The IIDA Leaders Breakfast series began as a single event, launched in New York, in 1989. It has grown into an annual international event series that celebrates design’s importance in the global market place by honoring the people who are both the legacy and future of design.
Each chosen host city organizes a breakfast that features a renowned keynote speaker to provoke and encourage new ideas, and recognizes one city-selected honoree who has made significant contributions to the design industry.
Speaker: Phil Hansen, Multi-media Artist
In his early career, Artist and Keynote Speaker Phil Hansen was a pointillist, making images out of thousands of small and distinct dots. Years of that work took a toll on his body and he ultimately developed a shake in his hand. He went to a neurologist who told him he had permanent nerve damage – basically a death sentence for his kind of art, but that same doctor ended the visit with these words: “why don’t you just embrace the shake?”
In his awe-inspiring keynote, Phil Hansen reminds us that looking at limitations as a source of creativity changed the course of his life. Limitations may be an unlikely place to discover creativity, but it also may be one of the best ways to get out of ruts and challenge accepted norms. As he would say, “instead of telling each other to seize the day, we should remind ourselves to seize the limitation”.
Honoree: To Be Announced at Event
This event will provide 0.1 IDCEC CEU AND 1.0 AIA LU
The current compliance period runs from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2019. IIDA Professional and Associate Members are required to complete and report 1.0 CEU (10 hours) of continuing education prior to Dec. 31, 2019. All Professional and Associate Members (active and inactive) including educators, IIDA Fellows, and chapter officers must adhere to IIDA compliance requirements. IIDA accepts all IDCEC approved courses. It is the responsibility of each member to maintain their own records.