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Sat, May 20, 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
Join us for DesignEDGE, a dynamic, day-long design industry summit at the Millennium Broadway Hotel on Saturday, May 20, 2017. An empowering prelude to Sunday’s opening of ICFF, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair held at the nearby Javits Center.
Award-winning global design force, Karim Rashid will kick off DesignEDGE with his keynote presentation, "The Future of Design,” followed by a catered gourmet lunch and roundtable discussion focusing on your individual business needs.
The afternoon offers a revealing conversation between industry visionaries entitled, “Leading by Innovating.” Moderator Karen Marx, Home Furnishings Director for the HEARST DESIGN GROUP, will lead an in-depth dialogue with Caleb Anderson, partner and principal at DRAKE / ANDERSON; Jamie Derringer, founder and Executive Editor of DESIGN MILK; Kevin Greenberg, founding principal of SPACE EXPLORATION DESIGN; Susan Jamieson, founder and principal of BRIDGET BEARI DESIGNS and Chad Stark, Senior Vice President of STARK and President of SCALAMANDRE.
Covering crucial topics about the design industry today and how to be fearless and successful in a fast-paced, quick-changing world. Learn their strategies on how to build and broaden your brand, create new ways to establish leadership and trust with consumers and colleagues, harness the latest tools of social media and technology, create and expand global business and much more.
The summit culminates in an open Q&A forum with the panelists where you will have the opportunity to pose the points and questions that matter most to you.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST BEGINS AT 8:30 AM. SEATING IS NOT ASSIGNED.
We have blocked rooms at the Millennium Broadway Hotel with two beds at the reduced rate of $279/night. Call before April 27, 2017 to make your reservations and mention the IFDAEF DesignEDGE block. Phone: 212-768-4400
DesignEDGE is specifically scheduled the day before the opening of ICFF, North America's premier showcase for contemporary design of up-to-the-moment offerings. Stay over on Saturday night and head to ICFF on Sunday morning. We will provide helpful tips on experiencing and navigating ICFF. Register for ICFF here: www.icff.com.
The IFDA Educational Foundation (IFDA-EF) mission is to foster educational and philanthropic activities to enhance the furnishings and design industries. Profits from DesignEDGE will support future IFDA-EF educational initiatives. The IFDA-EF is a 501 (c) 3. www.ifdaef.org
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