ASID at NeoCon | 2022


NeoCon® is the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. With nearly 1 million square feet of exhibition space, NeoCon will feature game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent--providing unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions in commercial design.

Date and Time

June 13–15, 2022


The Mart
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 470
Chicago, IL 60654



BIFMA’s Guidance and Best Practices for Specifying Furniture in Commercial Environments in a Pandemic and Beyond

Margi Kaminski, ASID, NCIDQ

Margi Kaminski, ASID, NCIDQ
Principal, Director Health Interiors, CannonDesign
ASID Board of Directors

Monday, June 13
4 p.m. CDT
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Live Virtual Presentation | This presentation is CEU accredited.

Do you want to avoid throwing your furniture into the landfill? Part of the answer is found in the new ANSI/BIFMA Furniture Surfaces: Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting Standard. This panel of experts from BIFMA, design practitioners, and material experts will discuss practical features of this standard and how it applies to commercial spaces and the built environment.

ASID Design Pathways Panel + Tour

Design Pathways logo

Monday, June 13
3 - 5 p.m. CDT
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Why are trade shows important to the life of an interior designer? A panel of experienced design professionals will explain why trade shows are essential to your career and why it’s imperative to attend them. Our experts will give you insights on what questions to ask, how to evaluate products, and why it is so critical to your success to make connections and establish strong vendor relationships throughout your career.

After the panel discussion, you will break into small groups and tour the show floor with one of our panelists to receive guidance on how to make the most of your time at these important professional events.

A Designer and an Activist Have Found Their Place at the Bar- We're Breaking Dishes and Making Some Noise!

Verda Alexander and Jon Strassner

Jon Strassner, LEED AP
Vice President,
Industry Partnership, ASID

Verda Alexander
Studio O Plus A

Tuesday, June 14
8:30 a.m. CDT
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Live Virtual Presentation | This presentation is CEU accredited.

With over 40 episodes and 2 years of conversations with everyone from chemists to engineers to adventurers, Verda Alexander and Jon Strassner, founders of the recognized podcast, Break Some Dishes, have created a running narrative that has peeled many of the layers from the climate change conversation. Climate change is a textile woven from many different cords, representing culture, trend and humanism. This presentation will take listeners through the journey to truly understand climate, health and equity in greater context than we have heard before. Their goal is to educate their audience by sharing their experience and weaving these many conversations into one that will inform and inspire our industry to better understand climate change and our impact on the world.

Keynote - Bruce Mau on Design

Bruce Mau

Bruce Mau
CEO & Co-Founder,
Massive Change Network

Tuesday, June 14
11 a.m. CDT
The NeoCon Presentation Studio, FL2 and streamed live on the NeoCon Hub
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American Socity of Interior Designers

Designer, author, educator and artist Bruce Mau is a brilliantly creative optimist whose love of thorny problems led him to create a methodology for life-centered design. Across thirty years of design innovation, he’s collaborated with global brands and companies, leading organizations, heads of state, renowned artists and fellow optimists. His work and life story are the subject of the feature-length documentary, “MAU,” scheduled for North American theatrical release this year. In these times of complex, interrelated challenges, Bruce believes life-centered design offers a clear path towards identifying the full context of our problems and developing innovative, sustainable, and holistic solutions.

Special Programming | Designing for Measurable Impact: ASID Outcome of Design

Royce Epstein, Industry Partner ASID, LEED AP
A&D Design Director,
Mohawk Group

Alan Almasy
Director, Client Practice Group A+D and CRE,
Herman Miller

Rebekah Matheny, NCIDQ
Associate Professor of Interior Design
The Ohio State University

Karen McCallum, ASID, LEED AP
Senior Director of Design,
CBRE Design Collective

Tuesday, June 14
2 p.m. CDT
The NeoCon Presentation Studio, FL2 and streamed live on the NeoCon Hub
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Learn how to demonstrate interior design’s value by incorporating outcome measures to positively impact people, place, and planet. Interior designers strive to create spaces that elevate the human experience, delivering beneficial outcomes to clients and end users. How do we measure those outcomes to better validate and communicate the value of design? ASID Outcome of Design celebrates sustainable, humancentric, and socially responsible design solutions, providing the tools to measure results and demonstrate return on social, environmental, and financial investment for any type of space or project. No matter your role in the design community, you will be inspired and empowered to start the conversation around impact and embed ASID Outcome of Design in your projects.