Member FUN Events

Next Event:  2020

Put work aside and get together with fellow members and have a fun night out! All Member Fun events you attend will give back to to the IFDA Educational Foundation.

 

EF Fundraiser

Next Event:  2020

 

Annual fundraiser supporting the IFDA Educational Foundation, each year the event will change.

 

 

Masquerade Ball

Next Event:  2020

 

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!

Kennedy Inst. Christmas Party 

Next Event:  Dec. 2019

It is an annual, all-day event with two parties: one for children during the day, and a second for adults in the evening. Refreshments are served, and Christmas stockings and gifts are distributed by Santa at each of the parties. 

Happy Hours 

Next Event:  2020

Come join us for a few hours, with a few drinks, snacks, networking and fun!! August's Happy Hour will be at the Mission DuPont Circle, from 5 - 7pm.  Get tickets here!

Membership Award Nights 

Next Event:  Nov 2020

A night of the stars, celebrate our members and congratulate our IFDA Award Winners . 

Resources 

Next Event:  2021

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! Get tickets here! 

Knowledge College 

Next Event:  November 12, 2019

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

POP-Up Events 

Next Event:  TBD

These are events that "pop-up" as opportunities we aren't expecting but find it important to share with the membership. They will go on our calendar where we can fit them. At times a venue may be needed to host these such events.

Students 

Next Event:  2020

Once 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. Register here.

General Membership Meeting 

Next Event:  TBD

Our 2020 calendar of events is being released, we’d love your input.  Attend the General Membership meeting so we can discuss your wish list for the IFDA calendars now and in the future.  Whether it’s an event idea, time of day events are preferred, association conflict days (ie: third Thursday of month) and more.  We are also looking for volunteers, this is the perfect time to sign up to volunteer for an event committee.  

EVENTS

 

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.

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