A Guide to NeoCon® 2014

Over three days of nonstop events, exhibits, and resources

At NeoCon® 2014, a rich and inspiring array of special events, exhibits, and resources await the over 40,000 architecture and design professionals who will be descending upon the largest commercial interiors trade show in the U.S. Held from June 9-11 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

NeoCon is the premier show for connecting, learning, and doing business in the commercial segments all under the one roof. That’s over three days of nonstop energy, ideas, and networking opportunities for attendees to take advantage of, making NeoCon the single most important industry event of the year and the A&D world’s one stop destination.

In addition to showcasing the latest and most innovative in products, many exhibitors are stepping up their game in the event arena, hosting important guests, hospitality, or giveaways as extended offerings, while others are creating engaging exhibits and installations that stretch the imagination. And because there is over one million square feet to cover at the Mart, there will be spaces provided for show attendees to take five and recharge as part of NeoCon’s resource component.

Of course, a major highlight of the conference is the keynote series headlining the extensive seminar program. Once again, a strong multidisciplinary line-up of designers and thought leaders will take part in the program:

  • Todd Bracher, Todd Bracher Studio LLC—Founder of Todd Bracher Studio, Todd Bracher is a designer and strategist who, having spent a decade working in Copenhagen, Milan, Paris and London, has collaborated with some of the world’s most prestigious brands and was formerly the head of Tom Dixon Studio and Creative Director of Georg Jensen.
  • Tom Eich, IDEO—The CTO and partner of IDEO, Tom Eich has led the design and innovation firm’s New York office and Consumer Experience Design practice (CXd). An engineer by training, he has served as chief build officer for IDEO’sm development across all locations and practices.
  • Scott Barry Kaufman, cognitive psychologist—Scott Barry Kaufman studies the development of intelligence, creativity and personality. Kaufman’s deeply researched, personal talks address how to find and follow our individual paths to greatness.
  • Adrian D. Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture—Co-founder and Design Partner of AS+GG, Adrian Smith’s extraordinary body of work includes some of the world’s most recognizable landmark structures, including the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai and the world’s tallest structure, Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

All keynote sessions are free. For a closer look at NeoCon by floor, visit www.neocon.com and click on the exhibitor listing.