Partners & Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors, association partners and media partners for being part of NeoCon 2016. Also, our continued partnership with ASID, IIDA, Contract Magazine, and Interior Design Magazine help make NeoCon the best show for commercial interiors in North America.

Sponsors

Association Partners

Media Partners

ASID

The American Society of Interior Designers is excited to once again be a part of the largest design exposition for commercial interiors. This year, ASID is pleased to be positioned right off the main lobby to welcome you! We look forward to visiting with you on your way in or out of the Mart. We welcome you to [email protected]® 2016, and invite you to expand your network and engage with industry professionals in a multitude of ways as ASID provides networking and knowledgesharing opportunities through our educational programs and our inspirational Student Day Program including the ASID Career Exchange and ASID Student Roadmap. For more information on [email protected], please visit www.asid.org/NeoCon

KEYNOTE PRESENTED BY ASID

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    Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, 14th Floor, Sauganash Ballroom

The WELL Building Standard is the first protocol of its kind to focus exclusively on human health and wellness in the built environment. WELL identifies specific conditions, that when holistically integrated into building architecture and design, can enhance the health andwell-being of occupants.

Paul Scialla, founder of the International WELL Building Institute® (IWBI), will share emerging innovations and evidence-based research about how we can design buildings specifically to support the health and wellness of the people who live, work and learn in them. Topics will include an introduction to the WELL Building Standard, costs and benefits, early examples of WELL buildings, and performance-based metrics for health and wellness in the built environment.

The event will help design professionals who are interested in incorporating health into the design of the built environment. Join us to learn how to harness the built environment as a vehicle to support human health, well-being and comfort. For more information, visit www.WELLcertified.com.

About the WELL Building Standard:  The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in the buildings. WELL focuses on seven categories of building performance: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. Pioneered by Delos®, the WELL Building Standard is grounded in evidence-based medical research that demonstrates the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90 percent of our time and health and wellness impacts on us as occupants. The WELL Building Standard is administered by the International WELL Building Institute® and third-party certified by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

ASID STUDENT ROADMAP

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    The Mart, Meet in South Lobby

Exclusively for ASID student members, experience a curated tour of NeoCon with professional designers who will help you navigate the show. Students will meet with tour leaders and be guided to pick up badges, navigate the show floor, and meet with exhibitors. Registration required. Space is limited. Click here to register as a Student.

ASID CAREER EXCHANGE AND PORTFOLIO REVIEW

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    The Mart, Floor 2, Suite 228

Find your next interior design job or internship through networking at the ASID Career Exchange! Bring your portfolio and resume to be reviewed by industry professionals and ASID leaders. Companies, graduate schools, and associations will also be available to answer questions and provide information about employment opportunities for rising designers. Registration required. Click here to register as a Student.

IIDA

As the leading Commercial Interior Design Association, IIDA offers NeoCon attendees engaging workshops, opportunities for designers to participate in discussions with industry professionals and thought leaders, and special events that underscore the value of interior design. For details on all IIDA programs and activities at NeoCon, please visit www.iida.org.

CELEBRATE: IIDA COOL Awards Gala

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    The Ritz Carlton Hotel
  • RSVP Email Aisha Williams at [email protected]

The IIDA annual NeoCon black-tie gala celebration is a special evening to honor the winners of two of the most prestigious competitions in the Interior Design profession – the 43nd annual Interior Design Competition and the 24th annual Will Ching Design Competition.

Join IIDA, prominent international interior designers, and global design manufacturers for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing in the Grand Ballroom of The Ritz Carlton Chicago to celebrate the award-winning design firms and their outstanding projects.

STOP BY: IIDA Space

The Merchandise Mart, 1st Floor, IIDA Elevators

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Experience IIDA Effect/Affect, designed by the San Francisco-based, award-winning design firm, Studio O+A. Located by Starbucks on the first floor, IIDA Effect/Affect explores how a designed space evolves as people move through it and leave their mark on the built environment.

