High Point Market and ASID Announce Design Viewpoints Series Sessions for Fall Market 2017

Press Release, August 9, 2017


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High Point, NC, August 9, 2017 — The High Point Market Authority, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has set the schedule for its popular educational seminar series for Fall Market, October 14- 18, 2017.

The Design Viewpoints Series (DVS) will take place October 14-16, at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal in downtown High Point. Designers can earn up to .4 IDCEC-approved continuing education units (CEUs) through the series. The Design Viewpoints Series sessions are free and open to all interior designers, retailers, and other Market attendees with a valid Fall Market pass. On tap for the series are four thought-provoking seminars led by design industry experts on a variety of topics, including design preservation, conducting business globally, breaking into hospitality design, and tips and tricks for getting published.

“The Design Viewpoints Series has consistently been able to deliver high-quality speakers in a convenient location with relevant, business-focused topics, and we find all of these factors come together to provide quite a valuable resource for designers and others coming to Market,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority.

“We carefully and intentionally selected these topics for the Design Viewpoints Series because we view them as being on the leading edge of how design impacts lives,” said Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, CEO, ASID. “We want everyone attending a DVS session to walk away with useful and actionable information they can begin applying immediately to their design businesses. We’re very excited to share a wealth of information via the industry experts who will join us for each session at the leading home furnishings trade show in the world.”

Topics and speakers for the Fall 2017 Design Viewpoints Series include:

Saturday, October 14, 2017 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

KEYNOTE EVENT – Transformative Design: The Power of Design and Preservation to Reshape Communities

Speaker – Paula Wallace, founder and president of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

President and founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Paula Wallace tells the story of SCAD's award-winning built environment, illuminating the university's rise as the world's preeminent art and design university through the impressive and endlessly unique preservation and design projects undertaken across its global campuses. From Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia to Lacoste, France to Hong Kong, SCAD has reimagined higher education and career preparation, and in so doing, redefined the communities in which SCAD students live and learn. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. (0.1 CEU)

Sunday, October 15, 2017 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Conducting Business in a Global Environment

Speaker – Adriana Hoyos, principal, Adriana Design Studio

Our environment is constantly evolving and within the business world, designers must be knowledgeable on customs, practices and trends when conducting business globally. Join Adriana Hoyos, principal at Adriana Design Studio, as she discusses global expansion and how it differs in places such as the United States, Latin America and South America; how to draw inspiration from worldwide influences; and delivering an outcome for your clients that include elements from their respective environments. Adriana expresses her talents through her design studio, Adriana Design Studio, and her retail enterprise, Adriana Hoyos Furnishings, with stores in the U.S., Chile, Peru and Ecuador. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. (0.1 CEU)

Sunday, October 15, 2017 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Hospitality Insiders Share All: What it Takes to be a Designer in the Hospitality Sector

Speakers – Gary Inman, Baskervill; Nina Majon, Contour Design; Patrick Sutton, Patrick Sutton Associates; Todd Ellenberger, Hirsch Bedner Associates; and Moderator Nick May, Chaise Lounge Podcast

Uncover the key ideas every designer needs to know when making the leap from residential to hospitality design. The distinguished panel, including designers Gary Inman (VP of Hospitality, Baskervill), Nina Majon (Principal, Contour Design), Patrick Sutton (Owner, Patrick Sutton Associates) and Todd Ellenberger (Associate, Hirsch Bedner Associates), will share their experiences and lessons learned as they discuss how the structure of a hospitality project differs from a residential project. They will also explore the current state of the hospitality industry. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. (0.1 CEU)

Monday, October 16, 2017 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Getting Your Stories Published… Strategies for a Digital Age

Speaker – Christine Abbate, Novitas PR; Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, Madcap Cottage

The media landscape is constantly evolving, and it is more important than ever to understand the opportunities to further the awareness of good design and the issues that are affecting our industry and world. Hear from a panel of leading design journalists and PR/social media experts, including Christine Abbate with Novitas PR and the Madcap Cottage gents plus other notable influencers, who will share strategies and insider tips on getting your projects and stories published in an expanded range of print and digital outlets. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. (0.1 CEU)

Additional details about the Design Viewpoints Series can be found at www.highpointmarket.org/event/design-viewpoints-series . Speaker headshots available upon request, ashley@highpointmarket.org .

About the High Point Market Authority

The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org , is the official sponsor and organizer 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 tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.

About the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and humancentric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide. ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at www.asid.org .

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