Insight Conference Registration

Tuesday, November 10

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Keynote Address : The Future of Design
Presenter: Amanda Schneider, President of ThinkLab

ThinkLab, the research division of SANDOW (and sister company to Interior Design, Metropolis and Material Bank) will share data and insights about the current state of design in 2020. In this presentation, Amanda Schneider will share inspiration for your business, fuel for your design
process, and connections with ideas for positive change.

Sponsored by: IIDA Michigan Chapter

Tuesday, November 10

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Material Health and Historic Architecture
Presenter: Ann Dougherty, General Manager of Sustainability – Roppe
IDCEC 0.1, AIA 1.0 LU

This course is designed to explore how materials work and what chemistries accomplish for society. It is intended to guide and inform discussion among designers and product manufacturers. Ann Dougherty will present four historic building complexes – Great Pyramid at Giza, France’s Eiffel Tower, Shwedagon Pagoda temples in Bagan, and the GM Technical Center outside Detroit.

Sponsored by: Blakely Products – IIDA Silver Patron

Wednesday, November 11

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Discovering the Power of Transformational Leadership
Presenter: Mike Patrick, VP of Leadership Training for Milliken
IDCEC 0.1, AIA 1.0 LU

In a global, competitive world, it’s not the strongest or the most intelligent that survive, but the one most adaptable to change. However, in our work organizations most people are resistant to change. Mike Patrick will share how each of us can drive change and become a transformational leader. It all starts with creating a vision and learning how to influence support from team members.

Sponsored by: Milliken – IIDA Bronze Patron

Wednesday, November 11

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Climate Take Back: How your specification can reverse global warming
Presenter: Lisa Conway, VP of Sustainability Interface

According to research conducted by Interface and Net Impact, 95% of climate experts believe it’s possible to reverse global warming and 91% of young leaders agree. The reason they think it is possible is because we have everything we need, the only thing standing in our way is business as usual. Lisa Conway will define embodied carbon to help designers talk about it with suppliers and discuss the 4 pillars of the Climate Take Back framework.

Sponsored by: Interface – IIDA Diamond Patron

Thursday, November 12

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Optimizing the Workplace for Innovation: Using Brain Science for Smart Design
Presenter: John Scott, Senior Workplace Design Strategist | Ideation
IDCEC 0.1, AIA, GBCI 1.0

Two very different behaviors optimize creative thinking for innovation purposes: high-focus work and restorative activities. We need to experience these on our own as well as with others. If whenever rest, can’t focus or don’t work with each other, we miss out on finding new ideas and fail to execute them. John Scott will explore the growing evidence that supports this and how space design (at the workplace AND at home) can cultivate the creativity necessary to spark innovation.

Sponsored by: Haworth – IIDA Gold Patron

Thursday, November 12

4:00pm – 5:00pm | The Visual Age, Color + Design Vision 2021
Presenter: Royce Epstein, A+D Design Director – Mohawk
IDCEC 0.1, AIA, GBCI 1.0

Explore The Visual Age, a new era where there is visual literacy and creative democracy for all. In this new era of cultural communication, we will look at aesthetic shifts that define how we see. Royce Epstein will examine the state of visuals today and what we have learned from visuals of the past. Other topics include the influence of digital technology, Sensory Immersion, Rendered Reality, Altered Images, along with the color forecast for 2021.

Sponsored by: Mohawk – IIDA Bronze Patron

Friday, November 13

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Joining the Virtual Workplace: Professional Panel Discussion

Top design professionals share their insights on how to successfully navigate our newly expanded virtual workplace. Whether you are just entering the industry or an experienced designer, join us for an engaging conversation on practicing design in the virtual landscape.

Professional Panelists:
Haley Driscoll, NCIDQ, IIDA, CHID Principal, Health Sciences – NORR Philadelphia
Lily Diego, Design Director, Senior Associate – Gensler Detroit
Mary Jensen, Founder MJensen LLC, Executive Search Consultant 

Sponsored by: Gensler Detroit & NORR – IIDA Bronze Patrons