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Cutting-edge ideas from design and home fashion leaders

Explore the power of design to transform communities throughout the world with Paula Wallace, president and founder of Savannah College of Art and Design. Then, discover how staying focused on the details is the critical connection to building a global brand with Drew and Jonathan Scott, founders of Scott Living and stars of HGTV’s popular series, The Property Brothers.

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, illuminating the university'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 to Hong Kong, SCAD has reimagined higher education and career preparation, and in so doing, redefined the communities in which SCAD students live and learn.

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

Big Picture, Small Details: Why We Sweat The Small Stuff

When: 3pm-4:30pm, Saturday, October 14, Doors open at 2:30pm
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Drew and Jonathan Scott, Co-Founders of Scott Living and stars of HGTV's Property Brothers

Entrepreneurs, TV personalities and NY Times Best Selling authors Drew and Jonathan Scott discuss the critical connection between building a global brand while never losing focus on the details. From the launch of their first business at age 7, to the creation of their five top-rated television shows and even the development of their massive Scott Living home goods program, hear directly from the brothers how their passion for details has been a common thread between all of their personal and professional achievements. Book signing to follow.

Ashley & India Hicks: Growing Up in the Designed World of David Hicks; Redesigning the Family Legacy

When: 2pm - 3:30pm, Sunday, October 15
Where: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Speaker: Ashley Hicks, architect, interior and furniture designer, and India Hicks, designer, author and founder of India Hicks, Inc.

Explore legendary decorator David Hicks' design legacy as witnessed by none other than son and daughter, Ashley and India Hicks. For the first time together on stage, Ashley and India will share stories of growing up in the impeccably designed world of their father at home in Oxfordshire, why his trademark use of geometric pattern and color forever changed the English drawing room, and how each has reinterpreted this design legacy through their own unique entrepreneurial vision. Sharp, witty, irreverent, and a bit tricky, the siblings will share insight into the creative force of David Hicks as never heard before. Book signing to follow.

Doors open at 1:30pm

A Special Event

To benefit the Bienenstock Furniture Library

Please Join Honored Guests, India Hicks and Ashley Hicks as we celebrate Hicks Design Legacy and IFDA 70th Anniversary

Saturday, October 14, 5-8pm
Bienenstock Furniture Library
1009 North Main Street, High Point, NC

Champagne, light bites, and book signings
David Hicks Scrapbooks, by Ashley Hicks
Island Style, by India Hicks

$50 tax deductible donation
Limited space available, RSVP to or 336.883.4011 by October 3.