ASID Announces Go Pro: NYC – Sept. 16-17, 2011

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Autumn Conrad, ASID, (202) 675-2341
Debut event provides networking and educational opportunities 
for emerging interior design pros


WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2011) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) introduces GO PRO: NYC, a weekend of events tailored specifically for emerging professionals in the interior design industry. The two-day event will kick-off on Fri., Sept. 16 with a tour of the New York Times Building and continue through Sat., Sept. 17 with a series of expert panels on topics including professional advancement, product development and pro bono work.

The full schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 16 4-7 p.m.
PROject – New York Times Building Tour
Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the celebrated New York Times Building with FXFOWLE Architects. A reception will follow in the offices of Covington & Burling, featuring 360-degree panoramic views of Manhattan. Hosted by the ASID New York Metro Chapter.
Guy Geier, Managing Partner, FXFOWLE Architects
Saturday, September 17
PROduct – Joe Carini of CariniLang  9 - 10:30 a.m.
Famed carpet designer Joe Carini of CariniLang will share his experience working with Nepalese weavers and creating innovative maps of New York at his exquisite showroom.
Joe Carini, Founder of CariniLang

PRO Bono Work: The Role of the Design Community 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

John Cary, author of The Power of Pro Bono will lead a discussion on the responsibility of the design community to take an activist stance and embrace pro bono work. A case study will be explored on the Harlem-based Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) facility—an organization that empowers young women who have been sexually exploited.

John Cary, president and CEO of The Next American City and author of The Power of Pro Bono

Sonya Dufner, FASID, associate principal, director of workplace at Perkins + Will NYC

Rachel Lloyd, founder and executive director of New York-based Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS)

Courtney E. Martin, author of DO IT ANYWAY: the New Generation of Activists
PROfessional Advancement Networking Reception 6 – 10 p.m.

The event will close with an opportunity to mingle, dance and dine with design professionals from across all sectors.

GO PRO: NYC expects to attract emerging designers from Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and unite like-minded professionals for a weekend of inspirational and celebratory programs. Space is limited to attend. For detailed information on GO PRO: NYC and to register online, visit
ASID’s generous sponsors of this event include Ambiente, CariniLang and ASID Industry Partner Axor/Hangsgrohe.

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.

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