Orleans, Louisiana, dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social, and cultural equity.

                                              Bryan is a founding co-organizer of the DAP (Design As Protest) Collective and Dark Matter University.

                                              In conversation with Karen Kang, Director of IDS Canada, these two will talk about their work in advocacy and what is social justice within the built environment.

                                              Complimentary with the purchase of any conference pass.

                                              This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                                              Sponsored by:

                                              Bryan Lee Design Principal, Colloqate Design

                                              Bryan is an Architect, educator, writer, and Design Justice activist. He is the founder/Design Principal of Colloqate Design a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice, in New Orleans, Louisiana, dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social, and cultural equity. He is a Design Critic at Harvard GSD and has led two award-winning youth community design programs. Bryan is a founding co-organizer of the DAP (Design As Protest) Collective and Dark Matter University.

                                              He was most recently honored as one of the 2018 Fast Company Most Creative People in Business, a USC Annenberg MacArthur Civic Media Fellow, and the youngest design firm to win the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices award in 2019. 

                                              Farida Abu-Bakare Project Director, Adjaye Associates

                                              Farida is a registered architect in Ontario and holds a Master of Architecture from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from Carleton University. She is a Project Director at the award winning architectural and design firm; Adjaye Associates. Prior to, she lived and worked throughout Canada and the United States with the global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm HOK to build an extensive portfolio including workplace, corporate headquarters, healthcare, higher education, aviation, justice, science, and advanced technology projects.

                                              Farida uses architecture and design as tools to support and empower the communities she lives within. She is the emeritus Community Affairs Director of Atlanta’s NOMA Chapter (National Organization of Minority Architects) whose mission is to champion diversity within the design profession. Her work with NOMA led her to co-found and chair BAIDA (Black Architects and Interior Designers Association) a Canadian non-profit organization which promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession of architecture and interior design in 2019.

                                              Farida is also passionate about contributing to the future of the profession in Canada and serves on the provincial self-governing body, the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) as an elected OAA Council member on a three-year term (2021-2023). She is an OAA Trustee, the Chair of the OAA Interns Committee and serves on the OAA Communications Committee, and OAA Comprehensive Education Committee.

                                              11:00 AM

                                              Zahra Ebrahim Co-Founder
                                              Monumental
                                              Alex Bozikovic Architecture Critic
                                              The Globe and Mail

                                              Keynote: What does an equitable recovery post pandemic look like for the future of cities?

                                                Humans are resilient and have great capacity to adapt, but the systems we rely on need to be designed for participation and equity. This critical design principle must be at the heart of creating sustainable cities, resilient in the face of a pandemic, environmental and social change.

                                                This conversation will cover what we need to design the cities of the future post-Covid. With more than 60% of the world’s population living in urban areas, it’s time we start thinking intentionally about how we design our cities, public spaces, and even our individual houses with equity in mind.

                                                This session will highlight what led to our current vulnerabilities and discuss some measures that designers, architects, urban planners to consider when it comes to the sustainability of our cities.

                                                • What does an equitable recovery look like for cities post-pandemic?
                                                • How can design play a role in this recovery? What is needed from a A&D to a government level to make this happen?
                                                • Are there learnings from other cities – are there opportunities to support city-to-city collaborations (most cities face the same issues: inadequate affordable housing, climate resiliency etc.)

                                                This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                                                Sponsored by:

                                                Zahra Ebrahim Co-Founder, Monumental

                                                Zahra is a public interest designer and strategist, focused on shifting power to people who are typically underrepresented in institutions and systems. Her work has focused on deep, community-led approaches to policy, infrastructure, and service design. She is the CEO of Monumental, an organization focused on supporting an equitable recovery from COVID-19 through building fair and just cities and institutions, producing creative, socially-driven initiatives, and amplifying BIPOC leadership. Prior to this role, she built and led Doblin Canada (Deloitte’s Human-Centred Design practice), focusing on engaging diverse sets of stakeholders to use human-centred design to address complex organizational and industry challenges. In her early career, Zahra led one of Canada’s first social design studios, working with communities to co-design towards better social outcomes and leading some of Canada’s most ambitious participatory infrastructure and policy programs. Zahra has taught at OCADU, MoMA, and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. She is the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Urban Institute, and the Board Chair for Park People.

                                                Alex Bozikovic Architecture Critic, The Globe and Mail

                                                Alex Bozikovic is The Globe and Mail’s architecture critic. He has also written for Architectural Record, Azure, Dwell and Landscape Architecture Magazine. He is author of Toronto Architecture: A City Guide (2017) and co-editor of House Divided (2019). He won the 2019 President’s Medal for Media in Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

                                                11:00 AM

                                                Kristi Avalos President & CEO
                                                Accessology

                                                Seminar: Making Accessible Design Beautiful

                                                • Designing for the Future

                                                Accessibility, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, often appears to be an unsightly afterthought to fulfill the letter of the law. However, when access is intentionally built in the plans, the design can be functional, accessible, and beautiful! Through this presentation attendees, from emerging professionals to senior level leadership, will learn how the principles of accessible design can be attractive and at the same time beneficial in all design contexts, and can generate an often overlooked marketing opportunity for the firms that embrace it. Creating beautiful design that everyone can enjoy changes lives as it opens vast opportunities that were once closed to many. It’s about making a difference. Information will be shared regarding innovative strategies in design projects that create access solutions which exceed minimum standards without adding additional costs. Where greater access is achievable, complaints and lawsuits are averted, and positive publicity is generated.

