Students: The Future of Design

Attend the SHIFT Conference on us! 

IIDA Indiana aims to enable and empower the future designers of the Indiana Chapter with programming and opportunities to lead, inspire, grow and unite at the IIDA Shift Conference in Dallas Texas on February 1-3, 2023. This grant gives current student members an opportunity to think critically about interior design in an uncertain world.  A $500 Grant will be offered to 6 students.


  1. Open to Sophomores, Junior or Seniors. 
  2. Understanding your intent to do as a future Interior Designer
  3. Provide a short essay on: How will attending the SHIFT Conference benefit you.



  • Applications are due via electronic submission by November 11,  2022.
  • Each proposal will receive confirmation of receipt of the proposal submission with all required documents.
  • The IIDA Indiana Chapter Board will review all proposals.
  • Grant recipient(s) will be notified by November 18, 2022.

IIDA Membership is not one-size-fits-all, which is why we strive to offer you a variety of ways to let your opinions and ideas be heard—we want to support you in your development as a student. Student Members have several student-specific benefits, which will enhance your IIDA Member experience.

– Meet students from other schools
– Looks great on resume
– Enhance your education and experience
– Build your professional network

Campus Centers

Campus Centers provide an environment for the development and exchange of knowledge among students, educators, administration and design professionals. A Campus Center is a design-oriented club with at least 10-15 IIDA Student Members. Participation in a Campus Center adds further value to your IIDA student membership because it involves working closely with your local IIDA Chapter or City Center to develop programs and events. Campus Centers also provide students with the unique ability to take a leadership role within our Association.

Ball State University

Sarah M. Angne Alfaro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor-Interior Design

Applied Technology Building, Office AT247

Muncie, IN 47306

office: 765-285-2466

email: [email protected]

Purdue University

Laura Bittner, RID, ASID, IIDA

Assistant Professor of Practice, Interior Design Coordinator, Art and Design Co-op/Internship Programs

Department of Art and Design 

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW)

Suining Ding, Ph.D., EDAC, NCIDQ, ASID, IDEC

Professor of Interior Design | Director of Interior Design Program

Department of Art and Design

Office Phone: 260-481-6008

Email: [email protected]

Indiana University Bloomington


Senior Lecturer, Interior Design

Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Email: [email protected]

Form a Campus Center

Form or be active in an IIDA Campus Center to connect with students, educators, and administrators on your campus. You’ll work closely with your local IIDA chapter on programming, educational opportunities, and events while gaining valuable leadership opportunities and professional connections.


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IIDA HQ Student Blog

The IIDA Student Blog is yet another way for you to say more with your IIDA student membership! The blog features student spotlights and highlights industry trends that affect you as a student.

IIDA HQ quad

The Student Newsletter is back in action and better than ever with a new look, new topics and a new name: quad. Keeping the pulse on design competitions, Campus Center happenings, IIDA Student Member news and the hottest topics in the design industry.

For more information, please contact:

Char Bennett
Vice President of Student Affairs