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May 17, 2022 By IIDA HQ
IIDA at NeoCon 2022 | We Make Space
Join IIDA this June as we return to our in-person annual meeting and black-tie gala, celebrate our member achievements, host inspirational discussions, and keynote speakers Nick Cave, and Bob Faust.
By IIDA HQ May 17, 2022
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IIDA Makes Space

There are moments in history that are turning points—and this is one of them. This year at NeoCon IIDA celebrates the changemakers—the bold, the brave, those who adapt, make space, take action, and ultimately make things happen. The trailblazers, the groundbreakers, the innovators, the pioneers—in one word: YOU.

“We’re excited to introduce a first-of-its-kind art installation at this year’s NeoCon,” said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA. “Located along the south drive of theMart, it will be an icon for conference attendees and onlookers, supporting both veterans and newcomers in the industry, who seek to influence immense change in design and emphasize there is space for everyone.”

Join us at this NeoCon as we enlighten, inspire, bring joy, and celebrate innovation!

Sunday, June 12

Kick off NeoCon with IIDA!

IIDA Showroom & Booth Design Competition
NeoCon Exhibitors Enter Today
Submissions Due June 8

Honoring originality of design and visual impact of showrooms, temporary booths, and pop-ups exhibiting at NeoCon. The competition recognizes outstanding and innovative corporate branding initiatives with an emphasis on the innovative use of materials, space, color, texture, product, and environmental graphics.

Entries will be reviewed onsite by a jury of influential design leaders and specifiers from the commercial interior design industry on Sunday, June 12 with winners announced publicly on IIDA.org and social media platforms the same day, and through the official press release sent to key industry publications the morning NeoCon 2022 opens. All winning spaces will be on exhibit throughout the show.

IIDA Annual Meeting
RSVP by May 22

Time: Noon-3:30 p.m.
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago

The IIDA Annual Meeting is back! Current IIDA members and their guests are invited to jumpstart NeoCon by attending the 2022 IIDA Annual Meeting. Join us as we honor the 2022-2023 International Board of Directors, 2022 College of Fellows inductees, the recipient of the 2022 Star award, IIDA Foundation scholarship and award recipients, as well as our Educator, Member, and Student of the Year.

Revel in Design: IIDA’s Black-Tie Event
Purchase Today

Time: 7:00-11:30 p.m.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St., Chicago

Revel in Design is the place you need to be to kick off NeoCon!

Join host IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, prominent international interior designers, and global design manufacturers for an updated celebration of design. This evening of networking, dinner, and dancing honors the winners of two of the most prestigious competitions in the interior design profession—the 49th Annual Interior Design Competition and the 30th Annual Will Ching Design Competition.

Limited sponsorship opportunities may still be available. For information, please contact IIDA Client Engagement Manager, Phyllis Jones, at pjones@iida.org
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NeoCon Keynote Presented by IIDA

Between Art and Design
with Artist Nick Cave, and Bob Faust, Principal and Creative Director, Faust
and moderated by Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA

Register Today | NeoCon registration required

Time: 11 a.m.
Location: The NeoCon Presentation Studio, FL2 and streamed live on the NeoCon Hub

IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA
will moderate a dynamic conversation with Nick Cave and Bob Faust about the art of collaboration, hybrid practice, and the design of life, and will also dive into the duo’s launch of “Facility,” a multi-disciplinary, multi-use collaborative space in Chicago, where art and design can foster peace, build power, and create change.

Monday, June 13

The start of the show!

