Week of Action

Join us as we launch IIDA-WI’s first Week of Action! Each day has a focus with primary events to attend as well as additional content and prompts that will be shared on our social media throughout the week of 11/9 – 11/13. Registration welcome to all!

  • Location: N/A Virtual via Zoom platform
    • calendar invitations will be sent after registration with IIDA WI
  • Price: $0.00 IIDA Members | Non-Member | Students
  • Daily giveaways to participants!
  • Calendar details and descriptions below
  • Daily participation on social media - see Participate Anytime events on daily programming
  • Registration link included at the bottom




Monday, November 09

Time: 5:00PM – 6:00PM

IIDA WI Board Meet & Greet 

Description: Register to meet your local IIDA WI Board & discuss the latest regarding Wisconsin IIDA Chapter! This town hall style meeting will introduce you to the 2020-2021 board and answer questions about getting involved and what events we have coming up. (enlarge image for more details)

Giveaway! Attend events during the week to be entered to win a Visa Gift Card towards your 2021 IIDA Membership!  Every event = a new entry into the drawing.  4 winners will be awarded $250.




Tuesday, November 10

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Empower Hour 

Description: Be a part of the historic pursuit that will change interior design in Wisconsin! Register to join IIDA and Buddy from The Firm about exciting things happening in 2021 with our new Senate Bill.


6:00PM - 7:00PM

Happy Hour

Description: Join us for a toast to celebrate our efforts to date in changing the interior design profession in Wisconsin for the better.




Wednesday, November 11

5:00PM – 6:00PM

Workshop – Indoor Plants w/ Plant Gal 

Description: Whether you are an expert or beginning your plant journey, Plant Gal (Anna Martin, @plant_gal_) will explain best practices and explore benefits of plants in the interior. 

We are partnering with Wildewood Plant Shop (Madison) for this event. Plant pick-up is only available to students with participation in IIDA Workshop. 30 plants are available; first come first serve, pick-up October 30th through November 6th (Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 11-6). Please show registration verification at Wildewood pick-up.

While we encourage picking-up your complimentary plant, if you live outside of Madison - No plant, no problem! The workshop is open for all to learn. Join IIDA-WI and Anna for this virtual hands-on experience.

Participate in the Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win an IIDA student membership, virtual coffee with a professional, or a ticket to WI Interior Design Career Day on March 5th.  link to game card



























Thursday, November 12                                              

12:00PM - 1:00PM

How I Design presented by Sina Pearson

Description“A photographic presentation highlighting my journey to become a textile designer and my design process. Topics include: Sources of inspiration. Process of developing fabric. Case studies – Creation of four distinct collections.” - Sina Pearson


2:00PM - 3:00PM

Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births, presented by Amber Winick and Michelle Millar Fisher

DescriptionConversations on maternity and reproductive rights are often tiptoed around, rarely discussed in the realm of design. Lactation spaces have only recently become a common programming line item. Seeking to change that, Designing Motherhood examines motherhood and design out loud and in public, making sure design discourse includes these issues. Design impacts everything around us and learning design histories can chart a path forward. How have objects, experiences, built environments and policies been designed to support or fail motherhood? What design challenges remain? 

Join us for a conversation led by Amber Winick and Michelle Millar Fisher as they share their process of organizing their Designing Motherhood project and explore critical questions and universal design experiences that affect us all. The project investigates around 100 designs that have defined the material culture and experience of maternity over the last 100 years. The presentation and Q&A will look at the making of their book, exhibition, and series of public programs, all coming in 2021, and which explores the arc of human reproduction through the lens of design.


4:00PM - 5:00PM

Introducing Design Panel Discussion, Panelists: Maya Bird-Murphy, Emily Pilloton and Isabelle Yisak

Description:A panel discussion centered on design education, empowerment, equity, and the power of introducing design early. Our panelists are visionaries, founding and contributing to organizations that introduce the value of design and offer extensive community and youth programming.

We recommend registering for this groundbreaking discussion and visiting the organization’s websites to learn more! 


Maya Bird- Murphy, Founder, Architectural Designer, Educator - Chicago Mobile Makers  (hyperlink) https://www.chicagomobilemakers.org/

Emily Pilloton, Founder, Executive Director – Girls Garage (hyperlink) https://girlsgarage.org/

Isabelle Yisak, Program Manager – Creative Reaction Lab (hyperlink) https://www.creativereactionlab.com/




Friday, November 13

4:00PM – 5:00PM

Happy Hour Bingo!

Description: Join us as we close out IIDA – WI’s first Week of Action with time set aside to connect, play, and win! There are prizes available with each round of Bingo and the four winners of the week-long Gift Card Giveaway will be announced. Register to receive a virtual bingo card and help us end this week on a high note! Thanks for your support!