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Jan 10, 2019

January and the new year rolled around quickly for us on the NeoCon team... and we're delighted! When we began planning for last year's NeoCon and our 50th edition, we took a long look back at all that our community has shared, experienced and contributed during a half century-- and it's a lot! But more than looking back--we focused on looking forward. Along with our NeoCon partners and constituencies, we have several new ideas in the works that will evolve, extend and elevate the NeoCon experience into the future. A number of initiatives will be launched this year. We hope ...

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NeoConversations Episode 2: Designing a Healthy, Sustainable HQ

Jun 27, 2018

Listen on Apple Podcasts or Google PlayIn this episode of NeoConversations, we’ll find out what happens when a commercial design brand takes on the design of new headquarters. What are the challenges and opportunities involved in bringing teams from disparate offices together into a unified headquarters? And, what is involved in the design and construction of that project so that it emcompasses the brand’s DNA, supports company culture and sends a strong message to the world about the company’s mission? Plus, how do you do all that and consider LEED and WELL specifications?Sneak peek of the new Interface HQ in ...

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NeoCon Day 3 Recap

Jun 22, 2018

Carol Ross Barney gave a fascinating keynote presentation on designing spaces that increase the quality of life for city dwellers. IIDA and ASID hosted student programs for students and recent graduates to give students and recent graduates the tools to prepare for a successful design career. The sun finally came out and attendees and exhibitors alike enjoyed a beautiful Chicago summer day on The Mart South Drive and Riverwalk. Thank you to all that participated in NeoCon 50, and for helping to celebrate 50 years of tomorrow's design! See you next year!

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NeoCon Day 2 Recap

Jun 13, 2018

Nicholas Thompson, Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine kicked off day two of NeoCon with a presentation on the Wired Future. We celebrated the 50th edition of NeoCon at The Future is PARTY presented by Mohawk Group, sponsored by Vitra, Buzzispace, and Mayer Fabrics.

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Best of NeoCon 2018 Winners

Jun 12, 2018

Eighty-one awards were distributed in the Best of NeoCon 2018 competition of contract furnishing products during NeoCon at theMART. Eight Innovation Awards, five Editors’ Choice Awards, and a Best of Competition Award were included among the honors. A total of 374 products were entered in 41 product and furnishing categories in the competition, presented by Contract magazine, and sponsored by NeoCon and The McMorrow Reports Facility Management & Design Insights. The Lounge Furniture Collections category took the top prize as the Best of Competition with Untucked, manufactured by Keilhauer, located in Showroom 373. Editors’ Choice Awards were bestowed to: Designtex, Designtex + ...

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NeoCon Day 1 Recap

Jun 11, 2018

What a day! Art Gensler and Cheryl Durst kicked off the amazing programming at NeoCon 50, followed by a panel of inspiring women in the commercial design industry hosted by Cindy Allen. New showroom designs were unveiled and many amazing products were launched. We can't wait to see more tomorrow! Be sure to tag us in your photos on Facebook (@neoconshows), Instagram (@neocon_shows) and Twitter (@neocon_shows) and use the hashtag #NeoCon50

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Listen to our New Podcast! NeoConversations Episode 1: NeoCon Turns 50

Jun 06, 2018

We are thrilled to introduce NeoConversations--our new podcast series focusing on all things commercial design. The goal here is to have meaningful conversations about the exciting changes and issues that affect not just our role in the marketplace, but our larger role in the world around us. Throughout the year, host Amy Devers will talk to interesting thinkers, players, movers & shakers in the industry. From wellness in the workplace and collaboration to innovative space design and specific products that help improve well-being and productivity, there’s no shortage of fascinating things to talk about. This first episode is all about NeoCon--it’s our ...

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Happy 50th!

Jun 04, 2018

We're just 1 week away from NeoCon 50! We owe our success to the amazing community that has supported us since 1969. We can't wait to celebrate with you all next week!

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Get Ready for NeoCon50!

May 30, 2018

We’re just two weeks away from #NeoCon50! If you’ve been to NeoCon before you know it’s HUGE! There are seemingly endless exhibitors, products, installations and people to see, so plan your trip in advance using the NeoCon app, and you will be prepared to take on the show! Download the NeoCon App

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Extraordinary Women in Design: Meet the Panelists

May 29, 2018

Interior Design Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen will lead a panel discussion with three women who lead some of the most prodigious firms in our industry. Read on to learn more about the panelists before they take the stage at NeoCon, Monday, June 11, at 2pm. For those not registered for the presentation, it will be live streamed on The Mart's Grand Stair and open to all. Robin Klehr Avia, Managing Principal, Gensler Her own thinking centers on problem-solving, bringing people together for a consensus of opinions, and embracing diversity. The consummate pragmatist. Simultaneously, she acknowledges the importance of instinct—and acts on it. Read More Gisue ...

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