Student Event


PIQUE provides students with a unique insight into the interior design industry by offering networking, product discovery, and career exploration tools to help you take the next step on your future design path.

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Student Forum – Impact Hub presented by Gensler & Intereum

Keynote Lunch – Crazy Rebel Misfits with Bethany Parks

Workshop : Mindful + Weaving Workshop hosted by Ariane Laxo at Target Field’s Bat & Barrel

Workshop is sponsored by Witthus Associates

Sneak a PIQUE here:  + Impact Hub + Weaving Workshop



July 24th, 2018


Registration 8:30 am

Student Forum 9:30 am

Keynote Lunch 11:30 am

Workshop 1:30 pm

Minnecon 3:30 pm


Target Field
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[Students Only]

$35 student member
$55 non-member

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Workshop: Mindfulness in Creative Practices

Hosted by Ariane Laxo at Target Field’s Bat & Barrel

Weaving workshop with IIDA Northland Chapter president and textile artist Ariane Laxo

 Our lives are filled to the brim with work, family, friends, and other obligations. We know we should take care of our minds and bodies, but that self-care is often the first to go when it feels like there are not enough hours in the day. Yet research has shown the immense value of mindfulness–purposefully paying attention to the present moment–to our productivity, focus, health, and happiness. IIDA Northland chapter president Ariane Laxo will draw from her certificate in positive psychology and experience as a textile artist to share tools for mindful creative practice in this weaving workshop. In recent years, the makers movement has fueled a resurgence of textile art. Weaving encourages the artist to slow down, savor, and remain in the present moment – a natural practice in mindfulness. Design and create your own tapestry while balancing creativity with presence, and walk away with the tools to not only continue weaving, but also increase curiosity, reduce stress, and improve your own health and happiness through mindfulness.


Minnecon CEU’s

Skyline Suite 1

IIDA Members: $15
IIDA Student Members: $15
Non-Members: $35
Student Non-Members: $35

10:15 – 11:15 Rick Harris with Witthus, “Procurement and Inclusion in Commercial Interiors”

 1:15 – 2:15 Jennie Arnett with RSP, “How to Succeed in the Business of Design”

3:00 – 4:00 Mark Woodman, “Color Narratives: Defining colorful design 2019+”

Make sure to check in at least 10 minutes before your session begins to allow time to travel to the Press Box

60 (per CEU)

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Minnecon Keynote

Bat & Barrel

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

IIDA Members: $50
IIDA Student Members: $50
Non-Members: $60
Student Non-Members: $60


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Event registration is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

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