The American Society of Interior Designers presents the 2014 Legislative Symposia series! These events provide the chance to learn and engage with ASID staff and government affairs professionals as we work together to advance the interior design profession. Join leaders across the country in educational exchanges to gain first-hand knowledge of state-level grassroots movements, lobbying efforts and coalition management, as well as information on important legislation affecting designers—in your state and nationwide.
Attendees will participate in lobbying training exercises, learn about the legislative process and network with fellow politically active members of the interior design industry and learn the keys to success. CEU credits will be offered on topics such as the globalization of interior design, messaging and communications, and the development of codes and standards. Fan favorite Christopher Kush will return to share skills and tools to help you better advocate on behalf of interior design.
Attendees of the Symposium will earn 0.5 CEU credits upon completion.
Throughout the day, attendees will attend three breakout sessions, each led by a legislative expert. Session include:
Legislative Update with David Roberts & Eli Nortelus
A 60 minute presentation on the legislative process in the state of Florida as well as current interior design legislation that has passed and may be coming up in the next few sessions. This breakout will allow you to identify exactly how the legislative process works in your state and what key indicators you should be aware of that can affect your practice rights.
Boot Camp for Advocates with Christopher Kush
This interactive session will teach you:
• The difference between simply sending a message and building a relationship with elected officials
• Quick and dirty bill analysis (4 things you need to know about any piece of legislation)
• Effective Letters-to-the-Editor
• Hook, Line, and Sinker: the parts of a legislative meeting
• Preparing for the Opposition
• Recruitment practice, including how to handle rejection without being depleted
• Bringing it all together: Town hall meeting
Legislative Impacts on Lighting Products with Robert Horner
This session, conducted by the Illuminating Engineering Society, will focus on the Society's efforts in the lighting and design industry and how legislation and regulations impact the products that interior designers use in projects everyday.
The basic event schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, MAY 9TH
3 – 5 p.m. Registration
5 – 7 p.m. Cocktail Reception
SATURDAY, MAY 10TH
8:30 - 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9 – 11 a.m. Opening General Session: The 5 Introductions with Christopher Kush
11 – 11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Session 1
12:15 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 2
2:45 – 3 p.m. BREAK
3 – 4 p.m. Breakout Session 3
4 – 4:15 p.m. BREAK
4:15 – 5 p.m. Closing General Session: The Technical Aspects behind the Profession of Interior Design with Don Davis
Guests of the Legislative Symposium can enjoy a discounted hotel rate at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel of $149 per night. Click here to make a reservation.
For more event information, please visit the ASID website.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing by April 29, 2014. A refund of the conference fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests received after April 29, 2014. Submit all requests to ASID Registration via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. ASID regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions are gladly accepted! Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.
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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidenced-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.
ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at asid.org.