Designer Experience

An Immersive Virtual Event

March 20, 2024
1:00pm – 5:00pm


Join us for a business changing day of energy, education and engaging content.

This year’s event will feature keynote presenter, Gail Doby.

Keynote: Success Ahead: Navigating the challenges to financial freedom

Veteran business coach Gail Doby will provide three key takeaways:

· Hire for growth and time freedom
· Build a more profitable business
· Achieve financial security

Co-founder of Pearl Collective, Doby has 20 years of experience coaching and sharing innovative ways to overcome roadblocks, challenges and detours that creative entrepreneur face.


Learn how to propel your business forward with technology

2:00 – 2:30 PM

AI, AR and VR are a vital part of business today. In this session, Jenna Gaidusek, designer and founder of AI for Interior Designers, Emily Arthur and Sharon Dranko, founders of AI-design platform Isla Porter, and other industry experts will overview how technology is impacting the interior design industry.

CEU: How to use lighting to support human health and well-being

2:45 – 3:15 PM

This CEU session from Lutron will provide guidance on how to take a human-centric approach to lighting and daylighting design, including lighting quality, natural light, connection to the outdoors and adaptive and personalized controls. Presented by Lutron’s Claudia Jean.

Hospitality, residential or both in 2024?

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Hospitality and residential design are intersecting like never before. Interior designers David Santiago of Casa Santi and Quintin Tate of Sevyn Interiors, along with Erin Stone, Hooker Furnishings’ Vice President of Samuel Lawrence Hospitality, will discuss the opportunities that crossover design offers professionals now and in the future.

CEU: The ins and outs of performance fabrics

4:15 – 5:00 PM

Join Valdese’s Christy Almond as she unravels the secrets behind what it takes to make the ultimate performance fabric and how to choose the right one. This CEU session will dive into the world of durability, cleanability and UV protection, all without sacrificing an ounce of style or comfort.

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