2021 ASID Virtual Conference CEU Package

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Register for all five 2021 ASID Virtual Conference CEUs at once with this convenient package.

The 2021 ASID Virtual Conference featured a wealth of valuable content for the interior design community. From July 19-23, 2021, attendees learned from leading experts, with CEUs focused on community engagement and the user experience, building your business, and key societal trends impacting the practice and business of design now and in the future. 

Experience this diverse and dynamic programming at your convenience, and enhance your knowledge of these timely topics. 

2021 ASID Virtual Conference CEU Package Lineup (Click the CEU Package tab for more information.) 

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  • Business Basics: Checklist for Success
  • Community Engagement for More Inclusive Design Solutions
  • The Impact of Societal Trends: Stay Current and Evolve with ASID Resources
  • Innovate to Communicate the User Experience
  • Making Connections: A New Paradigm for Design

Access Period: One year from registration date. 

  • Includes Credits

    Set your business up for success and learn from entrepreneurs who have been there.

    Set your business up for success and learn from entrepreneurs who have been there.

    Continuing Education Approval 
    • 1 IDCEC CEU | CC-114951 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)


    If you’ve started your own design business and are wondering if you’re doing everything right, or if you’re just thinking about starting your own firm, get all your questions answered as we cover the essentials of starting your business. You will learn the key steps and common start-up mistakes, presented in a checklist format covering business structure, taxes, and retirement planning (it’s never too early). 

    On-demand content presented as part of the 2021 ASID Virtual Conference on July 21, 2021. 

    What You Will Learn
    • Recognize the options available for incorporating a new business.
    • Identify the types of experts you will need to consult when starting a business.
    • Recognize the basic legal and tax implications of starting your own business, and how to protect yourself from liability.
    • Describe options for managing your money and building retirement savings as a small business owner.

    Access Period: One year from registration date. 

    Mark Bonnett

    Managing Partner

    CorePath Wealth Partners

    Mr. Bonnett, the Founder and President of the CorePath Companies, focuses his efforts on the innovation of the Financial Advice Profession by empowering, specifically, women and young people to break the mold of traditional financial advice relationships.  Mr. Bonnett uses his gifts of experience, insight, passion, and enthusiasm for the profession to lead other professionals towards alignment in all aspects of their lives.    Prior to establishing CorePath, Mark spent 2 decades in a traditional financial adviser role and served in a senior leadership role within one of the country’s largest General-Agency financial services firms. Recipient of numerous industry and community awards, Mr. Bonnett is most proud of his service as President of GAMA International in 2017-2018. GAMA International is the premier association responsible for leadership and professional development within the financial services profession globally.  This organization has now expanded its impact and is known as FINSECA.  Consistent with his goal of supporting and empowering others, Mr. Bonnett also serves as adjunct faculty at Midwestern University in Phoenix Arizona, where he is responsible for the development, content, and delivery of financial education to students in graduate medical programs. As graduate of University of Arizona with a degree in finance, Mr. Bonnett resides in Scottsdale Arizona. Prior to the COIVD-19 pandemic, he spent a considerable amount of time on the road domestically and internationally, speaking within the financial services and medical industries. He is regularly retained to deliver keynote and break-out presentations for groups ranging in sizes from 13 to over 3,000. 

    Gary Wheeler, FASID

    Chief Executive Officer

    American Society of Interior Designers

    Gary E. Wheeler is a renowned professional with more than 30 years of design experience. Distinguished for his strategic approach to workplace design, Gary began his career as co-founder of the Wheeler Group in 1978 and has since led practices at Perkins&Will, Gensler and HDR.

    Gary's ASID accomplishments include being named Designer of Distinction, granted fellowship and serving as National President. He has been inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame and received the Senior Fellow Award from The Design Future Council (DFC). Gary is one of the few designers with Fellow distinction with ASID and IIDA.

  • Includes Credits

    Apply research and engagement strategies to design more inclusive spaces.

    Apply research and engagement strategies to design more inclusive spaces.

