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NeoCon 2016


New Visions of Work
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany – Oct. 25 - 29, 2016

As the industry’s leading international trade fair for modern working environments, Orgatec presents the whole world of work. And that means it encompasses everything which contributes to the perfect interplay between work environment, work processes, and working culture and actually makes creative ideas for the future possible.

IIDA Members: Attend Orgatec for free. For information on how you can receive a free one-day pass to the trade show, contact Aisha Williams at Limited tickets are available.



LOCATION: Koelnmesse, Booth #P-010, Passage between halls 10 and 11. View the map to locate the booth

Connect with IIDA Members, international design leaders, and IIDA Headquarters staff at the IIDA Booth at Orgatec. This year’s booth was designed by Kelsey Ballast, Student IIDA, who was selected as the first-ever winner of the IIDA Student Booth Design Competition, supported by Vitra. Kelsey's design draws inspiration from the myriad opportunities IIDA presents to its members, which offer invaluable insight into the commercial interior design industry, creating a compelling structure featuring Vitra products. View the winning booth design concept





DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 26
TIME: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
LOCATION: Koelnmesse, Trend Forum, Hall 6, Booth B29

The nature of work has fundamentally shifted, forever. In the face of evolving demographics, immersive technology, and the blur between life and work, what endures? What timeless tenets of design and human behavior are essential to the most effective workplaces? Join IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, LEED AP, and members of the IIDA International Board of Directors as they examine this timely topic in a relevant and lively presentation that explores what best connects employees to culture and the workplace.

Scott Hierlinger, FIIDA, LEED AP, Design Director and Co-Principal, NELSON
James Kerrigan, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Design Principal of Interiors, Jacobs
Marlene M. Liriano, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Managing Director, IA Interior Architects
Primo Orpilla, FIIDA, President and Co-founder, Studio O+A