ASID Announces Events at 2010 Hospitality Design Expo

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Networking and educational events featured at this year’s HD Expo in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 29, 2010) | The American Society of Interior Designers will present a number of informative and entertaining events at this year’s Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo). HD Expo is the preeminent trade show for the hospitality design industry and takes place May 19 – 21 at Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. It provides opportunities for hospitality design professionals and manufacturers to come together and build relationships, display products and network with industry leaders.

Sustainable Suite Design Competition, May 19 – 21: Sponsored by ASID, the contest aims to showcase the best hospitality design strategies that feature environmental responsibility while enhancing the guest experience. Last year’s Sustainable Suite Design competition winners WATG and IDEO will build and showcase their winning suite concept, Haptik, right on the expo floor.

May 19
ASID Presents: Generation G: Lifestyle Intersects Design: Jody Turner, founder of Culture of Future, addresses the effect the next generation has on the future of design and design-centric brands.

ASID Presents: Reinventing Hospitality on the go: JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at JFK: JetBlue’s new Terminal 5 at JFK airport is a high-tech, high-style, mood-changing marketplace for 21st-century travelers. Dissect the project with the A-list team of firms behind the design.

Family Feud: A light-hearted session, designers do battle with purchasers in the game-show classic “Family Feud.”

May 20
Creating a Fast-Casual Restaurant Brand: Take a look at the inspiration, concept and design behind Xie Xie, a fast-casual restaurant created by chef Angelo Sosa and designed by Therese Virserius.

May 21
ASID Presents: HD Student Day: For design students who want one-on-one guidance regarding their future in design. HD Student Day is new this year and will feature the following sessions:
•    Career Exchange: Nearly two-dozen design professionals will offer free advice on topics including portfolio review, resume assessment and career direction.  
•    Student Forum: An accredited educational series that answers the burning questions on every design student’s mind, including advice on how to get hired.

Participants and speakers:

Jody Turner, ethonomics consultant and founder, Culture of Future
Rick Blatstein, CEO, OTG Management
Lionel Ohayon, founder, ICRAVE
Henry Myerberg, AIA principal, HMA2 architects and consultant, Rockwell Group
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, senior managing editor, Hospitality Design
Clifford Tuttle, ASID, senior vice president, ForrestPerkins
Neil Locke, principal, Neil Locke Associates
Carl Ross, president, Design Group Carl Ross Inc.
Douglas Parker, partner, The Parker Company
Heather Kovacs, principal, Kovacs and Associates
Jill Schmitz, project manager, Ramsey Purchasing
Larry Carver, principal, Carver Associates
Lisa Holt, principal, DLS Hotels & Spas
Michael Lindenlaub, managing principal, Creative Resource Associates
Mitchell Parker, partner, The Parker Company
Paul Jones, principal, Project Dynamics, Inc.
Michael Adams, editor in chief, Hospitality Design magazine
Roger Thomas, executive vice president design, Wynn Design and Development
Renee Timonera, LEED AP, designer, Hirsch Bedner Associates
Mollie Ranize, LEED AP, designer and founder, d.mar

About Hospitality Design: Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, published 10 times a year, is the premier trade magazine serving the field of hospitality design. It connects owners, operators, purchasing agents, designers, and architects involved in the design of hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, nightclubs/lounges, spas, and all other hospitality-oriented projects. HD continues its 30-plus-year mission to publish the accomplishments of various design teams that collaborate to bring the most innovative examples of new construction and renovation to the industry.

About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. ASID is the Founding Sponsor of InformeDesign (, a searchable database that enables designers to engage in evidence-based design by using Research Summaries focused on design and human behavior, created and operated by the University of Minnesota.

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