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Upcoming Events

[01.18 - MILWAUKEE] - Milwaukee Holiday Party - register before 01.11 and save!

IIDA Milwaukee would like to invite you to our holiday party! Join us for a night in the newly renovated Can Room at Harley Davidson for drinks, appetizers, and holiday cheer! Please register by January 11th for discounted tickets. 

[click here] to register!

[01.25 - MADISON] - Madison Holiday Party!

The registration for our Madison City Center Holiday Party "Winter Warmup" is now live!  Join us for cocktails and conversations.  Magic and munchies.  Come and warm up with IIDA at the Old Sugar Distillery!

[click here] to register!

 [02.08 - GREEN BAY] - Fox Valley City Center Holiday Event - OH MY! Mini-Spa at Kohler Lodge!

 [click here] to register for your ticket and spa service or more information

Enjoy a Mini-Spa Evening with IIDA Fox Valley at Kohler Waters Spa located in the new Lodge Kohler!

*Space is limited to 15 so please register today!  Please select/add your ticket type and then select your service.  Please come early or stay late to enjoy wine, appetizers and company with your design community!

Indulge in a 25 minute service with your choice of: Neat Feet Pedicure, Custom Massage, or Classic Facial.  Join us for wine and appetizers at 4:30 p.m. prior to the sessions starting at 5:00 p.m.                                                                           

Feel free to come earlier (or stay later) if you want take advantage of free usage of their Thermal Suite for the day (bring your swimsuit).  They have a hydrotherapy pool, Cold Plunge, Sauna and Steam room for you to enjoy!

Any questions regarding the event or registration please email: dirfoxvalley@iidawi.org AND vpcitycenter@iidawi.org

[ 02.22 - OCONOMOWOC] - Great Bag Bash!  Register Before 01.16 and save!
In response to attendee feedback, there will not be bag decorating at this years event, Come see the great changes we've made to the event! Gather with us to connect students and professionals for a fun and lively evening! All proceeds benefit the Susan Wohlitz Memorial Fund and the advancement of students pursuing interior design degrees in Wisconsin. Bus transportation will be provided from Madison ($10 per ticket).  [click here] to register!


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For Students

 [Due 01.31.18] - The 2018 Susan Wohlitz Memorial Executive Summary  $1000 Scholarship is here!

Looking for a way to boost your tuition income this winter break - enter today for the SWMF Executive Summary Scholarship! 

This scholarship opportunity is focused around the ability to convey design ideas through the written word.  Judges will be concentrating on writing style and capabilities, not design solution or designer qualifications.  One $1000.00 Scholarship will be awarded.

Student entrant requirements:

  • Must be a student pursuing a degree in Interior Design in the state of Wisconsin
  • Must be an IIDA Student Member
  • No grade level requirements


  • Student completed entry : January 31st, 2018
  • Award of Scholarship : At the Great Bag Bash, February 22, 2018

Judging criteria:

  • Inclusion of all components with the submission (Executive Summary and Designer Qualifications)
  • Writing style and written capabilities
    • How well were the design elements articulated in the executive summary, did it create a mental image of the solution?
    • Were the requirements and company mission addressed in the summary?
    • How well were the designer/student qualifications described, are they clear and concise?
  • Do not include your name in the submission (use fictitious names in the uploaded work – student names should not appear in the summary or description to keep the competition anonymous)?

This scholarship opportunity is focused around the ability to convey design ideas through the written word.  Judges will be concentrating on writing style and capabilities, not design solution or designer qualifications.  One $1000.00 Scholarship will be awarded.

For More Information + Download the Challenge: please follow the link to the Essay Scholarship page for more information, read the challege problem/criteria and submit your entry!  Click here


[03.02.18 - MADISON] - Career Day 2018

Stay Tuned for Registration Coming Soon!

ASID and IIDA Wisconsin invite interior design and architecture students from across the state to join The Wisconsin Interior Design Student Career Day, held during the early spring in Madison each year.  The event gives students an opportunity to network with industry design professionals and attend inspiring sessions focused on career and professional development. This is a can’t miss event for any soon to be graduate or emerging professional. If you have any questions please contact dirstudents@iidawi.org

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Advocacy - Sign the Petition

Wisconsin has had an interior design law since 1995, with no major changes to that law since then. Through the cooperative efforts of IIDA Wisconsin and ASID Wisconsin, we’re hoping to build support to improve it.  By signing the petition, you not only show your support for the interior design profession, but are also signing up to receive important upcoming news about any advocacy issues in Wisconsin.

Please click here to sign a petition to show your support for the interior design profession in Wisconsin! 

Every interior designer should be an advocate for their profession. This simple step of signing a petition allows you to make your voice heard and be the first to receiveupdates about legislative issues in Wisconsin.

Many thanks for your support of our profession and industry.


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