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Design with Intent – AIGA CO and WiD Partner Event

Sep. 10th 2020

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AIGA Colorado & Women in Design Denver present Designing with Intent, a three-speaker panel online event focuses on our ability as humans and designers to adapt. This diverse selection of speakers will speak on recognizing exclusion, shifting toward including, and building your voice. As designers we have a responsibility not only to our clients, but also to people interacting with our designs. This broad audience requires us to expand our lens to recognize obstacles, diversity, and exclusion. Designing with intent means that we recognize and consider how we intentionally exclude, include, and design these interactions. It is how we intentionally design participation and mutual understanding across a diverse spectrum of culture, gender, identity, socioeconomic backgrounds, and additional variables that make up our humanity.

Topics Include:

1. Recognizing Exclusion: Understanding how our own bias gets in the way of the problems we are trying to address.

2. Prioritizing Inclusion: It is essential to engage with folks of all abilities, identities, and experiences throughout the design process

3. Establishing Your Voice: Tell your story and how your experiences have shaped the way you design with intent.

Breakout discussion groups will follow the presentations and panel discussion.

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Event Schedule:

5:30 Introductions

5:45 Presentations and Panel Discussion

6:45 Breakout Discussion Rooms with Panelists

If you are interested in the topic but can’t attend, please register and a link to the recorded event will be sent to you.  

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5th Annual Denver Design Week

Sep. 9th 2020
Mark your calendars!  The 5th Annual Denver Design Week (“DDW”) will be held virtually this year from October 19-23 and will feature 25+ innovative and relevant video discussions about architecture, interior design, graphic design, and the creative community (including WiD’s own 8×8).  New this year, DDW will also include a Makers Gallery Showcase, highlighting art and products from local Colorado makers.  (If you are a maker and want to be included, please click here for more details.) 
 
Check out the schedule of events after September 15 at www.denverdesignweek.com.
 
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September First Tuesday Recess

Aug. 27th 2020

First Tuesdays are open to non-members, colleagues, friends and family.  No RSVP required and event will be socially distanced.  Email widinfo@widdenver.org if you have any questions about the event. 

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Habitat for Humanity – Stay Home Build A Challenge – Registration Deadline Extended

Aug. 23rd 2020

September 4, 2020 – September 25, 2020

 

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Registration is closed but you can still help us reach our fundraising goal by visiting our page here! Also, stay tuned to our social media pages to vote for the winners!

Help us reach our total fundraising goal of $1,500 which directly benefits Habitat for Humanity.

Join Women in Design in supporting Habitat for Humanity fundraising event by participating in the Stay at Home, Build a Home Challenge. Teams or individuals and compete for a prize in three different categories by building a miniature home out of recycled materials they already have around the home or workplace.

Competitors will register with WiD and submit photos of their build to share on social media in order to be entered to win prizes. Let your fans show their support by donating while you build your home! Categories include Most Fund-raised, Most Popular, and Most Creative.

Register by September 11th to enter into the competition. Photos are to be submitted by September 25th and donations by September 11th. Photos will be uploaded to social media for voting September 25th-27th. Winners will be announced on September 28th.

Once registered with WiD, you will be emailed with more details from the Outreach Committee.

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August First Tuesday Recess

Jul. 28th 2020

Meet at the Washington Park Boathouse (map below) at 5:45pm to break up into smaller walking groups. No RSVP required. Non-members, colleagues, friends kids and dogs are welcome. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a mask.

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July First Tuesday Recess

Jun. 17th 2020

July 7, 2020 – July 7, 2020

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There is no fee for this event but we ask that you please register.  You will receive an email with the virtual meeting details prior to the event.  See you on the mat!

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June First Tuesday Recess

May. 29th 2020

June 2, 2020 – June 2, 2020

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Once registered, you will receive an email with the Zoom link.  See you Tuesday!

Materials needed:
-Magazine with uncoated interior pages or computer paper or wrapping paper
-Small dish of water
-Optional: pen, markers, crayons, etc.

