Our physical world certainly has changed a lot in the last six months, and not to mention quickly. While COVID-19 restrictions have meant that some of the much-anticipated interior design events are being postponed to next year, many are still forging ahead.
Thanks to the rise of the virtual world, this fall still promises to deliver a whole bundle of interior design events that you can get excited about. Sure, things will be different, but you'll still be able to be motivated by keynote speakers, be inspired by beautiful products, listen in on insightful roundtable discussions, and uncover emerging design trends. Just this year, you can participate in it all from the comfort of your own home or office.
So, as they say, the show must go on; and they are! Here are 6 virtual interior design events you don’t want to miss this fall.
The IDS Vancouver theme this year, “Natural wonder”, plays with the concept of nature as a creative director. Showcasing work from designers, artists, makers and brands, the show this year will be delivered both in an online and offline capacity. There are over 20 virtual seminars which attendees can tap into, with many delving directly into current topics such as designing for a post-pandemic world, and the future of city planning. In addition, participants will be able to connect with high-profile and renowned design professionals from around the world.
Event dates: October 01 – 08, 2020
This year's fall DTL conference has a clear focus for all members: “Smarter ops, better business”. This virtual conference showcases a range of design studio management platforms, both established and emerging, as well as project management and CRM platforms too. Through their move of this event to the virtual world, they’ve been able to double their number of design management presentations, plus they’ve added new project management presentations too.
Event dates: September 15 – October 30, 2020
Powered by an advanced, state-of-the-art AI platform, attendees are promised an exceptional online design discovery journey at the NY NOW Digital Market. Uncover up-and-coming trends, open your eyes to new products and designs from around the world, or engage with live community events, chats and video conferences. This virtual event vows to deliver an inspired and expansive collection of eclectic lifestyle products. Mark your calendars! Buyer registration opens the week of September 8th.
Event dates: October 03 – 07, 2020
At the time of writing, this event is just a “Save the Date” with more info soon to come. What we do know at this stage however is the event format; one CEU Monday to Thursday, starting at 10:15 am as well as a 15-minute product talk. Product talks will allow for attendees to engage with different vendors as they're introduced to all the newest kitchen and bathroom products online.
Event dates: October 05 – 08, 2020
The LivABLE Environment Conference is a B2B virtual trade event with a strong focus on the residential sector and accessible living. Attendees will be able to hear from 30 notable industry experts, discover the latest in innovative and clever products, as well as making the most of round table discussions and networking opportunities. Education tracks include design (ergonomics, home modifications, and inclusive design), accessibility (building code, renovations VS new build), and more.
Event dates: October 28 – 30, 2020
Celebrating the world's finest interiors, this year, virtually. With WAFVirtual, the global architecture community comes together for a week of panel discussions, live content, networking, and prizes. Free for all design professionals, this year's virtual event is another one that tackles the current world situation head-on, with many talks centred about the theme and concept of “Living with Pandemics”.
Event dates: November 30 – December 04, 2020