    Continuing Education Approval 
    • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW | CC-114948 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)

    Supported by
    ASID Foundation


    Listening to the people impacted by your design solutions is critical to incorporating community engagement in your process. By leveraging the power of transformative, inclusive design, you can create environments that are responsive to community needs and address real problems. Hear from ASID Foundation Transform Grant and Research Grant recipients who have done just that – working to find solutions impacting older adults wanting to age in place at home, people with dementia, and residents of affordable housing. Learn and share your thoughts on how to bring more inclusivity to design.

    This is a recording of a webinar presented on July 19, 2021.

    What You Will Learn
    • Identify the needs of older adults aging in place when specifying assistive technology for the home.
    • Describe key user needs in the design of an urban community health center. 
    • List methods to improve health outcomes for residents of affordable housing post-covid. 
    • Recognize research methodologies used to build community engagement and inclusiveness in the design process.

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    Access Period: One year from registration date. 

    Stacey Chang

    Executive Director

    Design Institute for Health, Dell Medical School + College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin

    Stacey Chang is a designer, an unintentional academic, and an unapologetic ringleader for new creative solutions to age-old dilemmas in health. Until 2014, Stacey was the Managing Director of the Healthcare practice at IDEO, the global design and innovation firm. He left to found the Design Institute for Health at the University of Texas at Austin, a first-of-its-kind institution, dedicated to applying design approaches to solving systemic health care challenges as an integrated part of an operating health system and a medical education and training program. As Executive Director of the Design Institute, he considers topics as broad as the design of health services and tools, the built environment, new care models, and the structure and functionality of the health ecosystem itself. Stacey has served as a TEDMED Editorial Advisory Board member, and a Thought Leader for NEJM Catalyst. He holds degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford.

    Elif Tural, Ph.D., WELL AP, LEED Green Assoc.

    Assistant Professor of Interior Design, School of Architecture and Design

    Virginia Tech

    Elif Tural, Ph.D., WELL AP, LEED Green Assoc. is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design in Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design. Dr. Tural received her Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning from Arizona State University. Her multidisciplinary design education includes an MFA in Interior Architecture, and a B.Arch. Her research interests include design factors for health and active living with a focus on senior residential environments and lighting design. As the 2017 Edison Price Fellow of the Nuckolls Fund, Dr. Tural worked at Oculus Lighting Studio, a Los Angeles-based architectural lighting design firm to enhance her research and teaching in the field of lighting design. She holds WELL AP and LEED credentials, and is a member of EDRA, IDEC, and IESNA.

    Erika Eitland, MPH, ScD

    Director, Human Experience (Hx) Lab


    Dr. Erika Eitland is the Director of the Human Experience (Hx) Lab at Perkins&Will where she is focused on K-12 schools, affordable housing, and urban resilience. She received her doctorate from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Environmental Health, where she was the lead author of ‘Schools for Health: Foundations for Student Success’ report that examined more than 250 scientific articles on the association between building quality and student health and performance. She also holds a Masters of Public Health in Climate and Health from Columbia University.

  • Includes Credits

    Learn how to apply ASID’s research on societal trends, economics, and the state of interior design in your business and practice.

    Learn how to apply ASID’s research on societal trends, economics, and the state of interior design in your business and practice.

    Continuing Education Approval 
    • 1 IDCEC CEU | CC-114950 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)


    With key insights for the future of the profession and its summary of key societal and economic trends and their implication for design, the ASID Outlook and State of Interior Design Report is required reading for interior designers. But how does that relate to your day-to-day work/life reality? Gain an overview of how to navigate the Report to find the most pertinent details, then hear directly from your peers on how they’ve applied the research to inform their business/firm, client relationships, and the practice and teaching of design.

    On-demand content presented as part of the 2021 ASID Virtual Conference on July 21, 2021. 

    What You Will Learn
    • List the key types of data and trends information you can find in the ASID Outlook and State of Interior Design. 
    • Identify examples of how you can apply the demographic trends data to inform your design business decisions. 
    • Describe how the data on the employment trends in interior design can influence your hiring practices and influence interior design education. 
    •  Recognize how data on societal and economic trends will impact your conversations with clients.

    Access Period: One year from registration date. 

    Susan Chung, Ph.D.

