Hosted by the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), the Teaching Green symposium will bring together award-winning practitioners and higher education experts in the field of sustainable design to educate design faculty and students, interior design professionals, and the greater design community. This two day event will challenge the design community to inspire interior design students to create spaces that are not only beautiful and healthy, but responsible, ethical and effective.
- Keynote speakers: Eric Corey Freed, Jennifer Graham, Avinash Rajagopal, Andrew Revkin
- Exciting speed presentations of Innovative Sustainability Teaching Techniques from six educators selected through a double blind peer review in association with the Interior Designers Educators Council
- Case studies on Best Practices in “Green Hospitality Design” and “Green Schools Design”
- Voices of the Future: Student stainability leaders from colleges across the US in roundtable discussion on sustainability and interior design education.
- Live Q&A opportunities throughout the event for all attendees.
While the Symposium will be available to view and participate in Q&As virtually, attendees have the option of purchasing “All-Access” tickets to attend the opening and closing keynotes in-person and with receptions following at NYSID 170 E. 70th Street NYC 10021. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to enter.
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“Climate change is an existential crisis, and it’s NYSID’s mission and responsibility is to make sure our interior design students are equipped to design with intention around the ways in which our industry impacts the planet.” says NYSID President David Sprouls. “We’re doing this by weaving sustainability into every course; by running the only Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments in the nation; and by educating students, faculty and interior design professionals on the latest and best ideas in sustainable design at our upcoming Teaching Green Symposium.”
The Teaching Green Symposium is sponsored by The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, as the primary donor. Keynote sponsors are Benjamin Moore, Material Bank, Perkins & Will and Sandow Media Group. Segment sponsors include Ennead Architects, IIDA NY, Robin Reigi Architectural Materials/Plyboo , MEBL and Design For Health(tm) by MindClick. Organization partners include USGBC, Sustainable Furnishings Council, the Building Energy Exchange, International Well Building Institute.
NYSID’s Teaching Green Symposium will take place over two days, October 8th and 9th, 2021, with the ability to participate both on-site at NYSID’s 70th Street campus (proof of vaccination required for entry), or virtually online. Those interested in registering or learning more should visit https://teachinggreen.nysid.edu/
About New York School of Interior Design
New York School of Interior Design is a private, nonprofit college focused exclusively on interior design. The college offers certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs for students at all stages of their careers—whether they’re just becoming familiar with the discipline, considering a career change, or looking to deepen knowledge in a particular area. Consistently ranked one of the top interior design programs in the United States, students study both residential and commercial interior design, some with specialties in sustainable design, lighting, and healthcare interiors. NYSID students enjoy a small class size and sharp focus, a great deal of personal attention from dedicated faculty, and they go on to practice at the highest levels of the profession. To learn more, visit NYSID.edu.
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