Bringing the design and supply communities together.


Urban Encounters is Alberta's premier Interior Design trade show hosted in both Edmonton and Calgary each year.


This trade show connects the design and supply communities together in an informal, social atmosphere that inspires mutually beneficial client-vendor relationships.


Urban Encounters showcases the latest products and services for commercial and residential suppliers to the Interior Design community in Alberta.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

BMO Centre Stampede Park

Calgary, AB

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Registration Information: 

Members can pre-register to avoid an entrance fee and gain some great perks. Pre-registered members receive a drink ticket, free parking, and an IDA gift bag! 

A $5.00 entrance fee is applied for IDA members who are not pre-registered (includes a drink ticket).

Non-member registration fee is $10.00 (register in advance or pay at the door).

Why Attend:

  • Over 80 exhibitors
  • Fantastic door prizes
  • Meet industry suppliers and resource specialists
  • View new and established product lines
  • Enjoy a relaxed social setting

CEU: Barrier-Free Accessibility with Kim Karn (1 CEU Non-IDCEC Credit)

Member Fee: $25   /  Non-Member Fee: $50 
Date: September 24, 2019 
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: BMO Centre Stampede Park | "Quarter Horse A" Meeting Room

The Barrier-Free Accessibility seminar is a basic level seminar which identifies the fundamental requirements of barrier-free design and is based on the National Building Code – 2019 Alberta Edition.  This seminar is appropriate for individuals who are new at applying the Building Code and persons looking for a refresher of barrier-free requirements.

This seminar includes a review of the following topics:

  • Path of travel: entrances, corridors, ramps, requirements and exemptions,
  • Doors and doorways: widths and clearances, vestibules, hardware, sliding/pocket doors,
  • Washrooms: design requirements, new construction vs. renovations,
  • New requirements for Physicians Clinics and Offices, and
  • Barrier-free relaxations, application procedure and fees.

About Kim Karn

Kim brings over 17 years of experience working with Provincial, National & International Building Codes and standards.  Kim refined her skills as a Code consultant in Ontario, and subsequently Alberta, with Larden Muniak Consulting Inc.  Kim provided in-house consulting services for Riddell Kurcazba Architecture Engineering Interior Design Ltd. before incorporating her own consulting firm, Kimberly Karn Consulting Inc., in October 2015.

With this knowledge, Kim provides analysis of compliance for existing and proposed building designs, focusing on life- and fire-safety.  Kim has performed Code reviews, developed alternative solutions and has conducted audits and life safety studies for many projects ranging from commercial, residential, health care, arenas and industrial buildings.

Kim has developed and presented continuing education seminars related to Building Code and life safety subject matter since 2004.  Kim has presented seminars for Alberta WoodWorks!, BuildEx, IIDEX, Interior Designers of Canada, Safety Codes Council and various architectural firms.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

2019 Urban Encounters - Calgary | Attendee and CEU: 'Barrier-Free Accessibility with Kim Karn' Pre-Registration

  • September 24, 2019
  • 20 Roundup Way SE
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2G 2W1