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Denver Design Week is Seeking Applications for Events

Jun. 26th 2020

Denver Design Week (“DDW”) announced today that applications are open for the 5th Annual DDW conference which will be virtually held this year from October 19-23, 2020. DDW is a week-long celebration of Colorado’s most innovative and relevant architecture, design, and technology projects and people—a showcase of the thriving design community with virtual presentations, digital studio and workshop tours, and virtual
panel discussions.

The competitive application process to host an event is now open until August 1. Companies and organizations who want to host a video workshop or studio tour, organize a panel discussion or present a thought leader presentation should visit www.denverdesignweek.com to fill out and submit the application form.

Applications will be reviewed through the month of August and the final roster of 45-50 events will be finalized by August 31. Applications will be reviewed for creativity, capacity, depth of design knowledge, and subject diversity to ensure that design innovation is highlighted from all
industries and communities, such as architecture, interior design, communication arts, makers and technology.

In addition to the community events, DDW has added two new features including a Colorado Makers Gallery Showcase and a series of outdoor art installations. For the Colorado Makers Gallery Showcase, Colorado makers will submit a photo gallery of their products, along with a link to their studio’s website. The series of art installations will commission Colorado artists to create outdoor art for DDW attendees to enjoy from their car, on a bike or on a walking tour that week.

At the intersection where design, architecture and technology merge, DDW seeks to build an understanding of the vital role design plays in our lives and contributes to the economy and culture of our state. DDW 2019 showcased 40+ tours and events and had an attendance of over five thousand design professionals and enthusiasts over the 7-day conference.

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CAP Conversations – Partner Event

Jun. 8th 2020
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The College of Architecture and Planning is pleased to launch CAP Conversations, a virtual public lecture series showcasing CAP faculty, staff, and students. These presentations will be live-streamed, with Q&A, followed by posted recordings.

The first CAP Conversation will be a maxi delivered by Visiting Assistant Professor Syal on Tuesday, June 9th at 2:00 pm., titled Pandemics: a macro-review of the connections crucial to urban sustainability.
 
We will be distributing the schedule on an ongoing basis, and hope you will tune in.

You are all invited to participate. If you would like to present, please let Terri Robles know the Title, Date, and whether it would be a mini (10 minutes or less), midi (approximately 20 minutes), or maxi (40 – 60 minutes).

Members, please make sure you are logged in to view Zoom information below. Non-members, please email widinfo@widdenver.org for Zoom details.

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Partner Event – iDSA Emotional Intelligence in Design

May. 13th 2020

Join Industrial Designers Society of America ISDA Rocky Mountain Chapter for Emotional Intelligence in Design presented by the incumbent President of IDSA Jason Belaire and is sure to be entertaining and educational.  Event is May 14th from 7-8 PM.  

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Partner Event – STEMblazers

Mar. 10th 2020

At STEMblazers we collaborate with the INCREDIBLE women working in STEM to mentor and inspire the girls in our programs to visualize themselves working in STEM careers as well. We absolutely couldn’t do what we do without women like YOU connecting and inspiring our girls through your work. 

We had an idea to bring all of our mentors together to connect, celebrate and be recognized for the incredible work you do every day, blazing new trails for the girls coming behind you. 

We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting the first annual Women Breaking Through Breakfast on Thursday, April 9th from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus.

Toi Massey, President & CEO of ANM Innovative Solutions and founder of The JEKL Foundation for STEAM Education will share her own experience in breaking through the many barriers women face when working in STEM fields. Toi is an amazing woman full of energy and insights that inspire and motivate everyone around her. Tickets are $30 per person and are now on sale. We are expecting about 100 women to attend and would love for you all to be there! Link to RSVP here.

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Women Powering Change – Postponed!

Mar. 10th 2020

We received notification that this partner event has been postponed.

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Women Powering Change

Feb. 12th 2020

Tuesday, March 10th 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

EXDO Events Center

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of Amendment 19, which gave women the right to vote. Women banded together and worked hard for decades to get Amendment 19 passed because they knew that voting equality would improve the lives of all citizens in our country. Today, women remain at the forefront of organizations and initiatives aimed at creating a better world for all. 

