Design Viewpoints Series for Interior Designers On Tap for April High Point Market

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High Point, NC, March 2011—The High Point Market Authority, in association with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is once again producing its popular seminar series for interior designers during the April High Point Market. The Design Viewpoints Series will take place April 3 – 5 at noon at 100 High in Showplace West. The series offer up to .3 continuing education units (CEUs).

All seminars in the Design Viewpoints Series are free to interior designers attending High Point Market.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with ASID on the Design Viewpoints Series. The interior design community is an important constituency for the High Point Market, and we have set a strong program of speakers to address the needs and concerns of designers today,” says Brian Casey, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority.

“ASID is proud once again to join High Point Market in bringing attendees top-notch speakers on a variety of topics. Our focus is to develop events that are educational as well as inspiring,” says Heidi Salati, ASID Director of Education. “Working together High Point Market has given ASID the chance to offer its members another quality educational opportunity”.

The ASID Carolinas Chapter will once again host a booth at The Suites at Market Square. Chapter representatives will be on-hand to answer questions.

Topics and speakers for the April Design Viewpoints Series include:

Noon, Sunday, April 3
Survive and Thrive: Using Your Passion to Drive Design Business in 2011

Rebecca Miller examines economic shifts and the impact on interior design and provides attendees with guidance on how to strategically work with clients in the new-world reality.      
.1 CEU Credit

Noon, Monday, April 4
Eco Living and Design

Lori Dennis, designer and author of Green Home Design; Gat Caperton of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and Gat Creek; and Erik Van Mehlman, AIA, of BuildSense offer the newest options and products in the green category, discussing how to combine sustainability and style. 
.1 CEU Credit

Noon, Tuesday, April 5
Marketing Yourself by Design

Michelle Adams, co-founder and editor of Lonny; Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy; Margot Austin, senior style editor at Style at Home; Brian Patrick Flynn, founder of Décor Demon; and panel moderator Julia Noran of Editor at Large provide pointers for marketing yourself online through blogging, email outreach, social media and more, followed by an optional 15-minute one-on-one tutoring session. 
.1 CEU Credit

For more information on these sessions please visit: There is no registration to attend however lunch is available on a first come first serve basis. 


About the High Point Market Authority
The High Point Market Authority,, is the official sponsor of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style and price point and attracting thousands of visitors from more than 110 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. 

Cheminne Taylor-Smith   

Vice President of Marketing
High Point Market Authority

About the American Society of Interior Designers
The American Society of Interior Designers,, 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. 
Heidi Salati 
Education Director               

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