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Design Viewpoints Series

Design industry leaders present leading-edge ideas in CEU-accredited seminars

Presented in partnership with ASID, these inspiring and engaging sessions present today’s most powerful business-building ideas. Created to meet the needs of professional designers, these exceptional events are held in the High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal.

  • Noon sessions include a complimentary boxed lunch. Meals available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Attendees earn .1 CEU credit at each session.

Design Viewpoints / Keynote Series

Transformative Design: The Power of Design and Preservation to Reshape Communities

When: 12pm-1pm, Saturday, October 14
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Paula Wallace, President and Founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

President and Founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Paula Wallace tells the story of SCAD's award-winning built environment. Paula will illuminate the institution’s rise as the world's preeminent art and design university through the impressive and endlessly unique preservation and design projects undertaken across its global campuses. From Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia to Lacoste, France and Hong Kong, SCAD has reimagined higher education and career preparation. In so doing, it has redefined the communities in which its students live and learn.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided, .1 IDCEC-approved CEU credit

Conducting Business in a Global Environment

When: 10am-11am, Sunday, October 15
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Adriana Hoyos, Principal at Adriana Design Studio

In our constantly evolving business world, designers must be knowledgeable of customs, practices and trends when conducting business globally. Join Adriana Hoyos, Principal at Adriana Design Studio, as she discusses global expansion and how it differs in places such as the United States, Latin America and South America; how to draw inspiration from worldwide influences; and delivering an outcome for your clients that include elements from their respective environments. Adriana expresses her talents through her design studio, Adriana Design Studio, and her retail enterprise, Adriana Hoyos Furnishings, with stores in the U.S., Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

.1 IDCEC-approved CEU credit

Hospitality Insiders Share All: What it Takes to be a Designer in the Hospitality Sector

When: 12pm-1pm, Sunday, October 15
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Gary Inman, Baskervill; Nina Magon, Contour Design; Patrick Sutton, Patrick Sutton Associates; Todd Ellenberger, Hirsch Bedner Associates; and Moderator Nick May, Chaise Lounge Podcast

Uncover the key ideas every designer needs to know when making the leap from residential to hospitality design. Designers Gary Inman (VP of Hospitality, Baskervill), Nina Magon (Principal, Contour Interior Design), Patrick Sutton (Owner, Patrick Sutton) and Todd Ellenberger (Associate, Hirsch Bedner Associates) will share their experiences and lessons learned, as they discuss how the structure of a hospitality project differs from a residential project. Plus, they will explore the current state of the hospitality industry. Moderated by Chaise Lounge Podcast founder, Nick May. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided, .1 IDCEC-approved CEU credit

Getting Your Stories Published... Strategies for a Digital Age

When: 12pm-1pm, Monday, October 16
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Christine Abbate, Novita PR; Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, Madcap Cottage; plus other notable influencers

The media landscape is constantly evolving, making it continually more important to understand your opportunities to further the awareness of good design, and the issues that affect our industry and world. Our panel of leading design journalists and PR/social media experts, including Christine Abbate with Novita PR plus the Madcap Cottage gents, and other notable influencers, will share strategies and insider tips for getting your projects and stories published in today’s ever-expanding range of print and digital outlets.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided, .1 IDCEC-approved CEU credit

DVS BONUS SESSION

How to Deliver Luxury Projects in Under 90 Days

When: 2pm-3pm, Monday, October 16
Where: Surya Showroom, Showplace 4100
Speaker: Denise McGaha, Denise McGaha Interiors

Denise McGaha will share how she developed her trademarked “Designing With a Deadline” business process, and how it changed her design business. She will share tips on how to implement project management tools, how to work with showrooms efficiently, and how to attract the type of clients you want. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

0.1 CEU