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October 2018

Design Chicago

October 3, 2018 - October 4, 2018

Join Us on Wednesday and Thursday, October 3rd and 4th 2018 at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago for Design Chicago, the Midwest’s Largest Residential Design Conference featuring two days of events for kitchen, bath and home furnishings.

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Kravet ASID IL Design Charrette

October 18, 2018

On-site at the Merchandise Mart, this daylong group competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a design degree program. The final design projects will be judged by a panel of interior designers and a winner will be announced.

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November 2018

DFA Chicago Task-Force Meeting

November 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Chicago is our last stop for the follow-up to our E-Commerce Summit in May.  We are hosting a members-only task-force meeting for our industry leaders to help determine the future of the Interior Design trade.

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Design’s Role in the Healthy Home Movement

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December 2018

Calculating Transparent Design Fees

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January 2019

Leveraging the New Lien Rights as an Interior Designer

January 16

The Illinois Mechanics Lien Act was amended to allow interior designers to assert mechanics lien rights against projects to collect unpaid fees.  Do you know what that means, and how this law can benefit your business?  Construction lawyer Ryan Hiss will give us a primer on mechanics lien.

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February 2019

Designing the Future: An Advocacy Forum

February 6

Join IIDA and ASID Illinois Chapters for an informative discussion on current legislation and future legislative goals for all Illinois Interior Designers. Engage with panelists for an informal conversation on elevating the Interior Design profession.

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Imprint: ASID Illinois Student and Emerging Professionals Event

February 20

Imprint is an event focusing on the impact of design as it relates to resiliency, health and wellness, and sustainability. The day will include a speakers panel focusing on hiring & impact of design, portfolio & resume review, and more.

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Best Practices for Brand Building with Corey Damen Jenkins

February 20

Licensing your designs opens doors to new customers that you wouldn't have found before. Join interior and product designer Corey Damen Jenkins for a behind-the-scenes perspective on brand development and expansion through licensing.

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March 2019

Outdoor Design Conference

March 7

Discover products and techniques for designing distinguished outdoor spaces at the sixth annual Outdoor Design Conference!

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ASID Outcome of Design Conference

March 21 - March 22

The inaugural Outcome of Design Conference (OODC), March 21 - 22 at theMART in Chicago, will provide an in-depth focus on the impact of design on the human experience.

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April 2019

Turn Client Challenges Into Triumphs

April 24

Whether it’s a full remodel or a single room design, working in someone’s home for months at a time can be demanding. Join us for what’s sure to be a lively panel discussion talking about how to tackle difficult client interactions and how to change a challenge into a triumph.

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May 2019

Outdoor Furniture Sample Sale

May 2 - May 4
FREE

Outdoor dining sets • Outdoor seating • Outdoor accessories • and more

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Digital by Design

May 15

The Design Center welcomes you to join us for a day filled with the latest trends and best practices in digital, web and social. Learn the latest trends and network with design industry professionals as we share ideas on how technology can inspire design.

 

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June 2019

Design Center @ NeoCon

June 10 - June 12

Come see all the Design Center has to offer for the contract market during NeoCon, including luxury fabrics, wall coverings, floor coverings, furniture, outdoor furnishings, accessories art and much more. Many products on display are fully customizable.

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Design Center @ NeoCon: Toast to Fine Design

June 11

Be inspired as you step off the elevators on 6, 14 and 15 to an oasis of fine design. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and live music throughout the hallways then relax with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in showrooms.

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Designing the Future: Who is the New Design Client & Where are They Hiding?

June 19

The new interior design client is re-framing the design conversation with their changing views on the environment, status, money, ownership and more. Learn specific ideas and action steps to adapt your business model for the new consumer.

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July 2019

Which came first: the RFP, the DSP or the Agreement?

July 17

Learn how to organize your documents from a legal standpoint when engaging new clients so you can protect your time and maximize fees.

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August 2019

Social Media – Start Doing it Right

August 14

You're calling it Social Media? The power of Social Media isn't about quantity it's about authenticity. We are constantly sharing but let's learn how to be intentional with our sharing to make tangible connections and grow your business.

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September 2019

Designer Day at Casual Market

September 12

Join us for Designer Day at Casual Market Chicago to see the latest trends and introductions in outdoor furniture and accessories, and participate in programming created especially for the residential designer.

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