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Programming Announced for Students and New Designers During ASID at NeoCon

Published year: 
2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New interior designers and students to gain insight into how to get ahead in a down economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 3, 2010) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is providing more programming than ever for new interior designers and students during ASID at NeoCon. Networking opportunities, career advice from experienced designers and a forum on the role of young designers are just a few highlights of the lineup.

ASID at NeoCon is ASID’s national conference that takes place at NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in Chicago June 14 – 16. Emerging professional and student-centered programs include:

Design It Forward Forum – June 15, 1 – 3 p.m.
This forum features a panel of “generation next,” a collection of young, multidisciplinary design generalists that are blending the lines of design. Emily Pilloton, founder and executive director of Project H Design, will facilitate the forum that explores the changing way business is done.

Emerging Professionals Town Hall – June 15, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
This event offers inspirational stories and sound advice from the esteemed ASID Fellows during a panel discussion and Q&A session. It also features the debut of the Fellows Project video, a collection of real-world advice for up-and-coming professionals from ASID Fellows. Networking cocktail hour begins at 4:30, RSVP required.  

Rise Up! | Emerging Professionals Networking – June 16, 8 p.m.
Continuing the excitement of the Emerging Professionals Town Hall, this event provides a casual venue for meeting other emerging professionals from across the nation.

Career Exchange – June 16, 9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
A networking opportunity for students and recent graduates to meet with leading architecture and design firms and discuss their work, portfolio and their future. Industry representatives will be on hand to offer information about their companies and ASID members will lend their expertise during one-on-one sessions.

Visit www.asidatneocon.com for more information and to register for ASID at NeoCon events.

ASID would like to thank their generous ASID at NeoCon sponsors:
Sherwin Williams, Allermuir, Closet Factory, Duralee, Dwell, Florida Tile, Haworth, Ligne Roset, Luxo, Martha’s Vineyard Furniture Company, MDC Wallcoverings, Metropolis, Mohawk, Naylor, Seminars By Design, Spectrum West, Tendence, Viking, Waterworks.

About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.  www.asid.org ASID is the Founding Sponsor of InformeDesign (www.informedesign.umn.edu), a searchable database that enables designers to engage in evidence-based design by using Research Summaries focused on design and human behavior, created and operated by the University of Minnesota.

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