Highlights from GO PRO: NYC 2012

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National program for aspiring design professionals delivers professional development, networking and educational opportunities

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2012) | The second annual American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) GO PRO: NYC event, the first national program for emerging interior design professionals, tookplace in Manhattan September 14-15, 2012 and brought together more than 100 aspiring designers from around the country. A full album of photos and event highlights can be viewed at: www.asid.org/gopro
In its second year, GO PRO was conceived by the ASID Emerging Professional Advisory Council (EPAC) as part of ASID’s commitment to supporting the needs of the emerging interior design professionals.

Barbara Marini, FASID, ASID National President noted the enthusiasm and energy of the event, “It was thrilling to see so many engaged designers pursuing their careers and participating in the networking and learning opportunities that this event makes possible.”

The programming for GO PRO: NYC included five continuing education tracks:

PROfessional Advancement:  Mastering Presentation in the Workplace -- a skills workshop presented by Jason McNeely, national training manager, Hansgrohe USA, Industry Partner of ASID.

PROcess: Generative Space -- a lecture by Tama Duffy Day, FASID, FIIDA, principal and national interior design healthcare practice leader at Perkins+Will.

PROject: a tour of the New York Public Library’s $50 million historic preservation and restoration project.

PROduct: a tour of the Material ConneXion Library -- a keynote from MASS Design Group founders Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks

The program line-up also included a leadership training luncheon and two evening receptions.

Generous sponsors of this event include ASID Industry Partners Axor/Hangsgrohe, Contract magazine, Cosentino, FLOR, Legrand, Teknion, The Vinyl Institute and Williams-Sonoma.

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. Learn more at www.asid.org.