This year are we are hosting a MASQUERADE GALA so put on your party clothes and a masquerade mask and join us for another fabulous end of the year social event, where people from all aspects of our design community come together to eat, drink, mingle and celebrate another successful year of design!

Showcase Slideshow

Once again, we will be showcasing a slideshow of projects from our local firms/designers/reps/dealers. We want to celebrate our design efforts by showing off our hard work and give everyone an opportunity to see what great projects we have created! Every attendee will be allowed to submit one (1) 11×17 power point sheet with images they would like to share. All photos must include project name, firm name, architect or designer name and photography credit if professionally taken. All slides must have a black background, white Arial text and images that will be clear when projected. JPGs and PDFs of complete slides are also acceptable. Slides can be sent to Amanda Hastings at [email protected] and must be received on or before Monday, December 10 to be included in the slideshow. Slides may be reformatted if needed.

Gift Collection

This will be our 19th year of collecting gifts for foster children and other children at risk here in CT for Covenant to Care. The children live in cities throughout CT and come from extremely difficult situations, ages ranging from infants to teens and their wishes for gifts can be clothing, art supplies, teaching toys, or a simple gift cards. The gifts provided through the gift drive are likely the only thing they will receive for Christmas and it is so important to bring them this little bit of hope and happiness during the holiday season! Suggested spending range of $20-$30. Name, age and gender is included on gift tags along with each child’s specific gift request. If you would like to participate and want to receive a gift tag please contact Deb Gearty at (860) 965-8178 or at [email protected]. Gifts can be brought to the Holiday Gala OR if you can’t make it to the event, Deb can work with you for a gift pick-up.

Date & Time

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.


Saint Clements Castle
1931 Portland-Cobalt Rd
Portland CT 06480

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have some incredible sponsorship opportunities! Click here to view the various ways to support this event and gain visibility.

Sponsorship is now closed.


Early Bird Registration (on or before December 2)

  • IIDA Members $80
  • Non-Members $100
  • Students: $35

Late Registration (on or after December 3, including walk ins). Online registration will close on Monday, December 9.

  • All $125
  • Students $35

Registration has now closed but we are accepting walk ins. Please join us and pay onsite via check or credit card.


Please contact Amanda Hastings at [email protected] with any questions you may have.

Why the extra $2?

One Bill at a Time is a campaign to raise awareness and resources for Interior Design Advocacy in the New England Region. By adding two dollars to each event hosted by IIDA NE, we remind ourselves that advancing our profession is the core mission of our Organizations and, with small individual contributions throughout our community, we can make a large impact*.

*At the conclusion of each calendar year, all funds raised will be distributed to New England states with active advocacy initiatives in direct proportion to the percent of Chapter membership residing in each state. We dedicate this campaign to the individuals that achieved interior design legislation in New England states and paved the way for the future of our profession, One Bill at a Time.

Please note: audience photographs and/or video may be taken at this event. By nature of your attendance, you are granting permission for your image, voice and likeness to be used for marketing purposes.