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Wednesday February 25, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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Marketplace Design Center 
2400 Market Street
Grand Hall / 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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 Melodie Burkey, VP of Programs
IFDA Philadelphia Chapter 




 Wednesday, March 25th



 Flex Your Technology    Muscles


     This 2-part technology training seminar            presented by Springboard Media 

    will introduce you to a variety of apps on both Apple and Microsoft platforms to help you run your business more efficiently!


                          Mobility and modern telecommunication concept  macro view of tablet computer and touchscreen...

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   First session:  9:00AM - 12:00PM 

   Second session:  1:00PM - 4:00PM 

     Luncheon will follow the morning session.


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an IFDA Philadelphia Chapter Event 


To kick off the 2015 winter season the IFDA Philadelphia Chapter presents Wabi Sabi Spirit & Style.  

Join us for  this seminar presented by Susan Slotkis as she highlights....  

 the Japanese notion of imperfection as beauty. Discover the richness and spirit in the changing nature of patina, texture, transcendence, even decay.

 Wabi Sabi is both a philosophy or world view and a design aesthetic. It is a feeling that can be hard to describe unless it's something you've experienced. Susan will help you experience this aesthetic through this unique seminar.


Susan Slotkis a fellow IFDA & ASID member of the New York City Chapters will present this unique design style seminar. This 1.5 hour comprehensive seminar has never been offered here in the Philadelphia market and with that we suggest you register today to secure your place!




We want to acknowledge and thank

the IFDA Educational Foundation

for the chapter grant received to make

this seminar possible for the

entire Philadelphia interior design community.


To learn more about the IFDA Educational Foundation click on

the logo above to be directed to the IFDA-EF  website.




   Following the seminar....

   A luncheon will also be provided and sponsored by The Harrington Group in the showroom Suite 309





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Presenter : Susan Slotkis  

 is an interior designer, educator, author and industry expert grounded in a background in human services and communication. She holds three degrees, all with honors: Master’s in Social Services from Boston University, Bachelor’s of Art from State University of New York at Albany, and Associate’s of Art and Science from Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY.

For over 25 years, her interior design firm PROFILES – PERSONALIZED INTERIORS has been known for involving the client in the process. While her firm is Manhattan-based, projects have included homes for clients in the greater Metro area, Florida and California.

Active in the NY Metro Chapter of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), in 2011 Susan was recognized with the highest honor bestowed by ASID on a local level as ASID Chapter Medalist. She previously served twice on their Board of Directors and as Editor-in-Chief and chair of student career and scholarship events for many years. She is the recipient of five Presidential Citations. She also served as Director at Large on the National Board of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), and as Branding Director of its NY Chapter. Susan received the Barbara Brock Grant from the IFDA Education Foundation for her seminars. Ms. Slotkis is an Educator Affiliate of IDEC, the Interior Design Educators Council.

Currently adjunct assistant professor at Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY and instructor at NYU. Her students range from recent high school grads aspiring to be designers to career changers and those just thirsting to learn. Her success has been built on her ability to weave design concepts and trends within the context of art, culture, history, and lifestyle to encourage students to take a broader view of life and style.



Susan will also be available after the seminar for a book sale and signing of her book….

Foundations of Interior Design, 2nd Edition.

This is a comprehensive introduction to the creative, technical, and business knowledge required by the interior design profession. It encompasses color theory, design history, architectural elements, finishing touches, trend forecasting, and the basics of running a business. The book is rooted in a practical approach to creating safe, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing spaces for residential and contract clients. Current concerns such as social responsibility, sustainability, health, safety, welfare, and designing in a global, cultural context are woven throughout.