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Association News
BIFMA Leadership Conference Opens
by ROB KIRKBRIDE  Monday January 27, 2014 
For the first time, BIFMA kicked off the conference with its keynote, Sir Kenneth Robinson, whose TED talk on creativity and innovation has had an audience an estimated 300 million. It was a strong start.

CIDA Innovative Education Award Winners Announced
Monday January 20, 2014 
This award recognizes and celebrates innovative teaching and program-related practices that advance the cause of excellence in interior design education.

Forecast: Better Days Ahead for Industry
Tuesday September 17, 2013 
BIFMA upgrades its forecast for 2013 showing business picking up in 2013 after starting the year down a bit.

Design Billings Get a Boost in Second Quarter
Monday August 26, 2013 
Higher billings and more positive economic news helped lift designer confidence in June.

IIDA to Sponsor EdSpaces Innovation Awards
Monday August 12, 2013 
The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) announced that the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) will be launching the EdSpaces Innovation Awards at the 2013 EdSpaces.

level Continuing Education Program Approved for AIA Learning Unit Credit
Monday August 5, 2013 
A&D professionals may now receive one AIA Learning Unit credit for attending an ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard and level(R) Certification Program continuing education one-hour session.

IIDA Announces 2nd Annual Best Interiors of Latin America Competition
Sunday July 21, 2013 
Projects must be located in Latin America or the Caribbean, though design firms may be located anywhere.

IIDA Announces Opening of Inaugural IIDA Asia Pacific Design Awards
Monday July 15, 2013 
International design competition has been established to honor innovation and the highest level of design excellence in Interior Design/Architecture throughout the Asia Pacific region.

NSF International and BIFMA Release Product Category Rules
Friday July 5, 2013 
The development of Product Category Rules for storage products helps meet the increasing demand for transparency in environmental claims.

BIFMA Partners with the Sustainable Purchasing Council
Thursday June 27, 2013 
It does not seek to duplicate any of the functions of existing groups and will inform a systemic approach to institutional and corporate sustainable purchasing practices.

Cheryl Durst Appointed to Harrington College of Design Board of Trustees
Monday June 24, 2013 
The board comprises a total of seven recognized leaders across various design-related industries.

New Board of Directors Line-up for BIFMA
Tuesday June 18, 2013 
Board reorganizes into four advisory councils.

IIDA Announces Cooper-Hewitt as 2013 Star Award Recipient
Monday May 6, 2013 
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum was founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt -- granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper -- with the purpose of advancing the publics' understanding of Design across all of human history.

IIDA Announces Suzanne Tick as 2013 Titan Award Recipient
Monday May 6, 2013 
Tick specializes in developing material for commercial and residential interiors, including textiles, carpet, hard surfacing, glass, woven metal screens, and lighting.

CEFPI Expands Partnership with EdSpaces for 2013
Monday May 6, 2013 
The strategic partnership between NSSEA and CEFPI recognizes the importance of engaging the facility planning community as key players in the marketplace for innovative environments.

IIDA Announces Opening of new Milan Chapter
Monday April 15, 2013 
The IIDA Milan Chapter marks the 32nd IIDA Chapter opening worldwide.

Organizations Define Opportunities to Advance Design
Monday April 8, 2013 
During the three day meeting, the group discussed the future of the design profession and began the conversation to create a shared vision of that future.

BIFMA Furniture Storage PCR Comment Period Open
Monday April 8, 2013 
The BIFMA Product Category Rules (PCR) Committee has opened its second PCR for public comment.

NSSEA Educational Facility Grant Program Now Accepting Applications
Monday April 8, 2013 
Now in its third year, the purpose of the Educational Facility Grant Program is to assist school and college facility planners, superintendents, and business/purchasing officials in making more effective decisions for their upcoming facility construction or renovation project and to take part in the discussion about how facilities and learning interact.

2013 INDEX & Office Exhibition Product Design Awards
Monday March 18, 2013 

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