Keynote Series

Ideas and inspirations from design superstars and innovation experts

Join star of the screen and master of industrial chic styling Diane Keaton for a casual conversation, complete with a Q&A session, on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, discover the latest ways to raise your social media game with Forbes Top 100 Digital Influencer Erik Qualman. On Monday afternoon, discover how to build your brand by becoming an on-screen star as Evette Rios leads fellow TV personalities Hilary Farr, Libby Langdon, and Mikel Welch on an exploration of this powerful communications channel.

Diane Keaton

A Conversation with Diane Keaton

Saturday, October 19
3pm - 4pm
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal
With Diane Keaton

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.

Erik Qualman

Socialnomics - Winning Customers via Social Media and Mobile

Sunday, October 20
3pm - 4pm
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal
With Erik Qualman

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.

Evette Rios

Hilary Farr

Libby Langdon

Mikel Welch

Harnessing the Brand Building
Power of TV

Monday, October 21
3pm – 4pm
High Point Theatre, in the Transportation Terminal
Panel discussion, with Evette Rios (moderator), Hilary Farr, Libby Landon, and Mikel Welch

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.