Keynote Series

Tune in virtually for perspectives on the future of our homes and businesses

Our lives are going through a period of unprecedented change. Our homes and businesses will continue to be reshaped and reimagined as we move forward. Three major trends, a heightened interest in wellness, our embrace of virtual business platforms, and the increasing importance of sustainable materials, are expected to have long-term effects. In our Keynote Series, we explore these effects – and the opportunities they represent for you.

All seminars will take place via Zoom and registration is required. Attendees can earn 1 CEU by attending the live Zoom event and staying for the entire hour. The attendance list will be submitted to IDCEC afterwards for credit. A recording will be available after the event, but CEU credits will not be awarded from the recording.


Diane Falvey

Lori Miller

Charles Pavarini III

Michael Peterson

The Intersection of Wellness and Home Design

Wednesday, October 14
3pm - 4pm
With Clodagh, Diane Falvey, Lori Miller, Charles Pavarini III, Michael Peterson

Amidst a pandemic, stay at home orders and remote working mandates, a surge of residential design opportunities is emerging across the globe. Combined with health and safety concerns, the spotlight on wellness within the home is shining brighter than ever and the design industry is well positioned to address this need. Join Diane Falvey as she moderates a panel comprised of Clodagh, Charles Pavarini III, Michael Peterson, and Lori Miller covering the future of wellness through a lens of technology and furnishings designed to promote wellness, comfort, and style. Presented by the High Point Market Authority in partnership with Furniture, Lighting, & Décor. Sponsored by Visual Comfort. 1 CEU credit.

Nidhi Kapur

Kaitlin Petersen

Dennis Scully

Nicole White

The Future of Virtual Design Services

Friday, October 16
3pm - 4pm
With Nidhi Kapur, Kaitlin Petersen, Dennis Scully, Nicole White

Friday’s Keynote presented in a TEDx-style format featuring two mini sessions. Program welcomes guests with a series of conversations following Business of Home’s Future of Home conference. BOH editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen interviews interior designer Nicole White about the future of online design services: how to adapt your existing workflow for e-design clients and positioning your e-design offerings. Afterwards, BOH podcast host Dennis Scully sits down with Nidhi Kapur, the founder of Maiden Home, to chat about the future of retail design services and platforms, and how home brands can offer in-house design services.

Edmund "Eddie" Ingle

Sustainability in Textiles

Monday, October 19
3pm - 4pm
With Edmund "Eddie" Ingle

The textile industry has long been challenged with wastefulness and a lack of recycling, but new leaders in technology and cutting-edge thinking are emerging. Over the last 10+ years, Unifi has established itself as an innovator and industry game changer through its production of REPREVE fiber made from recycled plastic bottles, prioritizing sustainability and leading the charge to reverse the wasteful processes within the textile industry. Join Edmund “Eddie” Ingle, CEO of Unifi and makers of the sustainable REPREVE brand, as he shares insights into sustainability trends, the benefits of a circular economy, and encouraging examples from leading brands who are making a difference. 1 CEU credit.