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Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design

14th Annual ATID Student Symposium

APRIL 12-13, 2018symposium logo

The Annual ATID Student Symposium is professional opportunity for prospective and current students to network with alumni and connect with professionals working in the apparel industry and interior design profession. This year's symposium focus is "GET TO THE CRUX," sponsored by the AT and ID advisory boards. The symposium will open with the Showcase of Excellence on April 12 and will continue on April 13 with a keynote speaker, a networking luncheon and other professional development opportunities. We have invited keynote speaker Melea McRae. Her presentation is titled, "Get to the Crux of You...your personal brand: who you are, how you present yourself, how you build your networks to succeed in your career."

Tickets are required for the ATID Showcase of Excellence and a registration fee is required to reserve a seat at the networking luncheon. See below for networking luncheon registration and how to buy tickets for Showcase. All other events are open and free to the public.

Schedule of Events

February 28 - April 8, 2018
ATID Networking Luncheon Registration click here!
March 1, 2018
6:00 p.m.ATID Showcase Model Casting: ApplicationJustin Hall, Hoffman Lounge
(first-floor South side of building)
March 5 - April 12, 2018
Buy tickets for the ATID Showcase or Excellence click here!
March 26, 2018
9:00 a.m.           Middle/High School Students and K-State Students Entry Deadline

Please see the ATID Showcase of Excellence webpage for further information

251 Justin Hall, 1324 Lovers Lane, Manhattan, KS 66506

Showcase Entry Form K-State Students

Showcase Entry Form Middle/High School Students

April 12, 2018  
5:30 p.m.Showcase of Excellence: Mounted Exhibit K-State Union William T. Kemper Art Gallery 
7:00 p.m.Showcase of Excellence: Runway Show 

McCain Auditorium 

April 13, 2018 
10:00 a.m.Melea McRae, founder and CEO of Crux KC
K-State Alumni Center
11:45 a.m.

ATID Networking Luncheon


K-State Union Main/West Ballroom
1:30-2:45 p.m.

AT Special Topics Sessions

  • Interviewing
  • Negotiating
  • Personal Branding

146, 166, and 167 Justin Hall

Sign Up for AT Special Topics Sessions here!

1:30-2:45 p.m. ID Master Classes

327 and 329 Justin Hall

Sign Up for ID Master Classes here: Coming Soon!

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Apparel & Textiles Middle & High School Session

350 Justin

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Interior Design Middle & High School Session

250 Justin

2:30-4:00 p.m.AT Portfolio/Resume Critiques

226 Justin Hall

Sign Up for AT Portfolio/Resume Critiques here: Coming Soon!

3:00-4:00 p.m.ID Professional Panel1088 Business Building

For more information and updates please contact Hannah Schuh at hannaheb@k-state.edu.