IIDA Announces NeoCon Event Schedule

Chicago, IL, May 31, 2018-IIDA has announced a robust schedule of programming for June 10 to 13 in Chicago for NeoCon 2018, with four full days of educational events, celebrations, and opportunities for connection and engagement with industry peers and thought leaders.

As a new feature this year, the IIDA Truck will be making appearances outside of The Merchandise Mart (theMART) and throughout downtown Chicago to highlight the message that “Design is Everywhere,” underscoring the intersection of people, place, and purpose in commercial interior design. The truck will serve as a connection point and respite for attendees and industry professionals, providing refreshments and fun surprises each day during NeoCon.

Below is a list of IIDA events and engagements taking place in Chicago in relation to NeoCon:

Sunday, June 10

* IIDA Annual Meeting, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art

* IIDA COOL Awards Gala, 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (Ticket required: contact Aisha Williams at awilliams@iida.org)


Monday, June 11

* NeoCon Keynote: Unanticipated Opportunities - A Conversation Between Art Gensler and Cheryl Durst, 8:00 a.m. to 9 a.m., The Merchandise Mart

* A Design Dialogue - Clive Wilkinson in Conversation with John Czarnecki, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ligne Roset Chicago

* IdeaPaint Student Event, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., IIDA Headquarters (RSVP required to Ryan Ben at rben@iida.org)

* IIDA Monday Party, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., IIDA Headquarters (RSVP required by June 4)


Tuesday, June 12

* IIDA Student Design Charette, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Charette); 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Charette judging), The Merchandise Mart

* Everywhere Has a Why: Human-Centered Office Design for Today’s Tech-Enabled Worker, 1:00 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Merchandise Mart (Register for the seminar.)


Wednesday, June 13

* IIDA Student Design Charette Winners Reception, Sponsored by DIRTT, 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m., DIRTT (Valid ID required.)