Chapter Events

Student Conference
The IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter’s Student Conference brings together students, professionals, educators, and manufacturers’ representatives for two days of academic and professional enrichment. The conference hosts 150 students from universities and interior design programs across Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Conference events include tours throughout Houston, small group presentations, a keynote speaker luncheon, and an industry table top event featuring companies from across the region. In addition, forty talented students are selected by their professors to participate in a design charrette competition. Learn more >

METROCON is a resourceful alliance: a tradeshow and convention organized through landmark volunteer collaboration between the Texas Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and the Texas / Oklahoma Chapter of IIDA (International Interior Design Association). In a determined effort to strengthen the design community, these two organizations have joined forces and pooled resources to offer the bet in exhibitors and continuing education to their members and beyond. METROCON focuses on introducing the latest in products and innovative ideas to the Southwest region’s community of interior designers, architects, design students and other essential industry members. Learn more >

Inspire16 Gala and Awards Ceremony
At the annual IIDA TX OK Chapter Inspire16 Gala and Awards Ceremony, awards are given in seven categories for Excellence in Design: Corporate, Healthcare, Hospitality, Education/Research, Retail, Government, Public Service/Assembly, Sustainability, Student Categories and Academic Research. Also presented, the highly coveted Pinnacle Award. The Pinnacle Award is the highest honor IIDA can bestow upon a design firm. The award is granted only to firms that have consistently contributed to the highest aspiration of the profession, community and the IIDA while remaining committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in Interior Design. This year Inspire16 will be NOVEMBER 4th. Come see us on our new date at a new venue and see what other changes we’ve made. Learn more >

Excellence in Design Awards
The IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Awards recognize the highest quality and achievement in interior design, and honor the creativity and innovation of the best of Texas and Oklahoma designers. The Call for Submissions for 2016 will open in July. Learn More >


Leaders Breakfast
The Leaders Breakfast program serves to bridge the gap between the design industry and the business leaders in the region. You will have the opportunity to mingle with design leaders and business innovators, and join in honoring leaders within the community. In addition to Houston, breakfast programs will be held in New York, Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, San Francisco, Seattle and Toronto.This year’s Leaders Breakfast will be on September 29th in Houston at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria. Learn more >