NeoCon®, one of the most important events of the year for the commercial design industry, is taking place at The Mart in Chicago, June 12–14. The three-day event attracts 50,000 design professionals and showcases hundreds of cutting-edge exhibitors spread across nearly 1 million square feet of exhibition space. NeoCon serves as a launching pad for thousands of new products and covers a spectrum of vertical markets, including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public space and government.
From game-changing products and services to inspiring keynote presenters and educational programming, not to mention networking events, the 49th edition of NeoCon offers a rich and multidimensional opportunity for the international design community.
- Kicking off the show on Monday is Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and founder and CEO of Thrive Global. Huffington will take the stage to discuss Thrive Global, her new venture that aims to end the epidemic of stress and burnout by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance both well-being and performance.
- Tuesday’s keynote will feature Jessica Green, a world-renowned scientist inspiring people to see how the microbial blueprint of our bodies, homes, cities and forests impacts our our future. As co-founder and CTO of Phylagen, a DNA data harvesting and analytics company, Green envisions a future for urban design that promotes sustainability, human health, and well-being.
- The founding principal of Chicago-based John Ronan Architects, John Ronan FAIA, will round out the keynote programming on the final day of the show. Ronan serves as lead designer on all projects and is known for his abstract yet sensuous work that explores materiality and atmosphere.
NeoCon will also deliver multidisciplinary programming, addressing a wide range of today’s most important design topics, featuring nearly 100 accredited seminars. New this year is "Icons at NeoCon," a special set of icon-led seminars. Online registration to attend NeoCon is free and available through June 9.
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