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Outdoor Design Conference 2019


Outdoor Design Conference 2019


Come discover products and techniques for designing, distinguished outdoor spaces at our sixth annual Outdoor Design Conference!  Join us for a day of CEU seminars, featured presenations, open houses and product debuts on floors 14, 15 & 16. 

***Registration Required. Open to Interior Designers, Architects & Landscape Architects are Welcomed.***

Please RSVP for any CEU or Featured Presenatation you are planning on attending.

Event Breakdown:

9:00 am          Registration | Floor 1

9:30 am          Beyond the Back Door: A Guide to Determining the Right Material for your Application                                 | POLYWOOD LLC | SUITE 15-105| .1 CEU                        Learn to navigate the wide range of outdoor furniture materials. We will introduce and discuss                                a variety of outdoor materials and offer insightful features, benefits and tricks of the trade to                                    use as a guide to helping you design the outdoor room.                                                                                            Lindsay Schleis,14 years of industry experience

10:00 am         Senior Living and Aging in Place:Tailoring Outdoor Environments For Your Clients’ Needs                          | Anacara Co | Suite 14-127 | .1 CEU                                                                                                                        Jon Yedinak, managing editor of Senior Housing News, will lead a panel discussion with industry                          design experts in Senior Living and Aging in place.  Learn about trends and incorporating                                      exterior products in your next project.                                                                                                                         John Yedinak, Managing Editor, Senior Housing News.

10:30 am         Environmentally Friendly Outdoor Living Design                                                                                                  | Castelle | Suite 1576 | .1 CEU                                                                                                                                   Sustainability is alive and living well Outdoors - present how companies in outdoor are                                           manufacturing in an environmentally friendly way and how designers can set themselves apart in                           exterior design. Casual Trends based on recent research of the outdoor segment will also be                                 provided.                             Doug Becht, IDCEC Certified Instructor

11:00 am           Technology Systems and Products for Outdoor Spaces                                                                                       | Artisan Electronics Group | Suite 1486 | Featured Presentation                                                                       Today’s homes have technology everywhere. This market has grown beyond simple audio                                    and video options. This course will provide design and build partners with a familiarity with                                       outdoor technology options and how the environment influences outdoor technology choices.                                 Additionally, participants will discuss the infrastructure, and equipment needs and options to                                   ensure a successful project!  Real-world examples will be provided throughout the course to                                   ensure attendees understand the relevance of these principles on any outdoor project.                                           Ken Walker

12:00 pm         Open Houses | Tablescape | Lunches                                                                                                                    Enjoy networking and visiting participating showrooms during this time. A variety of                                                showrooms will serve lunch, light appetizers and drinks. 

                         New! Outdoor Tablescapes by Designers. Designers will be partnered with a showroom to                           showcase their spring tablescape. More information to come!

1:30 pm           Gardens. Greens & Great Design!                                                                                                                           | Gloster | Suite 1452 | .1 CEU                                                                                                                                   Landscape Architects and Interior Designers working in Concet to provide the Client with the                                  beast possible design options and how these two disciplines can work best together. More                                    information coming                                                                                                                                                      Janet Blutter Shiff, Interior Designer & Ashley Joyce Landscape, Architect

2:00 pm           Designing The Outdoor Room                                                                                                                                | OW Lee | Suite 1572 | .1 CEU                                                                                                                                 Explaining different ways to turn your backyard into an outdoor room. Functional and comfortable                          with plenty of room to entertain. Live example of Sunbrella fabrics tested against bleach, wine,                              etc.                                                                                                                                                                              Doug Sanicola, Owner Outdoor Elegance Patio Design Center, 2017 ICFA President

2:30 pm         Elevating Outdoor Living "Understanding Outdoor Materials and Educating your Client"                              | CAI Designs | Suite 1495 | .1 CEU                                                                                                                         View the new Montecito Collection as we welcome Scott Gregory, Director of Sales for Palecek.                             Scott will present “Understanding outdoor materials and educating your client.”                                                       Scott Gregory, Director of Sales for Palecek.

3:00 pm         Color Trends for 2019 with Annmarie Fabbi of Sherwin Williams                                                                         | Patio Renaissance | Suite 1520 | .1 CEU                                                                                                               

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