    Vice President, Research and Knowledge

    American Society of Interior Designers

    Susan Chung, Ph.D., focuses on the impact of design research. She connects design with research to improve human experiences in the interior environment, translates research into applicable design implications, and conducts research projects that create meaningful positive impacts. She comes from an interior design background, holding a BA from Michigan State University and an MID from the University of Florida. She integrated interior design with behavioral research for her doctorate degree in Human Behavior and Design at Cornell University, with a focus on design attributes related to creativity in workplace environments.

    Craig Anderchak, ASID, NCIDQ

    Market Leader, Interior Design, Vice President


    Boldly Transforming…Craig Anderchak – Interior Design Market Leader

    is a Vice President and Interior Design Market Leader for NELSON in Atlanta. He is a member of the SE Regional Leadership Team representing offices in Charlotte, Alpharetta, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Tamp and Miami. NELSON Worldwide is an architecture, design and strategy top 5 firm rooted in insight, shaped by ingenuity and driven by results.
    As Market leader, Craig drives growth through cultivating client relationships, establishing new market opportunities, and by providing leadership across the NELSON platform. The Market Leader has is the face of NELSON in the market.

    Ellen Fisher, Ph.D., FASID

    VP for Academic Affairs & Dean

    New York School of Interior Design

    Dr. Ellen Fisher, a Certified Interior Designer with graduate degrees in teaching with technology and architectural studies, is dean and VP for Academic Affairs of NYSID, where she has led the college through a period of growth and increased prestige. A Fellow of ASID and of the Interior Design Educators Council, Dr. Fisher was recently awarded a Steelcase Social Innovation Fellowship and is creating a PreCollege program to increase diversity in the design profession. She is the author of the seminal book, “HOME: Foundations of Enduring Spaces,” and has been named by DesignIntelligence as a Most Admired Design Educator.

    Laura McDonald Stewart, FASID, RID, LEED AP, WELL AP

    Owner, Laura McDonald Enterprises | Founder

    Laura McDonald Enterprises | PLiNTH & CHiNTZ: Interior Design Blog and Industry Resource

    Laura received her BS in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University and her MFA in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. After several years designing corporate projects, she founded Laura McDonald Enterprises and PLiNTH & CHiNTZ, the interior design blog and industry resource. For almost 10 years Stewart also managed METROCON Expo & Conference, the annual two-day event in Dallas focusing on the built environment. She has served on the ASID National Board, currently serves as the I.T. Chair for the Texas Chapter, sits on four interior design department advisory councils, and was the recipient of the 2009 NCIDQ National Louis S. Tregre Award.

    George Brazil, ASID, CID


    SagreraBrazil Design, Inc.

    George Brazil, ASID, CID, is a partner at SagreraBrazil Design. Based in San Francisco, their 25 years of experience in designing modern high-rise condominiums and home renovations ensures the highest level of luxury and service as they transform residential spaces throughout the US. George devotes his time outside of work to the advancement of the interior design profession. Serving as the current president of the Northern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA), he is also the board chair of the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) and a past president of the California North Chapter of ASID.

  • Includes Credits

    Learn innovative strategies to connect with stakeholders in the design process and fully convey the user experience.

    Learn innovative strategies to connect with stakeholders in the design process and fully convey the user experience.

    Continuing Education Approval 
    • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW | CC-114947 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)

    Supported by
    ASID Foundation


    Communicating your vision of how people will experience a space is a critical component in participatory design. Occupants and stakeholders need both informed solutions and to be fully engaged and invested in the project. Learn from ASID Foundation grant recipients as they present their findings and processes on conveying the user experience through technology, community focus groups, and other innovations in the design process. 

    On-demand content presented as part of the 2021 ASID Virtual Conference on July 23, 2021.

    Click on the Handouts tab (visible after registration) to review additional information about one of the featured projects, Adaptive Reuse of Closed Malls for Dementia Housing, Program and Services (not required to earn CEU credit).

    What You Will Learn
    • Describe the design characteristics of the dementia-friendly city center model for dementia/memory care.
    • Recognize stress factors for hospital emergency department personnel and how to alleviate stress through design solutions. 
    • Identify strategies to employ storytelling to communicate the user experience. 
    • Describe how video can be used to build trust and stakeholder investment when communicating your design vision. 

    Access Period: One year from registration date. 

