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Dallas Design Week: “Design Intelligence” Themed Speakers, Seminars, Socials on Tap

Dallas Market Center is offering a full schedule of events to take place during the fall edition of Dallas Design Week, Sept. 23-26. The week includes the Dine + Design lunch event featuring the Colormix Forecast 2020 with Sherwin-Williams, as well as a dozen special sessions from design influencers, business authorities, and trend experts taking place across its more than 1 million square feet of design showrooms.

The theme of the week is “Design Intelligence” and will feature a blend of creative inspiration, technology updates, and practical business insights.

“This edition of Design Week offers insights and activities from a strong roster of nationally recognized leaders plus a unique opportunity to come together as a community to exchange fresh ideas,” says Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center.

Attendees will experience a robust week including:

  • TAID Days of Education

Sept. 23-24, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Light + Design on Ten, WTC 10085,

Network with the best in the business and earn CEUs at TAID Days of Education in Light + Design on Ten in the World Trade Center.

  • Decorative Residential Lighting Trends in a Competitive LED-Driven Market

Sept. 23, 9-11 a.m. | SMART Center, TM 4826

Learn the latest tech and design trends as well as the keys to customization and designer/manufacturer relationships. Charles Pavarini III (Designers Lighting Forum/Kuzco Lighting) moderates an exciting discussion featuring four of the top lighting manufacturers in the category. Stick around after the event to tour the latest lines from Hammerton Lighting, Swarovski Lighting, Progress Lighting and Eurofase Lighting, plus the chance to win some exciting giveaway prizes from each manufacturer.

  • BRYTE Bed: The Power of Sleep Design

Sept. 23, 1-2 p.m. | Light + Design on Ten, WTC 10085

Discover how sleep can dramatically improve every aspect of your life.  Dr. Ely Tsern, Co-founder of BRYTE, will describe the fundamentals of sleep, its impact on your life, the latest in sleep technology, and how you can design your home, lifestyle, and sleep environment to dramatically improve your health and wellness.

  • Artistic Transfer: Maximizing Your Profits with New Fine Art Technologies

Sept. 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Artistic Transfer, WTC 555

Learn how Artistic Transfer can help you expand your market and maximize your profits with new technology, products and methodologies.

  • Disguise and Hide: Designing for Technology

Sept. 23, 2-3 p.m. | Light + Design on Ten, WTC 10085

Home electronics should integrate seamlessly into a home’s design and décor. This CEU course in Light + Design on Ten reviews a three-pronged approach to hiding technology, which are available for minimizing the visual impact of electronics without compromising performance.

  • The Future of Sourcing in 2020
    September 23, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Erdos + Ko, WTC 10014

Join Erinn Valencich, interior designer, furniture maker, residential developer and author, as we dive into the future of sourcing in today’s ever-changing digital age. You’ll discover the latest tools that will save time and improve collaboration on visual projects while maximizing efficiency by allowing you to easily save products you find at market into digital libraries.

  • Dine + Design and Colormix Forecast 2020 with Sherwin-Williams

Sept. 24, 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. | WTC 6

Join hundreds of designers for a complimentary CEU-credited luncheon! Keynote speaker, Ashlynn Borque, designer account executive for Sherwin-Williams, will introduce 45 trend colors spun into five welcoming and intuitive palettes that bring joy, serenity and focus to the mind, body and spirit.

  • Betty Lou Phillips: Redefining Luxury with French Design

Sept. 24, 2-3 p.m. | Taylors, WTC

Taylors hosts one of the most distinguished designers in the nation and best-selling author, Betty Lou Phillips, for an inspiring Q&A. Betty Lou will discuss how French design is far from stuffy extravagance. Pick up your signed copy of Betty Lou’s latest book, French Refreshed, immediately following.

  • Stacy Garcia: Stand Out from the Noise, How to Amplify Your Business Through Creative Marketing

Sept. 24, 3-4 p.m. | WTC 1 Atrium & IMAX, WTC 6078

Join design and licensing expert, Stacy Garcia, as she reveals how she established her multimillion-dollar design business, including a new line for QVC and hospitality products. You’ll come away with practical ideas on how to amplify your business and build brand awareness. Stay after for a meet-and-greet opportunity hosted by IMAX Worldwide Home.

