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    November 16, 2017

    Monthly Member Coffee Date


    Mark your calendar for the 3rd Thursday of the month… It’s an IIDA Coffee Date!!


    IIDA Mid America would like to invite you to join us every month for a bit of coffee and IIDA camaraderie!

    Pick the brains of your IIDA board members… find out how to get more involved in all things IIDA throughout the year… chat about the latest and greatest cat meme… whatever’s on your mind, we want to hear it!


    Date:   Thursday, November 16

    Time:  8 am – 9am

    Location:  Upstairs at Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters (419 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108)

    No registration required, admission is the cost of coffee.  (New IIDA Members:  Coffee is on IIDA!)


    Questions?? Please contact Amy Wright (membership@iidamidamerica.org).

    Start: November 16, 2017 8:00 am
    End: November 16, 2017 9:00 am
    Venue: Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
    419 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    November 14, 2017

    IIDA Mid America 2017 Annual Meeting

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    Join IIDA Mid America for our fifth annual meeting! Listen to IIDA CEO Cheryl Durst discuss IIDA and it’s role in the design community, hear updates from our Chapter Board and ask questions/provide feedback for the upcoming year! Also, who could pass on a yummy pasta trio? A gluten free option will be available as well. 

     Speaker: IIDA CEO Cheryl Durst


    IIDA Members: FREE  

    Non-Members: $40 



    Start: November 14, 2017 11:30 am
    End: November 14, 2017 1:00 pm
    Venue: Lidia's
    101 W 22nd Street, Kansas City, 64108, United States

    November 10, 2017

    CEU | Innovation in Acoustical Ceilings for Today’s Flexible Interiors | KC


    In the past there were traditional ways to design spaces acoustically. In today’s interiors environments have changed and there is a wider range of types of spaces with areas such as collaboration and individual focus. This CEU will help to identify solutions for the new environments of today that have both sound absorption and sound blocking within one product as well as specialty ceilings to meet today’s environments.

    Sponsor/Manufacturer: Sam Engle/Armstrong

    IDCEC number: 104730

    Start: November 10, 2017 12:00 pm
    End: November 10, 2017 1:00 pm
    Venue: HOK
    300 W 22nd St, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    CEU | Generation Z; why design is changing….again | KC

    Clarus Gen Z

    As the post-millennial Generation makes its way into college and the corporate world, it’s imperative for institutions and organizations to holistically grasp and comprehend not just the way Z’s learn, retain, and comprehend information, but the events that have shaped them and who they are. Our research covers the types of environments this generation thrives in, while learning and how colleges and companies can adapt and conform to meet the needs of Generation Z. The future students and professionals are coming, are we designing with them in mind yet?

    Sponsor/Manufacturer: Clarus Glassboards/Mercury Contract

    IDCEC number: 106711

    * Breakfast Provided


    Start: November 10, 2017 8:00 am
    End: November 10, 2017 9:00 am
    Venue: Populous
    4800 Main St, Kansas City, MO, 64112, United States

    November 9, 2017

    CEU | Be Original: Making the Case for Authentic Design | KC

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    To educate the importance of original design and dangers of supporting knock off design
    Sponsor/Manufacturer:  Brenna Hoover/Bernhardt

    IDCEC number:  CC-104227-1081

    Join us before or after for mingle/happy hour 5:15 – 5:45 and 6:30 – 7:30

    Start: November 9, 2017 5:45 pm
    End: November 9, 2017 6:30 pm
    Venue: 1617 Event Space at Nara
    1617 Main St, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States

    CEU | Build Better for Education | Wichita


    DIRTT | November 9th 7:30am-8:30am Breakfast CEU

    “Build Better for Education” This course explores how manufactured interior construction solutions speak directly to the challenges designers face in developing and operating K-12 and higher education facilities. The advantages of faster project delivery; cost and time savings; quality control; and the ability to anticipate and address health, safety and welfare concerns all strengthen designers’ ability to create engaging, fl exible spaces that extend and strengthen the lifecycle of an academic building.

    Start: November 9, 2017 7:30 am
    End: November 9, 2017 8:30 am
    Venue: Lyceum at Reverie
    2206 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS, United States

    November 8, 2017

    CEU | Materials for the New Now | Wichita


    Interface | November 8th 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch CEU

    “Materials for the New Now” This course will explore new, innovative, and alternative materials that are emerging for use in the fields of Architecture and Interior Design.  The course will  inspire, delight, and challenge every designer’s notion of what materials are available, and how they can be used on projects. Designers will see unique materials and familiar ones, and learn how they can be used together in unexpected ways, as well as learn how to source, utilize, and combine these materials.  These materials will be examined in the context of current trends in the global design industry and popular culture, taking into account sustainability, advances in technology, globalism, and human emotion.


    Start: November 8, 2017 12:00 pm
    End: November 8, 2017 1:00 pm
    Venue: LK Architecture
    345 Riverview Suite #200, Wichita, KS, United States

    November 7, 2017

    CEU | Leather 101 | KC


    Moore Giles

    With Happy Hour:  5:00-5:30

    Discover leather’s unique and fascinating history including its origins, helpful terms, and a useful education on the processes of creating the leather used today in projects across the globe.
    Sponsor/Manufacturer:  Beverly McAuley/Moore and Giles

    IDCEC number:  105728

    Start: November 7, 2017 5:30 pm
    End: November 7, 2017 6:30 pm
    Venue: HNTB
    715 Kirk Drive, Kansas City, MO, 64105, United States

    CEU | Stand for Comfort | Wichita


    Humanscale | November 7th 4:00pm-5:30pm Happy Hour CEU

    “Stand for Comfort” In this session we will explore key research findings on the benefits of sit-to-stand workstations and offer guidance on how best to integrate postural variation into any work environment.  Common questions such as ‘How frequently should one stand throughout the day and for how long?’,  ‘How much adjustability is required?’, and ‘What are the health implications associated with prolonged standing?’ will be answered. Research on potential health outcomes, productivity gains and cost savings will also be shared


    Start: November 7, 2017 4:00 pm
    End: November 7, 2017 5:30 pm
    Venue: AVI Seabar & Chophouse
    135 N Waco Ave, Wichita, KS, United States

    November 6, 2017

    CEU | The Challenges of Installing Large Format Porcelain Tile | KC


    An explanation about the “calibration specifications” that are followed when porcelain tile is manufactured; how the quality, variety of sizes, and intended use of the porcelain tile can affect the installation method; and the importance of surface preparation as the size of the porcelain tile increases. The presentation also covers how the grout joint size and the mortar type used can affect the performance of a large-format porcelain tile installation; and how an installation can be influenced by curvature, thermal movement, deformability and use of expansion joints.

    Sponsor/Manufacturer: Mapei/Bob Dienstbach

    IDCEC number: 101742

    Start: November 6, 2017 12:00 pm
    End: November 6, 2017 1:00 pm
    Venue: ACI Boland
    1710 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO, 64108, United States