Steelyard Designers Welcome Reception
Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

Steelyard Designers Welcome Reception

Stop by The Point for a warm welcome – complete with plenty of swag! – from the Steelyard team as we share our Market insights and designer-friendly resources to help you kick off your Fall Market experience. Learn about must-see events, get an overview of designer-friendly brands, network with fellow designers and, of course, pick up The Point’s exclusive nail polish color! The Steelyard experts will be on hand from Noon to 4pm for the official reception and will host an insightful roundtable discussion from 2 – 3pm.

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Time Mastery for Interior Designers: Earn More in Less Time with Melissa Galt
Oct
18
3:00 PM15:00

Time Mastery for Interior Designers: Earn More in Less Time with Melissa Galt

There are a lot of moving parts and people required for every successful project and you’re the conductor who brings that sweet symphony of talent together. Learn the super simple secrets to get more done in less time with ease so you eliminate the stress in favor of success; understand how to incorporate knock out client service that’ll have them singing your praises. How to Get More Done in Less Time and Turn Productive into Profitable 3 Components of Project Management that Will Make You a Master of Time How to Include Client Celebrations in Each Project for First Class Service The No Brainer, Almost Free Tool that Turns You into a Scheduling Ninja How to Eliminate Management by Crisis, Client Frustration, and Digital Distractions

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BIDN Workshop: Getting Camera-Ready, Tips and Tricks for TV Appearances and Hosting
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

BIDN Workshop: Getting Camera-Ready, Tips and Tricks for TV Appearances and Hosting

In this lively, interactive workshop, join TLC’s Trading Spaces designer Mikel Welch and A&E Network’s Evette Rios as they walk attendees through a series of demonstrations and exercises designed to prepare designers for their next opportunity in front of the camera. Presented in partnership with the Black Interior Designers Network, be sure to stick around afterwards for the BIDN mixer from 5-7pm.

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WithIt President's Reception
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

WithIt President's Reception

Kick off your market at WithIt’s powerful networking reception as we toast the opening of Malouf’s new showroom space. WithIt encourages and develops leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries. Guests are welcome -- come learn more about WithIt.

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Cheers to 120 Years: “Breakfast in Bed” with Durham Furniture
Oct
19
8:30 AM08:30

Cheers to 120 Years: “Breakfast in Bed” with Durham Furniture

  • Durham Furniture Showroom, IFHC Floor 10 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rise and shine with “Breakfast in Bed” in celebration of Durham Furniture’s 120th anniversary. Satisfy your sweet and salty cravings with a biscuit and bacon bar including a variety of locally-made jams, an acai bowl and juice bar with freshly squeezed juices and assorted toppings and a Bloody Mary / Mimosa bar with a variety of creative garnishes. Hand-crafted, each menu item is custom-made for you with the same meticulous attention to detail that Durham Furniture puts into every piece of its solid wood furniture. Join us for a champagne toast at 10:30 a.m., take a selfie in bed and check out our wide range of styles and custom finishes as we celebrate our 120-year milestone. Cheers to 120 years!

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How To Achieve Great Financial Results & Keep Your Sanity with Gail Doby
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

How To Achieve Great Financial Results & Keep Your Sanity with Gail Doby

How is it possible to attract better clients who value you and pay you what you’re worth? What’s the secret to setting profitable fees that don’t scare you or your clients? How do you build team accountability to ensure more revenue and more profit? Interior design business transformation coach, Gail Doby, gives you the straightforward answers you need to build your business, grow your bottom line, and maintain (or regain) your sanity. You can implement the strategies immediately and see results quickly.

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Designer Secrets of the Outdoor Room - Lunch and Learn
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Designer Secrets of the Outdoor Room - Lunch and Learn

The iconic design duo of Stephanie James and Patti Allen of High Point, NC’s international design firm, Allen and James, shares secrets discovered in their years of designing amazing outdoor living spaces. With reference to the trends and innovation occurring in outdoor furnishings, fabrics and accessories, Allen and James are able to offer timely information and sought-after secrets to creating a curated outdoor space. Lunch and Learn - Lunch provided. Seating limited.

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KEYNOTE SERIES - A Conversation with Diane Keaton
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

KEYNOTE SERIES - A Conversation with Diane Keaton

Whether in film, fashion or interiors, Diane Keaton is known for her iconic point of view. Join her in a casual conversation about her passion for design, her latest projects, and her sources of inspiration. Book signing to immediately follow. And be sure to visit the Aidan Gray showroom to view Diane’s new collection of lighting, Keaton Industries!

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Getting in Print
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Getting in Print

You’re a top-notch designer who produces magazine-worthy interiors and invests in professional photography. But how do you parlay that into a magazine feature? What’s the secret to getting an editor’s attention? Join Nick May and guests as they divulge the path from design project to print story.

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Keynote Series, Socialnomics - Winning Customers via Social Media and Mobile
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Keynote Series, Socialnomics - Winning Customers via Social Media and Mobile

Based on his #1 Bestseller, Forbes Top 100 Digital Influencer Erik Qualman dives into the powerful concept of Socialnomics. Word-of-Mouth is on digital steroids and has transformed into World-of-Mouth. Organizations must learn the new rules of social, mobile and beyond, or they will miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to earn customers' loyalty and drive long-term success. Socialnomics is the key to winning customers' hearts, minds, and wallets. Book signing to follow. Presented by the High Point Market Authority in partnership with the Home Furnishings Association.

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Keynote Series - Harnessing the Brand Building Power of TV
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Keynote Series - Harnessing the Brand Building Power of TV

We all know TV is a powerful medium. It allows you to reach millions of people in mere minutes and can position you as an expert in your field. But is it the right path for you? Is it worth your time? Join Evette Rios as she moderates a panel of interior designers who have embraced the brand-building power of TV, including Hilary Farr, Libby Langdon, and Mikel Welch. They’ll delve deep into why TV exposure matters and how you can use that exposure to build your brand, make more money and acquire more clients.

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