IFLA – IFI Cooperation Agreement

In June 2012, Desiree Martinez Uriarte, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects and Shashi Caan, President of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between IFLA and IFI .

In support of reaffirming the specific characteristics of each organization and the professional skills of their members IFLA and IFI express the wish to pursue the promotion of interiors and landscape architecture as a means of highlighting the importance of environmental context as a factor for improving the overall well-being of communities.

Both organizations will encourage joint initiatives that correspond to the professional goals and ambitions of their members.

IFLA and IFI propose strategies, actions, and recommendations to be submitted to their respective Councils with the purview of encouraging a collaborative evolution. Each organization will invite its partner to be represented at events of common interest that are hosted periodically.

About the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers www.ifiworld.org

The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers is the global voice and authority for professional Interior Architects/Designers. IFI is the sole international federating body for Interior Architecture/Design organizations, and acts as a global forum for the exchange and development of knowledge and experience, in worldwide education, research and practice. Often considered as the “United Nations” of the Interior Architecture/Design field, IFI connects the international community in order responsibility, and raise the status of the profession worldwide.

Founded in 1963 as a not-for-profit, limited liability Company to expand the international network of professional Interior Architects/Designers, IFI represents over 270,000 designers, educators, and industry stakeholders in the international design community in 110 countries on every continent collectively representing practicing Interior Architects/Designers worldwide.

IFI is a member of the International Design Alliance (IDA), a strategic venture between three leading international design organizations. The triumvirate includes the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) and the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA). This alliance focuses on opportunities to further the design discipline based on multidisciplinary collaboration.

IFLA 49th World Congress









Important dates


Student competition submission deadline

(see http://www.ifla2012.com and click on ‘Competition’ for competition brief and submission guidelines)


30 June 2012

Registration deadline for accepted presenters (oral and poster)

(NB: Abstracts accepted for oral and poster presentations will be considered valid only upon confirmation of registration by the authors by this date)


1 July 2012

Full written paper submission deadline for double blind peer review.

(NB: This is compulsory for oral presenters and optional for poster presenters)

Click here to download a PDF of the full paper submission guidelines.  The presenter Login Zone will be active from 11 June 2012


1 August 2012

Power Point presentation submission deadline for uploading onto conference presentation system

Details regarding the submission format and procedure will be published on the web in due course. For initial requirements see ‘Power Point presentations’ below.


15 August 2012

Poster submission deadline: posters need to reach Cape Town by this date.

Details regarding the submission format and procedure will be published on the web in due course. For initial requirements see ‘Poster submissions’ below.


15 August 2012
49th IFLA World Congress Cape Town, South Africa. 5-7 Sept 2012
Double-blind peer reviewed manuscripts returned to authors with reviewers comments. 15 Nov 2012
Finally edited full manuscripts (those accepted for publication) resubmitted for publication as post conference proceedings. 15 Feb 2013