Marquee Presentations

The NeoCon exhibition is complemented by world-class programming featuring some of the most creative minds in the industry. Marquee presentations including panels, talks and keynotes will reflect on business innovations in the contract industry, and discuss the infinite possibilities of the future of commercial design. 

Keynote [KE1]
A Conversation with Art Gensler
Art Gensler, Founder, Gensler

  • Date Monday, June 11
  • Time 8:00 AM
  • Location NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, The Mart
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IIDA's Cheryl Durst talks shop with legendary design firm founder Art Gensler.  Check back for additional details.

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Panel Discussion [KE2]
She Said, She Said: Extraordinary Women in Design
Moderated by Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, Interior Design

  • Date Monday, June 11
  • Time 2:00 PM
  • Location NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, The Mart
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In honor of Neocon’s 50th Edition, Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen shines a bright light on those who dared to enter the boys’ club of architecture and design, voicing their struggles and victories. Now, as they lead some of the world’s most prodigious firms, we hear their vision for the future. This percipient panel honors all women in design.  Stay tuned for the announcement of panelists.

Keynote [KE3]
The Wired Future
Nick Thompson, Editor in Chief, Wired

  • Date Tuesday, June 12
  • Time 8:00 AM
  • Location NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, The Mart
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The story of how science and tech will change our lives is one of the most important in the world. And no one’s more equipped to tell it than Nicholas Thompson. A veteran editor, he revolutionized The New Yorker’s online platform and transformed the magazine. Now, as the editor-in-chief of Wired, he’s working at the forefront of digital innovation—championing tech’s role in making the world a better place.

As the new editor-in-chief of Wired—one of the most prestigious positions in the world of technology—Nicholas Thompson is staking out a bold, optimistic vision for covering, and responding to, the changing realm of digital culture. From artificial intelligence to entertainment, privacy to social media, ethics to war, Thompson leads the news cycle—and in talks, he champions the ways tech can enhance our lives, both as a quick-witted, brilliant keynote speaker and as a charming, provocative host.

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