TODAY WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
We are uniting together to promote public awareness of how our profession positively affects our societies and NEED your support to spread the word.
This is a massive global collaboration of Interior Design Communities, Educators, Students, Professionals, and Organizations around the world.
The LINK to the following site goes live on April 16th: www.widm.org
Make sure Tweets use #WIDM tag for "Why Interior Design Matters".
We are asking for you to open the LINK above, watch it, and share it with everyone.
* *In Class to be announced and encourage students to participate. Announce throughout the campus such as faculty lounges, cafeteria, student lounges, and computer labs to encourage participation.
*Share it with ever member of your organization (along with instructions)
*Place it on your Organization's Facebook Page and /or Website and / or blog (along with International sites if applicable).
*Tweet about it add the link on your Organization's Tweets along with ecouraging co-workers to share tweets about this event
*Reach out to your connections (within the Industry and with the General Public) and Share the LINK to encourage it on Every Social Media venue... Facebook, Twitter, Youtube Video, Linkedin, Google+, Blogs, Websites etc... to join in.
*Like it on others' Facebook pages, Individuals and Groups (or add it to a large Group like GE, NIKE, COKE, STARBUCKS, large international corporations), and Like it on Linkedin status updates
*Share it with the General Public in any way that you can, even word of mouth and sending it across the world to a long time friend and students living abroad.
Here are just a few of the comments that were given for the precursor of this event:
"Sounds like a good idea to see how far you can 'send' it on a global basis." - Terri Maurer, Past National President of ASID, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID confirmed sending mass email to all members to participate)
"Natalie, thanks for your email. I course I would be glad to assist... I can assign my office to the task."-Michael Thomas, Past President of ASID and FASID, Fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers
"Thanks for all you work on this!" - Lisa Waxman, President of IDEC, Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC confirmed sending mass email to all members to participate)
"Please can you add me onto your mailing list and let me know if there is anything that we can do to become further involved?" - Lavinia Engleman, Marketing & Events Manager of SBID, Society of British Interior Designers (SBID confirmed sending mass email to all members to participate)
"I will pass your request to as many professionals as I can ... it was presented in our board meeting." -Gideon Timor, Board Member of AIAI, Israel and the International Organizations of Interior Architects/ Designers (AIAI confirmed sending mass email to all members to participate)
"Thank you for forwarding this. My calendar is marked!" - Jeremy Roberts, Professional Development Coordinator, IDCEC, Interior Design Continuing Education Council
Deidre Gould, IFI, International Federation of Interior Architects / Interior Designers, Secretary General is supporting and assisting in the attendance of all their members in 88 countries and not only sharing with all members but also placing it on their website.
Lavinia Engleman Marketing Manager of the Society of British Interior Design will be coordinating with hundreds of British Designers.
Michael Berens assured me ASID, American society of Interior Designers, Communications and Social Media Directors are on board.
Lisa Waxman, President of IDEC is rallying all the US and Canadian educators and their schools and students.
Many of the IIDA Chapters are supporting along with ASID & IIDA Headquarters Tweeters.
There are at least these three goals:
Public Awareness of our Profession and its Benefits to Society
Global Awareness of Fellow Interior Designers / Interior Architects around the World
Social Good, to Inspire all Interior Designers in their Local Communities to show by example or through Education and Community Service: How We Benefit Society
"We are also showcasing a student video that won first place at IDEC's 50th Anniversary Conference and hoping it will go viral (viral = to become widely liked on the website, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media site) with help from all the Interior Architecture / Interior Design Communities throughout the world.
The reason behind this drive to go viral is to achieve global teamwork by uniting and to bring about public awareness to our profession worldwide." - Please support our Interior Design Students and Educators too!
Here are a list of the organizations that will most likely be attending more than 75% of them at a National Level are confirmed to attend.
AIAI, , Israel
APID, United Arab Emirates Arab
BIID, United Kingdom
CODDI, Puerto Rico
DCCR, Czech Republic
Design Singapore Council, Singapore
HKIDA, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Design Centre
Hong Kong Design Institute Department of Design
IE, United Kingdom
IID, South Africa
IIDA, United States
IFI: International Federation of Interior Architects / Interior Designers
NCIDQ, United States
NKBA, United States
SBID, United Kingdom
SDC, Slovak Republic
USBGC, United States
VSI ASAI, Switzerland
Thank You and please spread the word on April 16th (that could run into April 17th or until we hit at least 1 million hits.