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Town Hall III Event Recap –

Town Hall III Event Recap – Three topics surrounding legislation for the interior design profession were posed to the audience for consideration. Below is a list of the questions and a summary of attendees’ responses: 1. What are the perceived benefits of legislation? Possible pay increase Ability to obtain building permits and practice within our… Read More »

July 30, 2009 – Designer Jeoparody Event Recap

July 30, 2009 – Designer Jeoparody Event Recap The Second Annual IDC-Oregon Designer Jeoparody held July 30th was another outstanding success.  The evening consisted of two high-spirited and competitive rounds of Jeoparody challenging the audience to consider and respond to technical and more esoteric elements of interior design.  Many of the questions were gathered from… Read More »

Collaboration Newsletter – Opposition

Over the last year, many of you have voiced concern about opposition to interior design regulation. Challenges to existing and proposed regulation are plenty. The Institute of Justice, a libertarian special interest law firm, is one strong adversary representing decorators in Texas, Oklahoma, and Connecticut to challenge those states’ Title Registration Acts. Currently all of… Read More »

Town Hall II Event Recap – December 7, 2008

Town Hall II Event Recap – December 7, 2008 IDC-Oregon collaborated with IIDA-Oregon for Town Hall II, which was held November 13, 2008 at the White Stag Building in downtown Portland. The thirty-person discussion group was moderated by Ms. Stephanie A. Thompson (at right). Participants included students, design professionals, industry reps, educators, and other interested… Read More »

July 18, 2008 – Designer Jeoparody Event Recap

July 18, 2008 – Designer Jeoparody Event Recap We had a diverse group of Interior Designers attend Designer Jeoparody, IDC-Oregon’s first major collaborative event. Held at George Morlan’s plumbing showroom in NW Portland, designers were grouped in teams of eight to compete in trivia and design knowledge based on the format of the popular TV… Read More »

Collaboration Newsletter – Interior Design Titling

I would like to update everyone on national legislative efforts underway on IIDA, ASID, NKBA, and NWSID’s behalf. In particular, Caren Martin, Ph.D. has produced a wonderful response to an article titled Designing Cartels: How Industry Insiders Cut Out Competition, a report that examines Interior Design Titling. While I will not present details of the… Read More »