NeoCon reveals keynote and feature presentations for 2024 edition

Programming registration for the 55th edition of NeoCon, which will take place from June 10 to 12, 2024, in Chicago, will open next month.

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Programming registration for NeoCon 2024, the 55th edition of the event in Chicago, will open on April 3, 2024.

The annual conference, which will take place this year at THE MART from June 10 to 12, will boast an attendance of architects, designers, manufacturers, dealers, end-users, design organizations, and media who will gather to see the latest trends and innovations that are shaping the future of design.

“We are thrilled to announce NeoCon 2024’s daily Keynote Presentations which offer an exploration into storytelling through design from three of the creative world’s most interesting and prolific leaders. A number of dynamic Featured Presentations from industry experts will also run daily; check back for announcements,” reads NeoCon’s website.

This year’s programming includes various keynotes and feature presentations including Leveraging the Power of Storytelling in Commercial Design by Bob Weis, global entertainment leader, Gensler, on June 10, The Power of Affirmation: Yinka IIori in conversation with Khoi Vo and Cheryl Durst by Yinka Ilori, British-Nigerian multi-disciplinary artist and designer on June 11 and Designing Afrofuturism: The Art of Storytelling in Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter, two-time Academy-Award winning costume designer on June 12.

Featured presentations such as IIDA Collective Design LIVE: The Future of Experience will feature speakers including Lauren Rottet, FIIDA, president and founding principal, Rottet Studios, Upali Nanda, global practice director, research, and partner, HKS, Brian Graham, IIDA, founder and creative director, Graham Design and Lori Mukoyama IIDA, global leader of hospitality and principal, Gensler.

Other presentations will include Meet Us On Monday: IIDA’s Celebration on the Grand Stair, with Cheryl Durst, Hon. FIIDA, executive vice president and CEO, IIDA, Diversity in PracticeBIFMA + ACT | Fits Like a Glove: The Perfect Pairing of Textiles and FurnitureASID | 2024 Trends Outlook and Designing A Better Chicago: A Conversation with 2024 Grantees.

For more information on the programming, click here.