ASID National Conference Makes Successful Debut at Dwell on Design

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 2, 2013 | For the first time, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) hosted its national conference in conjunction with Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, the largest combined consumer and design trade conference in the country, June 21 – 23, 2013. The successful partnership rounds out both organizations’ mission to bring together the design community and consumers to celebrate and advance great design.
The conference drew more than 1,000 ASID members, including 350 chapter leaders and board members for three days of lectures, classes and tours, including:

  • ASID-sponsored educational tracks including the REGREEN seminar, and education sessions on topics ranging from finance and new business models, to evidence-based residential design and universal design. 
  • The first-ever GO PRO/LA event — an immersive two-day event exclusively tailored to emerging design professionals, with more than 60 rising designers in attendance.
  • The annual Celebration – The ASID Design Awards event, which drew more than 400 guests to the historic Millennium Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The red carpet gala was hosted by Emmy Award-winning television host Mark Brunetz and honored the recipients of the 2013 ASID Design Awards and the 2013 ASID Class of Fellows, among others, with a night of Roaring 20s-themed festivities.
  • Celebration also included a silent auction that raised $30,000 for the ASID Foundation’s partnership with The 1% program of Public Architecture, an organization that connects nonprofits seeking design assistance with designers willing to donate one percent of their time on a pro bono basis.

The ASID Conference at Dwell on Design was generously sponsored by Industry Partners Baker Furniture, Bellacor Pro, Bentley, Big Ass Fans, Eco by Cosentino, Designer Marketplace (Williams-Sonoma), Devine Color, Hansgrohe, International Design Guild, LeGrand, Sherwin Williams, Teknion, The Insurance Exchange, The Vinyl Institute and Walker Zanger.

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 30,000 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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