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8/25/2016 - High Point Market

High Point Market Authority and ASID Announce Design Viewpoints Series with Aging-in-Place Focus for Fall Market 2016

High Point, NC, August 25, 2016 — 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 Fall Market (October 22-26, 2016). The Design Viewpoints Series (DVS) will take place October 22-24 at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal in downtown High Point.

This Market, all four sessions will provide insight on the rapidly growing aging-in-place movement. The series will kick off on Saturday, October 22, with an exclusive preview of the ASID-sponsored Public Broadcasting documentary, Thriving in Place: Designing Your Best Life, Now and Later. Following the preview, ASID CEO Randy Fiser will continue the conversation with the host of the documentary and Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt People’s Design Award winner Marianne Cusato. The three additional seminars will provide additional insight on how designers can align themselves with this growing market sector.

The Design Viewpoints Series sessions are free to interior designers and retailers attending Fall Market. Designers can earn up to .4 IDCEC-approved continuing education units (CEUs) by attending the program.

In a 2014 survey conducted by AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI), 87 percent of the 4500 respondents aged 50 and over indicated their preference to remain in their homes and communities as they age. Given the sheer size of this demographic – Oxford Journal cites a 135 percent increase in this U.S. population segment from 2000 to 2050 – the aging in place movement will bring new design challenges and economic opportunities to the interior design and home furnishings industries.

“This is an exciting opportunity for buyers coming to High Point Market to expand their knowledge of a segment that could have an immediate impact on their businesses,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority.

“We expect rapid growth in the aging-in-place movement within the next decade,” commented Fiser. “It is a fascinating area to research, and we are excited to share what we’ve learned during High Point Market.”

Topics and speakers for the Fall 2016 Design Viewpoints Series include:

Saturday, October 22, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW SCREENING - Thriving in Place: Designing Your Best Life, Now & Later + Panel Discussion
Kick off the Design Viewpoints Series with a preview of the Public Broadcasting documentary, Thriving in Place: Designing Your Best Life, Now and Later. Designing your life – where and how you live and work – helps to ensure the results suit your needs. People want longevity, good quality of life, beautiful design and style, and sometimes, meaningful encore careers. Thriving in Place delivers inspiration, resources, and support for all. The preview screening will be paired with a panel discussion to include host of the documentary and Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt People’s Design Award winner Marianne Cusato and ASID CEO Randy Fiser. Presented by ASID and the High Point Market Authority. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. .1 CEU.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Color & Paint in Environments for the Aging
Color perception changes as a result of aging or disease. During this session, Fran Ducharme, Brand Ambassador for Benjamin Moore & Co., will examine the various types of common care environments available for the elderly and will discuss the application of low- or zero-VOC, durable, high-quality paint and appropriate color use to facilitate quality of life in all environments for the aging. Presented by ASID and the High Point Market Authority. Complimentary breakfast buffet begins at 8:30am. .1 CEU.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Livable Design: The Evolution of the Home Environment
The term “livable design” broadly refers to the concept that ideally, all design—products, technologies, and the built environment—should serve the broadest range of people, regardless of mobility, age, gender, or physical stature, without adaptation or specialized features. Livable design is not a design style but rather an orientation to design that is focused on the end user. Kerrie Kelly, ASID, CAPS, design director for Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, will present on a variety of fixtures, finishes, and equipment that are considered livable, and will define ways that livable design is beneficial to all clients, especially those looking for flexible use and simple, intuitive design. Presented by ASID and the High Point Market Authority. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. .1 CEU.

Monday, October 24, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where We Choose to Thrive: A Discussion of Aging-in-Place Communities
Where you choose to live is a deeply personal decision. Today, there are countless options for where and how to age in place based on needs and preferences, from staying in one’s home, to moving into an active adult, restricted age community. Award-winning, expert senior living interior designer BJ Miller, FASID, CCIM, principal of The Vision Group, will detail how interior design plays a significant role in creating spaces and communities that transform aging-in-place to thriving in place. Presented by ASID and the High Point Market Authority. Complimentary breakfast buffet will begin at 8:30am. .1 CEU.


Additional details for the Design Viewpoints Series can be found at www.highpointmarket.org/event/design-viewpoints-series. Sessions do not require an RSVP and the meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis.


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 live, work, play, and heal. Learn more at www.asid.org.

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