Partners & Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors, association partners and media partners for being part of NeoCon 2017. 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 ASID@NeoCon® 2017, and invite you to discover how DESIGN IMPACTS LIVES, expand your network and engage with industry professionals in a multitude of ways through our educational programs and our inspirational Student Day Program.

For more information on ASID@NeoCon, please visit www.asid.org/NeoCon

Lead the Movement: Designing for WELL-being

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    The Blueprint Lounge | Floor 1, West Pass-Through

Join leadership from ASID and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for a pop-up talk on the intersection between health & design, and learn how to join the growing community of WELL APs who are leading the movement to design better buildings. A fireside chat with Jessica Cooper, IWBI Chief Commercial Officer and Randy Fiser, CEO, ASID

Jessica Green, Keynote Presented by ASID

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    NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, The Mart

How can we create sustainable cities and healthier buildings—including classrooms, hospitals, offices, and homes—by studying microbes? TED Senior Fellow Jessica Green explains how in visually rich talks that chart the frontier of bio-inspired design. She examines microorganisms to touch on deeper questions about humanity: What does it mean to be an individual? Where does your identity begin, and where does it end? 

Jessica Green is a world renowned scientist inspiring people to think about bacteria in entirely new ways. An Alec and Kay Keith Professor of Biology at the University of Oregon and professor at the Santa Fe Institute, Green is helping us see how the microbial blueprint of our bodies, homes, cities, and forests impacts our world, and our future. As co-founder and CTO of Phylagen, a DNA data harvesting and analytics company, Green envisions a future for urban design that promotes sustainability, human health, and well-being. 

Green is currently spearheading efforts to model urban spaces as complex ecosystems that house trillions of diverse microorganisms interacting with each other, with humans, and with their environment. She calls it the “built environment microbiome.” As founding director of the Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center, she is working with architects and engineers to advance our understanding of how microbial communities assemble, interact, evolve, and influence public health. In addition, she is co-creating a graphic novel about the urban microbiome with graphic designer Steve Green and writer and TED Fellow Anita Doron.

Green is internationally recognized for highly cited publications in NatureScience, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Her work has been featured in TIME, ABC, NBC, NPR, ForbesDiscoverScientific American, and The Economist. She is the recipient of the Blaise Pascal International Research Chair, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and a TED Senior Fellowship. She earned an M.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, both at the University of California, Berkeley. Click here to Register.

PRESENTED BY: Apecta by Metroflor 

Meet + Greet Jessica Green @ The Blueprint Lounge

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    The Blueprint Lounge | Floor 1, West Pass-Through

After the sold-out Keynote session, TED Senior Fellow, Jessica Green will join ASID in The Blueprint Lounge to meet with members and guests.

We are WELL: Pop-up chat with IWBI

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Join the team behind the WELL Building Standard to talk about applying WELL to your design project - and get the inside scoop on getting started on your WELL AP credential.

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. 

ASID + IDC Magazine launch with toast

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    The Blueprint Lounge | Floor 1, West Pass-Through

Join ASID and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) for a toast as we celebrate the merger of ICON + D.

ASID Career Exchange and Portfolio Review [SP1]

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    6th Floor, Suite 614

Explore your next career step at the ASID Career Exchange. Students and recent graduates will connect with design professionals and industry representatives for one-on-one networking opportunities. Within 90 minutes, participants will engage in multiple ten minute conversations with reviewers to learn about the interior design profession, or to receive a resume or portfolio critique. Learn more | Click here to Register.

If you are an interior design professional seeking new talent, consider participating as a portfolio reviewer. For more information and to volunteer, email Tiffany Neumann (tneumann@asid.org).

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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    Four Seasons Chicago, 120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
  • RSVP Email Aisha Williams at awilliams@iida.org

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 44th annual Interior Design Competition and the 25th 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 Four Seasons to celebrate the award-winning design firms and their outstanding projects.

