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NeoCon Student Programs

NeoCon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America, taking place at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago since 1969. NeoCon today remains the premier platform for connecting, learning, and doing business in the industry.

IIDA student programs at NeoCon allow participants to engage with industry leaders, design professionals, architects, and more in a variety of workshops, strategic discussions, and an interactive, live competition. 

Register to NeoCon 2018.



DATE: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
TIME: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Charette), 3 - 5 p.m. (Charette judging)
LOCATION: The Merchandise Mart, Suite 622, Chicago

Sponsored by Herman Miller, 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 Tuesday, June 12 at 3 p.m., with winners announced at the Winners Reception on Wednesday, June 13. Learn more about the event



DATE: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
TIME: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
LOCATION: The Merchandise Mart, Suite 622, Chicago

Sponsored by OFS, IIDA Career Bootcamp gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to hear from professionals about what it takes to succeed in interior design, the importance of interior design in a changing world, and the future of the industry. Read highlights from last year’s panel.



DATE: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
TIME: 3 - 5 p.m.
LOCATION: DIRTT, 325 N. Wells St., Chicago

Join the charette participants, judges, and IIDA at the Charette Winners Reception where the winners of the Student Design Charette and People’s Choice winner will be announced. Light bites and beverages will be served (valid ID required).