Details of NeoCon 2021 Announced

Chicago, IL, May 20, 2021-Chicago plans to fully reopen the city by July 4, setting the stage for an unhampered in-person NeoCon October 4 to 6 at theMART. This year’s NeoCon will center around the timely theme of “Design Anew” and provide the opportunity for the commercial design community to gather together once again. The show will offer new product launches from 500 leading and emerging brands, as well as programming from industry leaders, and dynamic events and installations. 

Measures and protocols will be in place to address any necessary city, state or CDC guidelines in October and to provide participants with confidence attending NeoCon 2021. TheMART recently received GBAC Star accreditation, the gold standard of prepared facilities and the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recover accreditation. The building’s hospital grade air filtration and circulation as well as enhanced cleaning protocols exceed industry standards.  In addition, low contact registration, monitored elevator service, a modified expo hall layout, optimized outdoor space, hybrid programming and a new online event platform will enhance show-goer comfort. 

The NeoCon 2021 experience will include daily keynotes presented onsite live as well as streamed to all registrants, a new virtual CEU programming series, unique installations including a Danish design exhibit and the Metropolis’ Sustainability Lab, and the new River Park, presented by Haworth.

Registration opens online at on June 8. The show will run October 4 to 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. Additional details for attending NeoCon can be found at