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High Point Market Announces Updates to Fall Market Design Viewpoints Series

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The High Point Market Authority recently announced that it's Design Viewpoints Series (DVS) program, presented in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), has made a few schedule updates to its Fall Market sessions.

The speaker for the kick-off session on Saturday, October 14, at 12 p.m., which is also the kick-off for the Keynote Series program, will be Margaret Russell on behalf of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) president and founder Paula Wallace, who is now unable to attend. Russell serves as the honorary dean of the SCAD School of Building Arts and Editor-in-Chief of Galerie. The topic, “Transformative Design: The Power of Design and Preservation to Reshape Communities,” will remain the same with Russell speaking on SCAD’s unique approach to adaptive reuse and interior design which has earned honors from UNESCO and the AIA, among others, and has helped transform SCAD into one of the world's preeminent universities in art and design education.

Two new panelists have been added to the 12 p.m. session on Monday, October 16. Jorge Arango, owner of Not Necessarily Martha, Inc. and an interior design writer, editor, and stylist for 30 years, as well as Stacy Kunstel, homes editor for New England Home, regional editor for Traditional Home and Better Homes and Gardens, and co-founder of Dunes and Duchess, will both join the panel. Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke of Madcap Cottage will also participle in the panel discussion moderated by Christine Abbate of Novita PR. Titled, “Getting Your Stories Published… Strategies for a Digital Age,” this session will focus on strategies and insider tips for getting your projects and stories published in today’s ever-expanding range of print and digital outlets.

Additionally, a bonus session has been added to the schedule for 2 p.m. on Monday, October 16, in the Surya showroom (Showplace 4100). Former Style Spotter and owner of Denise McGaha Interiors, Denise McGaha will present on “How to Deliver Luxury Projects in Under 90 Days.” McGaha will share how she developed her trademarked “Designing with a Deadline” business process and how it changed her design business. She will share tips on how to implement project management tools, how to work with showrooms efficiently, and how to attract the type of clients you want.

All DVS sessions, with the exception of the bonus session, will take place in the High Point Theatre, located in the Transportation Terminal. Each offers 0.1 IDCEC-approved continuing education unit (CEU) and is open to all High Point Market attendees. The full DVS schedule can be found at www.highpointmarket.org/event/design-viewpoints-series.

More about the High Point Market Authority: The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org, is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry.

More about the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID): The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and humancentric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at www.asid.org.

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