2023 Leaders Breakfast

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The IIDA Leaders Breakfast is an annual international event series hosted by eight IIDA chapters that celebrate design’s importance in the global marketplace by honoring the people who are both the legacy and future of design. Through the support of IIDA Headquarters, international benefactor MillerKnoll, and media partner Interior Design this is made possible.

Each event features a renowned keynote speaker who enlightens, provokes, and encourages new ideas, and a celebration recognizing one local individual who is making significant contributions to the design industry with the Leadership Award of Excellence Presentation.

Save the date to spotlight leadership in the Los Angeles design community with our keynote speaker LaToya Ruby Frazier who will be discussing her work and the subject of Art as Transformation and using photography for social change.


Keynote Speaker:

LaToya Ruby Frazier
Award-Winning Photographer | Associate Professor of Photography – The School of The Art Institute of Chicago | MacArthur Genius

LaToya Ruby Frazier is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and award-winning photographer. Her work includes Flint is Family, a photo essay and book that chronicles the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and The Notion of Family, her award-winning first book on environmental racism in her hometown. Her work is displayed in many museums globally, including The Museum of Modern Art and the Library of Congress in Washington.


Leadership Award of Excellence Honoree:

Rose Tourje
Founder and President, ANEW

After a successful and longstanding career in the commercial interior design industry, Rose’s world was forever changed while viewing furniture being dumped into landfill – the year was 2005 and on Earth Day that year she founded the non-profit, ANEW.  Since that day Rose and her team at ANEW have diverted more than 4 million pounds of product from landfill by matching surplus items to over 3,000 non-profit organizations in more than 20 countries around the world.  In 2023 Rose was named by Metropolis magazine as a ‘Superstar of Salvage’ and continues to advocate for her trademark movement, ‘doing what’s right with what’s left’.


Event Fees:

Local Benefactor | $5,500 (1 available)
Two (2) Tables of 10 at Event
VIP Table Placement at Event
Company Logo on Event Materials, IIDA SoCal Website, and on-screen presentation at Event
Blog Post on IIDA SoCal Newsletter Distributed to 3,000 local design professionals (Sponsor to provide copy)

Local Sponsor | $4,000 (6 available)
Table of 10 at Event
Premium Table Placement at Event
Company Logo on Event Materials, IIDA SoCal Website and on-screen presentation at Event

Patron Sponsor | $3,000
Table of 10 at Event
Company Logo on Event Materials, IIDA SoCal Website, and on-screen presentation at Event

Half Table | $1,500
Half Table of 5 at Event

Individual Ticket – IIDA Member: $215

Individual Ticket – Non-IIDA Member: $250


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