Last week, ASID staff and members made their way to sunny California for the 2013 ASID national conference which was held in conjunction with Dwell on Design in Los Angeles. Not only did the Society have an impressive presence on the show floor, but we kicked-off the event with an Opening Reception hosted by the LA Mart and launched the first ever GO PRO/LA, designed specifically by and for emerging professionals.
The conference drew hundreds of ASID members, including chapter leaders and board members for three days of lectures, classes and tours,
including a REGREEN seminar, ASID 101 session by EVP/CEO Randy Fiser, a panel discussion with our 2013 ASID Award winners, and education sessions such as finance, evidence-based residential design, new business models and more. This weekend also marked the successful return of the full ASID Chapter Leadership Conference, at which we launched the new ASID Leadership Academy.
The capstone of this year’s conference was our annual Celebration – The ASID Design Awards. This gala event drew more than 400 guests, including designers, industry partners and design lovers to the historic Millennium Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles for a night of Roaring 20s glamour.
The events were all incredibly successful, and we couldn’t be more pleased or appreciative of the level of support and engagement from our event sponsors: Baker, Bellacor Pro, Bentley, Big Ass Fans, Cosentino, Designer Marketplace (Williams-Sonoma), Devine Color, Hansgrohe, Sherwin Williams, Teknion, The Insurance Exchange, The Vinyl Institute and Walker Zanger.
For a peek at more of our Dwell activities, visit our Instagram page.