Chicago— NeoCon 2021, scheduled here October 4-6 at theMART, will be open for registration beginning June 8. The in-person show will focus on the theme, “Design Anew,” and provide the opportunity for the commercial design community to gather together again. The show will offer new product launches from 500 leading and emerging brands, as well as world class programming from industry leaders and events and installations.
“It is more important than ever to bring our community back together in person to share ideas, knowledge, innovations and inspiration on how we can collectively design our return to office and other shared spaces,” said Byron Morton, vice president of leasing at theMART.” “There is so much to catch up on, it’s going to be a wonderfully productive reunion.”
NeoCon 2021 will include daily keynotes presented onsite live as well as streamed to all registrants, a new virtual CEU programming series, unique installations including a Danish design exhibit and the Metropolis’ Sustainability Lab and the new River Park, presented by Haworth.
According to NeoCon organizers, measures and protocols will be in place to address any necessary city, state or CDC health guidelines. TheMART recently received GBAC Star accreditation, the gold standard of prepared facilities and the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recover accreditation, according to NeoCon organizers. The building has hospital-grade air filtration and circulation in addition to enhanced cleaning protocols. Also, low-contact registration, monitored elevator service, a modified expo hall layout, optimized outdoor space, hybrid programming and a new online event platform will be used.