About the Emerging Professionals Committee

IDIBC’s Emerging Professionals (EP) Committee supports our member advancement strategic priority and is championed by volunteer interior design students from post-secondary programs across B.C. It organizes events to communicate relevant and timely information about the interior design profession to IDIBC’s student members and connect them with established industry professionals to provide learning opportunities and build connections for future designers.

To reach the EP Committee or share an idea for an event or initiative that would benefit IDIBC’s student registrants, please contact info@idibc.org.

Annual Emerging Professionals Events

Here you can find out about upcoming and past Emerging Professionals events.

Click here to view our past events.

Emerging Professionals Student Design Charrette

At the Student Design Charrette, emerging interior designers and design students from multiple post-secondary programs connect with seasoned professionals who provide them with industry insights and mentorship.

Interior design student teams come up with creative solutions for a challenging design problem. Teams complete visual presentations that showcase the design concept, layout, materials, and key features in mock-ups that are reviewed by qualified Registered Interior Designers.

Winning teams receive prizes and congratulations on stage at the annual SHINE Awards Gala.

Emerging Professionals Climate Action Event

At the Climate Action event, interior design students from multiple post-secondary programs hear from a panel of representatives who share their experience and expertise, show sustainable materials/products, and engage students in an exciting discussion about bringing sustainability to the profession of interior design.

Emerging Professionals Networking Social Event

At the Networking Social event, interior design students from multiple post-secondary programs and various industry professionals meet and connect as they engage in games, activities, and vibrant discussions on how to build a strong network and land a professional interior design position.

Emerging Professionals Portfolio Review Event

At the Portfolio Review event, interior design students from multiple post-secondary programs have the exciting opportunity to present their portfolios to qualified Registered Interior Designers who provide valuable feedback and tips on how to improve their work. Students not only enjoy taking notes from active professionals, but also networking with them as they expand their professional connections.