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NeoCon features exceptional events and celebrations.  Check back for new event details!

DIFFA Chicago: MASQ Gala

  • Date Saturday, June 11
  • Time 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. CT
  • Location The Geraghty - 2520 S Hoyne Ave, Chicago
  • Tickets 312.644.6412 or diffachicago.org

Join DIFFA Chicago for a themed evening that showcases the creativity of the design community, from a crafted menu to a visionary night of entertainment and live auction, this high evening is a must attend for those looking for a unique experience. Tickets and Details

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IIDA Annual Meeting

  • Date Sunday , June 12
  • Time 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. CT
  • Location Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago
  • RSVP RSVP by May 22. Space is limited, first served.

The IIDA Annual Meeting is back! Current IIDA members and their guests are invited to jumpstart NeoCon by attending the 2022 IIDA Annual Meeting. Join us as we honor the 2022-2023 International Board of Directors and honor the 2022 College of Fellows inductees, the recipient of the 2022 Star award, as well as our Educator, Member, and Student of the Year.

RSVP here.

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'Space To Be You' Pod Reveal

  • Date Sunday, June 12
  • Time 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. CT
  • Location Floor 1, Center Pass-Through

Join SnapCab and i+s for the first annual “Space To Be You” Pod Reveal event! Enjoy champagne, a signature cocktail, and nibble as we reveal the winning pod from the “Space To Be You” Pod Design Contest and hear from the designer. RSVP HERE

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HiP Awards + Party

  • Date Sunday, June 12
  • Time 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. CT
  • Location Marshall's Landing, Floor 2, theMART

Interior Design's HiP Awards celebrate the most innovative commercial products and design thinkers in the A+D community. Winners and honorees will be announced live at an exclusive event held at theMART on Sunday, June 12. The awards will also stream live on DesignTV® by SANDOW. Watch the ceremony by tuning in on designtvbysandow.com

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Revel in Design, IIDA's black-tie event (formerly known as COOL)

  • Date Sunday, June 12
  • Time 7:00 - 11:30 p.m. CT
  • Location The Ritz – Carlton, Chicago 160 East Pearson Street

Revel in Design is the place you need to be to kick off NeoCon!

Join host EVP and CEO, Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, prominent international interior designers, and global design manufacturers for an updated celebration of design. This evening of networking, dinner, and dancing honors the winners of two of the most prestigious competitions in the interior design profession—the 49th Annual Interior Design Competition and the 30th Annual Will Ching Design Competition.

Tables of ten (10) and individual tickets are now on sale. Early bird pricing on select ticket types ends April 30. Purchase today!

Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information, please contact IIDA Client Engagement Manager, Phyllis Jones, at pjones@iida.org.

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Best of NeoCon Award Winners' Breakfast

  • Date Monday, June 13
  • Location theMART

The Best of NeoCon 2022 award winners will be announced among industry peers on the opening morning of NeoCon. Now in its 34th year, the iconic competition honors the best new commercial interiors products in the industry, which are exhibited at NeoCon. Honors include Gold and Silver Awards, as well as Innovation Awards, Sustainability Awards, and one Best of Competition Award.

Watch a live stream of the awards presentation on the NeoCon Hub.

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MRL After Party

  • Date Monday, June 13
  • Time 8:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Location Tunnel Nightclub, 151 W Kinzie St, Chicago

Join My Resource Library, and The NAIRC for the party of the year! We'll gather with 500 of our closest friends and colleagues to celebrate on Monday, June 13th at the Tunnel (nightclub). The only catch? You have to visit MRL at their showroom (10-164) on Monday to get your exclusive wristband to attend. See you there!

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Toast to Fine Design – Design Center @ NeoCon

  • Date Tuesday, June 14
  • Time 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. CT
  • Location Floors 6 and 14, theMART, Floor-Wide Champagne Reception

Be inspired as you step off the elevators on 6 and 14 to an oasis of fine design. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and live music throughout the hallways then relax with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in showrooms. As the lines between residential, hospitality and commercial design continue to blur, the Design Center showrooms offer both residential and contract lines, providing the most innovative and inspirational selection of products on the market today for both indoor and outdoor design projects.

Come see all the Design Center has to offer the contract market!

The party continues in over 100 inspiring showrooms.

Register here

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BIFMA Business Breakfast and Presentation

  • Date Wednesday, June 15
  • Time 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. CT
  • Location NeoCon Presentation Studio, FL2, theMART

Please plan to join for the BIFMA Breakfast and Annual Business Meeting.

Presentation: Change Happens!

In times of disruption, change is inevitable. Today change is coming from different directions impacting most every aspect the business. While BIFMA has hosted conversations in dealing with specific changes in the industry, today we will take a pause to explore how these external drivers influence internal organizational change, practical methods for making those changes and helping teams transition through them.

Brian Ramsey, Founder of Making Way Services, will join to discuss:

  1. Why Organizations struggle with Change
  2. Methodology to Design and Lead Organization Change

RSVP Here

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