Come see what these powerful groups led by women are doing at Women Powering Change 2020. Join us on March 10th at EXDO Event Center from 4-7pm for the only event that brings together more than 1,000 community members, leaders, activists, and philanthropists with more than 100 Colorado organizations to showcase what’s being done to catalyze social change locally and globally to create a better world.

This is the place for individual donors, activists, and those new to philanthropy to meet others working passionately to create change – from sustainability to social justice to gender equity.

Women Powering Change 2020 is free for guests and open to the public, but registration is required and space is limited. Learn more and register at womenpoweringchange.org.

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WiD in the News

Oct. 23rd 2019

Check out the 5280 and Denver Post articles about Denver Design Week!

Can good design solve all of Denver’s problems?

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2019 Denver Design Week

Sep. 18th 2019

Denver Design Week is about exploring and celebrating the real and meaningful impact design contributes to our economic, social and cultural quality of life through cross discipline discussion, dialogue and collaboration. Click here to learn more about the seven days of keynotes, parties, tours, networking and fun.

And don’t forget to register for WiD’s Keystone Speaker Event which is part of Denver Design Week in 2019!  

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Inaugural Young Industry Professionals Awards 10/2/19

Sep. 12th 2019

Visit www.denverdoesdesign.com for info and to purchase tickets!

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2019 RockCon Expo

Sep. 12th 2019

ASID, IIDA, IFMA, NEWH, NKBA, and WiD have joined forces to make RockCon an inclusive built environment based tradeshow. We believe that the more Interior Designers can find common ground, the stronger we can make our profession. There will be nearly 150 exhibitors displaying their newest and best products.

RockCon is offering (12) CEUs across three time slots with residential, commercial, and facilities focused courses, in addition to general professional development and sustainability.

Click here to register!

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Portraits of Inclusion Photography Exhibit

Apr. 11th 2019
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2019 8×8 Speaker – Beth Smith

Mar. 26th 2019

Beth Smith has been empowering business owners, hiring managers and human resource directors for over a decade to interview and hire the right person the first time. She discovered the importance of the interviewing process when she made a poor hiring decision, which almost led to the demise of her first company. After launching an enormous research project so that she could learn how to conduct more effective interviews, she concluded that there is a science to interviewing. She also discovered
that many managers are thrown into the interview room, scrambling to figure out what to ask and what to listen for, instead of actually being taught how to conduct an effective interview. Beth’s mission has become to transform the world through the interview process in order to promote happy and productive work environments for both employers and employees. To do this, she created A-list Interviews.

Through the research she did on the interview process and through the almost 20,000 candidates that she has interviewed, Beth developed the Response Analysis SystemTM. Studies done on the Response Analysis SystemTM show that 91% of those who were interviewed and then hired based on the Response Analysis SystemTM are still employed by the company 12 months later. The power of this system is from the advanced ability to listen to job applicants and measure their fit into an organization both culturally and for skill level.

Beth graduated from the University of Texas in 1995 with degrees in History and Social Work with a minor in English. She also studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Child Development. She has won several awards within her community and industry, such as, Women Who Make a Difference in Boulder, Business Owner of the Year, Certificates of Service for The Hill Alliance, and The Responsible Hospitality Group.

She currently lives in Boulder with her family. In her free time, Beth hikes, lift weights and is a die-hard football fan. She also makes the best English teacakes on the planet!

For links to the other speaker bios and to register for the 8×8, click here!

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2019 8×8 Speaker – Michelle King Noel

Mar. 25th 2019

In October 2004, Michele King started Rhinotrax Construction as a commercial general contracting company built on the principles of honesty, transparency, and commitment to owners, designers, trades and fellow employees. She did so with this key value in mind : “ Always Do The Right Thing.”

Rhinotrax is an exclusively woman owned and managed Colorado corporation that is also licensed in Arizona, California, and Washington.

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2019 8×8 Speaker – Mary Helen Pratte

Mar. 25th 2019

Ms. Pratte has a Master of Fine Arts degree in 3 Dimensional Design and a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design, she was awarded a Rotary Graduate Fellowship and studied furniture design at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart. She has practiced interior design for over 35 years. For ten years, Ms. Pratte was the director of the Interior Design Program at UTSA and interior design faculty at UT Austin for six year.

