My List of Blog and Design Conferences
10 Conferences and Design Events you should attend if you are an interior designer or decor blogger.
I am often asked about what conferences I am attending this year, and what about the others. It is important to get out of the office and learn from others in your industry and to discuss common issues and practices.
So I thought, what if I had a list of some of the latest conferences for interior design and blogging in one spot so you could find one near you to attend. I have created this list for your use. What most people do is attend 1-2 conferences a year to learn and expand their community.
List of Design and Blog Conferences and Events
(NY event) Join the New York Design Center to celebrate what's new and what's next in ideas, design, materials, and products.
( New York, September 12, 2019)
The online digital experience “At ACTIVATE you’ll walk away from the 2-day live event with a fully completed, working action plan that you can begin applying immediately, as you connect and network with other bloggers, and get direct feedback on the work you’ve been doing. It is a fully immersive experience that will bring more clarity, purpose, and direction to your blogging journey than you ever thought possible. ”
(Washington DC, September 9 -12, 2019)
“Learn from experienced international and local speakers and enjoy practical training you can go away and implement.” I am a big ProBlogger fan. Located in Australia, occasionally Darren will activate in the USA with boutique events that are always informative and worth the time.
( Texas, September tbd, 2020 )
The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist. Best design resources and manufacturers.
Next month, I am heading to High Point Market! While I have been attended the world’s largest furnishings market for a few visits now, I never tire of the pilgrimage to home fashion week in High Point, North Carolina. I’m starting to get excited as I plan my agenda with new collections, new lines, and the parties of course.
From panels to book signings to sourcing, this is what I’m looking forward to next month. I’ve been chosen to be a part of the Design Bloggers Tour for High Point Market VIP MARKET TOUR this fall! I’m so excited and honored to be part of this fabulous group as an ambassador TrendSpotter for the latest in Home Decor and Furnishings.
Get The Scoop and read our reports on High Point Market!
(High Point, NC October 19 – 23, 2019)
Blissdom is BACK!!! Blissdom exists to help you build your platform and scale your business.
I am so excited to attend Blissdom again! I have missed this community soooo much and am so excited to be a Community Leader this year. Blissdom is a conference and community for women and moms who want to take their business and life to the next level. Come and learn insider secrets, practical tools, and strategies for success.
You’ll get expert hands-on teaching, detailed marketing plans, Social Media Strategies, and step-by-step guides to build your dreams and explode your impact, income, and influence.
At Blissdom, you will get the content, the confidence, and the community to build your business! ”
(Nashville TN, November 13-17, 2020)
“Learn from experienced international and local speakers and enjoy practical training you can go away and implement.”
(Utah, September and Arizona, November 8 – 9, 2019)
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is North America's largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. With the expansive show floor filled with the freshest designs from over 600 leading brands, it is one-stop-shop providing attendees and exhibitors the ultimate destination to network, exchange ideas and build their businesses. >> More Information on what we saw last year
( Las Vegas, January 21 -23, 2020 )
NY NOW is the market for home, lifestyle, handmade and gift. It's the market for the premier retailer to stand out from the competition. With over 23,000 anticipated attendees, NY NOW is a must-attend show for retail buyers and shoppers looking to find high sell-through products that cannot be found anywhere else. >> More Information on this market event
( NYC, February 1 - 5 2020)
DESIGN INFLUENCERS 2020 CONFERENCE
“ The Design Influencers Conference is the only conference specifically focused on the interests of interior design influencers and interior designers using content to build their businesses and personal brands, brands leveraging the web and blogger networks, and any design professional seeking to learn more about using social and other digital content for branding, connecting, or e-commerce.
I have been honored to be a returning presenter at this conference and am always delighted to share and interact with likeminded designers trying to make an impact in their local community and online.
These events continue to be the premier conference and experience for design professionals actively using or interested in learning about social media and digital content marketing in the interior design industry. I am so excited to share industry knowledge and opportunities for designers as an influencer and speaker for designers.
The conference offers attendees a unique opportunity to participate in the intersection of interior design and the world of new media including blogging, social media, e-commerce, digital branding, book publishing, line promotion, and more. ” Here is my recap from last year: Here
I am also excited to announce the continuation of our mentoring sessions. They were such a hit, we are adding fellow designer and mentor Jeanne Chung of cozy style chic as and additional mentor. Sign up for the newsletter to get on the list.
A must-attend Conference for Interior Designers activating online.
(San Francisco, California, MARCH 1-3, 20120)
“Join 3,000 fellow marketers at the mega-conference designed to inspire and empower you with social media marketing ideas—brought to you by Social Media Examiner.”
(San Diego, California, March 1 - 3, 2020 )
“SXSW 2019 registration and housing information, as well as participation opportunities, will be announced this summer including PanelPicker, film submissions, artist applications, and more.”
( Austin, Texas, March 13 - 20, 2020 )
Amplifying Women’s Voices Since 2009
Alt Summit is a conference. It is also a community. A community of thousands of women influencers and entrepreneurs in creative fields. One week a year, we provide a physical gathering place for that community and then incredible things happen.
