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Design Viewpoints Series

CEU accredited seminars to grow your design business

Presented in partnership with ASID, this lively and informative seminar series offers business-building ideas from design industry leaders. Featuring topics tailored specifically to the needs of professional designers, these exceptional educational events are held in the High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal.

  • Noon sessions include a complimentary boxed lunch, a breakfast buffet opens at 8:30am for the morning sessions. Meals available on a first-come, first served basis
  • Attendees earn .1 CEU credit at each session

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW SCREENING: Thriving in Place: Designing Your Best Life, Now & Later, plus Panel Discussion

When: 12pm-1:30pm, Saturday, October 22
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Marianne Cusato, Randy Fiser

Kick off the Design Viewpoints Series with a preview of the Public Broadcasting documentary, Thriving in Place: Designing Your Best Life, Now and Later. Designing your life – where and how you live and work – helps to ensure the results suit your needs. People want longevity, good quality of life, beautiful design and style, and sometimes meaningful encore careers. Thriving in Place delivers inspiration, resources, and support for all. The preview screening will be paired with a panel discussion to include host of the documentary and Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt People’s Design Award winner Marianne Cusato, ASID CEO Randy Fiser, and Certified-Aging-in-Place designer Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided. .1 CEU.

Color & Paint in Environments for the Aging

When: 9am-10am, Sunday, October 23
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Fran Ducharme, Brand Ambassador, Benjamin Moore
& Co.

Color perception changes as a result of aging or disease. During this session, Fran Ducharme, Brand Ambassador for Benjamin Moore & Co., will examine the various types of common care environments available for the elderly and will discuss the application of low- or zero-VOC, durable, high-quality paint, and appropriate color use to facilitate quality of life in all environments for the aging.

Complimentary breakfast buffet begins at 8:30am. .1 CEU.

Livable Design: The Evolution of the Home Environment

When: 12pm-1pm, Sunday, October 23
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Kerrie Kelly, ASID, CAPS, Design Director, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

The term “livable design” broadly refers to the concept that ideally all design – products, technologies, and the built environment – should serve the broadest range of people, regardless of mobility, age, gender, or physical stature, without adaptation or specialized features. Livable design is not a design style but rather an orientation to design, focusing on the end user. Interior designer Kerrie Kelly, ASID, CAPS, design director for Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, will present on a variety of fixtures, finishes, and equipment that are considered livable and will define ways that livable design is beneficial to all clients, especially those looking for flexible use and simple and intuitive design.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided. .1 CEU.

Where We Choose to Thrive: A Discussion of Aging-in-Place Communities

When: 9am-10am, Monday, October 24
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: BJ Miller, FASID, CCIM, Principal, The Vision Group

Where you choose to live is a deeply personal decision. Today, there are countless options for where and how to age in place based on needs and preferences from staying in one’s home to moving into an active adult, restricted age community. Award-winning expert senior living interior designer BJ Miller, FASID, CCIM, principal of The Vision Group, will detail how interior design plays a significant role in creating spaces and communities that transform aging in place to thriving in place.

Complimentary breakfast buffet will begin at 8:30am. .1 CEU.