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Pop in for a Pop-Up. Expand your design world through the Knowledge College. Create new friendships and grow and give back to your community. Don a Glam Mask and kick up your heels.  These are just some of the events the DC chapter offers. Innovative and creative ideas are always welcome too.


From its inception, imaginative and constructive programs fulfilled its goals. The first major challenge of the new organization was the creation of Home Fashions Time with its slogan, "Enjoy Living at Home". Initiated in 1948 and debuted in 1949, it was a nation-wide promotion adopted by 8000 retailers and endorsed by nineteen industry associations and most major buying offices. Other innovative programs, Career Day, Trailblazer Awards, Design Fellowships, student scholarships and community service projects were early highlights that sought to reinforce the stature of members and the directions of the industry. Some continue to this day in both traditional and new formats.

Tuesday Talks 

Next Event: 2023

Materials experts step forward to host educational events, while specialists share their knowledge and experience through seminars--offering tips and tricks , industry trends, marketing wisdom and ways to improve your business!


IFDA's 75th Anniversary

Next Event:  November 3rd, 2022

Join Us as we celebrate 75 years and honor Washington D.C.'s chapter founding members and leaders. See photos here!


Masquerade Ball
Next Event:  March 2023
The IFDA Masquerade Ball is the newest addition to the organization's repertoire of exciting events.  The night is about celebrating another year, giving back to the community and having fun for the night!


Mixology Mingle

Next Event:  2023


Enjpy and evening of learning how to make cocktails and networking. Go home with a "swag bag." Registration required.

See photos here! 


EF Fundraiser

Next Event:  2023

Get your tickets and RSVP today! See photos here!


Next Event:  2023

IFDAdc arranges Resources to network and grow the design industry.  Our goal is to place everything you need to urn a successful business, or home, right at your fingertips - for a few hours at least!

Kennedy Inst. Christmas Party 
December 2023

We have not forgotten our traditions of bringing Christmas to these 42 children and students. Please  be an 'angel' and help contribute to the costs of the gifts.

Happy Hours 
Next Event:  2023

Come join us for a few hours, with a few drinks, snacks, networking and fun! See photos here!

Knowledge College
Next Event:  2023

Choose between two educational options when you register. 

Next Event:  2023

Twice a year we hold a specific event for our student membership and non-member students.  We always welcome members to attend this event.  The event will have networking opportunities as well as a learning opportunity with a presentation from a local trade business.

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