With NeoCon 2023 just around the corner (June 12-14), the leading commercial design platform will offer unparalleled opportunities for us to connect, share ideas, and celebrate together, while showcasing the latest design trends and what’s next for the built environment at THE MART in Chicago!

1. Innovative Design

This year’s edition will offer thousands of attendees an insider look into the driving forces behind design progress and what is shaping the public interiors of the future. With 400+ leading and emerging exhibitors, whose head-of-the-curve research and commitment to understanding the changing needs and demands of an ever-evolving population, the NeoCon show floors will offer an immersive display of what designers and specifiers should consider when creating a better built environment—from generational design and ESG prioritization, to technology integration and global perspectives.

HBF Textiles Showroom

2. Captivating Experiences & Activations

NeoCon 2023 promises an array of captivating experiences across the show floors and public spaces. Engaging activations abound––including the multi-functional lounge by ASID on the first floor, SANDOW’s immersive DesignScene and Metropolis Magazine’s Sustainability Lab on the 11th floor, and the inaugural NeoCon Podcast Studio Powered by SURROUND. Exhibitors such as SnapCab, Armstrong Flooring, Darran Furniture, Mohawk Group, Haworth, InPro, molo, KFI Studios, Snowsound, and Zenbooth are set to showcase impressive installations and spaces throughout. Finally, be sure not to miss the innovative Art on THE MART projection by Gensler Chicago on the South Facade of the building. Head here for the full lineup of activations.

THE MART’s River Park, presented by Haworth

3. Engaging Events 

Attendees can look forward to dazzling events like IIDA’s Revel in Design and the DIFFA Chicago Gala: Caribbean CARNIVAL, trend-setting award programs like Best of NeoCon and Interior Design’s HiP, festive parties like NeoCon’s new Tuesday “Happy Together Hour” on the River Park and the annual MRL + NAIRC NeoCon AfterHours party, and engaging on-site gatherings hosted by SnapCab, and BIFMA, just to name a few. Head here to start marking your calendars!

Best of NeoCon 2022 Best of Competition Winner HALCON

4. Insightful Keynotes & Featured Presentations

World-renowned quantitative futurist Amy Webb, Co-Founder of MASS Design Group Michael Murphy, The Hip Hop Architect Michael Ford, and Chicago Hip Hop Legend & MIT Professor Lupe Fiasco will headline this year’s NeoCon. Pulling from diverse backgrounds and experiences and drawing inspiration from music, poetry, technology, and the power of community, they will explore how we can build a more sustainable, equitable and brighter future. The keynotes will be complemented by a number of featured presentations from industry thought leaders exploring topics ranging from rethinking the concept of occupancy in an evolved work landscape, to the power of design to be a force for good when it comes to social justice. Daily keynotes and featured presentations will be presented onsite and also available via livestream on the NeoCon Programming Hub. Head here to see the full roster!

2022 Keynote Speakers Nick Cave and Bob Faust with Cheryl Durst of IIDA

5. Timely CEU Sessions

More than 50 virtual and on-site CEU-accredited programs and hands-on workshops will feature speakers from leading design associations, universities, architecture firms, manufacturers, and top media outlets, as well as experts in emerging technology, sustainable building, and inclusive workplace culture. These presentations and panels will offer lively discussions and insight into evolving industry topics, including Workplace, Sustainability, Healthcare, Technology, Wellness, Hospitality, DEI, Public Space, and Facilities Management. Head here to see the full line-up!

Gensler’s Todd Heiser and Lily Diego

Show-goers, get ready for an unforgettable NeoCon experience!

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