Keynote Series

People and ideas that are shaping the future of home furnishings

On Saturday, LuAnn Nigara of the A Well Designed Business® podcast delivers practical tips for reaping profits from your creative talents – with book signing to follow. Film, fashion, and design star Diane Keaton joins us for a casual conversation – with Q&A – about her latest projects and inspirations. On Sunday, Queer Eye star Bobby Berk stops by to share lessons he’s learned en route to becoming a global design leader.

Lessons from A Well-Designed Business®

Saturday, April 6
noon - 1pm
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal

As host of the podcast, A Well-Designed Business®, LuAnn Nigara helps interior design professionals operate a profitable and productive business by providing useful and understandable insights through conversations with industry leaders. Join LuAnn as she shares lessons learned from A Well-Designed Business®, including an overview of critical topics for running an interior design business, and straight talk and actionable lessons to take back to your practice. Immediately following the presentation, LuAnn will be available to sign copies of her newly released book, The Things I Learned From A Well-Designed Business®.

Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU.

A Conversation with Diane Keaton

Sunday, October 14
3pm - 4pm with Book Signing to Follow
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal

Whether in film, fashion or interiors, Diane Keaton is known for her iconic point of view. Her mastery of black and white and a penchant for creating industrial chic interiors brings a sophisticated edginess to the rooms she creates. Join Diane in a casual conversation about her passion for design, her latest projects and her sources of inspiration. She will even take questions from the audience! Book signing to immediately follow. Sponsored by Aidan Gray. Be sure to visit the Aidan Gray showroom to view Diane’s new collection of lighting, Keaton Industries. The collection is distinctively Diane Keaton, each piece within it stylistically adapts to any number of design styles from industrial to modern farmhouse.

Becoming Bobby Berk

Sunday, April 7
3pm - 4pm
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal

Driven by a lifelong passion for design, Bobby Berk’s career pursuits cover almost every facet of the home furnishings and design industry. Known more recently for his work on "Queer Eye" as the lovable go-to design expert, Bobby's career began in retail & e-commerce before opening up his own brick & mortar store & then establishing his own design firm. Bobby’s varied experiences, keen eye & innovative approach have allowed him to build a unique brand identity & establish himself as a leader in design amidst a global market. Join Bobby in a casual conversation about his successes, his lessons learned, & his advice as he reveals the inside story behind the Bobby Berk brand.