ChaptersIDS Chapters: Where Members Mingle
OUR MISSION: To strengthen and grow the Interior Design Society by providing its members with valuable education, resources, programs, and services to aid them in their path to professionalism in residential interior design.
With nearly 30 chapters across the United States, IDS membership can make a direct impact on your business the moment you join. IDS members who belong to a chapter have resources at their fingertips. Fellow chapter members are an excellent networking source. Chapter meetings are the ideal place to connect with IDS (local and national) commercial members.
IDS Partners In Design and Affiliates, our valued commercial members, often attend chapter meetings, too. They provide educational seminars on the latest products and home fashion trends. Each Partner in Design offers special IDS designer discounts, another exclusive IDS member benefit.
For those just starting out, such as our IDS Student Members, local chapters meetings provide an opportunity to network with established designers. The networking at local chapter meetings opens new doors and provides great learning experiences for both new and established designers.
IDS Local Chapters provide more than networking; they provide members with opportunities to showcase their talents and give back to their communities. Many chapters organize fundraisers for local and national causes. IDS chapters go on educational trips, participate in design showhouses, and provide mentoring programs for students new to the field.
If there is not a chapter in your area, don’t worry. You can access a lot of information plus communicate with other IDS members online. Better yet, you can begin a chapter yourself! Please contact the IDS National Office at 336-884-4437 for more information.