About our Origami Instructor, Rachelle Vagy:
Rachelle is the Creative Director at Febrene, a graphic design studio based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Portland, she found origami to be relaxing and easy to teach while traveling overseas. She realized origami can be taught to anyone, even when you don’t speak the same language. She enjoys keeping her succulents alive and leaving origami figures around her neighborhood for strangers to find and enjoy. Find more of her designs at http://www.febrene.com/.

Artists have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis and we would like to do our part to keep their creative work flowing so we can all experience the arts in the future. A suggested $5 donation is appreciated, however, WiD will be donating $5 to Artist Relief fund for every member that attends. For more information about the much needed support for artists, please visit: https://www.artistrelief.org/.

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Virtual May First Tuesday Recess

Apr. 30th 2020

May 5, 2020 – May 5, 2020

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Join Women in Design at our virtual May First Tuesday Recess! 

We will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo by making some salsa and Karyn Seitz of Anew Life Center will be chatting about some wellness tips to help get us all through the unique situation we have found ourselves  in today. So bring your own chips and margaritas, and have the following ingredients ready to go so we can jump straight into salsa making! We hope to see you there!

Ingredients:
(feel free to substitute if any of these ingredients aren’t available to you)
4 diced tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped white onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons minced jalapeno
1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 minced garlic clove
and a bowl to put it all in!

Register below and you will be emailed the link and password to join!

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April First Tuesday Recess

Mar. 29th 2020

Stay-tuned for the next First Tuesday Recess.  Stay healthy and safe!

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March First Tuesday Recess

Feb. 28th 2020

Join WiD for craft night at Ironton Distillery. Crafting skills of all level invited to learn or share skills and network. This event is free and open to non-members. Invite your friends and colleagues!

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2020 8×8 Event

Feb. 12th 2020

8×8 will be a virtual event this year.

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WiD has partnered with Denver Design Week again but this year we’ve gone virtual!  Join WiD for our 15th Annual 8×8 Event, featuring 8 speakers for 8 minutes each.  Student pricing is available for those with a current student ID.

Our theme this year is “Activating the Community Through Design.” There will be eight, eight-minute presentations from leaders who have a significant impact on the Denver community. This year’s speakers include: Michelle Johnson, the editor for 5280 Home magazine; Keo Frazier, Brand Experience Strategist with KEOS Marketing; Jennifer Henry, Associate Principal with Davis Partnership Architects; Dee Dee DeVuyst, Program Manager of Equitable Development and Radian; Noelle Phares, artist with Noelle Phares Art; Keller Hayes, Program Director with Transportation and Construction Girl™; Kate Bailey, CEO at Tarra; and Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects’ Megan Garrett and Jenny Oreamuno, AIA, LEED AP BD+C.

Registered attendees will receive a link to join before the event starts.

New sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.   For details on how to support this event, please email widinfo@widdenver.org.

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Event Sponsorship

Platinum ($500 or more) – Our platinum sponsors will be featured in a full-page ad in our event brochure, including a sponsor message in the advertisement if desired. You will receive verbal recognition during 8×8 and a full slide to be shown during our moderator’s introduction. As an option, you may have an up to 60-second video shown during the event (video must be produced by the sponsor and pre-approved by WiD). Your logo and website link will be included in WiD’s event marketing, including email blasts and registration reminders, and you will also receive 5 tickets to 8×8.

Gold ($300 – $499) – Gold sponsors will be featured in a half-page ad in the event brochure, including a short sponsor message in the advertisement if desired.  You will receive 3 tickets to 8×8.

Silver ($100 – $299) – Silver sponsors will have their logo featured in the event brochure, and you will receive 2 tickets to 8×8.

Give what you can – Give what you can to help support WiD’s future programming. Sponsors’ names will be included on the last page of the event brochure.

 

 

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2020 WiD VIP Celebration

Jan. 15th 2020

February 4, 2020

590 Quivas Street

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You are invited to join WiD at this annual celebration of our valued members and sponsors.  If you join or renew your annual membership during the celebration, the cost of your entry fee will be subtracted from the price of membership!

