The Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (“IDIBC”)

The Board of Directors of IDIBC hereby gives notice that the Annual General Meeting of IDIBC will be held by electronic means as an online videoconference in British Columbia, on the 9th day of June, 2022, at the hour of 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., for the following purposes:

  1. To receive the year-end financial statements of IDIBC for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2021.
  2. Presentation of any ordinary or special resolutions requiring member consent.
  3. Election of nominated Directors to the Board of Management.
  4. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

Registration prior to the AGM is required for all members. Registration information will be used to record Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Intern and Registered members as well as verify member eligibility to vote. All members in good standing are entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting. In accordance with IDIBC Bylaws, only Registered members are entitled to vote on resolutions.

4:00pm – Guest Speaker:

Rick J. Linley, M Arch, FRAIC, LEED AP | Strong Practice Strategies

See description below.

5:00pm – Official AGM start

Each member must register their name prior to the AGM. Please Register HERE

Please register online by June 3, 2022. You must register prior to the AGM to receive your unique link via email to access the meeting on June 9th. Attending the AGM is worth one non-IDCEC approved CEU.

If you have questions about the online meeting or if you would like to assign your proxy vote to another Registered member, please email

DATED: May 4, 2022.


Per: Andrew Gardiner, IDIBC



IDIBC AGM Guest speaker

A Roadmap to Strong Practice

Rick J. Linley, Strong Practice Strategies

The design professions are struggling! We are losing influence at a time when our cities and the planet need us most. Individual practices are the key…but only if firms are strong. Our firms are a combination of practice and business; however, we tend to focus heavily on the practice of design vs. the design of practice. It may seem counterintuitive, but if we want to increase our influence on the built environment, we must shift more of our focus to the business aspects of practice. This session will outline the key milestones of Positioning, Measuring, and Alignment along the road to a stronger practice.

Learning Objectives

CEU participants will be able to:

  • recognize what effective positioning looks like
  • absorb key design firm metrics using a financial scoreboard
  • be aware of tactics to align operations with market position, and
  • understand how positioning, metrics, and alignment are interconnected, via a hypothetical case study


Rick J. Linley, M Arch, FRAIC, LEED AP.

Rick leads Strong Practice Strategies, a business consultancy focused on coaching leaders of evolving and emerging design firms to strengthen their practices. His work is informed by over 30 years with Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Inc. (now Architecture 49), culminating in his role as COO of that 200-person firm when he retired in 2013. Rick taught professional practice in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba for 10 years and is a frequent speaker at professional association continuing education sessions. His book “Scoreboard Your Practice” is due out in 2022.