Week two of NeoCon’s new virtual hub, NeoConnect—a series of online resources, programming and events hosted on neocon.com and designed to virtually connect the NeoCon community—has commenced.
NeoConnect’s virtual programs for week two are as follows:
Design 2030: the Next Next
Monday, June 8, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CDT
IIDA’s Cheryl Durst and a panel of design industry leaders discuss collaboration across design disciplines—driving culture, sparking creativity and collaboration and offering clarity and coherence for teams.
Design Speaks Editorial Webinar
Monday, June 8, 2p.m. – 3 p.m. CDT
Join the editors of Contract, Healthcare Design, Hospitality Design and design:retail as they highlight key global design trends and opportunities in their respective markets.
Neurodiversity and Workplace Inclusivity
Tuesday, June 9, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CDT
This session explores opportunities to rethink the physical design of workplaces to improve the experience for neurodivergents as well as the benefits of inclusive organizational and workplace design.
Experience: Art, Culture, Design
Tuesday, June 9, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CDT
IIDA’s Cheryl Durst speaks with artist and architect Amanda Williams, and MCA director Madeleine Grynsztejn about art in the time of COVID; how museums, galleries and DIY spaces will continue to adapt for the future; and the ways we can let society know that creativity can’t be canceled.
Healthy People, Healthy Planet
Tuesday, June 9, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
Due to the global pandemic, 2020 is a watershed moment for wellness and sustainability. How can designers navigate the challenge to create healthier, more sustainable spaces?
Ready to Reoccupy? Assessing Workplaces for Ourselves and Our Clients
Wednesday, June 10, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CDT
Join AIA Chicago’s exploration into a post COVID-19 workplace including an introduction to AIA’s Reoccupancy Assessment Tool. This session reveals a health danger in materials that designers should fully understand and offers a review of surfaces used in healthcare and other institutional indoor environments which may have advantages in minimizing risk of Hospital Acquired Infections.
Get to the Point: a Rapid-Fire Discussion About Careers in Design
Wednesday, June 10, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
Join IIDA and a panel of industry veterans, human resource specialists, career counselors and recruiters as they answer students’ and young professionals’ questions about the state of the industry.
New Lighting Design Trends in Wellness and Hospitality
Wednesday, June 10, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
The lighting design process from the eyes of a hospitality design architect and a look at the versatility and quality of current lighting technologies to emphasize the elements of new design trends.
Your Goldilocks Moment: Getting Amenities Just Right!
Thursday, June 11, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CDT
Perspectives from a designer, a building developer and a real estate broker on the changing landscape of work and what changes we might see in the workplace to enhance experience in a post-pandemic world.
Collective D(esign): Women Lead Design | The NeoConnect Edition
Thursday, June 11, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CDT
Join IIDA’s Cheryl Durst for a special edition of Collective D(esign) in dialogue with female design leaders, to discuss the urgency of this current moment, what’s next for design and how a diversity of design thought is more crucial than ever.
Design Leaders Celebration and Happy Hour | Presented by IIDA
Thursday, June 11, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CDT
Celebrating the 2020 Recipients of the IIDA Educator of the Year, Member of the Year, Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award and the College of Fellows Inductees.
From Ocean to Office: a New Path for Plastic
Friday, June 12, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CDT
New concepts on how to source materials and the social, environmental and economic impact of designing with sustainability as a foundation.
Virtual HiP Awards: HiP Product
Friday, June 12, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. CDT
Join in on Interior Design’s 7th annual HiP Awards, honoring industry people and innovative products – the HiPpest in the industry.
We Need to Talk… About Materiality and Wellness (Part 1 of 3)
Friday, June 12, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CDT
Learning from Healthcare: Adapting to a post-pandemic world. Contract Magazine takes a look at the expert knowledge and practices in healthcare that we can apply to other sectors like workplace and hospitality.