EDspaces Celebrates New Orleans’ Learning Environments
EDspaces 2015 brought together 1,700+ key decision makers, product experts, and exhibitor personnel to focus on how educational facilities, furniture, fixtures and equipment can impact student performance. Over 150 companies exhibited new and innovative products.
Attendees chose from over 30+ CEU-accredited sessions both on and off the exhibit floor that delivered high-quality content focused on state-of-the-art, sustainable design and the changing face of learning environments, along with General Session keynote speakers each day.
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- Attendees were among the first to see the winners of the EDspaces 2015 Innovation Awards, juried by EDmarket strategic partner, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) in conjunction with Learning by Design magazine. The EDspaces Innovation Awards was created to recognize manufacturers and designers for excellence in product design for the learning environment.
- For the second year, the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) held its Annual Fall Conference in conjunction with EDspaces. The CAE was instrumental in planning many of the education sessions, and the Expeditionary Learning & Facility Tour of LB Landry High School, Ursuline Academy, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts on Friday. In addition to the three excellent schools, participants on the bus tour visited areas in interest post-Katrina including the 9th Ward, Musician’s Village, and the Bio District.
- During the exhibition, attendees could view a special exhibit in the hall entitled: presented by the New Orleans chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. This local group also partnered with EDspaces to deliver truckloads of school furniture and equipment products valued at $130,000 and donated by 32 exhibiting companies to children in need following the event.