January 17th, 2023
Clare Goddard, IIDA, NCIDQ
President | IIDA Oregon Chapter
Senior Associate Designer | Ankrom Moisan
Updated IIDA Oregon Chapter event dates released!
This past December, the IIDA Oregon Chapter board met in person for an all day retreat to collaborate, reflect and look to the upcoming year. We had a productive and inspiring day that ultimately led the board to make some changes to our calendar of events for the remainder of the board year.
As a non-profit, one of our goals as a chapter is to provide our members with quality programming. With that in mind along with the uncertain economic times and inflation we are all dealing with, the biggest change our members will see is that the Design Crawl is no longer on the calendar for 2023. Don’t worry though! It is not going away, but will instead be an every other year event alternating with the NEXT Breakfast Speaker Series. This change allows our board the time, sponsorship focus, and energy these types of events take to produce each year. While we know change is hard, as a board we are excited to be able to provide you, our members, the high-caliber programming and events you look forward to.
While that was the biggest change, we also had some date shifts to take note of as well. The much anticipated NEXT Breakfast has moved to March 2nd to accommodate speaker schedules – we are looking forward to being in-person for this signature event! Elevate, our student symposium, will be held March 10-11 to allow for more opportunities to participate for students. Lastly, our next Forum has shifted to May and our spring Social has moved to June.
Thank you IIDA Oregon Chapter members for your support and understanding! We look forward to seeing you at all our upcoming events!