Mohawk Group Announces Details of Design Forward Virtual Summit

Calhoun, GA, July 10, 2020-Mohawk Group has announced the speaker lineup and schedule for its inaugural Design Forward Virtual Summit, styled DesignFWD, which takes place exclusively online July 15 to 17. 

The free digital event will broadcast programming that features industry experts, inspirational speakers, roundtables, webinars, podcasts and more, all thoughtfully curated to inspire attendees-many of whom continue to work remotely. 

DesignFWD’s inaugural theme is “A New Path Forward,” which includes directions for summer and fall 2020, and a look ahead to 2021 through the lens of exciting, interactive content across three distinct but interwoven paths: people, sustainability and product. Registration for the three-day virtual summit is free. Using the interactive platform found at, registered guests can customize their schedules and set reminders for each session.

One of the summit's featured guests will be empowerment speaker, life strategist and author Sheri Riley, who will be presenting on the notion of exponential living as part of the personal path of the summit. Riley’s central message on the final morning of the summit will demonstrate to attendees how to define and successfully move their personal paths forward, even in the midst of unforeseen circumstances. The award-winning life coach and author of “Exponential Living: Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are” is based in Atlanta. Riley previously worked for two decades creating innovative marketing strategies for Usher, TLC, Toni Braxton, Converse, the NBA, BMW, and Turner, among others.

Other special guests and collaborators that will make appearances during the summit include designers Anastasija and Martin Lesjak of 13&9 and INNOCAD, and Jason F. McLennan, together with members of Mohawk’s design and leadership teams. 

During the summit, Mohawk Group will debut two new CEUs. “Integrating Health and Wellbeing into the Foundation of the Built Environment” will be presented by senior sustainability manager Rami Vagal on July 16, at 11:00 a.m. On July 17, at 11:00 a.m., A&D design director Royce Epstein will present “Color & Design Vision 2021: The Visual Age.” Both sessions offer industry-recognized accreditation to those who watch live during the virtual summit. 

The full schedule and registration are available here.

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