Thanks to all our sponsors supporting IDC’s Design Symposium!

IDC’s Design Symposium is generously sponsored by 14 manufacturer and supplier companies – our generous and talented industry members.

Knoll is the presenting sponsors for the symposium the second year in a row. Knoll uses modern design to connect people to their work, their lives, their world. Since 1938, Knoll has been recognized internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings that inspire, evolve, and endure.

Don’t miss Knoll’s Welcome Reception on Thursday, Aug. 12 at Blackburn Young’s newly redesigned space located at 1111 Melville St., Vancouver, B.C.

Benjamin Moore is the conference partner for the design symposium. The premium paint supplier will kick off the festivities by hosting an art battle on Wednesday, Sept. 11 in the Seymour/Grouse room (34th floor) at the Hyatt Regency. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes until late.

Our program sponsors have stepped up to support the symposium in various ways:

Lutron, the leader in the lighting control industry is sponsoring the keynote by Janet Echelman on Friday, Sept. 13 at 12:40 p.m. and hosting a ‘Tasting with Light’ cocktail reception at 5:40 p.m. in the Georgia Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency.

Cosentino, the global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design is sponsoring the Future of Design panel on Friday, Sept. 13 at 1:45 p.m.

Toronto International Design Centre (TIDC), the event and showroom resource for interior designers, manufacturers, buyers, and dealers, is sponsoring the Human Connection through Design panel on Friday, Sept. 13 at 10:20 a.m. TIDC Is also supporting the PROpel Emerging Leaders Program.

Teknion, the office furniture manufacturer, Midgley Tecnica, curator and distributor of design-forward technical porcelain and ceramic tile, the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), along with Design Firm Sponsor, BYU Design, are supporting the coast-to-coast sponsorship, which affords those IDC members who might otherwise not be able to attend, the opportunity to represent their organization at IDC’s 2019 Design Symposium.

Global Furniture Group, a leading manufacturer of office furniture solutions for the workplace, education and healthcare markets, and Schluter Systems, the leading provider of tile installation systems, are each sponsoring a symposium breakfast on Sept. 12 and 13.

Insurance provider, Prolink, is the symposium Wi-Fi sponsor; Metro Wallcoverings, the leading distributor of commercial wallcoverings, is sponsoring the speaker lounge; and architectural hardware designer and manufacturer, Taymor, and manufacturer of high-pressure decorative plastic laminates, Arborite, are  the symposium coffee break sponsors.

Holmes & Brakel, a full-service contract office furniture supplier, and project and construction management company, Reotech, are both sponsors of the design tours, happening on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m.

From all of us at IDC we want to express our deepest gratitude for the support of our industry members. We look forward to seeing all your faces at the event and your brand displays at the 2019 Design Symposium!

There are only a few business days left to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities for the Design Symposium. To learn more, please email