join the iida international board of directors, headquarters staff, and industry colleagues for an exclusive iida neocon party. nosh on hors d’oeuvres and sip on frosé and have a good time mingling in the thoughtfully designed iida workspace.
acclaimed los angeles-based architect and designer clive wilkinson, fiida, faia, riba, will sit down for a candid conversation about his career, his work, and his design approach with john czarnecki, hon. iida, assoc. aia, deputy director and senior vice president of iida. wilkinson, who is being honored as a new iida fellow in 2018, has designed numerous award-winning buildings and interiors across the u.s., including notable workplaces for clients such as intuit, publicis, google, as well as his firm’s most recent collaboration for the shirley ryan abilitylab in chicago. a light lunch will be served so rsvps are required – please send to email@example.com.
open to all asid, ids, aia, iida, ifda members, and other industry professionals. keynote speaker randy fiser, ceo of asid will present a ceu with the well building institute. there will be two additional ceu’s (all asid & aia-approved) and a design fair with close to 100 vendors with exciting new products and resources.
join laura guido-clark, founder lg-c design, as she unveils her revolutionary color tool, love good color – the first color system to fuse science with the senses. citing over two decades of research and experience in color response, the love good color system allows designers to applay and communicate color through a new lens of emotional power, temperment, and environments. learn how to access the world of color based on what you and your clients feel – not just what wwe see. a light breakfast will be served. rsvp here
asid / floor 1 west pass-thru
the american society of interior designers (asid) is promoting a healthy neocon experience – physically, mentally & socially. at its booth, the association will illustrate how design impacts lives in a creative, engaging way.
best of neocon digital wall / floor 1 north corridor
contract magazine reprises its best of neocon presentation. this competition of over 40 product categories is juried by nearly fifty architects, designers and facilities professionals. this year’s competition has a record-breaking 427 entries.
buzzilounge / floor 1 east pass-thru
buzzilounge offers a place to recharge with a playful pick-me-up at neocon. guest can relax with martin lesjak while taking the buzzibalance for a test drive, a seating solution designed in collaboration with 13&9.
herman miller plaza / floor 1 south lobby
whether just arriving, on the way out the door, or seeking a break from the action, herman miller invites attendees to pause, connect, and revive in its vibrant plaza.
ideapaint thinktank anywhere / floor 1 north lobby escalator
re-imagining how people collaborate through the creation of dry erase paint and accessories. this innovation continues with the neocon-exclusive launch of a new mobile collaboration system. booth at 7-3069.
iida effect/affect // floor 1 starbucks escalator
explores how a designed space evolves as people move through it and leave their mark on the built environment. designed by the san francisco-based, award-winning design firm, studio o+a
mayer fabrics – the vollis simpson collection / floor 1 north corridor
inspired by visionary american folk artist vollis simpson, mayer fabrics’ exclusive new collection of sunbrella® contract captures the whimsy, joy and intricate designs of simpson’s work. the mayer fabrics showroom (1173).
mohawk group – expand your boundaries / floor 1 kinzie wells entrance
explore the “expand your boundaries” theme, with new inspiration, cutting-edge technology and unique product formats. the mohawk group showroom (377).
mohawk group & install – “expand your boundaries” with install / floor 1 north lobby
mohawk group will be activating another space that will invite show-goers to expand their horizons with new installation methods.
new talent spotlight: five designers to watch presented by metropolis magazine in partnership with neocon / floor 1 west pass-thru
metropolis debuts five new talents in a curated installation at neocon 2016. each new talent will display 3 to 5 objects of design, following metropolis’s at-all-scales approach.
snowsound call zones / floor 7 pass-thrus
attendees can enjoy a moment of italian inspired peace and quiet. walls lined with snowsound cubbies in two locations provide private acoustic call zones for attendees. visit snowsound’s main booth (7-4022) for an espresso and introduction to five new design solutions. *snowsound is also providing acoustic panels for seminar rooms: 615 & 1450.
