2019 Professional Development Day

Toronto International Design Centre


2019's Professional Development Day
Hosted jointly by the DDA Toronto and GTA West Chapters

Join DDA for the 2019 PD Day in-person or online for a great day of learning with two expert panels. Each session (morning and afternoon) will provide attendees with 1.5 Self-Directed CEUs.


When:  Wednesday March 27, 2019
Where: TIDC - Room 222 upper level, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
In-Person Pricing:  Students $15.00, Members $45.00, Non-members $55.00


Join us from anywhere in the country and get 1.5 CEUs for each panel you attend.

Members: Morning or Afternoon $30 / Full Day $45
Non-Members: Morning or Afternoon $45 / Full Day $60

What Is the 2019 PD Day?

A full day event including light breakfast, a TIDC showroom tour and buffet lunch!

9:30am ET

Registration & Light Breakfast (In-person only)

10:10 am - 12:00 pm ET
Morning session will consist of a panel of industry professionals, to discuss problems that can arise for your business and how to mitigate liability and protect yourselves from potential lawsuits.    

Moderator: Celia Rutte
Justin Sherwood, Senior VP Communications – BILD
Dimitri van Kampen, lawyer at Canada Tech Law
Christopher Greer, ProLink Insurance
Nick Marotta, Manager WSIB

  • Talk from Jorden Lefler, Manager, Renovation Services BILD, on Building Permit info

12:00pm - 1:30 pm ET
Lunch Break & Showroom Tour (In-Person Only)

1:30pm - 3:00 pm ET
Afternoon will consist of a panel of expert, experienced decorators/designers who will answer your questions as to how they achieved success in their businesses.

Moderator:  Lara Kalins
Evelyn Eshun, Evelyn Eshun Design Inc.
Mary Dancey, Mary Dancey Interiors
Tobi Brockway, Tobi Brockway Interiors
Peter de Simone, De Simone Designs
Sandra Cross, Sandra Cross Interiors

Register to Attend

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Location information

Toronto International Design Centre

6900 Airport Rd., Suite 120 Mississauga, ON