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SMcMullen : October 1, 2018 8:08 pm : Blog

Good design has the power to change the world in real and meaningful ways. Economically, socially and culturally, good design is a driving force in our lives. Denver Design Week aims to be a platform to promote dialogue and discussion about design and how it relates to our city, state and world. With a focus on elevating the creative industry, Design Week is a seven day celebration and showcase of the region’s best architecture, interiors, art, brands and technology. Come support our city and help move design forward. Sign up here!

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2018 RockCon Interior Design Expo & Conference

SMcMullen : August 30, 2018 10:23 pm : Blog

Join us for 2018 RockCon Interior Design Expo & Conference! ASID, NEWH, NKBA, and WiD have joined forces with IIDA to make RockConan inclusive interior design based trade show. We believe that the more Interior Designers can find common ground, the stronger we can make our profession. There will be nearly 100 exhibitors displaying their newest and best products.

The Expo begins at 10am and ends at 6pm, with a Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm.

Additionally, we will be offering 9 CEUs across four time slots, catering to both Residential and Commercial interiors as well as general professional development and sustainability.

Click here for more details and to register.

 

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Seeking an Administrative Assistant

SMcMullen : July 23, 2018 8:47 pm : Blog

Women in Design (WiD) is seeking a goal-oriented and self-motivated, part-time Administrative Assistant to assist keeping WiD organized and running smoothly.  Click below for details!

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100 Day Watch

Geneva Kowalski : June 1, 2018 12:04 pm : Blog

Cheryl Bicknell and Bret KudlickiMany of our Women in Design “veterans” know personally and professional our WiD founder, Cheryl Bicknell.  Over the last couple of months Cheryl has been going through the process of recovering from Lymphoblastic Lymphoma which is a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma via a stem cell transplant and need our help.

The period after the transplant, the “100 days”, requires constant supervision.  We are looking for volunteers to visit with Cheryl in her home.  You can bring your computer (the wifi is excellent) to work, read a book, or chat.

Sign up for available slots here via Meal Train to help us bridge the last 58 days: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/4dyor8

For more information on Cheryl’s journey please read the journal entries here: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/chartingcherylscourse/journal

If you have any questions please contact me at Geneva.Kowalski(at)widdenver.org

Thank you!

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Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity

SMcMullen : May 30, 2018 4:37 pm : Blog

 

In 2016, an SE3 Survey was conducted to investigate career advancement, compensation, and work-life balance (survey included structural engineers around the country). This presentation shares the findings, including why 56% of respondents had considered leaving the profession, the prevalence of the gender pay gap, and the importance of mentorship.  It will also include preliminary findings from the 2018 survey.  To register, visit seacolorado.org.

 

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Girls in STEM

SMcMullen : May 22, 2018 6:42 pm : Blog

Bring your friends, co-workers, sisters and daughters (significant others and sons welcome too!) and JOIN GIRLS IN STEM at the Alamo DraftHouse Aspen Grove for a special screening of Wonder Woman. The fun starts at 3:30 pm in the lobby with fun activities including a selfie wall, mocktails, cocktails and socializing! A portion of all ticket sales will help support our middle school and high school programs to encourage girls to seek out STEM opportunities. We can’t wait!  Purchase your tickets HERE

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ACEC Colorado 2018 Annual Meeting & Symposium

Heather Howell : April 18, 2018 8:29 am : Blog

 

Friday, April 27 | 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 

The Curtis Hotel (Denver)

ACEC Colorado Members: $159 full day |$99 lunch event only 

AEC-industry discount available to nonmembers using code Allied18

Click here for more information.

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Sixth Annual Design in Bloom

SMcMullen : April 2, 2018 2:52 pm : Blog

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SEGD Denver Presents Jan Lorenc

Geneva Kowalski : March 14, 2018 2:27 pm : Blog

Tuesday, March 20th, 6:00pm @ Denver Art Museum (FREE EVENT!)

SEGD Denver invites you to spend an evening with our Special Guest and Speaker Jan Lorenc on Tuesday, March 20th at the Denver Art Museum.

Jan has created spectacular places for the world’s finest brands including Delta, the Mayo Clinic, Sony, Hyatt, Vanke, Greenland, Samsung, UPS, and many others. He has also designed award-winning museum spaces, trade show exhibits, sculptures, and wayfinding signage systems across the globe. Come listen to the incredible personal, cultural, and international experiences that have cultivated Jan Lorenc’s inspiring design career and legacy.

Jan Lorenc recently took his position in the pantheon of SEGD Fellows at the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami, beside experiential graphic design trailblazers including Massimo Vignelli, Lance Wyman, Wayne Hunt, Robert Venturi, Sue Gould, David Gibson, Donald Meeker and Michael Reed, among others.

Lorenc holds degrees in industrial design, architecture and visual communication, and he and his multidisciplinary firm have received numerous honors and accolades over 39 years since the founding of Lorenc+Yoo Design. Lorenc is the author of an exhibit design textbook,“What Is Exhibition Design?” and serves as a frequent design lecturer and adjunct professor of exhibition design at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), as well as at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

www.lorencyoodesign.com

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WiD Denver in Memory of Dan Hohs

Geneva Kowalski : December 27, 2017 8:48 am : Blog

 

Thank you for your support!

We have raised $962 of the $1,000 goal in Dan’s Memory.

As many of you may know, earlier this fall our fellow WiD member and Board Member, Kristen Ruberg, experienced the tragic loss of her boyfriend, Dan Hohs. 

They were doing what they love: enjoying the outdoors on a weekend hike in Golden. Dan was bitten by a rattlesnake.

Dan’s legacy is one of great encouragement. He was a well-known triathlete with an extreme passion for sharing and promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention, through an active lifestyle. 

As a group, WiD has decided to contribute to one of his cherished charities: Hope for the Day. “Hope For The Day achieves proactive suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through self-expression platforms.”

If you would like to make a contribution as part of our group : “WiD Denver in Memory of Dan Hohs” please go to https://my.hftd.org/team/148178

This donation group is open to anyone, so please share this link with all who may be interested in contributing.

There are many articles that were written about Dan, such as this one : http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171010/stevenson-grad-killed-by-snakebite-had-magnetic-personality-mom-says

If you are able to contribute any amount, it will be part of a collective donation from WiD. We will update you on the amount raised mid January. 

We appreciate your generosity in supporting Dan’s memory as well as Kristen.

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