    Emily Roberts, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Interior Design

    Oklahoma State University

    Dr. Emily Roberts is an Associate Professor of Interior Design at Oklahoma State University and has a research focus in Environmental Gerontology, the study of the person-environment fit between older adults and the physical environment. As an Environmental Gerontologist, Dr. Roberts has studied the factors involved in aging in place, as well as evolving models of long-term care, particularly for older adults with dementia and their families. Dr. Roberts has conducted research in the United States in Special Care Units for individuals with dementia, as well as in Canada, focusing on government funded community-based long-term care programs.

    Shabboo Valipoor, Ph.D., EDAC

    Assistant Professor, Interior Design

    University of Florida

    Shabboo Valipoor, Ph.D., EDAC, is an assistant professor of Interior Design at the College of Design, Construction and Planning. Her research centers on the impact of the built environment on human health and safety, with a specific focus on healthcare facilities and environments for aging. Her current projects aim to (1) improve the quality of care in acute care settings by providing supportive environments for healthcare professionals and (2) minimize environmental risks to independent living for older adults. Dr. Valipoor’s work often combines empirical methods with computational techniques such as virtual walkalong interviews, virtual reality, and discrete event simulation. She has collaborated closely with scholars in engineering, medicine, occupational therapy, and computer science on works supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Science Foundation, Academy of Architecture for Health, and American Society of Interior Designers. She serves on the North America Chapter of the International Academy for Design and Health Leadership Committee where she works with a global interdisciplinary team to promote the application of research findings concerning the interaction between design and health. Dr. Valipoor has taught upper- and lower-division studios, as well as Computer Applications, Advanced Detailing, and Finishes and Materials. Her current teaching focuses on evidence-based design in healthcare facilities and digital design tools.

    Susanne Angarano, ASID, CID, WELL AP

    Principal, Senior Interior Designer

    Vaysen Studio

    Susanne Angarano, ASID, CID, WELL AP is the founder and a principal at Vaysen Studio. Her extensive experience includes a focus on learning environment strategy and design, and holistic sustainable design work. Capturing intangible qualities in a tangible way is why Susanne is an exceptional designer and facilitator, always seeking to dig deeper into culture and context, to uncover and realize project and stakeholder potential. Susanne is the recipient of the 2019 ASID Ones to Watch award, and her interior design work on MacArthur Elementary school was awarded honorable mention at the 2019 ASID Outcome of Design Awards. 

  • Includes Credits

    Understand the impact of the pandemic on interior design and the opportunity for collaboration in a high level conversation lead by the ASID IMPACT Review Leadership in discussion with industry leaders.

    Understand the impact of the pandemic on interior design and the opportunity for collaboration in a high level conversation lead by the ASID IMPACT Review Leadership in discussion with industry leaders.

    Continuing Education Approval 
    • 1 IDCEC CEU | HSW | CC-114832 (Your CEU will be reported to IDCEC on your behalf)

    Supported by
    • IWBI
    • BOMA International 
    • BIFMA 
    • IFMA 


    As we migrate out of the COVID-19 pandemic back to ‘normal life,’ it is important to consider “lessons learned” as a part of the experience. The design of the built environment, in its totality, has emerged as the single most critical factor impacting the human condition, as over 90% of our time is spent indoors. Stakeholders in the building, design, construction, and management sectors must collaborate more than ever, as the scope of work is interdisciplinary and vitally connected. Essential in this conversation is the work of scientists and biologists, researchers, and medical professionals that provide rich data that informs decisions relative to the design of buildings and interior space. In a moderated discussion with an interdisciplinary panel, experts engage in deliberate and thoughtful discourse regarding challenges, experiences, and learning over the last year and a half. Through this conversation, they share insights and provide guidance that helps to inform future initiatives for collaborative and integrative design practice.

    This is a recording of a webinar presented on July 21, 2021.

    What You Will Learn
    • Understand complexities of the built environment in the context of virus mitigation and evidence-based solutions.
    • Understand the impact of design solutions on the health and well-being of occupants of interior spaces. 
    • Discuss opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. 
    • Develop a communication strategy with related disciplines. 

    Access Period: One year from registration date.

