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February 2019

Designing the Future: An Advocacy Forum

February 6, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019 - March 22, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019 - May 4, 2019

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

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Digital by Design

May 15, 2019

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, 2019 - June 12, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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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October 2019

Design Chicago

October 2, 2019 - October 3, 2019

Join us on Wednesday and Thursday, October 2nd and 3rd 2019 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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November 2019

iPhone Photography for Interior Spaces

November 6, 2019

If you’ve experienced less-than-great results when snapping a photo of a space, come to this session and learn a few pointers on how to shoot like a pro with your best-known tool – an iPhone!

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December 2019

Referrals Without Asking

December 4, 2019

The reason generating referrals from clients and COIs (Centers of Influence) is typically overlooked is because of old-school advice we have believed for years. But if there was another way? What if you didn’t have to ask?

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January 2020

Making Connections to Grow Your Design Business

January 15

According to Forbes, it’s estimated that roughly 80% of small businesses don’t survive the first year. Why is it that some businesses with everything going for them end up failing, while others with nothing going for them end up successful?


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February 2020

Meeting in the Middle: Perspectives from the Next Generation

February 19

As emerging professionals join the design community, they bring a fresh perspective along with them. Working together, seasoned designers and the next generation will utilize new tools and ideas to help create spaces that are sustainable, healthy, beautiful and well designed.

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March 2020

Inside Out: Connecting Interior and Exterior Spaces

March 18


Outdoor spaces connect people with nature and with each other in enriching ways. Join us for a discussion about working together across disciplines to create outdoor spaces that are an extension of the home.

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