METROCON16 Attendee Registration is Now Open


Attendee Registration is now open for METROCON16 Expo & Conference taking place in Dallas, Texas, August 11 & 12.

Registration is now open for those who…

  • are signing up for educational sessions
  • are presenting those educational sessions
  • simply want to attend the trade show.

[ATTENTION Exhibitors & Sponsors: Your badge registration – which will also allow you to sign up for pre-paid lunches and educational sessions – will open in a few weeks. Please stay tuned for further instructions.]

Find details about registering to attend HERE.

Continuing Education: both days

If you are looking for affordable, quality continuing education, then look no further. METROCON16 is offering 50+ CEUs covering a wide array of topics applicable to various design practice areas.

All 2016 CEUs are cumulatively approved by IDCEC, so they are recognized by ASID, IDC & IIDA. Several CEUs are also approved by AIA, EDAC, and/or GCBI, and the majority qualify as CEPHs for TBAE for Texas Registered Interior Designers and Registered Architects.

Trade Show: both days

Do you need to find new sources or collaborators for your projects? At METROCON16 you can efficiently explore a wide array of products and services from 250+ manufacturers catering to the A&D community and serving all design markets.

You’ll find 70+ names on our EXHIBITOR LIST that were not there last year. We’re almost sold out of space, so if you don’t see your favorite manufacturer, dealer or service provider on the list, tell them act fast and register for booth space ASAP as we are 93% sold out.

Leading Edge Learning Seminars: both days

Facility and Sales Professionals working in the Architecture & Design and Commercial Real Estate industries are invited to register for our two LEADING EDGE LEARNING SEMINARS, which focus on business and professional development.

  1. mindful MATERIALS presented by HKS – Manufacturers, find out how you can respond proactively to requests for chemical content and environmental impact information for your products. The mindful MATERIALS initiative provides a means of communicating transparency information in a designer friendly format, giving your sales team an edge in talking transparency with designers.
  2. How Investing in Other People’s Success Can Maximize Yours presented by Elevate Strategy Group – Business owners and managers, find out how to inspire and motivate your employees. Sales professionals, learn how to expand your network and create more meaningful relationships. Everyone, understand how to leverage your unique strengths to secure that next level promotion.

Keynote Speaker Holly Hunt: Thursday, August 11
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Holly Hunt, CEO of Holly Hunt Enterprises, Inc., is a native of Texas and an arbiter of refined taste, and she has long been credited with raising the bar in interior design showrooms.

Hunt will share how to best navigate change through adversity to achieve success in her Keynote Address DESIGN YOUR WAY OUT OF IT. Her challenging entry into and rise within the design industry will serve as a model for you to overcome your own career adversities and achieve your goals. Find out details HERE.

EDAC Exam Preparation: Thursday, August 11
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Whether you are an Interior Designer, Architect, Engineer, Product Manufacturer, Academic, Researcher, Student, or Construction Professional, you will benefit from becoming EDAC (Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification) certified.

This 1-hour comprehensive study session will prepare you to take the EDAC exam so that you can become a part of a global community of forward thinkers who envision a world where all healthcare environments are created using an evidence-based design process.

Networking Happy Hour: Thursday, August 11
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Meet new collaborators, catch up with old friends, find a new job, scout for new talent, and just unwind and have fun at our networking Happy Hour. If you are working in the built environment, then you should be there.

ASID & IIDA welcomes members of AAHID, AGC, AIA, ARIDO, BIFMA, BOMA, CMG, CoreNet, CRE, CREW Network, CSI, IALD, ICAA, IDAL, IDC, IDEC, IDS, IDSA, IES, IFDA, IFMA, IREM, NAHB, NAR, NARI, NEWH, NKBA, NTFA, OFDA, TEXO, USGBC, WE, and more to join us before heading out to vendor dinners and events.

Programming Dedicated to YOU: both days

METROCON is the ideal place to kick-start your career. Besides familiarizing yourself with materials and manufacturers and establishing connections within the industry, take advantage of programming dedicated to your needs. Find out details HERE.

NOTE: As long as you pre-register online then you can attend both days of the trade show and participate in these programs for $0.

Hotel Accommodations

Discounted hotel rates are available through Market Travel for a multitude of properties and price points. Find out details HERE.

ALERT: Though Dallas Market Center will be running their shuttles between select hotels, the Trade Mart, and the World Trade Center for the Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market, there will be no shuttle service to and from Dallas Market Hall for METROCON16, so plan accordingly.

Thank you METROCON16 Landmark Sponsor Staples Business Advantage!


METROCON is the largest not-for-profit, self-produced, interior design-related regional expo and conference in the USA. The event is governed by volunteers from the Texas Oklahoma Chapter of IIDA and the Texas Chapter of ASID.

METROCON focuses on introducing new products and ideas to the Southwest region’s community of interior designers, architects, facility managers, design students and other essential industry members.As METROCON is a not-for-profit entity, income from the event goes back to the chapters to fund valuable programming, scholarships, and other benefits for chapter members, as well as to allow the chapters to support their respective foundations and make donations to the charities of their choice.