ASID Elevates Educational and Student Programming at 28th Edition of ICFF


American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced its education programming for the 28th annual ICFF®. ASID will offer CEU-approved educational sessions for all design professionals registered to attend through its ELEVATE education forum. Elevate will bring together thought leaders and industry experts for six inspiring sessions presented on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, at booth 3888. In addition, ASID will offer exclusive programming for students on Monday, May 16. ACTIVATE, the student experience presented by ASID, is designed to aid students as they transition to practicing design professionals. Click here to view the full ASID at ICFF schedule and register.

“This year’s ASID programming at ICFF is stronger than ever,” said Randy Fiser, ASID CEO. “For design professionals, CEU-approved sessions range from discussing best business practices, to measuring the impact of design on the human experience. And, our interactive student programming aligns with our mission to offer emerging designers the essential resources necessary to succeed in the interior design profession. We’re thrilled to continue as exclusive education provider for ICFF and look forward to strengthening our relationship and bringing even more educational content to help elevate the professional expertise of interior design practitioners and industry professionals.”

ELEVATE, the education forum presented by ASID

Sessions will take place on the Third Level of the Javits Center, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Designers and architects can earn up to 0.6 CEU (pending IDCEC and AIA approval). Pricing for a single session is $55, and day passes (Saturday or Sunday) are $120. ASID members receive a 20 percent discount on all ticket types with the promo code: ASIDMEMBER. During registration, ASID members will be asked to include their member number on the order form.

Topics and speakers for 2016 include:

Your Firm and Your Legal Contracts: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know

Hear from Alan Siegel, Partner, Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP, an expert in interior design contract law, and prioritize what is really important to your firm and your contract agreements.

Next Step: Merging Design Legend and Rising Star

Design legend Jamie Drake, FASID, and rising star Caleb Anderson, Allied ASID, will discuss the process of merging their successful design practices to grow their businesses by leveraging their individual talents.

Building Community: 145 West Street at Greenpoint

The team behind 145 West Street, one of the first buildings to open in the Greenpoint development, will discuss the process of designing a community in Brooklyn. Panelists will look at how the project integrates a passion to do what is right for the neighborhood with business decisions.

Transforming Lives: The Impact of Design

Hear ASID CEO Randy Fiser discuss how the best design solutions are the ones that impact lives every day, and often come from a holistic approach that draws on expertise across disciplines.

Eco-Conscious Luxury Travel: 1 Hotel South Beach

Will Meyer, Principal, and Gray Davis, Principal, Meyer Davis Studio discuss how luxury and sustainability were brought together for a hotel brand that is impacting the industry by reinventing the standard for socially-responsible hospitality.

Designing for the Urban Family: 21 West End

From the design of the building’s many shared spaces and venues to the digital interface that allows families convenient amenities access, Elizabeth Von Lehe from ICRAVE will discuss the multidisciplinary design process of the 21 West End tower.

ACTIVATE, the student experience presented by ASID

ASID will offer two distinct programs for students on May 16. During the ASID Student Roadmap, participants will learn how best to engage with the profession and industry at trade shows through a curated tour of ASID National Industry Partner booths guided by professional designers. At the ASID Career Exchange, students and recent graduates will have the opportunity to build their network and receive one-on-one feedback on their resume and portfolio from designers and industry professionals.

Members of the design industry can register to attend ASID @ ICFF sessions on

(Note: Education session attendees must register to attend ICFF separately at

About ICFF®

ICFF® is the premier North American global Design showcase for interior furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, kitchen and bath and fabricators, attracting more than 700 exhibitors and 32,000 attendees from around the world. The 28th annual ICFF is scheduled for May 14-17, 2016, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Visit for more information.

The first annual ICFF Miami® will debut on October 5 & 6, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, presenting hundreds of leading brands and addressing every facet of better interiors for residential, hospitality, commercial and high end retail. Visit for more information.

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About 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 human-centric 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 over 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

About The Design Group™

The Design Group™, part of Emerald Expositions, is the media and event nexus for North America’s design industry. The Design Group comprises ICFF®, the Hospitality Design Expo®, GlobalShop® and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as well as major media platforms that include Hospitality Design, Contract, design:retail and K+BB.