Carson Kressley, Others to Speak at ART Conference

ART will work once again with Jericho Road on its community project
March 2, 2016Andrea Lillo

Carson KressleyCarson Kressley
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Carson Kressley, the Emmy-winning television star and celebrity stylist, will keynote this year’s ART Conference in New Orleans May 18-22, along with a number of other notable speakers. This year’s program has been enhanced to incorporate more concurrent sessions, and will include “Bling the Block” a community project with Jericho Road.

Kressley will address his experiences in design from his television appearances as well as his private practice. Other speakers will include: Kevin Daum, columnist and author of “Roar! Get Heard In The Sales and Marketing Jungle;” Shelia Butler, consultant, who will present “Streamline Your Business for more Profits;” Lloyd Princeton of Design Management Company, who will give the talk, “Selling Clients What They Need, Not What They Ask For;” Andrea Sinkin and Jaye Anna Mize, Fashionsnoops, who will cover trends from both the fashion and home industries; G. Kent Mangelson of American Society For Asset Protection (ASAP) who will present, “How Manufacturers Become Invincible to Lawsuits and Save Thousands of Dollars;” and Lyndy Phillips, an inspirational humorist and speaker, who will wrap the education portion of conference and entertain attendees at the final dinner. ART’s website has links to video previews from Daum, Butler, Princeton and Mangelson; click here to go to the page and then click on speakers’ headshots to be taken to their YouTube videos.

The conference will work once again with Jericho Episcopal Housing Initiative of New Orleans on a community improvement project during the conference. It first worked with Jericho Road during its 2012 conference in New Orleans. Called “Bling the Block,” the project will have attendees working in one of Jericho Road’s neighborhoods in central New Orleans. This organization continues to work to place and provide for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina, and focuses on serving the families through education for first-time, but long-time home ownership and community development.

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.


Current Issue

  • HFN May digital issue


    May 2017

    COVER STORY: HFN Turns 90

    We commemorate HFN's 90th anniversary by paying tribute to the iconic retailer and supplier brands--and the people--that have helped the industry flourish, then and now.


    • Up & Coming Leaders - The home industry is in capable and visionary hands as this year’s 40 Under 40 list attests. Today’s young leaders span all disciplines and varied levels of operation.
    • Omnichannel Retailing - In the Mobile App World, Time is Money