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I’m a Keynote Speaker – IDC Education & Design Worth Spreading

Entry #531, May 23, 2011

I’m delighted to have been invited to be a keynote speaker at Interior Designer Chat’s – Education & Design Worth Spreading conference this June 14th – 17th in Chicago. I will be sharing top design blogger secrets, from writing for home publications, and getting guest bloggers for your blog site, to taking the plunge from blogging occasionally to becoming a professional blogger.  I have been fortunate to write for highly trafficked blogs such as Freshome and MyDeco US, and be featured on Problogger. I will share tips for finding a niche to stick with for your blog, and share what has helped me create longevity in my design blog career.

Chicago Skyline at Millennium Park

Chicago Skyline at Millennium Park

Image courtesy of Gatesman photography

If you are a designer, architect, interior designer, blogger, or a home enthusiast interested in the profession, this year’s event is where you will want to be!

The conference will have a host of parties, educational events worth CEU’s (Continuing Education Units), industry leaders and also joining me to keynote speak is James Swan, who will be discussing “Finding (and Exploiting) Your Niche In the World of Design”. The conference also features a design challenge, and a sponsored dinner by Kraft Maid Cabinetry. Other sponsors for the event include, Denova, Brizo, Dream Walls Glass.

I’m especially excited, as this year’s event will coincide with NeoCon.

If you’re not familiar with Neocon, it is an annual trade show to:

‘Discover thousands of innovative products and resources for corporate hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors from more than 1,200 showrooms and exhibitors. NeoCon is where the contract industry kicks off its year.’


The days will be accompanied with free time to explore Chicago, shop, as well as attend parties in the evenings and join us for a live Interior Designer Chat chat at the new Brizo Showroom in the Merchandise Mart.

For those who want to learn more about Google Sketch Up, iPad Design and Apps, and a feature from Sarah Reep  on “Understanding Gen Y”. For a full list of the Schedule of Events visit the IDC Events page.

Time is running out, and space is limited, to sign up and get more information about Interior Designer Chat’s – Education & Design Worth Spreading conference, and register for the conference. Travel information and details can also be found on the Interior Designer Chat events site.

Get ready to enjoy Chicago!

merhcandise mart

Visit the architectural and historical retailer giant – The Merchandise Mart

Image courtesy of The Photo Folio

Here’s a glimpse of the jam packed schedule of events:

Tues.  June 14  Keynote Speakers and IDC Design Worth Spreading

  • James Swan – “Finding (and Exploiting) Your Niche In the World of Design
  • Ronique Gibson-  “Secrets of Top Design Bloggers”
  • A Free Afternoon:  To attend  NeoCon, take the Chicago Architectural Foundation Boat Tour
  • A Live @IntDesignerChat Chat at The New Brizo Showroom at The Chicago Merchandise Mart followed by
  • Interior Designer Chat Cocktail Party

Wed.  June 15 – Education & Design Worth Spreading

(CEU courses provided b y KraftMaid Cabinetry, Igloo Studios)

  • Basics of Google SketchUp   9-11am
  • Interior Designer Chat Luncheon 11:30 – 12:30
  • Advanced Google SketchUp 1-2pm
  • Eric Schimelpfenig – ipad Design And Apps   2-3pm
  • Sarah Reep – Understanding Gen Y 3-4p
  • IDC Chicago Cocktail Party

Thur.  June  16, – Luxury Bath Design Challenge &  Award Dinner

(Provided by KraftMaid.)

  • Design Challenge – 9am to 2pm
  • IDC working Lunch
  • IDC Free Time  –
  • IDC Design Dinner –  Design Challenge presentations by teams, judging, and awards.
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