(Members – verify you are logged into your account to purchase a ticket for you and for a friend at $10)

Interested in sponsorship? Click these links to more about becoming an Event Sponsor or Annual WiD Sponsor.

Thanks to Aztec Rug, our venue sponsor!

 

 

PREREGISTRATION ENDS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 31.  TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

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January FTR & Monet Exhibit Tour at DAM

Dec. 18th 2019

January 7, 2020 – January 7, 2020

100 W 14TH AVENUE PKWY

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Women and Design has reserved a private, docent-led tour of the new exhibit “Monet: the Truth of Nature” at the Denver Art Museum.  This tour is for members only.  Each member may bring 1 guest.  The cost of the tour is $40 per person.  Please arrive 10  minutes early to the tour.   This tour is only at DAM through February 2, 2020.

The Denver Art Museum is home to the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades. Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature features more than 120 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career and focuses on the celebrated French Impressionist artist’s enduring relationship with nature and his response to the varied and distinct places in which he worked.

We will conclude or tour with the regularly scheduled First Tuesday Recess at Lo Stella Ristorante.  Please note that you do not need to buy a ticket for the tour to attend our First Tuesday Recess.  The recess is open to non-member and members and no RSVP is necessary.

 

 

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December First Tuesday Recess

Nov. 25th 2019

Join WiD for our annual philanthropic December First Tuesday. This year the Outreach committee will be collecting in-kind donations to SafeHouse Denver in honor of Michelle Jacobson. The list (only new items, please) can be found on their website https://safehouse-denver.org/get-involved/wish-list.html.

First Tuesdays are open to nonmembers and please invite friends and colleagues. No RSVP necessary.

Additionally, a GoFundMe site has been set up to raise funds towards an urban art installation. Learn more and donate at https://www.gofundme.com/f/michelle-jacobson-memorial-fund.

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November First Tuesday Recess

Oct. 23rd 2019

Come to network, meet others in the design community and learn more about WiD.

The Networking Committee will also be continuing the Family Leave Conversation and giving away free 5280 Cookbooks to the first 10 people who arrive with an “I Voted” sticker!

Members, nonmembers, friends and colleagues invited! No RSVP required.

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October First Tuesday Recess

Sep. 30th 2019

Learn about the upcoming Women’s Build Day for Habitat for Humanity or just come to network!  Also, if you’d like to donate to the cause, the Outreach committee will be taking donations for Habitat for Humanity!  Open to non-members, friends and colleagues!

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Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Week

Sep. 18th 2019

October 12, 2019 – October 12, 2019

 

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WiD is joining Habitat for their annual Women’s Build Week! This year we have 8 spots reserved for the Saturday build day so sign up fast! This year we are being sponsored by Anova and MeTEOR Education, and are also looking for additional event sponsors.

Reserve your spot on the team today!

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2019 Keystone Speaker – Debora Mesa Molina Discount Code

Sep. 1st 2019

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You can find registration for the event through Denver Design Week’s website

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2019 Keystone Speaker – Debora Mesa Molina

Sep. 1st 2019

WiD is excited to partner with Denver Design Week for our annual Keystone Speaker Event.  The event includes a networking hour, appetizers, refreshments and the presentation. 

Registration for the event is available through Denver Design Week’s website.   In addition to WiD’s great event, check out the full lineup of great Denver Design Week Events!

Event sponsorships are still available!  Learn more at www.widdenver.org or email widinfo@widdenver.org for details.  

WiD members, please make sure you are signed into your WiD website account and click the link below to receive your code, which will provide your membership discount of $20.  

Membership Discount Code

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Shifting the Perspective on Money – A Financial Landscape Workshop

Aug. 6th 2019

August 26, 2019 – August 26, 2019

101 University Blvd

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Our culture and our economy is centered around spending money. How can we shift our perspective to create financial freedom in the future without feeling deprived in the present?  Join WiD for a workshop to learn more about prioritizing future goals and the financial strategies to meet those goals.

This is a members only event but free to members.  Space is limited so RSVP is required.

