1 – 6 p.m. EST June 7, 2022


1:00 – 1:15 p.m. EST

Designers Today’s Executive Editor Andrea Lillo kicks off the June 2022 Designer Experience, which will be filled with insights from design experts, our legendary product Gift-Aways, CEUs, and much more.

KEYNOTE: Am I doing this right? How managing your mindset can grow your business

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Veteran interior and product designer Christopher Grubb will reveal actionable tips and strategies to help interior designers grow their business . . . not next week, not next month, but right now. The head of Arch-Interiors Design Group, Grubb will share his tips on how to get into the luxury market, how to uncover what your client’s real budget is and most importantly, how to get what you’re worth in fees.

CEU: Hide and sleek: Design strategies for integrating technology without compromising the appeal

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST

Home electronics should integrate seamlessly into a home’s design and décor. Giles Sutton from the technology association CEDIA will address the three-pronged approach to hiding technology — advance planning, design philosophy, and product selection — to minimize the visual impact of electronics without compromising performance.

Panel: Building a more sustainable business 

3:15 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Moderated by Nancy Fire, this panel will uncover the challenges and rewards of integrating sustainable products in interiors. Discover what innovations are available right now and where we are headed. Panelists include Laura Hodges of Laura Hodges Design, Phantila Phataraprasit of Sabai, and Kelli Ellis of Ronati. 

CEU: Healthy Lighting, Happy Clients: The secret formula for reducing stress and building sales 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST

Consumers today confront stress from myriad sources and are seeking refuge in their homes. Find out how the right lighting can play a crucial role in creating a healthier and more enjoyable home environment. Jeffrey Dross, veteran lighting expert and principal at Lighting by Jeffrey, will share detailed, actionable insights on turning creative lighting choices into happier – and healthier – client homes.


5:00 – 6:00 PM EST

After a full afternoon of enlightening and educational discussions, reconnect with your fellow designers during our online After Hours!