Student Programs

The Student Program is designed exclusively for Interior Design and Architecture students.  Stop by and gain real-world exposure to the professional world of design through activities that bring you up close and personal with the industry’s top manufacturers and designers. Students may also visit the Exhibits on the 7th Floor, in addition to visiting the Showrooms on Floors 1, 3, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15 & 16. Click here to register as a Student. 

IIDA Student Design Charette

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    The Mart

School nominated IIDA Student Members from around the country will compete live, onsite for this annual design competition that takes place during NeoCon. Students have less than six hours to develop a design solution, develop a presentation, and pitch their concept to a panel of esteemed judges. 

ASID Student Roadmap

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    The Mart, Meet at the ASID Space located in the West Pass Through (Floor 1)

Exclusively for ASID student members, 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 floor, and meet with exhibitors. Space is limited. Registration details to come. 


ASID Career Exchange [SP1]

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    The Mart

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.

IIDA Career Bootcamp™ Panel: Ask Designers Anything [SP2]

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    The Mart

IIDA Career Bootcamp gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to hear from professionals about what it takes to succeed in interior design, the importance of interior design in a changing world, and the future of the industry. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask the panel questions, making this a dynamic and interactive event for young professionals.  

Seminar Discounts for Students!

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Take advantage of the opportunity to sit in on a selection of NeoCon's continuing education programs offered to industry professionals and get some big ideas of your own. As a student, attend any one-hour CEU accredited program offered on Wednesday, June 14, from some of the top experts in the industry, offered at a rate of $25.

Here’s how:

  • Visit Seminar Registration on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart on Wednesday, June 14. 
  • Check availability for each seminar and register on-site.
  • Seating is limited, arrive early!