( Palm Springs, California, March 1-6, 2020 )
The Armory Show in New York City’s premier art fair and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art. Staged on Piers 92 & 94, The Armory Show features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery and patronage in the visual arts. The NYC art world comes alive at this annual event. There are several satellite art fairs at the same time all worth checking out.
( New York, New York, March 7 - 10, 2019 )
“ At ACTIVATE 2018, you’ll walk away from the 2-day live event with a fully completed, working action plan that you can begin applying immediately, as you connect and network with other bloggers, and get direct feedback on the work you’ve been doing. It is a fully immersive experience that will bring more clarity, purpose, and direction to your blogging journey than you ever thought possible. ”
(Florida, September 14 – 16, 2018)
International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)
MAY 19 - MAY 22, 2019
For over 30 years, ICFF has built a solid reputation as North America’s platform for global design. Over 900 exhibitors from across the globe showcase the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s in luxury design to more than 38,000 attendees in the design industry. Expanding with the market it serves, ICFF has more than doubled in the past three editions and become more international in composition.
ICFF attendees are the architects, interior designers, developers and visual merchandisers who drive North America’s high-end interiors marketplace. The Fair is also a resource for thousands of retail buyers representing the best in luxury retail establishments. Industry decision-makers come to ICFF to find new and unique ideas and concepts and to find inspiration and innovation.>> More Information
( New York City, May 19 - 22, 2019 )
Hands-on, in-depth workshops with leaders in their fields; advanced topics where we take you to the next level in terms of content; and relationship building.
( Canada, May 6, 2018 )
The Luxury Home Design Summit, presented with New England Home and Esteem Media, the event organizing team for the Design Influencers Conference, is a new conference and networking event accessible to today’s and future leaders in the luxury home design industry who run, own, manage or aspire to lead home design businesses around the country.
This unique event is focused on helping passionate and creative architects, interior design principals, landscape architects and designers, builders, contractors, showroom operators and suppliers that serve the luxury design market. Summit programming will help these professionals develop foundational market knowledge, business vision, key skills, problem-solving and community by providing face-to-face access to leading experts on innovation, affluent consumers, effective leadership and maximizing performance.
(Cape Cod Massachusetts, MAY 19-21, 2020)
“An open conversation between Moms + Marketers + Media”
( California, May 2-4, 2018 )
We are daydreamers. We are visionaries. We are Haven. The Haven Conference is a place to celebrate the DIY spirit, learn new skills and build an online business! Entrepreneurs, makers and leading influencers gather together to share, teach, and inspire. Mingle with sponsors, try new products, and grow your brand. Most importantly, the Haven Conference is a place for the community. The Haven is more than just classes and hands-on demonstrations. There is a time set aside to share knowledge, ask questions, and build your tribe. The DIY/ home decor blogging niche is special, and we encourage you to form connections with those in it!
“Conference sessions will focus on DIY instruction with a mix of blogging and social media.”
(Atlanta, GA. July 16-18 2020 )
AFFILIATE SUMMIT (EAST)
“Digital marketers and affiliate marketers looking for new connections, innovative visions, cutting-edge technologies, and to get a better understanding of the ways in which the best businesses are leveraging them to grow and improve their bottom line.”
(New York, July 29-31, 2019)
From the makers of BLOGHER CREATOR SUMMIT and BLOGHER FOOD CREATORS
“Inspiring women to find their voices and turn their passions into content, community, and commerce, attracting some of the web’s best talent and top social sites, in topics from food and fashion to politics and parenting.”
(New York, August 8-9, 2019) *2020 to be announced.
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Want a printable copy?
Download The Ultimate List of Blog Conferences To keep as a handy reference. (here)
Get even more insight with Deborah on her guest appearance on ”A Well-Designed Business”
“Welcome to today’s episode!
On the show today we are going to be having an in-depth conversation with Deborah Von Donop, an interior designer, and well-known blogger. We will be talking to Deborah about monetizing your blog and also about how and why it is really important to create a content-rich blog, in order to drive readers and design enthusiasts to your website for the opportunity to monetize through affiliate links and sponsored content. Listen in to find out more about networking as your biggest resource for growth.
Deborah is the principal of DVD Interiors in Connecticut and she is the editor and founder of the national blog DVD Interior Design. Deborah also guests blogs for a number of other sites, including Westchester Magazine, I blog Magazine, Blissfully Domestic.Com and more. She writes weekly posts about design resources, highlights from industry events and also interior design topics which are aimed to educate and inspire her readers.
Deborah’s experience includes a BFA in Interior Architecture from Cal State University in Long Beach, a CCIDQ certification, an NCIDQ certification, and a LEED GA credential, member of NKBA and more. All of this combines really well to bring in-depth knowledge to all of her projects.
Listen in now to find out what Deborah has to share about upping your game in social media.”
Luann Nigara, the Well Designed Business podcast.
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