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Experiences and Activations

NeoCon will feature engaging installations and experiences activated throughout the floors of THE MART. 

METROPOLIS Sustainability Lab

FLOOR 11, SUITE 1120

Embark on a transformative journey at METROPOLIS's Sustainability Lab during NeoCon – an immersive exhibit and hub dedicated to empowering you to make a positive impact on both people and the planet. Dive into the latest innovations, explore cutting-edge initiatives, and access valuable resources to advance your work in sustainable design. Immerse yourself in captivating installations and enlightening workshops that will keep you on the leading edge of sustainable design practices. Your journey towards a more sustainable future begins here – seize the opportunity to make a difference with us!

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Emerging Design

NeoCon will be presenting a new installation spotlighting emerging designers and curated by Jon Otis, Pratt Institute professor and Principal & Creative Director of Object Agency (OIA). Emerging Design will showcase the perspectives of student designers, ensuring the future of design is both celebrated and nurtured. Stay tuned as details unfold!

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ART on THE MART Projection by Yinka Ilori


Launching during NeoCon, ART on THE MART will present a new immersive commission by the British-Nigerian multi-disciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori, in partnership with Momentum Textiles + Wallcovering, exploring memories and mindfulness. During NeoCon, Ilori will also debut a new line of textiles together with Momentum Textiles + Wallcovering as well as serve as the Tuesday Keynote. The projection runs at 9pm and 9:30pm nightly, starting June 6.

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    DesignScene by SANDOW

    FLOOR 11, SUITE 1120

    DesignScene by SANDOW is back for another NeoCon! Interior Design will be celebrating by bringing our favorite brands and emerging designers together to create immersive, educational, and meaningful experiences. Pop into the space for a sneak peek of Interior Design’s Show Daily being produced LIVE and get a glimpse of any number of industry roundtables with top industry leaders and specifying designers attending their first NeoCon discussing the future of design.

    Take part of the best scene that is all about community and celebrating what we do best!


    NeoCon Podcast Studio Powered by SURROUND


    NeoCon will once again host a live podcast studio, in partnership with SURROUND, a podcast network from SANDOW Design Group, featuring the best architecture and design-driven shows. A lineup of shows will be recorded on the first floor of THE MART for all attendees to see throughout the three days of NeoCon. Visit the Podcast Studio and meet podcast hosts and participate in exciting giveaways and hospitality throughout the show.

    This Podcast Studio is sponsored by SnapCab.


    River Park


    Enjoy the outdoors along the Chicago River 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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