    Linda Sorrento, FASID, LEED Fellow

    ​Principal, Sustainable Practice | Chair, ASID IMPACT Review Task Force

    Sorrento Consulting

    Linda Sorrento, FASID, LEED Fellow is the principal of sustainability practice at Sorrento Consulting. The impact of interior environments on human health and performance has informed her career as an interior designer, educator, and health advocate. She was the inaugural executive director for the National Academy of Environmental Design and consulted with the General Services Administration for tools to make sustainable decisions and achieve high-performance. Linda spearheaded market transformation efforts for the US Green Building Council as the senior director of education partnerships and director of LEED for Commercial Interiors. She has served in numerous leadership roles for ASID, mindful MATERIALS, AIA Materials Knowledge Working Group, Healthy Building Network, and Health in Buildings Roundtable.   

    Barbara Marini, Ph.D., FASID, IDEC, ICC

    Director of Interior Design, School of Architecture | Vice-Chair, ASID IMPACT Review Task Force

    The University of Texas at Arlington

    Barbara Marini Ph.D. is director of the interior design program at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a passionate educator, designer, organizational leader, and strategist with an eye to the future. Her design career focused extensively in the commercial design sector as a project manager and consultant to architectural firms, developers, and clients. Barbara is past national president and ASID Fellow, professional member of IDEC and ICC, and actively engaged in interior design education and research. She serves on the CIDA Accreditation Commission and as a CIDQ Ambassador. Her research focuses on leadership, creativity, and innovation that seeks to inform organizational change. 

    Lisa B. Henry, FASID, Allied AIA (Moderator)

    Chief Executive Officer

    Greenway Group

    Lisa Henry, FASID is CEO of Greenway Group. Greenway’s mission is to help strengthen design-based companies to better respond to a dynamic and changing practice environment. As a business leader, a former finance executive at Merrill Lynch, a workplace design studio VP, and architecture & design director at Knoll, Lisa’s diverse experience provides her insights into the responsibility of ownership, the challenges of growth, and the importance of creative leadership. She is an ASID Fellow and past national President of the American Society of Interior Designers, and an Allied member of the American Institute of Architects. She currently serves as co-chair of the ASID Foundation research team.  

    Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP, WELL AP, WELL Faculty

    Senior Vice President, Research

    International WELL Building Institute

    Whitney Austin Gray, Ph.D. has become one of the leading global voices for improving our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. As senior vice president at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), she leads research that supports best practices in building design and operations, community development, and organizational policies. Dr. Gray served as the health research and innovation director for Cannon Design. Before her tenure with Cannon Design, she led building science research at the MedStar Institute for Innovation. She holds dual appointments as an adjunct assistant professor at the Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Dr. Gray received her Ph.D. and BA in public health studies from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  

    Don Davis, Esq.

    Vice President, Advocacy & Codes

    BOMA International

    Don Davis is a licensed attorney with over 20 years of experience providing executive leadership in government relations and regulatory and compliance programs with an emphasis on energy and environment issues relating to the built environment. During his career he has advocated for numerous legislative proposals at both the state and federal level, testifying to various agencies and in over 30 state legislatures on an array of policy issues. Don is a graduate of Georgetown University (BSFS), Johns Hopkins University (MIB) and American University, Washington College of Law (JD). He is a member of the Maryland Bar and the Bar of The United States District Court for the District of Columbia. 

    Don Gilpin

    President and CEO

    International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

    An accomplished executive with more than 27 years of experience in international association management, trade show production, education and certification programs, legislative advocacy, and workforce development, Don Gilpin has served in a chief officer position with IFMA since 2018 and now holds the title of president and CEO. He provided leadership and guidance on IFMA’s global events, credentials, membership experience, international business development and association operations. Gilpin’s renewed focus on core business, organizational stability and financial growth has led to a thriving association. He continues to concentrate on internally focused items while also building relationships with other like-minded industry associations. 

    Jennifer Wammack

    Director of Outreach


    Jennifer Wammack is BIFMA’s Director of Outreach, a role created in 2017 to enhance engagement with influencers of the commercial built environment. Since that time, Jennifer has been the organization’s brand ambassador, communicating BIFMA’s message as the industry leader in developing furniture safety, durability and sustainability standards that ensure product performance and inspire confidence wherever people work, learn, heal, and play. Jennifer holds a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters of Management in Sustainable Business from Aquinas College.