5 PM – Networking with appetizers and libations

5:30 PM – Workshop

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August First Tuesday Recess

Aug. 2nd 2019

August First Tuesday Recess is hosted by the Executive Committee.  Come to network, meet others in the design community and to learn more about WiD.  Members, nonmembers, friends and colleagues invited!  No RSVP required.  

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July First Tuesday Recess

Jun. 23rd 2019
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June First Tuesday Recess

May. 3rd 2019

Check out the brand new Broadway Market during First Tuesday Recess, hosted by the Membership Committee. This event is free and open to all; however, during this special networking hour, you can save $20 on an annual membership if you choose to join or renew! No RSVP required.

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May First Tuesday Recess

Apr. 23rd 2019

This networking hour is still free and open to friends and colleagues but please RSVP to Networking.

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2019 8×8 SPEAKER – JOVINA AMOR

Apr. 15th 2019

Throughout her 20 years of experience as a design architect, Jovina Amor has created some of the most distinctive and vibrant buildings in Denver. Working with JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE for the last 16 years, Jovina specializes in the comprehensive design process from concept to execution. She has a unique ability to capitalize on the distinct opportunities and constraints of each project and understands how the initial building blocks of a project translate into a fully realized building. It is from these early feasibility studies that the project’s story and building massing emerge. From there, Jovina leads the development of the design throughout the course of the project. Her passion for design is evident throughout each phase of a project. Jovina’s skill in architectural design detailing elevates not only the project a whole but each person’s experience of the space.

Jovina believes in the power of architecture to enhance the built environment in unique and thoughtful ways that enrich people’s lives. She has an innate skill for envisioning the way different materials and their palettes work together holistically to complement their greater context. She takes great care to ensure that the design details reinforce the overall story and intent of the project, stitching together the art and execution of architecture.

Jovina’s design insight and aptitude has helped position JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE as a top architecture and interior design firm in the region. The first in her family to pursue an education outside of India, she came to the United States in 1998 to complete a Master of Architecture at University of Colorado Denver. Her personal warmth and optimistic outlook radiate throughout her personal and professional lives. She enjoys spending time with her kids, family and friends outside of work, as well as singing, painting and volunteering at the kid’s schools.

Some of Jovina’s most notable projects include The Ramble Hotel, City Park Golf Clubhouse, 18th and Market, Garden Court affordable housing, Sheridan Affordable Housing, Tahoe City Lodge, Glacier Club, St. Regis Aspen, 24 Walnut Townhomes and The Douglas Apartments.

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April First Tuesday Recess

Mar. 26th 2019

The Outreach Committee is hosting April’s First Tuesday Recess. All members and non-members welcome. Bring colleagues and friends to network, socialize and learn more about WiD! No RSVP is necessary.

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14th Annual 8×8

Feb. 18th 2019

April 24, 2019 – April 24, 2019

1800 Wazee Street

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Register below and click the links to check out the bios of this year’s amazing speakers on our blog!

Tricia Halsey          Rikke Jorgensen          Michelle King Noel          Mary Helen Pratte

Beth Smith            Gretchen Wilson          Lindee Zimmer          Jovina Amor 

Stay tuned for more!

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March First Tuesday Recess Hour

Feb. 12th 2019
Register today at www.ASLAColorado.org!
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DIOR Exhibit and Networking Tour at DAM

Jan. 2nd 2019

January 11, 2019 – January 11, 2019

100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy

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Members only networking tour of the Dior exhibit.

Arrive by 4:00 for check-in for our 4:15 appointment.

Networking hour to follow at FIRE, inside the ART Hotel.

Dior: From Paris to the World surveys 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. A selection of more than 200 couture dresses, as well as accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material, will trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house, its founder, Christian Dior, and the subsequent artistic directors who carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century. This exhibition is organized by the DAM and curated by Florence Müller, the DAM’s Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion. It features exhibition design by internationally renowned architect Shohei Shigematsu, principal of OMA New York.

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November First Tuesday Recess

Nov. 5th 2018

The education committee is hosting WiD’s monthly First Tuesday Recess.  This is an open event with no RSVP required.  Invite colleagues, friends and anyone interested in learning more about WiD!

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