Click here to purchase tickets

COMPETITION: IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition

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An innovative award recognizing corporate branding initiatives for showroom and booth design, this annual competition recognizes outstanding creativity at NeoCon each year. Criteria includes the originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials, and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics. Winners will be announced Sunday, June 11 and featured on the IIDA and Contract magazine websites. 

View the 2016 winners here.


STOP BY: DESIGN | DISRUPT | SHAPE | SHIFT: The IIDA Space at NeoCon

Floor 1, Starbucks Escalators

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Don’t miss IIDA DESIGN | DISRUPT | SHAPE | SHIFT, designed by Chicago-based creative agency hk+c. As designers, we are challenged to envision the future of our industry, to push boundaries and create solutions that disrupt the status quo. This high-touch installation invites NeoCon attendees to reflect on design’s winding path and encourages designers to shift and shape a vision for tomorrow’s communities.

STOP BY: IIDA Presents: LOVE GOOD COLOR

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    IIDA Headquarters, 111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 222

Join Laura Guido-Clark, founder of 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 apply and communicate color through a new lens of emotional power, temperament, and environments. Learn how to access the world of color based on what you and your clients feel—not just what we see.

KEYNOTE: Arianna Huffington, Keynote presented by IIDA

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    NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, The Mart

Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on numerous boards, including Uber and The Center for Public Integrity.

Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers. She is a mother, sister, flat shoe advocate, and sleep evangelist. Click here to Register.

PRESENTED BY: Thrive Global and Humanscale

STUDENT ACTIVITY: IIDA Student Design Charette

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    6th Floor, Suite 614

Get a glimpse of design-at-work when 60 IIDA Student Members compete in this live, onsite design competition, sponsored by Herman Miller. Students have less than six hours to determine a design solution, develop a presentation, and pitch their concept to an esteemed jury panel. NeoCon attendees are encouraged to observe the competition. Final presentations will take place at 3 p.m.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: IIDA Career Bootcamp Panel: Ask Designers Anything [SP2]

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    6th Floor, Suite 614
  • Tickets Fee: None

Sponsored by OFS Brands, IIDA Career Bootcamp gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to hear from professionals about what it takes to succeed in interior design. This year, questions from students and young professionals will be focus of the program, making this the most dynamic and interactive IIDA Career Bootcamp yet. Click here to Register.

Contract Magazine

The Source for all New Products at NeoCon® 2017

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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 2017 keynote speakers, Chicago designer’s favorite places in the city and more.

BEST OF NEOCON AWARDS
Now in its 28th 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 hundreds of products before NeoCon begins.  In late May 2017, 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 2017 Winners.

Contract Magazine's Best of NeoCon® Awards

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Now in its 28th 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 hundreds of products before NeoCon begins.  In late May 2017, all products that entered the Best of NeoCon will be available for viewing on the Contract Network.

2017 Best of NeoCon Award Winners' Breakfast

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The Best of NeoCon 2017 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 2017.

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 2017.

As a NeoCon SELECT Partner, you'll get the most out of NeoCon 2017— 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 interiordesign.net 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

ID LIVE

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For the second year, Interior Design will hostID Live, sponsored by Carnegie. Editor-in-Chief, Cindy Allen, will host designer guests at theRockwell-designed ID Live studio located onthe Grand Staircase. The interviews willstream on Interior Design’s Facebook pageand will be projected on the GrandStaircase. Come by and watch or tune in onFacebook.com/InteriorDesignMagazine

Submit: Interior Design HiP at NeoCon Awards

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Interior Design's 4th Annual HiP Awards

Interior Design's HiP at NeoCon Awards is a recognition program Honoring Industry People and Innovative Products. This unique initiative honors commercial industry pioneers and achievement in product applications.

Product submissions will be voted on by the A&D community prior to NeoCon. Winners and Honorees will be announced live at an exclusive event held at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: June 11, 2017 
(announced live at Interior Design's Giants Party at NeoCon)

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