February 11-13, 2019

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Our Association Partners


Why Attend?

Join us at Design Connections on the beach in sunny Florida! This event brings leading suppliers together with the industry’s top A/D professionals for 2.5 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
  • and meals.

Design Connections is celebrating its 6th year in 2019. Happy birthday to us! The February 11-13 event will feature more of what you have requested over the years.

Longer boardroom sessions

More breaks throughout the day

Experiences that take advantage of the local flavor

More compelling content that earns you CEUs


Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Perfectly situated on a sprawling beachfront site in northeast Florida, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is a AAA five-diamond rated, world-class resort. The historic Inn has offered a world of upscale oceanfront accommodations paired with fine service and a wide array of leisure pursuits and a palm-fringed white sandy beachfront to the Atlantic Ocean.


Expect some big, new ideas in 2019 with our talented advisory board crafting an over-arching theme of disruption in design – who are the disruptors and how they’re doing it. In addition, we’ll be looking at generational differences in the industry – the well-established partners and the up-and-coming generation and what they can all learn from each other.

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 on the beautiful Ponte Vedra beach!

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.