Designer Workshops
Design professionals are invited to join us for our designer workshops, with renowned guest speakers covering relevant, timely topics such as fabric and decorative hardware, sustainable kitchens, keeping your clients coming back for more and photographing your projects. 

Designed and Made in America – Not Just a Slogan | Matt Quinn

Wednesday, March 11 | 11 a.m. | Grand Hall, Fourth Floor

Matt Quinn, CEO and co-owner of David Iatesta Studio, leads a discussion about what it means when you purchase home goods and furnishings that are created and hand-made by your neighbors.

Join Quinn and special guest Kristie Strasen, owner and founder of Place Textiles immediately following the event for a reception.

Matthew believes in the importance of a robust US manufacturing sector. In his 14 years at the helm of David Iatesta, he has nurtured not only his own studios in Maryland but also those of other local artisans. This has made it possible to build the company from a small two-man finishing workshop selling to local retail customers to a trade-only national brand with a 40+-person manufacturing operation and international reach.

Continental breakfast | 10 a.m. | Fourth Floor
Reception immediately following the event | Baer Group | Suite 212

Click here to register.

Industry Events

Trade professionals are also invited to attend ASID PA East Chapter events and IFDA Philadelphia Chapter events.

Board of Directors Meeting –
Technology for Storytelling

Wednesday, February 11
4:30 p.m.
Kieffer’s Appliances
785 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA

Houzz Tech 0.1 CEU


Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, March 11
4:30 p.m.
Baker Furniture
Suite 112, Marketplace Design Center


Member-Vendor Trade Show
and Social Networking

Wednesday, January 21
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Avalon Flooring
316 S. Henderson Road
King of Prussia, PA

Photographers will be taking professional headshots for all IFDA members. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served courtesy of Avalon Flooring.

Admission is free to all members and potential members.

Please RSVP by January 12 to Melodie Burkey at
Early registration is required for IFDA members to schedule headshot photos.


Lunch & Learn: Wabi-Sabi Spirit & Style
Wednesday, February 25
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Harrington Group
Suite 309, Marketplace Design Center

Guest speaker Susan J. Slotkis will be discussing wabi-sabi spirit and style, based on the Japanese notion of imperfection as beauty.

Lunch will follow the seminar.
$25 members | $50 non-members


App-ercise – Flex Your
Technology Muscles

Wednesday, March 25
First session: 9 a.m. to noon
Second session: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Hi-Fi Sales
1732 Rt. 70, Cherry Hill, NJ

Bring your iPad devices as Springboard Media will be showing you great new apps to help you run your business.

Lunch will follow the morning session.

$35 members | $70 non-members
(for each session)


Note: IFDA membership status will be verified for each event.