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Experiences and Activations

Engaging installations and experiences will be activated throughout the floors of THE MART during NeoCon 2023. Check back as details unfold.


South Facade, THE MART

A special schedule of ART on THE MART projections will run during NeoCon. Details forthcoming.

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DesignScene by SANDOW


You heard right! DesignScene by SANDOW is back at a new gathering place—on 11! welcoming one and all to experience a whole lot of action and inspiration during NeoCon. Interior Design will be celebrating by coalescing our favorite brands and emerging designers to create a colorful—and meaningful—installations. The Sustainability Lab by Metropolis is back by popular demand showcasing new innovations, and conducting free educational programming.

Pop in for a sneak peek of Interior Design’s ShowDaily newspaper being produced LIVE (and drop off your new product materials!), get a glimpse of any number of industry roundtables with top design leaders, see the video team in action.

Be seen, and be part of the best scene that is all about community and celebrating what we do best…join us at DesignScene by SANDOW!


Metropolis Sustainability Lab


Come join us at Metropolis’s Sustainability Lab at NeoCon, an exhibit and destination to help you take the next step towards making a positive impact on people and planet. At the Lab, you’ll learn about the most innovative products and dive into new initiatives and resources to help advance your work—including a toolkit to help designers address climate change.

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River Park

South Drive, THE MART

Enjoy the outdoors along the Chicago River in the newly updated River Park and connect with colleagues over lunch or drinks from Marshall’s Landing at THE MART's River Park, presented by Haworth.

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