Design Campus Live to Debut in Dallas

The design summit will take place in January
November 3, 2015Andrea Lillo

Design Campus LiveDALLAS—For the first time Design Campus Live will host its three-day design summit at Dallas Market Center this January, and will include presentations on licensing, architectural and landscape elements and healthcare design.

Scheduled for Jan. 21-23, it takes place during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Jan. 20-26. The summit, which caters to interior designers, architects and landscape architects, features two full days of educational and design presentations and one full day of guided showroom tours led by local celebrity designers and leading industry bloggers. Co-founders Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis, interior designers known from such channels as HGTV, Bravo, Oxygen, TLC and the Food Network, will be the event’s hosts.

Discussing this year’s topics—including licensing, architectural and landscape elements, healthcare design, designing in the current economic climate and trends— will be Stephanie Chung, an executive coach and sales service trainer; Sharrah Robeson, director for marketing for Robeson’s Design; Rebecca Robeson, CEO and lead designer of Robeson Design; Ghina Itani, a healthcare designer for Itani Design Concepts; Evelyn Lee, a senior strategist at MKThink; Adam Japko, president of Esteem Media; and Bill Indursky, editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Design Life Network.

“Dallas Market Center is a design hub known for the immense amount of designer showrooms we have open daily,” Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center, said. “We have a great relationship with the design community in Dallas and with the help of fantastic partners like Design Campus Live we are able to provide remarkable educational and networking events for designers.”

Ellis added, “Bringing our summit to Dallas gives us the unique opportunity to reach new designers and to provide a more convenient location of those who usually attend.”

Registration for Design Campus Live is currently open, The three-day package includes 11 CEUs, guided showroom tours, a welcome cocktail party, book signings, three hosted lunches, a networking event and fun giveaways. Early bird registration for attendees who register before Nov. 14 receive a $100 discount. Sponsors for this event include Dallas Market Center, In-Detail, Leftbank Art, Natuzzi, Noir, Peninsula Home, Four Hands, Jaipur, Selamat Designs, Lamps Plus, Williams Sonoma and Phillips Collection.

Andrea LilloAndrea Lillo | Senior Editor

Andrea Lillo has written about a variety of topics, from beer gardens in Queens to kitchen design trends to residential caves. Having joined Home Furnishings News in 2006, she serves as Fashion Editor.


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