Keynote presented by iida

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    Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, 14th Floor, Sauganash Ballroom

David Rockwell, FAIA, is the founder and President of Rockwell Group, an award-winning, cross-disciplinary architecture and design practice based in New York with satellite offices in Madrid and Shanghai. The firm crafts a unique narrative for each project through the intersection of theater and architecture.

Projects include Nobu restaurants worldwide and hotels in Las Vegas, Manila, Miami and Chicago; W Hotels (New York, Paris, Singapore, and Vieques); The New York EDITION; Travelle at The Langham Chicago; Virgin Hotels Chicago; TED Theater (Vancouver, BC); NeueHouse (New York, Los Angeles and London); the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center; the Imagination Playground initiative; 15 Hudson Yards and Culture Shed at Hudson Yards in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro; set designs for the Broadway productions of She Loves Me, Kinky Boots and Hairspray; and product collections for Stellar Works, Shaw Hospitality Group, The Rug Company, Jim Thompson and Maya Romanoff.

David’s honors include the AIA New York Chapter’s President’s Award; the National Design Award by the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum; the Pratt Legends Award; the Presidential Design Award; and induction into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. David serves as Chair Emeritus of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) and as a board member of Citymeals-on-Wheels, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and New York Restoration Project. David is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Immediately following the keynote, IIDA will host a book signing with David Rockwell and his new book, “What If…? The Architecture and Design of David Rockwell Group.” A limited number of books will be available for purchase at the book signing, which will take place in the Holiday Inn Sauganash Ballroom.

STOP BY: IIDA Headquarters

5th floor, Suite 567

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Don't miss the chance to see IIDA Headquarters and take a tour of the LEED Gold-certified office space, designed by Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, LEED Fellow. Stop by to learn about the Association and ask knowledgeable Headquarters staff questions about programming, events, education, and more.

COMPETITION: IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition

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The IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom and Booth Design Competition honors 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. Winners will be announced Sunday, June 12 and will be featured in Contract magazine and on iida.org

View the 2015 winners here.


STUDENT ACTIVITY: IIDA Student Design Charette

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    The Mart, Floor 2, Suite 228

School-nominated IIDA Student Members from around the country will compete in this live, onsite annual design competition that takes place 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 on Tuesday, June 14 at 3 p.m. with winners announced at the Winners Reception on Wednesday, June 15. 

For more information on the event, please visit http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/student-design-charette.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: IIDA Career Bootcamp™ [SP1]

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    The Mart
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Beyond the Degree: How to Build a Strong Foundation for Your Interior Design Career

You’ve earned your bachelor’s degree and want to hit the ground running when it comes to your interior design career. But building a career in the design industry takes more than a piece of paper, so what else do you need to make sure your first year out of school is a success? More importantly, what’s not necessary? Learn from a panel of professionals the advice they would give their younger selves—from what firms are looking for in entry-level designers and the trends that are driving industry hiring practices to how to score internships, build meaningful relationships with mentors, and wow potential employers with a resume and portfolio that will stand out from the crowd. The panel also will answer your questions about what experiences matter most when you’re starting out in the interior design industry. Career Bootcamp panel to be announced shortly. Click here to register as a Student.

CONTRACT MAGAZINE

THE SOURCE FOR ALL NEW PRODUCTS AT NEOCON® 2016

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OFFICIAL NEOCON PRODUCT PREVIEW
Published in the May issue of Contract and distributed throughout the Show

The Official NeoCon Product Preview provides you with extensive coverage on the latest product introductions, interview with the  NeoCon 2016 keynote speakers, Chicago designer’s favorite places in the city and more.

BEST OF NEOCON AWARDS
Now in its 27th year, the iconic Best of NeoCon Awards continue to honor the best new commercial interiors products in the industry. These products are introduced to the market in 42 categories ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies (visit the Contract Network for a full list of categories).  Over 45 jurors comprised of interior designers, architects, and facilities management professionals, review close to 350 products in 22 hours over three days before NeoCon begins.  In late May 2016, all products that entered the Best of NeoCon will be available for viewing on theContract Network.

o   Product Locator Posters
Featuring Best of NeoCon entrants and displayed throughout NeoCon Floors.

o   Contract-Network.com
Learn about the Best of NeoCon entrant product details

o   Product Guide
Distributed onsite at the show.  Provides complete listings of all Best of NeoCon entrants, products, and showroom locations and the Best of NeoCon 2016 Winners.

