‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍2:00 PM - 6:00 PM        

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  

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

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)

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

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 1: HKS Project Presentation: Kachumbala Maternity-Unit. Presenters: Dan Flower, Design Director, HKS Architects and Jessica Karsten ,  ‎Architectural Designer, HKS Architects

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

Hospitality: Coming Soon!

Workplace: Speaker: Marcene Kandra, Director of Workplace, Phoenix, Cuningham Group Architecture Inc

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM      

Market Segment Focused Breakout Sessions

Healthcare: The Making of a Successful Project - Research/Design, Debra Harris, Researcher, Strategist, RAD Consultants | Research/Gerontology: Julie Bessant Pelech, Principal and Consulting Gerontologist, Bessant Pelech Associates | Design: Robyn Dubick, Associate, CR Goodman Associates

Education: Coming Soon!

Hospitality: Certainteed - ASSA ABLOY

Workplace: Design Connection: Resimercial - Past, Present and Future, Facilitated by Joe Gowing, Principal, Lauckgroup

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

Education: Education Wrap-up, Facilitated by Kevin Greischar, Principal, & Toni Wyre, Senior Associate, Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects.

Hospitality: Coming Soon!

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

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM          

General Session: Connections Beyond Design Connections

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

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.

Education: Education Dialogue Breakout, Facilitated by Kevin Greischar,  Principal at DLR Group & Toni Wyre, Senior Associate, Polk Stanley Wilcox, Architects.

Hospitality: Hospitality Dialogue Breakout - Tour of La Cantera with retrofit designer Jim Looney, Faciliatted by Jim D. Looney, President, Looney & Associates                    ‍‍‍

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

10:35 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 Osamu, Technical Designer, Gensler

11:45 AM - 12:35 PM

Boardroom Presentations

Description: 25 minute Supplier Boardroom Presentations

Healthcare - Education - Hospitality - Workplace

12:45 PM - 1:35 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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Day 1 - Sunday, December 3, 2017

Day 3 - Tuesday, December 5, 2017