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IIDA at NeoCon 2019

The Merchandise Mart, Chicago – June 10 - 12, 2019

Held every June at theMART in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation — offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.

Learn more about NeoCon 2019.


IIDA IS POWERED BY DESIGN.

Join us at this year's NeoCon as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and design excellence.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

IIDA/CONTRACT MAGAZINE SHOWROOM & BOOTH DESIGN COMPETITION

Created to honor originality of design, visual impact, and effective use of materials in showrooms and booths at NeoCon each year, this award recognizes outstanding and innovative corporate branding initiatives. The competition closes June 4 and winners will be announced Sunday, June 9. Winners will be featured on the IIDA and Contract magazine websites. View the 2017 winners.

2019 IIDA ANNUAL MEETING
TIME: Noon - 3:00 p.m. 
LOCATION: Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Current IIDA members and their guests are invited to attend the 2019 IIDA Annual Meeting. Jumpstart NeoCon by joining us as we honor the 2019-2020 International Board of Directors, the 2019 College of Fellows inductees, the recipients of the Star and Titan awards, and the  Member and Student of the Year. A pre-event networking reception, sponsored by Vitra, will begin at noon, with the Annual Meeting starting promptly at 1 p.m. and followed with a post-event reception sponsored by Poppin. Space is limited. 

SILVER: THE IIDA GALA
TIME: 7 - 11:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St., Chicago, Illinois

Join IIDA, prominent international interior designers, and global design manufacturers for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing in the Grand Ballroom of the Ritz Carlton to honor the winners of the 46th annual Interior Design Competition and 27th annual Will Ching Design Competition.  

Purchase your tickets today. For sponsorship information or questions about COOL, contact Aisha Williams, senior director of industry relations and special events, at awilliams@iida.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 10

The Familiar and Unusual: An Investigation of Balance and Experience in Design with Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, Founders of Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors
Presented by IIDA
TIME: 8 - 9 a.m.
LOCATION: The Merchandise Mart, NeoCon Theater, Motorola, Floor 19, Chicago, Illinois

Having first worked together for a decade designing sets for Hollywood films, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch founded Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors in 2002.  The pair have forged an ability to create projects without boundaries or borders, employing a range of materials, objects and references—from the unexpected to the pedigreed to the mundane. They are designers of interiors, buildings, furniture and objects whose philosophy has spearheaded a movement in the industry against corporate modernism. The spaces they create reflect the narrative of the people who occupy them as well as the couple’s singular vision which gives their design a sense of power and cohesion. Register today

IIDA MONDAY PARTY
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: TBA

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

IIDA STUDENT DESIGN CHARETTE
Sponsored by Herman Miller 
TIME
: Charette: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Charette judging: 3 - 5 p.m. 
LOCATION: The Merchandise Mart

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 esteemed judges. NeoCon attendees are encouraged to observe the students during the creative and presentation process. Final presentations will take place on Tues., June 11 at 3 p.m., with winners announced at the Winners Reception on Wed., June 12. 

WHAT CLIENTS WANT: ESSENTIAL DESIGN CONVERSTAIONS
TIME: 11 a.m.  - Noon
LOCATION: The Merchandise Mart

Register for the seminar. 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 

IIDA CAREER BOOTCAMP™ 
Sponsored by OFS
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: TBA

Starting your career in interior design may sound daunting. But it doesn’t have to be.
 

IIDA STUDENT DESIGN CHARETTE WINNERS RECEPTION
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: TBA

Join IIDA, the charette participants and judges at the Charette Winner’s Reception where the winners of the Student Design Charette and People’s Choice winner will be announced.