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ASID at NeoCon


NeoCon® celebrates its 50th edition as 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

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
6/11/2018 – 6/13/2018


The Merchandise Mart
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654



Design life design well

Date: June 10
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: The Mart

This 2-hour introductory workshop is designed to introduce broad audiences to the WELL Building in the context of the healthy building movement. Key public health research will be discussed to provide the basis for the seven WELL Concepts, and additional research on the value of WELL will be discussed in conclusion. The presenters will share their personal stories in addition to connecting the role and voice of the commercial design industry and WELL, as both serve as leading voices in shaping the built environment today and into the future. 

Keynote with Nicholas Thompson of Wired

Nick Thompson

Date: June 12
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, The Mart

Join ASID and Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, for the story of how science and tech will change our lives. A veteran editor, Nicholas revolutionized The New Yorker’s online platform and transformed the magazine. Now, as the editor-in-chief of Wired, he’s working at the forefront of digital innovation—championing tech’s role in making the world a better place.

As the new editor-in-chief of Wired—one of the most prestigious positions in the world of technology—Nicholas is staking out a bold, optimistic vision for covering, and responding to, the changing realm of digital culture. From artificial intelligence to entertainment, privacy to social media, ethics to war, Thompson leads the news cycle—and in talks, he champions the ways tech can enhance our lives, both as a quick-witted, brilliant keynote speaker, and as a charming, provocative host.

“The Queue”

Date: throughout NeoCon
Location: West Pass Through

Experience “The Queue,” an immersive design experience that will allow you to enter multiple environments through the use of your senses.

ASID Student Programs at NeoCon

ASID Student Roadmap at NeoCon

ASID Student Roadmap

Date: Tuesday, June 12
Time: 10:30 a.m. – ​12 p.m.
Location: West pass through

Experience a curated tour of NeoCon with professional designers who will help you navigate the show. Students will meet with tour leaders and be guided to pick up badges, navigate the show floors, and meet with exhibitors. Registration required. Space is limited.

ASID Career Exchange

Date: Wednesday, June 13
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Floor 6, 622

Explore your next career step at the ASID Career Exchange. Students and recent graduates will connect with design professionals and industry representatives for one-on-one networking opportunities. Within 90 minutes, participants will engage in multiple ten minute conversations with reviewers to learn about the interior design profession, or to receive a resume or portfolio critique.