Updates from DDA's Board of Directors

In this brief: 25th Anniversary; Education Updates; Awards Gala & AGM

 

25th Anniversary

This committee, led by Deborah Casey, has had its first meeting to discuss how best to celebrate DDA’s Silver anniversary. With input from both Accredited, Education and Affiliate members, several ideas are being pursued and developed, including a possible consumer contest, as well as recognition for long-time members. In addition, our April newsletter will be a celebration of the 25th. If you have any ideas you’d like to share, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Education

Our first Multi CEU Event was held on February 13th from 1-4pm ET at Caplan’s in Toronto. There were 15 participants in person, and another 57 via webcast. Our next event is in the works with the Toronto chapter and will be an all-day event with a webcast component held on March 27th, 2019.

The event brought in $1,770 with 15 paid in-person attendees and 57 webcast (including 2 non-members).

We ended up with 9 in-person attendees and 57 webcast (with many of the in-person switching to webcast).

Of everyone who attended only 3 people tuned in for just one credit. Everyone else was there for the whole thing.

 

Awards Gala & AGM

Save the Date for our Awards Gala & AGM on May 3 at the Grand Luxe event boutique.  The decorating committee has started working on setting the scene for our Garden under the Stars. Members will soon be receiving a link to purchase tickets. We are also looking for sponsors, so if you have a supplier who would like to support DDA’s biggest event of the year, please put them in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Awards Competition 

There are 174 entries in this year’s Design Awards competition!! By all accounts, the new AwardForce online platform was easy to navigate and will also make judging much more efficient. Be sure to purchase tickets for our Awards Gala & AGM to see who won. If you have any questions about the awards, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Ethics Policy

The board has been reviewing DDA’s Ethics Policy for its members, and has agreed on a final version. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Design Legislation

DDA continues to monitor legislative activities related to the practice of interior design, across the country. If you are interested in being a part of a new committee to help us do this work, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..