  • Jeremy Bauer & Jason Clifton: How to Branch into Commercial Design and Grow Your Business Nationally

Sept. 25, 8:30-10 a.m. | Palecek, IHDC 1D201

Wanting to make the leap from residential design into the commercial space and expand your reach from regional to national? Join us at Palecek to learn from two of the best in the business, Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton from Bauer Clifton Interiors. They'll share key steps to transition into new territories and projects you never thought possible.

  • Abby Vasek: Polished, Marketing Trends for the Modern Designer

Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Cyan Design, WTC 540

Join HGTV veteran and marketing virtuoso, Abby Vasek inside Cyan Design for an engaging discussion on how to establish a more polished brand identity and social media marketing methods to increase your visibility, heighten your credibility, resonate with your ideal client and fill that business funnel!

  • David Santiago: The Use of Textiles in Residential and Commercial Applications
    Sept. 25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Daniel Stuart Studio in The Living Room, WTC 521.A

What role does an interior designer play in selecting textiles for a project? Join David Santiago, founder of Casa Santi who specializes in interior design and high-end textile design, to learn all of the technical information, aesthetic fundamentals, and practical knowledge you need to select textiles for every type of residential and commercial interior. Stick around for a meet & greet with David immediately following.

  • Fabric Intelligence: Understanding the Evolution of Residential Performance Textile Technologies

Sept. 26, 8:30-10:00 a.m. | Design Directions, WTC 9028

The evolution of performance textiles for residential use has been rapid and expansive over the past five years. Design professionals seeking to specify these residential segment-specific fabrics to add value and longevity to their projects need to keep abreast of new innovations in the technology. This course will shed light on the consumer behaviors and sociological shifts that have led to a zenith in demand for these products and clarify which technologies work best in various applications.

  • From Madison Avenue, Rodeo Drive and Main Street USA – What Are the Enticing and Exquisite Luxury Elements Clients are Demanding?

Sept. 26, 10-11 a.m. | Global Views, IHDC 1D209

Global Views hosts high-end interior designers, Christopher Grubb and Justin Shaulis, for a deep dive into the latest luxury design features, elements, and products that will take your design projects to the next level.

  • Patti Carpenter: Global Trends & Influence on Design Direction in the U.S.

Sept. 26, 11 a.m. -12 p.m. | WTC 1 Atrium

Join Patti Carpenter, principal of an award winning global design firm, product and design developer, Pantone trend consultant and global trend ambassador for Maison et Object, as she connects the dots between what we are seeing globally and how it will effect our own design directions in the U.S.

  • Chad James: Working with High-Profile and Celebrity Clients

Sept. 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Currey & Co., IHDC 1D228

Currey & Company hosts Chad James, principal of the award-winning design firm Chad James Group, for a tell-all Q&A session as he shares how to land your first celebrity client. Chad will share his insider experience in managing high-profile clients, how to publicize your work while protecting their privacy, and how to grow your business in the digital age.

  • Jan Barboglio of Linea d'Luz and Mary Ella Gabler, Founder of Peacock Alley: Iconic Women in Design
    Sept. 26, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | The Gallery in IHDC, IHDC 1D202

When it comes to powerful women in the world of interior design, these ladies have left their mark! This is your chance to hear how two leading women in the industry built their business from the ground up. You’ll walk away with a wealth of knowledge about true entrepreneurship that includes listening and learning from customer demands, business best-practices, network development, personal branding, and much more. Moderated by Denise McGaha, Denise McGaha Interiors.

  • Leslie Carothers: How to Monetize Your Knowledge to Create and Maximize 24/7 Streams on Your Website

Sept. 26, 4-5 p.m. | American Leather by Contempo Designs, IHDC 1D205

Are you wanting to explore additional, new ways to monetize your education, experience and knowledge that allow you more time flexibility? If your answer was yes, don't miss this exciting presentation at American Leather Innovation.

For complete details and to RSVP for Dine + Design, visit the Dallas Design Week webpage.







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