Recognizing a void in the furniture industry for finely crafted metal products, she founded EKITTA in 1991, an interior furnishings company. She has developed furniture, lighting and other interior products for American manufacturers, which have received many awards such as Best of NEOCON. Due to her contributions and recognitions in the profession of interior design, she was made a Fellow Member of the International Interior Design Association.

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WiD Members Discount! Kickoff World Landscape Architecture Month at Alamo Drafthouse.

Mar. 25th 2019

Can’t make the monthly First Tuesday Recess?

Join ASLA Colorado and the Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation for and exclusive Viewing Party screening Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf at Alamo Drafthouse in Sloan’s Lake on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Enjoy drinks, small bites, and unlimited popcorn while learning about the process behind Piet Oudolf’s inspiring landscapes. A renowned landscape designer, Oudolf has worked on landscapes around the world, including Chicago’s Lurie Garden and the High Line in New York City. 

See the trailer HERE.

Early bird pricing ends on March 30. All event proceeds will support the JSR Foundation’s annual Landscape Architecture scholarship. 

CLICK HERE to register. 

Women in Design members can use the promo code “WLAMONTH2019” for exclusive $20 ticket pricing

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Team Up to Build an Urban ‘Parklet’ in Downtown Denver

Mar. 25th 2019

Engage with the 2019 the Greater & Greener conference

Design Workshop is involved with the conference and helping to organize a day of Parklets here in Denver to support the upcoming Greater & Greener conference. They are planning for a group of allied organizations to showcase their work and “host” a parklet downtown on July 22nd. The event will be an opportunity for various organizations to show off their work and mingle/ rub shoulders with other allied groups that are working toward the greening of downtown.  If you’re interested in engaging with this event please contact Jenna Harris, PLA at jharris@designworkshop.com

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2019 – 8 x 8 Speaker – Rikke Jorgensen

Mar. 25th 2019

Rikke founded Styleworks in 2002 to deliver cutting-edge interior design that rekindles functional design in new and creative ways. In the ensuing years, Styleworks has built its brand on the use of novel material and finishes and a synthesis of tradition and innovation.

Born in Denmark and educated in Copenhagen and Denver, Colorado, Rikke’s work is a culmination of international and regional aesthetics. She received her BFA in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Colorado as well as a Business diploma in Marketing from Niels Brocks Business College in Copenhagen. Extensive experience in the Danish kitchen and furniture industry as well as two decades of work experience in the US has allowed Rikke to foster a unique understanding of place and context at multiple levels

Rikke is known for her clarity of detail, hands-on approach and her ability to bring projects in on schedule and budget. Under Rikke’s leadership, Styleworks has developed a reputation for collaboration, responsiveness, commitment, and work that surprises, delights, and engages at all levels.

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2019 8×8 Speaker – Tricia Halsey

Mar. 14th 2019

Tricia Halsey is the Founder and Executive Director of Big Idea Project, a non-profit that exists to unleash the potential of high school students by providing experiential learning that forms student leadership, workforce readiness and personal wellbeing. Big Idea Project is the only co-curricular program of its kind in Colorado, having served over 2,100 students since its inception in 2014.

Tricia is a visionary leader driven by an insatiable desire to create spaces and experiences that enable people to become their best self and do their best work. When people feel valued and able to contribute at their highest and best, they move out into the world to positively transform families, neighborhoods, cities, and nations. As the thought leader of the Generous Leadership® paradigm, she is focused on developing the catalytic leaders who can shape society.

Tricia’s husband, Bryan, is her true partner. She has two sons, Noah and Micah, who continually teach her that fullness of life is found in uncompromising love, unmerited grace and unintentional joy.

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2019 8×8 SPEAKER – Lindee Zimmer

Mar. 14th 2019

Follow textures, lines and scattered stripes, and dive into the imagination; Lindee’s art stems from the colors of tropical birds, the cracks in the walls she draws her murals, energy of the universe that connects us. She was born in Boulder and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Art Education. She is the founder and director of the Fort Collins Mural Project. She currently lives in Denver. She spends her time painting any surface possible, creating immersive art environments and advocating for art.

