NeoCon 2014 brings with it IIDA’s 20th anniversary. In 1994, the International Interior Design Association was created to elevate Interior Design not only within the U.S. but abroad, as well. Since the association’s inception, it has grown to encompass thousands of Interior Designers who are practicing in more than 50 countries worldwide and is regarded as the preeminent Commercial Interior Design association. Throughout NeoCon we invite you to celebrate with us in person or remotely! Connect with us in-person through the events and programs outlined below, as well as remotely using the hashtag #IIDA20.
Before NeoCon 2014 opens, IIDA will already be celebrating NeoCon the weekend before.
Design Day in Chicago
On the advent of NeoCon, join IIDA and the rest of the City of Chicago as Mayor Rahm Emanuel officially declares Sunday, June 8, 2014, Design Day in Chicago.
All IIDA Members are invited to help us officially kick-off our 20th Anniversary at the IIDA Annual Meeting. Join us as we recognize the newly inducted 2014-2016 International Board of Directors, celebrate Yabu Pushelberg as our 2014 Star Award recipient, and Michael Vanderbyl, IIDA, the 2014 Titan Award winner. IIDA will also welcome Joan Blumenfeld, FIIDA, and sitting President Felice Silverman, FIIDA, to the prestigious College of Fellows, and acknowledge the Chapters of the Year for their achievements. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the first time in its history, IIDA will offer a global Live Stream feed of its Annual Meeting for Members who are unable to attend NeoCon 2014 in person. From your computer, laptop or mobile device, gain access to the IIDA Annual Meeting 2014 from anywhere in the world as IIDA celebrates 20 years of elevating Design and the profession, and recognizes this year’s honorees. To join the IIDA Annual Meeting Live Stream, RSVP to email@example.com.
Join us for an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing as some of the most prominent international Interior Designers and global design manufacturers gather to celebrate the winners of two of the most prestigious awards in the profession the 41st Annual Interior Design Competition and the 22nd Annual Will Ching Design Competition. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The official NeoCon show will begin June 9th and will end June 11th. Throughout the show you can connect with IIDA in our booth at 7-9040 and throughout several programs.
Monday, June 9th
- IIDA Keynote Speaker Todd Bracher, 8am – 9am
Tuesday, June 10th
- Legislative Roundtable, 9am – 11:00am, IIDA Learning Center
- Student Charette, 9am – 5pm (judging 3pm – 5pm), Mart 8th Floor Southeast Corner
Wednesday, June 11th
- IIDA Career Bootcamp, 9am – 10:30am, Mart 8th Floor Southeast Corner
- Students and recent graduates are highly encouraged to attend this informative event featuring a captivating panel of professional Designers. Learn how to get your foot in the door of the industry; how to land an interview; and how best to position yourself through your resumes, cover letters and portfolios. Get a jump start on your career by registering at the IIDA Booth (#7-9040) during NeoCon 2014, or if you can’t make it in person, join the inaugural Career Bootcamp™ Live Stream from anywhere in the world! Simply RSVP to email@example.com
- Student Charette Winners Reception, 3pm – 5pm, DIRTT 325 N Wells St Suite #1000