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17th Annual IDFS Student Symposium

Symposium 2021 LogoAPRIL 22 & 23, 2021

The 17th Annual IDFS Student Symposium will be held via Zoom Teleconference. 

The Annual IDFS Student Symposium is professional opportunity for prospective and current students to network and connect with alumni and professionals working in the fashion industry and interior design profession.

REGISTRATION IS FREE AND PARTICIPANTS CAN REGISTER FOR 1 OR MORE EVENTS THEY ARE INTERESTED IN.

ALL EVENTS WILL BE HELD IN CENTRAL TIME.

Help support unique professional development, networking and learning beyond the classroom opportunities for interior design and fashion studies students by making a contribution online through the IDFS Student Symposium Giving page.

TIMEEVENTLINKS
April 22, 2021
7:00PMIDFS Showcase of Excellencewww.idfsshowcase.com (LIVE on Thursday, April 22nd at 7pm CST)
April 23, 2021
10:00AM-11:00AM

Interior Design Professional Panel

Kali Buchanan, Owner of Kali Buchanan Interior Design
Roger Reed, Marketing Director at Standard Sheet Metal 
Samantha Schwarz, Sales Representative at KNOLL
Catie Shaffer, Interior Designer at GLMV Architecture

Register
10:00AM-11:30AM

Fashion Studies Alumni Panel

Jillian Beyer, Design & Development Consultant at Jillian Von Beyer
Madison Brockman, Retail Operations Analyst at Hanesbrands Inc.
Arianna Levin, Senior Designer at Adore Me
Baylee Ragsdill, Buyer at Pottery Barn

Register
11:15AM-12:00PMInterior Design Master Classes - Click Here for Descriptions 
 Beginner: How to find a Job/Internship during a Pandemic - Making a Virtual Connection/Presentation that has Impact (Rachel Hewitt, Market Development, Real Estate at Scott Rice Office Works; Recommended for Middle & High School students; 1st year and 2nd year studentsRegister
 Intermediate: Mistakes make it Real (Karla Jackson, Principal at StudioSIX5; Lauren Tines, R&D Coordinator, Associate at StudioSIX5; Recommended for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students)Register
 Advanced: What is this cookie even made of? – Healthy material choices good enough to eat! (Audrey Koehn, ASID, LEED AP, Global Interiors Leader | Principal at DLR Group and Stephanie Williams, NCIDQ, LEED Green Associate, Interior Designer | Senior Associate at DLR Group; Recommended for 3rd and 4th year students; professionals)Register
11:45AM-12:45PM

Fashion Professional Panel:
Navigating a Career in the Dynamic World of Retailing

Taylar Gomez, Senior Director of Business Development & Technology at Axcelora
Rich Last, Founding Partner at Axcelora
Rich Hollander, Managing Partner at Axcelora

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11:45AM-12:45PMFashion Studies Prospective Student Informational SessionRegister
1:00PM-1:45PMInterior Design Master Classes - Click Here for Descriptions 
 Beginner: Networking and Building Career-Long Relationships (Jo Kimbell, Former Interior Designer at Textron Aviation, Retired; Recommended for Middle & High School students; 1st year and 2nd year students)Register
 Intermediate: Workplace Dynamics and the Different Cultures of Design Practice (Catie Shaffer, Interior Designer at GLMV Architecture; Recommended for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students)Register
 Advanced: Demystifying Virtual and Augmented Reality (Georges Fares, Instructor at K-State in Interior Design; Recommended for 3rd and 4th year students; professionals)Register
2:00PM-2:45PMInterior Design Master Classes - Click Here for Descriptions 
 Beginner: How to find your Interior Design Internship (Migette Kaup, Professor at K-State in Interior Design; Recommended for Middle & High School students; 1st year and 2nd year students)Register
 Intermediate: Specifying Furniture – Getting the Details Right (Kristin Goodman, Principal at GoodLINES; Karla Jackson, Principal at StudioSIX5; Recommended for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year studentsRegister
 Advanced: How to Work in a Multi-Disciplinary Team (Gretchen Holy, Higher Education Interior Design Leader | Principal at DLR Group, Ian Kilpatrick, Design Leader | Senior Associate at DLR Group, and Jonathan Draheim, Mechanical Engineer | Senior Associate at DLR Group; Recommended for 3rd and 4th year students; professionals)Register
3:00PM-4:00PM

Interior Design Town Hall

Featuring the Interior Design Advisory Board Members

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Sponsors

Andrea Albright

Dick Rees

Donated in loving memory of Janet Lee Rees by husband Richard, KSU ‘61 &’64

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GLMV logo

Rachel Hewitt

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Jessica Janzen

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Jo Kimbell

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Dr. Joy Robbins

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For more information and updates please contact Hannah Schuh at hannaheb@k-state.edu.