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Executive & Supplier Badge Pickup

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM          

Conference Welcome

Speakers: Philip McKay, CEO, nGage Events and Mike Stanley, Publisher, interiors+sources

4:45 PM - 5:40 PM  

Keynote Presentation: Mohawk Industries - The Genius and Courage of Sustainability

Speaker: George Bandy, Jr., Vice President of Sustainability, Mohawk Industries

Description: The last 20 years has presented opportunities for all of us to make an impact on “where we live”. While living buildings have strong roots in economic and environmental performance, buildings also offer vitally important benefits for human health, productivity and well-being.

5:55 PM - 6:50 PM          

General Session Panel: Making Change through Growth - Four Strategic Approaches to Four Design Verticals

Moderator: Teri Bennett, Johns Hopkins

Panelists:

Cheryl DuVall, Founder, Avance LLC (Workplace)

Rick Marencic, Design Principal/Studio Leader, JCJ Architecture (Hospitality)

Kevin Greischar, Principal, DLR Group (Education)

Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates Inc (Healthcare)

Description: ‍‍‍Within each vertical; healthcare, hospitality, workplace, and education – cultural understanding, change and innovation are approached differently based upon goals and desired project outcomes.  The four panelists will discuss progressive means for completing the programming and planning process.

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM    

Welcome Reception

Description: A networking reception and food stations for all attendees designed to foster interaction among executives and build relationships with potential clients and customers.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM        

Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM          

General Session: General Product Design - Practice, Practice, Practice – The art of the integrated design approach

Speakers: Donald Strum, Karen Nichols, Michael Graves |Karen Nichols, Principal-Architecture, Michael Graves

Description: Using examples from hospitality, workplace, healthcare and education, they will show how the interior design of their projects marries architecture and products, promotes humanistic environments, and creates value for the user experience.

9:30 AM - 11:05 AM

Boardroom Presentations

Description: 25 minute Supplier Boardroom Presentations

Healthcare - Education - Hospitality - Workplace

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Networking Lunch

12:20 PM - 1:10 PM          

Market Segment Focused Breakout Sessions

Healthcare: HKS Project Presentation: Kachumbala Maternity-Unit. Presenters: Dan Flower, Design Director, HKS Architects and Jessica Karsten ,  ‎Architectural Designer, HKS Architects (Location: San Antonio Ballroom DEF)

Education: "Homelike”: Exploring Residential Design and Perception in Healthcare, Facilitated by  Toni Wyre, Senior Associate, Polk Stanley Wilcox, Architects. (Location: San Augustine A)

Hospitality: Intersection of Design and Customer Behavior, Facilitated by Glenn Hausmann, Jan Hawkins, Kevin Ball, Nick Domitrovich (Location: San Juan B)

Workplace: WELL-vs-fitwel, Facilitated by Blake Jackson, Sustainability Design Leader, Stantec Boston (Location: San Miguel B)

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM      

Market Segment Focused Breakout Sessions

Healthcare: The Making of a Successful Project, Facilitated by Debra Harris, Researcher, Strategist, RAD Consultants | Julie Bessant Pelech, Principal and Consulting Gerontologist, Bessant Pelech Associates | Robyn Dubick, Associate, CR Goodman Associates (Location: San Antonio Ballroom DEF)

Education: Designing For High-Impact Learning Spaces, Facilitated by Lisa Schmidt, Director of Strategic Initiatives, National Office Furniture (Location: San Augustine A)

Hospitality: High Art, Low Impact: Modern Luxury in Hospitality & Commercial Restrooms, Facilitated by Kristin Kahle, Principal, Neo-Metro/VP, Neo-Metro/Whitehall Manufacturing (Location: San Juan B)

Workplace: Design Connection: Resimercial - Past, Present and Future, Facilitated by Joe Gowing, Principal, Lauckgroup | Description:  This session will discuss resimercial design/hospitality crossover in the workplace. (Location: San Miguel B)

2:05 PM -2:30 PM

Market Segment Focused Breakout  - Wrap Up

Healthcare: Healthcare Wrap-up, Facilitated by Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates & Debra Harris, Researcher, Strategist, RAD Consultants (Location: San Antonio Balroom DEF)

Education: Education Wrap-up, Facilitated by Kevin Greischar, Principal, & Toni Wyre, Senior Associate, Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects. (Location: San Augustine A)

Hospitality: Hospitality Wrap-Up, Facilitated by Glenn Haussman, Publisher, No Vacancy (Location: San Juan B)

Workplace: Workplace Wrap-up, Facilitated by Marcene Kandra, Director of Workplace, Phoenix, Cuningham Group Architecture Inc

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM

General Session: Highlights from Each Segment Breakout & Key Take Aways for Everyone

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Meeting Zone

Scheduled Meeting Appointments with Suppliers, Architects, Designers and interior+sources editors

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Open Time

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cocktail Reception

Description: A cocktail networking reception designed to foster interaction and build relationships with other executive attendees, potential clients and customers.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Awards Dinner & After Celebration

Description: Dinner and Design Connections Awards followed by a post dinner gathering.

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM        

YOGA Sponsored by:

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM        

Networking Breakfast

Description: A networking breakfast to kick-off the day.

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM          

General Session: Connections Beyond Design Connections

Speakers: Terry Murphy, Continuing Education Manager, The Vinyl Institute

Description: The Design Connections Healthcare conference, that took place last February, opened a door to collaboration. This session is a story of happenstance that lead to the forming of a powerful team.

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM

Market Segment Focused Breakout Sessions

Healthcare: Healthcare Dialogue Breakout -  Let's Talk Gaps - Application of Research to EBD, Facilitated by;  Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates & Debra Harris, Researcher, Strategist, RAD Consultants. (Location: San Antonio Ballroom DEF)

Education: Education Dialogue Breakout, Facilitated by Kevin Greischar,  Principal at DLR Group & Toni Wyre, Senior Associate, Polk Stanley Wilcox, Architects. (Location: San Augustine A)

Hospitality: Hospitality Dialogue Breakout - Tour of La Cantera with retrofit designer Jim Looney, Faciliatted by Jim D. Looney, President, Looney & Associates (Location: San Juan B)

Workplace: Workplace Dialogue Breakout -  Let’s Talk Gaps – Application of Research to EBD, Facilitated by Kay Sargent & Marcene Kandra, Director of Workplace, Phoenix, Cuningham Group Architecture Inc (Location: San Miguel B)

10:45 AM - 11:35 AM  

General Session: A Tale of Two Generations - The Working Styles of Millennial and Boomer Designers

Moderator: Jenna Lippin, Managing Editor,interiors + sources

Panelists: Osamu Osawa, Technical Designer, Gensler | Kay Sargent, Senior Principal Director of Workplace, HOK

Description: Designers from two different generations will discuss how their approaches to work in the A+D world vary in some regards and are similar in others.

11:45 AM - 12:35 PM

Boardroom Presentations

Description: 25 minute Supplier Boardroom Presentations

Healthcare - Education - Hospitality - Workplace

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM          

Networking Lunch

2:00 PM - 3:25 PM          

Boardroom Presentations

Description: 25 minute Supplier Boardroom Presentations

Healthcare - Education - Hospitality - Workplace

3:40 PM - 6:00 PM

Meeting Zone

Scheduled Meeting Appointments with Suppliers, Architects, Designers and interior+sources editors

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Open Time

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Networking Reception Dinner and Design Connections '‍‍‍Great Food Race'

Description: A Networking reception, dinner & fun activity.

Day 2 - Monday, December 4, 2017

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October 7-9, 2018 | Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Austin, TX

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