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The IIDA Leaders Breakfast is 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. The Breakfast cultivates connections between noteworthy industry leaders and the local design community while it celebrates design innovation. 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. Honorees receive the coveted Leadership of Excellence Award and a special edition Charles and Ray Eames stool awarded by Herman Miller. Currently, Leaders Breakfast has grown to include eight host cities across the United States and Canada, welcoming up to 600 attendees at each location.


Honoree: Arlene Blum, Ph.D. & Judy Levin, MSW


Speaker: Cheryl Strayed, Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild and columnist


September 16, 2015
7:30 am - 5:00 pm