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2019 8×8 Speaker – Gretchen Wilson

Mar. 13th 2019

Gretchen Wilson is a founding principal and landscape architect at Dig Studio. Gretchen draws from all aspects of a project including client and community goals, history, culture, site, users and ecology to create meaningful, successful designs and master plans. She is a LEED AP, promoting and practicing sustainable design and construction. She rigorously researches and listens to communities to develop bold, thoughtful, creative concepts and leads projects from planning through construction. Her knowledge of construction and attention to detail allow her to shape ideas into reality. She has worked extensively on multidisciplinary teams for both public and private sector clients for 20 years. Gretchen’s dedication and leadership has shaped streetscapes, parks, plazas, and public spaces at varying scales to artfully and sustainably tie communities together.

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SUPPORT THE EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK ACT

Jan. 23rd 2019

Women in Design supports equal pay for equal work. Visit Colorado Women’s Bar Association’s website for more details about SB 19-085.

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VIP WiD Membership Event

Jan. 8th 2019

February 5, 2019 – February 5, 2019

742 S. Broadway

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Description:

At our annual VIP event we celebrate YOU: our valued members and sponsors! Join us on Tues. Feb 5th and connect with like-minded individuals at this special industry celebration.  You don’t want to miss!  Members gain free admission to this event plus they may invite one guest for free!  Not a member yet?  To learn more and sign up, click here.

Also, if you buy a non-member ticket and decide to become a member at the event, you will receive a $20 discount off annual membership ($45 with the discount).

Parking locations: There will be plenty of FREE parking near the event! Guests are welcome to park in the Roth Living spaces, or in the lots of the businesses directly across Broadway from the showroom.

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December First Tuesday Recess

Nov. 16th 2018

No RSVP required.  Please come to network, bring a donation and clean out your closets.  Urban Peak is collecting gift cards (Target, Starbucks, King Soopers, etc.) as well as all warm winter clothing and outerwear.  

Colleagues, friends and family invited to this networking hour with a cause.  See Urban Peak’s need list here.

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Denver Design Week

Oct. 1st 2018

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

Aug. 30th 2018

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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2018 Keystone Speaker

Aug. 30th 2018

October 24, 2018 – October 24, 2018

445 Broadway Street

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Description:

Join WiD for our 2018 Keystone Speaker Event as Gisue Hariri, cofounder and Principal Design Director of Hariri & Hariri Architecture, presents her latest projects. Her design ranges from master planning and architecture to interior design, furniture, lighting, product design, and jewelry.

Networking hour begins at 5:00 PM

Presentation begins at 6:30 PM

Register by October 17th and save $5!

Kindly Sponsored by Aztec Carpet & Rug

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Sunset Paddle Social

Aug. 13th 2018

August 24, 2018 – August 24, 2018

North side near Byron & Yates

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Description:

Join us for a Scenic Sunset Paddle at Sloan’s Lake via Stand-up Paddle Board or Tandem Kayaks. Beginner instruction and equipment is provided by Denver Outdoor Adventure Co.

Spaces are limited, please sign up by Monday, August 20th.  Please indicate if you would prefer to SUP or kayak. There is likely time for both, but please provide a preference.  If you want to network but don’t want to get on the water, choose the “Networking only” option.

Note:  First choice for standup paddle boarding is full.  Please register for tandem kayak, if interested!

**Dogs allowed on the shoreline and on the SUP boards!

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Seeking an Administrative Assistant

Jul. 23rd 2018

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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August First Tuesday Recess

Jul. 23rd 2018

August 7, 2018 – August 7, 2018

1475 California Street

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Description:

Join WID for an evening of networking on the rooftop hosted by the Events Committee! First Tuesday Recess is open to WID members, non-members, friends and colleagues.  Come to network or learn more about how to get involved in WID – our committees are always seeking new volunteers! No RSVP required.

See you on the rooftop!

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100 Day Watch

Jun. 1st 2018

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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