This April, interior-design professionals will once again converge on Atlanta for NeoCon South, an annual conference and exposition for the industry. Seminars, forums, exhibitions, and other events will educate and entertain convention participants, and students get their day, too.
Staff -- Interior Design, 2/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
An Evening of Southern Hospitality: April 9, 5:30 PM
The Georgia Chapter of ASID will host an evening of networking at Atlanta's historic Capital City Club, within walking distance from downtown hotels. 404-231-3938; firstname.lastname@example.org.
FutureWork 2020—Phase Two: April 10, 9 AM
A panel discussion sponsored by ASID, Armstrong World Industries, Steelcase, and Smart Business magazine will evaluate predictions about the workplace. Participants include Andrea Vanecko of Callison Architecture, the Hillier Group's J. Robert Hillier, Gensler's Nila Leiserowitz, and Brian Ferguson from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Keynote Address: April 10, noon
Joe Boxer Corporation's founder and CEO, Nicholas Graham, will speak on the show floor. Every year, Joe Boxer produces more than 1,000 bold and humorous designs for everything from underwear and lounge wear to home furnishings and accessories. Graham frequently lectures on entrepreneurial savvy, global branding, design, and the Internet.
American Society of Interior Designers Seminars: April 10 and 11
The oldest and largest association of interior design professionals, ASID will host 30 educational seminars on such topics as flexible office design, designing against workplace violence, aging and the impact of interior design, relationship marketing, the importance of partnering, acoustical solutions for interiors, and finding design knowledge on the Internet.
Association Forums: April 10 and 11
Eight educational forums will be presented by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), and other leading professional and trade associations.
Common Thread for the Cure: April 10 and 11
A nonprofit foundation tied to the furnishings industry, the Common Thread for the Cure provides assistance to breast cancer victims and their families while encouraging and funding research and prevention efforts. During NeoCon South, the organization will hold a series of fund-raising drawings on the show floor to promote awareness and increase support for the fight.
Student Day: April 11, 9 AM
Interior design and architecture students in the Southeast will enjoy a keynote address by Stephen Swicegood of Idea/Span and full access to the exhibit hall as well as a chance to participate in the ASID-sponsored Career Exchange.
Architectural and Historical Tour: April 11, 10 AM
Jim Howe will lead AIA Atlanta's bus tour of the downtown, midtown, and Buckhead areas, pointing out landmarks by Philip Johnson, Richard Meier, and Marcel Breuer, among others. The tour departs from the Georgia World Congress Center.
"Greenlife: Products for Sustainable Environments"
New in 2002, "Greenlife" aims to raise awareness of ecologically minded design, showcase options for sustainability, and identify eco-friendly companies.
Photo Display Gallery
Sponsored by IIDA, a show of photographs and renderings of projects throughout the country will give designers and architects the opportunity to strut their stuff.