Events Announced for ASID@NeoCon 2012

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ASID invites the interior design community to Experience the Possibilities at NeoCon

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 10, 2012) | The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) announces this year’s line-up of networking events, educational programming and speakers scheduled for ASID@NeoCon, the ASID national conference at NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in Chicago, June 11 – 13.
ASID@NeoCon 2012 events include:

ASID Celebration: June 11, doors at 6:15 p.m.

NeoCon festivities kick off as ASID honors the 2012 ASID Award winners and Fellows followed by cocktails and mingling with industry insiders at Chicago’s beautiful Venue SIX10 at Spertus Institute, overlooking downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. Free tickets can be obtained for this event at ASID’s booth.

Keynote Speaker: Primo Orpilla & Verda Alexander, June 12, 8 a.m.
ASID is proud to feature Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander, co-founders of the award-winning Studio O+A, as this year’s keynote address.

ASID@NeoCon Forums
ASID@NeoCon educational forums address original topics critical to the industry. This year, ASID is sponsoring two strategic forums: “Innovating in Turbulent Times” will coach designers on how to excel in a challenging market and “New Mandatory ADA Regulations,” which will guide designers in what they need to do to stay compliant.

Chicago City Tours
ASID is offering three exciting and educational CEU tours, including the historic Driehaus Museum; a tasting tour through three of Chicago's most popular restaurants: The Bedford, Roka Akor and Sepia; and a tour of Ian Schrager's PUBLIC Chicago hotel.

Emerging Professionals Town Hall: June 12, 4:30 – 7 p.m.
This event will feature a panel of interior design and architecture graduates who will share insights on how they have created new models for professional success by embracing alternative career paths.

ASID/IIDA Student Destination Passport: June 13, 8:30 a.m.
For the first time, this student program for NeoCon 2012 combines the resume and portfolio review, guest speakers and one-on-one networking events of the ASID Student Career Exchange and IIDA Student Career Bootcamp under one umbrella to provide students the most extensive experience at NeoCon.

ASID representatives will be on hand at Booth #1086 on the Merchandise Mart’s 7th floor during the conference.

Visit for a full listing of events and more information.

ASID would like to thank the Industry Partners who are generously sponsoring ASID@NeoCon: Haworth, Sherwin Williams and Atelier Lapchi.

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.