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2019 IIDA Oregon NEXT Breakfast

February 7, 7:30 am - 10:00 am
IIDA Oregon Chapter - 2019 NEXT Breakfast

The IIDA Oregon Chapter invites you to NEXT, a breakfast keynote featuring insights of thought leaders from the design industry and beyond. This years event will feature three special guest speakers, Dan Viens, Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy, Traci Sym, Principal at plus & greater than and Laura E. Hall, Founder at Timberview Productions.


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Learn how people are having a difficult time “getting lost” in a fast paced digital world, one where our every move is tracked and we’re pushed more into bubbles that reinforce what we already think. The digital platforms and tools of today give us what they think we want based on what we’ve done before. Their core belief is that we’ll discover more of who we are based on who we’ve already been. Instead, we’ll explore the power of getting lost and look at how setting out into the unknown is often the most thrilling and rewarding experience we can have.

We’ll discuss how design can explore surprise, delight and strangeness to help people see the world from an entirely different perspective. We’ll look at the burgeoning world of experiential design and how it’s bringing interactivity, empathy and exploration into our work and lives.

At the very least we’ll change how you think about, “getting lost.”

Registration includes breakfast.

Questions? Beth Gish, IIDA Oregon Chapter VP Membership, beth_gish@mohawkind.com


Dan Viens, Creative Strategist, Wieden+Kennedy
Dan is a creative and strategist at Wieden+Kennedy who has been working with brands to create engaging, immersive experiences since before social media was a thing. Before that he was an Emmy-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker.

Traci Sym, Founding Principal, plus & greater than
Traci Sym is an award-winning Experience Designer and founding principal at plus & greater than, +&>, a performance-based design studio and atelier dedicated to the creation of groundbreaking narrative experiences.

Laura E Hall, Founder, Timberview Productions
Laura E. Hall is an artist, writer, puzzle-maker, immersive environment and narrative designer living in Portland, Oregon. She is the founder of Timberview Productions. Her work focuses on the intersections between arts, culture, and technology, especially in gaming.


About IIDA Oregon
The IIDA Oregon Chapter is comprised of over 275 members and provides a full calendar of diverse programs and events. The IIDA Oregon Chapter helps promote and enhance the profession of Interior Design with the following events:

  • Design Excellence Competition and Awards
  • Annual Design Crawl
  • Fall Kickoff Student Events
  • Student Design Charette Competition
  • NCIDQ Roundtable and Mock Practicum Session
  • Annual Celebration and Fundraiser
  • Professional Development Forums
  • Educational Forums
  • Membership Appreciation Event
  • Sponsorship Appreciation Event
  • Events supporting the IDC Oregon Legislative Coalition

Our chapter has an active voice in the community, maintaining communication with our membership through our website, weekly updated blog, social media, and electronic correspondence. The chapter also reaches out to prospective members, industry partners, and members of other design associations. This collaboration enables the IIDA Oregon chapter to increase interest and participation in chapter events while providing our members with additional opportunities to get involved in their community.


Cover image courtesy IIDA Oregon.


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1849 SW Salmon St
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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