Building a Better Business: One Design at a Time, this year’s Interior Design Society National Conference, is hosting a speaker lineup of successful industry entrepreneurs and design coaches. Celebrity interior designer Dann Foley will host as tour guide and master of ceremonies, leading tours through the In-Detail showroom at the Dallas Market Center on March 31, and hosting the conference’s awards gala on April 1. Lloyd Princeton, Joe Jankoski and Barbara Viteri are also on the docket.
Gail Doby; Julie Schuster
The conference starts March 30 with an opening reception at the Arteriors flagship store in the Dallas Design District. Keynote speaker Gail Doby, chief vision officer and co-founder of Design Success University, will lead the presentation “How to Build a Profitable Interior Design Firm,” on March 31. She’ll be followed by Julie Schuster, principal of Julie Schuster Design Studio, who will present “Feng Shui and Interior Design,” and color specialist MaLinda Perry, who will discuss color psychology. Concluding the day will be sales and marketing coach Fred Berns with a discussion about increasing profits, and Mark Raissen of LightRaze, who will talk about technology advances in the use of LEDs in design.
The conference is $375 for IDS members and $475 for non-members. The price includes the opening reception, two conference days, lunch on both days, and the awards dinner. The conference seminars and awards dinner will be held at the Dallas Market Center. Learn more.