Emerging Professional Town Halls

The Emerging Professional Town Hall Series was created to give rising designers the opportunity to hear from and connect with leaders in the design industry through a town hall platform. Below is list of previous EP Town Hall events. To watch video from a past Town Hall click on the corresponding event image and the video will open in a new tab.

 

Check back soon for more information on up-coming EP Town Halls!

 

 

The Business Path: How Will You Design Yours?

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Location: Atelier Lapchi Showroom, Chicago, IL.

Featuring: Moderator Bridget McMullin, ASID, CID, CAPS

Panelists: Drew McGukin, Allied ASID, Bonnie Casamassima, and Steve Kadlec

Content: ASID and Industry Partner Atelier Lapchi hosted an open floor discussion on building your own interior design business from the ground up — a professional path which is growing in popularity for designers in their first years of practice. A panel of emerging and established professionals who have decided to be their own boss, discussed how this choice has impacted their career in design as a sole proprietor in today’s market. From lessons learned, to the moment a business owner realizes they have “made it,” attendees listened to real-life stories from designers who have taken risks and trusted their instincts.

 

Road Construction

Emerging Professional Town Hall Series

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Location: Atelier Lapchi Showroom, Chicago, IL.

Featuring: Moderator Kia Weatherspoon, Allied ASID

Panelists: Melissa Day, Pedro Lima, ASID, Addie Marino, Laura McDonald Stewart, ASID, IIDA, RID, LEED AP, and Allison Schapker, LEED AP

Content: View an open floor discussion on using your education and experiences to construct a professional road to success that leans from the conventional. Hear from a panel of interior design and architecture graduates who have benefited from embracing alternative career paths. Whether current market demand influences your future, or you find yourself with varied yet complimentary interests and skills, you may leave inspired to go a similar route.

 

ASID: 2025

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Location: Atelier Lapchi Showroom, Chicago, IL.

Featuring: Moderator Robert Nieminen, Editor, Interiors & Sources

Panelists: Matthew DeGeeter, ASID, LEED AP, IDEC, Sarah Kastenholz, Allied Member ASID, Ashleigh Lessard, Allied ASID, Associate IIDA, Elizabeth Oshana, Allied ASID, EDAC

Content:Designed for emerging professionals, this town hall offers a platform for rising designers to present information on global trends and projections for the year 2025 and discuss how design will influence or be affected by this outlook. Additionally, how will ASID need to evolve to support the interiors industry and the professionals that practice within it? Exciting and shocking futuristic concepts were explored, as well as critical thinking encouraged by the next generation of designers that will lead the charge to implement responsible and powerful design solutions in a different world.