IDC launches 2024 professional development webinar series

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IDC provides an opportunity for interior designers to complete their Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and earn professional development credits at no cost. All upcoming IDCEC-approved webinars will be featured on IDC’s events calendar and social media channels.

Origins of Colour: A Journey of Complements & Contrasts (Colour Trends ’24), presented by Benjamin Moore | June 4, 2024, 12-1 p.m. ET

This presentation will take you on a journey through the colour wheel to develop an understanding of the origins of colour, the stories behind colour use in various parts of the world, and how this contributes to the character and landscape of specific geographic areas. Take a deep dive into the relationships of the colour wheel through dynamic and sophisticated colour combinations and how they bring interest and impact to interiors. This exploration of colour culminates a look at in the process, concepts and points of inspiration that influenced the development of the Colour Trends 2024 palette.

Hidden Technology in the Modern Home, presented by Sounds Good AVS Solutions | June 11, 2024, 12-1 p.m. ET

Technology has undoubtedly become an important part of our everyday lives. It is used in many parts of our homes, including entertainment, security and communication. As a result, residential electronic systems are becoming more prevalent, and homeowners are seeking more methods to incorporate these systems into their homes smoothly. The aim is to make technology convenient and accessible while maintaining the aesthetics of the living space. Integrating technology in a way that blends or is completely hidden enhances both functionality and the home’s overall design.

Virtual Gets Practical – How Emerging Tech is Impacting Business, presented by digby | June 20, 2024, 12-1 p.m. ET

Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and the metaverse are changing the way that architects, designers and manufacturers work day-to-day to expand their creativity and tell their stories. This presentation will dive deeper into how these tools can streamline and improve business practices. Participants will learn about real-world examples of how creative industries are already leveraging these emerging technologies to enhance business and gain a fresh, practical perspective on AI, the metaverse and other emerging technology, learning key strategies that will lead to actionable steps to unlocking their full business and personal potential.

Discovering the Possibilities of Multi Surfaces from Natural Stone to Quartz to Porcelain, presented by Caesarstone Canada | Aug. 13, 2024, 12-1 p.m. ET

Get a comprehensive review of mother earth’s natural stones and minerals, with references to type and class with a comparison of man-made stone such as quartz and porcelain. Attendees will gain insight into sustainability and performance of various classes and types of stones, understanding of manmade stone vs natural, the similarity and environmental impact of both, and learn more about natural minerals and stones. They will also gain a clear understanding of how the manmade stones present many equal if not superior benefits with a sustainable element as they present less of an environmental impact to produce.

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