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The CIDQ 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting 2024 takes place November 8-9 in Chicago, IL.

We'll open with a welcome reception on Thursday evening (Nov. 7), followed by the meeting on Friday, a 50th Anniversary gala on Friday night, and we'll close out the meeting on Saturday.


During the meeting, state and provincial regulatory board staff, their Delegates, representatives from interior design professional organizations, sister credentialing organizations, and many CIDQ past leaders will come together to discuss CIDQ, the NCIDQ Exam, and issues related to interior design regulation. Attendees will be able to learn key strategic initiatives for CIDQ, exchange ideas and tools, and collaborate with their peers.

Additional details will be forthcoming as we continue to build out the event. Please contact Kayla Karpp with questions. 

CIDQ Annual Meeting 2024 Location:

Chicago Renaissance Hotel

1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

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Barbara Bouza, FAIA, Former President, Walt Disney Imagineering

Achieving Excellence Through an Interdisciplinary Approach to Design

As former President of Walt Disney Imagineering, Barbara led the global multidisciplinary organization behind the creation of Disney theme parks, attractions, resorts, cruise ships and entertainment experiences worldwide. Prior to Walt Disney Imagineering, she served as co-managing director, principal, for Gensler, Los Angeles. 

CIDQ is thrilled to have Barbara as our inspiring keynote this year - as we celebrate our 50th!

Barbara will share her career journey, speak to the importance of regulation, and leverage the value of innovation and story-driven design through expertise and cross-disciplinary collaboration.


CIDQ is continuing to finalize this year's agenda. Continue to check back here and your email for additional communications with agenda updates. Connecting our past to our future!

Meeting Registration:


Each Member Board receives two (2) complimentary registrations.

Additional member board member fee: $550.

Registration is open through October 4, 2024. 

Hotel Reservations:

CIDQ has secured a limited number of rooms at the Chicago Renaissance Hotel. Please make your reservations early. Rooms may be reserved in the room block through October 4, 2024 or whenever the block sells out. Please state that you are part of the “CIDQAnnualMeeting” when calling to book your room to receive the group rate of $195 USD/night + applicable taxes.

PLEASE NOTE: Member Board members who receive a complimentary registration do NOT need to book at hotel room. CIDQ will secure your room as part of the registration process.


ACHIEVE gala - CIDQ's 50th Anniversary Celebration *

Friday, November 8, 2024

6:00pm - 11:00pm

The Adler Planetarium


*Included with registration. Accompanying guests are welcome at an additional cost ($150).

Questions: Contact Kayla Karpp

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