Designing Healthy Learning Environments
The intersection of equity, wellness, and education in design

Presented by Rockfon
Register Today

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: The IDEA Studio, IIDA Headquarters, 111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 222, Chicago

Join moderator Jon Otis, IIDA, the founder and principal of Object Agency (O|A), and design experts in the education space for a captivating conversation on the intersection of equity, wellness, and sustainability in design, and its positive impact on societal issues that affect communities and educational institutions. The discussion will delve into how designers and architects can work with facilities and operations leaders, educators, the community, and students to ensure the distribution of resources, human and otherwise, and to create inclusive learning environments and communities for the future. Registration required

Panelists:
Ronald C. Anderson
, CSBO, Exec. Director of Operations, Oak Park River Forest High School
Joe Connell, IIDA, Design Principal, Perkins&Will, Chicago
Warren Duddin
g, VP of Marketing and Business Development, Rockfon
Dr. Angie Scott
, Director and Community Concept Lead for the WELL Building Standard and WELL Equity Lead at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

IIDA Equity Council Roundtable
Register Today | NeoCon registration required

Time: 4-5 p.m.
Location: The NeoCon Presentation Studio, FL2 and streamed live on the NeoCon Hub

Featuring IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA and IIDA Director of Member Services, Monae Redmond, this roundtable discussion brings together leading voices from the Equity Council to discuss bringing EDI to life, including how to have open conversations, create actionable goals, and implement real change at work and personally.

Featuring:
Equity Council Co-chairs:
Ronnie Belizaire, FIIDA
, Vice President, JLL
Jon Otis, IIDA, Founder and Principal, O|A (Object Agency)
Amy Storek, Ind. IIDA
, CEO of the Americas, Arper

Council Members:
Marivel Ansera, IIDA
, Senior Interior Designer, HGA; Naheed Jahid-Rahman, IIDA, Interior Design Manager, Warner Media GRE; Julia Monk, FIIDA, Hospitality Thought Leader, Architect, Interior Designer; Karen Muraoka, FIIDA, Principal/Senior Interior Designer, Karen Muraoka Interior Design LLC; Megan Plante, Ind. IIDA, A+D Market Manager, OFS; Christine Peter, Ind IIDA, Owner, Kaleidoscope; Tom Polucci, IIDA, Firmwide Director of Interior Design, HOK; Derek Jayson Rusch, Assoc. IIDA, Distribution Development Manager, Infinium; Robina Shepherd, Assoc. IIDA, Senior Interior Designer, DiMella Shaffer Architects

Tuesday, June 14

Day Two of NeoCon

IIDA Student Design Charette
Sponsored by MillerKnoll
Supported by Behr and the Wallcoverings Association

RSVP here to Observe by June 12

Schedule: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Charette; 3-5 p.m. Presentations and Judging
Location: The IDEA Studio, IIDA Headquarters, 111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 222, Chicago

School-nominated IIDA Student members from around the country will compete in this live, onsite annual design competition during NeoCon. Students have less than six hours to determine a design solution, develop a presentation, and pitch their concept to a panel of design leaders. An awards celebration will follow.

NeoCon attendees are encouraged to observe the students during the creative and presentation process. RSVP required to observe, space is limited.

IIDA Student Roundtable
Activism, Design, and Social Justice

Presented by OFS

Register Today | NeoCon registration required

Time: 4-5 p.m.
Location: The NeoCon Presentation Studio, FL2

Students and emerging designers, are you looking for insight on how to develop a design career that encompasses art, design, activism, and social justice? Join us for the IIDA Student Roundtable, sponsored by OFS, being held at NeoCon for the first time this June. Featuring moderator Maria VanDeman, Ind. IIDA, district sales manager at OFS, with a panel of design leaders and influencers for an essential discussion with a live Q&A.

This program is for students and emerging designers in their first 5 years of their career.

Panelists:
Akilah Halley
, Executive Director, Marwen
Ciera C. Payton, Assoc. IIDA,
Associate Designer, Project Interiors and 2021 Design Your World Instructor
Dave Pabellon
, Assistant Professor, Columbia College Chicago and Core Organizer of Design as Protest (DAP).

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IIDA Student Design Charette Awards
Sponsored by MillerKnoll
Supported by Behr and the Wallcoverings Association

RSVP by June 10

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: The IDEA Studio, IIDA Headquarters, 111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 222, Chicago

Join the charette participants, judges, and IIDA at the Charette Winner’s Reception where the winners of the Student Design Charette will be announced. Light bites and beverages will be served (valid ID required). RSVP required; space is limited.

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