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Student Programs

The student programs at NeoCon are designed exclusively for interior design and architecture students. Gain real-world exposure to the professional business of design through activities that bring you up close and personal with the industry’s top manufacturers and designers. 

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Student Programs

Seminar Discounts for Students!

Take advantage of the opportunity to sit in on a selection of NeoCon's continuing education seminars offered to industry professionals on Tuesday and Wednesday of the show. As a student, attend any one-hour CEU from top experts in the industry, offered at a discounted rate of $25 each.

Here’s how:

  • Visit Seminar Registration on the first floor of theMART on the day in which the seminar you would like to attend takes place (Tuesday or Wednesday).
  • Check availability for each seminar and register on-site.
  • Seating is limited, arrive early!

IIDA Student Design Charette

  • Date Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • Time 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (judging begins at 3:00 PM)
  • Location IIDA Headquarters, 111 E. Wacker Dr. Suite 222

School-nominated IIDA Student members from across the country will compete in this live, onsite annual design competition during NeoCon. Students have less than six hours to determine a design solution, develop a presentation, and pitch their concept to a panel of esteemed judges.

NeoCon attendees are encouraged to observe the students during the creative and presentation process. Final presentations will take place at 3:00 PM, with winners announced immediately following at the Winners Reception. Design charette sponsored by Herman Miller.

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ASID Design Pathways [SP1]

  • Date To be announced
  • Time To be announced
  • Location To be announced

Why are trade shows important to the life of an interior designer? A panel of experienced design professionals will explain why trade shows are essential to your career and why it’s imperative to attend them. Our experts will give you insight on what questions to ask, how to evaluate products, and why it is so critical to your success to make connections and establish strong vendor relationships throughout your career.

After the panel discussion, you will break into small groups and tour the show floors with one of our panelists to receive guidance on how to make the most of your time at these important professional events.

Registration is required. Register here.

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IIDA Student Design Charette Winners Reception

  • Date Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • Time To be announced
  • Location IIDA Headquarters, 111 E. Wacker Dr. Suite 222

Join the charette participants, judges, and IIDA at the Charette Winner’s Reception where the winners of the Student Design Charette will be announced. Light bites and beverages will be served (valid ID required).

Invitation only. Valid ID required to attend.

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IIDA Student Program

  • Date To be announced
  • Time To be announced
  • Location To be announced

Join IIDA and industry professionals for an energized and engaging design program, tailored for students and emerging designers. Details to follow.

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