Think like a futurist, land your brand style, shake up your workforce and find out the secrets of a thriving design business. These are just a few of the hands-on workshop topics available in the IDS Learning Lab Powered by Microsoft, located right on the show floor in IDS Contract.
Immerse yourself within the future of work in a highly engaging space created by B+H and learn in tandem with top technology from Microsoft while you enjoy workspaces designed for empowerment and spontaneity with Steelcase Flex collection.
Please note that while Learning Lab sessions are complimentary with admission, signing up does not guarantee you a spot. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
ARIDO’s Career Xpress NCIDQ Panel Discussion
Thursday, January 16, 11 am
Passing the NCIDQ is a requirement and part of your career path to become a Registered Interior Designer. A panel of designers who recently wrote and passed the NCIDQ exam will share their tips and tricks for preparing for the exam.
Exploring Change Catalysts for the Future of Learning
Thursday, January 16, 1 pm
This interactive workshop is for those who are willing to blaze a new trail. Get hands-on with a new tool to collectively explore change catalysts across large-scale drivers to envision the future of learning.
Design Literacy: How to Shake up the Hierarchies of the Future Workforce
Thursday, January 16, 3 pm
This session will discuss a vision of the future workforce that introduces Design Literacy,an innovative set of fundamental design principles that function as the visual equivalent of textual literacy, as a way to grow productivity and sustainability and meaningful solutions.
Friday, January 17, 11am
Building Equality in Architecture Toronto formed over five years ago to initiate change, and build momentum to create a shift within the architecture profession. Learn about BEAT programs and initiatives that promote the achievements and visibility of women and minorities within the profession.
Making Futures Present
Friday, January 17, 1 pm
A strategic foresight and design thinking workshop that helps you to review and rethink the future that you expect by co-creating multiple scenarios by applying professional concepts from the growing field of strategic foresight.
ARIDO’s Career Xpress Portfolio Prep
Friday, January 17, 3 pm
A preparatory session designed to build confidence in your interview skills and learn the do’s and don’ts of a cover letter, resume, and portfolio creation. These vital skills can help you get the job you want when you graduate as you gain valuable insights from industry professionals and watch a portfolio critique of fellow student’s presentations.
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corp., the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Recognized as one of Canada's Great Places to Work, Microsoft Canada Inc. provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software. Microsoft Canada is a creative workplace which attracts the best and brightest talent in the IT industry who bring an ever evolving vision of the future to reality. Microsoft software helps businesses and consumers to reach their full potential, however they define it. Woven throughout daily life, whether it be work or play, Microsoft technologies flourish when they get into the hands of millions of Canadian partners and customers enabling innovation often in new ways.
B+H is a global, award-winning consulting + design solutions firm. We leverage the core visualization and integration skills of an architecture and design practice to understand and articulate complex data into transformative solutions across a broad spectrum of sectors and services. Founded on a 65-year legacy of creating bold and inspiring spaces, B+H provides core architecture, planning, landscape, and interior design services. Today their team includes more than 450 curious designers, place makers, strategists, storytellers, and creative human beings who believe in embracing change and challenging the status quo to deliver resilient, healthy environments that make positive contributions to their communities and are characterized by vibrant human experiences. A member of the Surbana Jurong Group, B+H delivers strategic consulting and high value design solutions that shape spaces, communities, and economies.
Steelcase Flex was designed after observing high-performing, hyper-collaborative teams across the globe, understanding how they work and what they need to be their best. Inspired by teams using design thinking and agile practices, Steelcase Flex gives teams the flexibility and control to adapt their space on demand to meet their rapidly-changing activities.
Designed with interconnectivity and clever details, the entire collection works together allowing teams to reconfigure their space in a matter of minutes. The pieces work well on their own, but just like teams, they work better together.