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3/23/2017 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Announces Design Viewpoint Series Sessions for Spring Market 2017

High Point, NC, March 23, 2017 — The High Point Market Authority, in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has set the schedule for its popular educational seminar series for Spring Market, April 22 – 26, 2017. The Design Viewpoints Series will take place April 22 – 24, at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal in downtown High Point, with the exception of Monday afternoon’s DVS Bonus Session, which will take place in the Surya showroom. Designers can earn up to .5 IDCEC-approved continuing education units (CEUs) through the series.

The Design Viewpoints Series sessions are free and open to all interior designers, retailers, and other Market attendees with a valid Spring Market pass. On tap for the series are five thought-provoking seminars led by design industry experts on a variety of topics, including wellness and sustainability, LEED certification, how to successfully merge design firms, and online technology available to the interior design industry.

“The Design Viewpoints Series is a well-recognized resource for interior designers and media coming to High Point Market looking for in-depth insights into the ever-evolving business of design,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “This Market’s sessions cover a wide variety of topics that I think the industry will find to be both informative and useful.”

“We carefully and intentionally selected these topics for the Design Viewpoints Series because we view them as being on the leading edge of how design impacts lives,” said Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID. “We want everyone attending a DVS session to walk away with useful and actionable information they can begin applying immediately to their design businesses. We’re very excited to share a wealth of information via the industry experts who will join us for each session at the leading home furnishings trade show in the world.”

Topics and speakers for the Spring 2017 Design Viewpoints Series include:

Saturday, April 22, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
KEYNOTE EVENT - Design Disruption: How Wellness and Sustainability is More Than a Trend
Speaker – Robin Wilson, founder of Robin Wilson Home, Clean Design expert & sustainability advocate
Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Clean Design is a method of making “free to fabulous” wellness choices. By guiding clients toward hypoallergenic design, and managing or eliminating allergens, you create healthier environments while growing your revenue base. Learn how

Robin built a business that speaks to 60 million consumers who suffer from asthma and allergies as you increase your understanding of the concerns and priorities that drive the design of eco-friendly homes and a non-toxic lifestyle. Complimentary boxed lunch (first-come, first-serve). .1 CEU credit.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Gradients of Green: Designing a LEED Platinum Home
Speaker – Laura Britt, RID, ASID, Assoc. AIA, Owner and Principal of Laura Britt Design
Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Discover how sustainable you can be when designing your home. Austin, Texas based designer Laura Britt shows how her team balanced multiple constraints and documented its decision making approach as a simple remodeling project evolved into a new, high performance sustainable home that achieved LEED Platinum certification. Learn how the previous 1951 house was moved to a new site in order to make way for a functional, beautiful, and healthy environment with a mindful approach and sensitivity to the end user’s needs. Interior designer Laura Britt, ASID, will share the process of documenting the team’s decision making approach to sustainable design – the “Gradients of Green” – which can be achieved while balancing multiple constraints along the way. .1 CEU credit.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Next Step: Merging Design Legend and Rising Star
Speakers – Jamie Drake, FASID and Arianne Nardo, Editor at Large
Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. The decision to merge design firms is filled with questions. How do you know the right time to merge with another firm? How do you find the right partner? How should the new firm be structured? Editor at Large’s Arianne Nardo will chat with design legend Jamie Drake, FASID, about his experience merging his incredibly well-regarded and established design practice with on-the-rise star (and former Drake Design Associates employee) Caleb Anderson and will share what he has learned along the way. Complimentary boxed lunch (first-come, first-serve). .1 CEU credit.

Monday, April 24, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Technology and the Online Landscape for the Design Profession
Speaker – Keith Granet, co-founder, leader of Design Council and co-founder, Studio Designer
Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. This discussion will take an in-depth look at the online landscape for the design industry to include Keith Granet, co-founder of Studio Designer, and special industry guests. Granet is the author of The Business of Design (2011, Princeton Architectural Press) and The Business of Creativity (2016, Princeton Architectural Press) and has long been considered a leader in business management for the design profession. Complimentary boxed lunch (first-come, first-serve). .1 CEU credit.

Monday, April 24, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DVS BONUS SESSION – The Business of Creativity: How to Build the Right Team for Success
Speaker – Keith Granet, Author, The Business of Design 2011 and The Business of Creativity: How to Build the Right Team for Success
Surya Showroom, Showplace 4100, Floor 4
Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Design is a collaborative effort. While one creative individual might germinate an idea, the success of its execution comes from finding the right support. Speaking on his latest book, The Business of Creativity: How to Build the Right Team for Success, Granet provides insight into everything a creative leader needs to develop ideas, find the resources to bring them to life, and market the work by building the right team. .1 CEU credit.

Additional details about the Design Viewpoints Series can be found at www.highpointmarket.org/event/design-viewpoints-series.


Speaker headshots available upon request, ashley@highpointmarket.org.


About the High Point Market Authority
The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org, is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.

About the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.
ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at www.asid.org.

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