wolf-gordon “office_excavate” / floor 1 center pass-thru
an imaginative rethinking of workplace interactions with office_excavate, an inviting gathering space. over 100 textiles, arranged by color, are upholstered to a grotto-like seating area and to asymmetrical forms. the wolf-gordon showroom (10-161)
contract magazine’s best of neocon® awards
a 27th year tradition, products are introduced to the market in 42 categories. over 40 jurors comprised of interior designers, architects and facilities management professionals, review close to 350 products before neocon begins. in late may 2016, all products that are entered the best of neocon will be available for viewing on the contract network.
iida/contract magazine showroom & booth design competition
the iida/contract magazine showroom and booth design competition seeks to honor originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics in showrooms and booths at neocon 2016.
interior design hip at neocon awards
the third annual interior design hip at neocon awards honors exceptional people and innovative products. this initiative, unique within the design world, honors commercial industry pioneers and achievement in design solutions and product applications. winners are announced at an exclusive event on sunday, june 12. attendees can visit hip showrooms throughout neocon and celebrate at the hip hip hooray event on tuesday, june 14 from 5 – 7 pm on the south drive of the mart. tickets required and are available at: hiphiphooray2016.splashthat.com #hipawards
metropolis editors will select the top designs of neocon 2016. winners will be announced live on metropolismag.com, twitter, and instagram to over 200,000 metropolis followers, and receive a custom award delivered in person at neocon. show-goers can follow #metropolislikes for the list of 2016 winners.
product innovations awards –buildings magazine
celebrating introductions that maximize productivity and sustainability, this awards program covers flooring, seating, lighting, walls and partitions, acoustics, furniture and restrooms.
for showroom/exhibitor news, images and real-time information, follow neocon on the following social media channels: facebook, twitter, instagram, linkedin, pinterest and vine.
for additional product and show information, attendees can visit the new “my planner” feature on neocon’s site. it boasts an online image and video gallery with product descriptions and general company information. those who complete their free profile can schedule appointments and contact each other via the system. my planner can even suggest potential connections based on user interests.[ special events ]
diffa chicago: gala 2016 – the illumination ball
saturday june 11
6:30p – cocktail reception | 8p – dinner, entertainment, dancing
chicago marriott downtown magnificent mile
tickets: 312.644.6412 or diffachicago.org
iida cool awards gala
sunday june 12
7 – 11p
the ritz carlton hotel
rsvp: aisha williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 best of neocon award winners’ breakfast
monday june 13
the renaissance hotel ballroom, one west wacker drive
tickets: www.contract-network.com through 6/6
groupe lacasse 60th anniversary party
monday june 13
4 – 7p
floor 2 suite 226
rsvp: by invitation only
groupe lacasse is celebrating 60 years of inspired design made with passion.
monday june 13
5 – 7p
festivities will be in full swing on monday night. attendees can showroom-hop on floors 1, 3, 10 and 11 and network, experience new products and enjoy food & cocktails.
guerrilla truck show @ neocon
tuesday june 14
9a – 7p
a satellite version of the ultra popular emerging design event produced by morlen sinoway, which ran in chicago’s fulton market for 10 years, will be featured on the south drive of the mart all day on tuesday, june 14. sinoway will curate a selection of 10 up- and-comers showcasing prototype work and objects of design in the back of box trucks.
supported by: gensler, skender construction / event design provided by aiga in collaboration with leo burnett department of design, multiple, ogilvy485, someoddpilot, and trunk club
tuesday june 14
3 – 5p
attendees should not miss the cocktails, conversations and contacts that will be offered in the 7th floor exhibit hall.
interior design’s hip hip hooray celebration
tuesday june 14
5 – 7p
$35 online (hiphiphooray2016.splashthat.com) or $40 at the door.
the guerrilla truck show will also be a highlight of the tuesday night hip hip hooray celebration.
association event – vinyl in design: solutions in healthcare
wednesday june 15
8 – 9a
holiday inn chicago mart plaza – 14th floor western stage house
rsvp: 216-241-7333 or email@example.com
this association event is an outreach and education program presented by the vinyl institute to familiarize architects and designers with the wide range of design solutions vinyl products can provide in today’s healthcare environments. attendees will earn .1 ceu credit through idcec upon completion.