ASID - AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS
ASID is a community of people driven by a common love for design and committed to the belief that interior design, as a service to people, is a powerful, multi-faceted profession that can positively change people's lives. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people's lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
Founded in 1975, the American Society of Interior Designers is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers. The Society celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2010, but the rich, vibrant history of the organization goes back further--much further--to the founding of its predecessor organizations, the American Institute of Interior Designers (AID) and the National Society of Interior Designers (NSID).
IIDA - INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN ASSOCIATION
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association of more than 13,000 members in 10 specialty Forums in 29 Chapters around the world committed to enhancing the quality of life through excellence in Interior Design and advancing Interior Design through knowledge. Learn about IIDA's history and mission statement.