CONTRACT MAGAZINE'S BEST OF NEOCON® AWARDS

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Now in its 27th year, the iconic Best of NeoCon Awards continue to honor the best new commercial interiors products in the industry. These products are introduced to the market in 42 categories ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies (visit the Contract Network for a full list of categories).  Over 40 jurors comprised of interior designers, architects, and facilities management professionals, review close to 350 products in 22 hours over three days before NeoCon begins.  In late May 2016, all products that entered the Best of NeoCon will be available for viewing on the Contract Network.

2016 BEST OF NEOCON AWARD WINNERS' BREAKFAST

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Monday, June 13 | 7:30 AM | The Renaissance
Hotel Ballroom, One West Wacker Drive

The Best of NeoCon 2016 winners will be announced among industry peers on the opening morning of NeoCon at Contract magazine’s annual Best of NeoCon Breakfast.  The competition honors the best new commercial interiors products in the industry, which are exhibited in The Mart during the NeoCon show.  Honors include Gold and Silver Awards, as well as Innovation Awards, Editors' Choice Awards, and one Best of Competition Award.  Tickets can be purchased at www.contract-network.com, until a week before the event.

INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE

Be sure to visit NeoCon SELECT showrooms at NeoCon 2016.

NEOCON® SELECT

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Interior Design SELECT partners bring you the latest product releases and the best products from the leaders at NeoCon in 2016.

As a NeoCon SELECT Partner, you'll get the most out of NeoCon 2016— visit the showrooms to see SELECT product. To locate NeoCon SELECT-participating manufacturers, pick up a copy of the May issue of Interior Design, Spring Market Tabloid, the Official NeoCon Show Directory or Dailies, or follow on-site signage:

  • Floor maps—highlighting SELECT showrooms on every floor
  • Posters listing SELECT showrooms—in every elevator and on every floor
  • Static clings on participating showroom doors

Also visit neocon.com to find SELECT partners on floor plans, in exhibitor listings and download the NeoCon app to see the latest from our SELECT partners and to navigate the show.

SHOW DAILY 1, 2, & 3: THE OFFICIAL NEOCON GUIDE

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The Show Daily is the definitive news and product source published each day at NeoCon®. The Show Directory and Show Dailies are distributed at the show and shared with the top 100 Giant firms.  Let Interior Design know about programs, product presentations, parties, exhibitions, or special event you are hosting during NeoCon®.

#IDneocon

Check out Interior Design's NeoCon real-time coverage at interiordesign.net/neocon, featuring the latest products, news, and designer interviews. In addition, view video walk-throughs of the newest showrooms and see a daily video wrap-up of what's getting the most buzz at the show. Follow us on Facebook

SUBMIT: INTERIOR DESIGN HIP AT NEOCON AWARDS

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Announcing the third annual Interior Design HiP at NeoCon Awards, a recognition program Honoring Industry People and Innovative Design Solutions. This initiative, unique within the design world, honors commercial industry pioneers and achievement in design solutions and product applications.

Show that you're HiP and submit your design leaders and new products. ENTER NOW!

Deadline to enter is May 6. Voting will take place online, at idhipawards.com, from May 16 - 31. Winners announced Sunday, June 12 at an exclusive event.

HiP HiP Hooray Celebration is Tuesday, June 14 on the South Drive at NeoCon.

Be Honored by Interior Design. Be Lauded by Design Leaders. Be HiP at NeoCon. #idhipawards




INTERIOR DESIGN’S HIP HIP HOORAY CELEBRATION

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    The Mart
  • Tickets $35 online before event. $40 at the door.

Join Interior Design and NeoCon for festivities on The Mart's South Drive, celebrating the 2016 HiP winners and honorees featuring a fiesta of Chicago food, drink and live music. 

Online tickets available until 1PM on June 14: $35
Tickets available at door: $40

Get your tickets here

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