                                                This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                                                Kristi Avalos President & CEO, Accessology

                                                Kristi Avalos is a nationally renowned leader in providing accessibility consulting services and is a sought-after speaker with a knack for using an upbeat approach to help others understand the complexities of ADA compliance. With over 40 years of experience, she provides expert witnessing on ADA, 504, Federal Housing Administration, and Air Carrier Access Act legal cases. Kristi has been involved with the United States Access Board, Department of Justice, and other agencies and organizations that have shaped accessibility legislation and trends since the early 1980’s. In 1990 Kristi founded Accessology Too, LLC which is a national leader in providing accessibility consulting services and is one of the largest U.S. firms dedicated solely to accessibility and access issues. With Accessology, Kristi has worked on numerous multi‐million-dollar projects with accessibility compliance during all stages from schematics to construction. Accessology continues to raise awareness about the law and disability inclusion in our communities and is committed to full implementation of the ADA.

                                                1:00 PM

                                                Corey Klassen Design Manager
                                                Articulated Design Studio

                                                Seminar: The Kitchen Water Hub – Beyond the Sink and Faucet

                                                  The increasing demands on providing healthy, safe, and quality designed environments for kitchens is on the rise. Factors to consider are material characteristics and properties, accessibility to planning centers, and appropriate installation methods. This course introduces materials, methods, and techniques when planning an important activity center in a kitchen design – the Kitchen Water Hub.

                                                   

                                                  Sponsored by:

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                                                  Corey Klassen Design Manager, Articulated Design Studio

                                                  Corey is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD) with 20 years of related industry experience. He has won multiple international design awards and often lends his experience and knowledge to shelter publications and the broader interior design industry. As an experienced interior design educator and professional speaker, both with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and public/private institutions, Corey focuses on interior environments that are inclusive for a variety of users, sustainable design, wellness, accessibility and building technology. Corey has volunteered with the NKBA BC Chapter, the NKBA Certification Task Force and been a peer reviewer for numerous industry related texts. In addition, he has written and developed courses for the NKBA, Lixil America, and BLANCO North America and spoken across North America presenting Professional Development courses. Recently, Corey was selected as a leading Subject Matter Expert and technical writer for the NKBA’s new Kitchen, Bath & Support Planning Guidelines launching in 2021.

                                                  1:00 PM

                                                  Nabil Sabet Group Director
                                                  M Moser Associates

                                                  Seminar: Leading with Autonomy

                                                  • Designing for the Future

                                                  This session will explore how companies can ‘lead with autonomy’ through the exploration of two M Moser offices and a client example: M Moser New York, M Moser Vancouver and Okta. All examples are optimized for a distributed workforce with redesigned and reinvented infrastructure, furniture, technology and space types. All provide choice and autonomy to stimulate an innovative, experimental and inventive culture. All are flexible and adaptable spaces enabled through design where teams are able to iterate and create in a collaborative setting.

                                                  Join us as we discuss:
                                                  • People: How can the workplace influence autonomy and how does this impact future success?
                                                  • Space: What is the new level of design thinking required to create these environments?
                                                  • Technology: How can technology enable autonomy both in and outside the workplace?
                                                  • Sustainability, health and wellness: Is it possible to make it safer for employees to return to the office than to stay at home?

                                                  This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                                                  Nabil Sabet Group Director, M Moser Associates

                                                  Nabil started his career in industrial and product design, but an interest in the connection between people and space soon led him into workplace and creating environments where people can do their best work. Over the years, Nabil has worked with clients and industries around the world on millions of square feet of projects from Shanghai to San Francisco. His focus is centered on the rapid change in how people work and the opportunity this presents to raise workplace performance to a new level through environments that connect physical space with social interaction and digital integration.

                                                  As Group Director of M Moser North America, Nabil brings his dynamic and entrepreneurial leadership to multi-disciplinary teams of designers, strategists and construction professionals as they evolve and implement ideas that impact the nature of people and work.

                                                  With a love for design and making things tangible, Nabil is a relentless inventor. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, testing mock-ups, prototyping creations and breaking stuff with his kids.

                                                  3:00 PM

                                                  Johanna Hoffmann CEO
                                                  Oomph Group Inc.

                                                  Seminar: Building and Maintaining an Agile Practice

                                                    An agile, resilient practice is one that can withstand sudden emergencies, business interruptions, and economic downturns, but also one that adapts, evolves and grows through long-term industry trends and changes. Being able to procure work is the foundation of an agile practice. In this workshop you will learn five strategies for strengthening your firm and getting the work you want through good times and bad.

                                                    1. Your brand: know who you are, what you are selling and to whom to better tailor your services and stand out from competitors.
                                                    2. The tools and systems you need to respond quickly to RFPs and new clients requests.
                                                    3. How to enhance your ability to compete and how to pivot if necessary.
                                                    4. How to build a network to drive work.
                                                    5. How to enhance your visibility to support Business Development activities.

                                                    This course qualifies for one (1) unit of CEU with the IDCEC. Eligible for OAA Accreditation if watched and attended live at the time of broadcast. *To qualify for the CEU credit, you must attend the entirety of the session during its scheduled broadcast time. Credits will not be issued if the session is watched on-demand. All times posted are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).*

                                                    Johanna Hoffmann CEO, Oomph Group Inc.

                                                    Johanna is a dynamic, creative leader with a proven record of performance in traditional and digital B2B and B2C marketing and business development in Canada, the United States, Asia, MENA Region and Latin America. She has held senior executive positions with global AEC leaders B+H Architects, Stantec Inc., and Forrec Inc. As CEO of Buzz Marketing and Public Relations, she led major brand campaigns for Coca Cola, M&M/Mars USA, Absolut Vodka, Hard Rock Café International and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

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