NeoCon is just a few days away and the excitement for the premier of new and innovative designs — from furniture and furnishings, to architectural products, artwork and accessories, lighting and tools — is building!
ASID returns to NeoCon this year with numerous opportunities for you to engage with us, your colleagues and the industry. In addition to a robust roster of educational workshops and professional development opportunities, we will kick off Monday, June 10 with the ASID luncheon hosted by the ASID Illinois Chapter. And the fun doesn’t end there. We will also host the ASID Society Social, which is open to all members and non-members, that evening from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Poggenpohl Showroom. Get your name on the guest list here.
Also on Monday morning, join Dak Kopec in an energizing conversation on the future of the profession. The format is open and conversational, and we hope to gain and share insight from participants as well as researchers, educators and industry members on issues that impact the profession.
On Tuesday, June 11, we’ll start the day with our presentation of keynote speaker Michael Vanderbyl , a member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame, at 8 a.m. Sponsored by ASID Industry Partner Teknion, Michael’s work reflects the culmination of a design approach that is multidisciplinary and represents creativity at all levels. It’s definitely one to attend so if you have not yet reserved your spot, add it to your NeoCon planner now.
For emerging professionals, the Emerging Professional Town Hall on Tuesday evening is a chance to meet the profession’s up-and-coming talent. You can meet, mentor, chat, hire or just listen to this amazing group of emerging leaders. And for students, we will offer the popular ASID Career Exchange and Portfolio Review on the 7th floor from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Make sure to stop by our booth (7-2106) between 10 a.m. ? noon and 2 ? 4 p.m. each day of the show to meet our headquarters staff and participate in our Portrait Project. This is your chance to share with us what design means to YOU, why YOU love design and where YOU find inspiration. During the Project, you’ll be able to share your design inspiration on a custom sign, to display for the world to see! After your portrait is taken, it will be uploaded to a “Portrait Project” Facebook album, officially entering you into a contest to win a $100 American Express gift card! The winner’s inspiring ideas will also be featured in future ASID promotions.
While you are out and about on the show floor, please share your NeoCon experience with us online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also follow us daily right here on ICON Online for daily live show coverage.
These are just a few of the great activities we have planned. For a full list of programs and events, please visit asid.org/NeoCon.