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Why Attend?

Join us at Design Connections 2.0 in the jaw-dropping desert landscape of Palm Springs! This event brings leading suppliers together with the industry’s top A/D professionals for 2 days of unparalleled content and networking. The unique format of Design Connections allows for a high-level of peer-to-peer interaction and information sharing giving you the tools needed to turn ideas into reality and grow professionally.

This is a wholly hosted event for approved attendees, meaning interiors+sources and our generous sponsors cover all your costs; including:

  • airfare
  • hotel
  • transfers to/from hotel
  • meals

This is not just another Design Connections, as we’ve taken your feedback and made tweaks for the fall event that truly make it unique:

Roundtable discussions provide valuable market intelligence

More breaks throughout the day

Experiences that take advantage of the local flavor

More compelling content that earns you CEUs


Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

Situated in the heart of Palm Springs and tucked against the San Jacinto Mountains, the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel is a AAA four-diamond rated, dazzling desert retreat. Offering thoughtful, intuitive service throughout the hotel and amenities that follow suit, Kimpton Rowan provides a delightful and upscale, yet laid-back, experience with views that are stunning and unsurpassed.


Design Connections 2.0 brings some big new ideas to the forefront in content and education. Our disruptors-in-chief from our February event have crafted thought provoking sessions on Past vs. Future of Design and how technology is helping or hampering the design industry.

With an all-encompassing event focused on four vertical market segments; education, healthcare, hospitality and workplace, the complete schedule consists of top notch CEU educational sessions, networking opportunities that you don't experience at other events and an intimate setting to learn and exchange in both private and group meetings. And of course, some down time to relax a bit, catch up on time away from the office, and time to experience the local flavor – that means more activities and experiences in the Southern California oasis that is Palm Springs!

Agenda Outline


“Design Connections is a wonderful conference. Having diverse sectors of design under one umbrella creates a connection to the greater design community. The break out groups, provide a deep dive into our respective subjects. This conference has discovered a magic mix of platforms for all to participate and learn. It is a not-to-miss event.”

— Faith Marabella, Owner/CEO, Wellesley Design Consultants, Inc.

“This event is great fun in an intimate setting where we quickly download latest trends, learn about new products, and most importantly, we get to make friends with peers from all over the country. No other event is as successful at doing all three!”

— Blake Jackson, Sustainability Design Leader, Stantec: Boston

“Design Connections was such a wonderful way to connect with other designers in other sectors around the country about common successes and issues we've encountered as of late. Thanks for hosting just a real world event with talented individuals!”

— Allison Hasserd, interior Designer, Nelson+Morgan Architects

Interested in a sponsorship?

We offer multiple sponsorship levels and work closely with sponsors to make sure they receive the maximum ROI.