ASID Illinois Debuts 2016 ASIDEAS Technology Forum

ASIL ILThe American Society of Interior Designers – Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) is pleased to host their first ASIDEAS Technology Forum. The event program includes a panel discussion featuring speakers Kevin Hancock (FrameMy TV), David Cesar (Savant Systems), Sean Cadly (Lurtron Electronics), Jay Lazzaro (Dana Innovations) and Keegan Coultier (Séura). The event will take place on Thursday, April 13 at the Pella Crafted Luxury Showroom in The Merchandise Mart and welcome local design students, ASID IL members and top local design professionals and enthusiasts. The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Registration for the event will begin promptly at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April. 13, 2016, 3 – 6 p.m.

Pella Crafted Luxury Showroom
222 Merchandise Mart, Suite 100, Chicago, Ill., 60603

Ticket Information:
Student tickets are $15.00; ASID IL member tickets are $20.00 and non-member tickets are $25.00. Tickets are on sale via the ASID-IL website at

Social Media:­
Twitter users are encouraged to follow @ASIDIllinois and live-tweet from the event using the hashtag #ASIDEASTech.


Making Technology and Design Work Together: Ideas to Grow Your Business Using Technology Solutions

Join us for short presentations and a panel discussion where you’ll learn solutions that will help you guide your clients on how to integrate the ever-increasing demands of incorporating technology into design schemes and client lifestyles.

This session will cover:

Great design is all about attention to detail. Traditionally, designers have faced challenges in finding practical and repeatable solutions for blending and integrating technology and electronics into their design schemes. Come learn from an esteemed group of industry experts, and participate in our panel discussion, where we will explore how everything from lighting control to remote access to TV concealment systems are being used today. Your clients want to know how they can have these systems in their homes, and designers need to understand what is involved in the specification and installation process for the most current electronics systems.

Our five expert panelists include:

-Matt Miller, Lutron Electronics
As the recognized gold standard in lighting control and motorized shading control, Lutron provides and infinite range of options for control of all the light in a room, with sophisticated and integrated options for the seamless control of electronic light and natural light.

-Jay Lazzaro, Dana Innovations
Best known for their Sonance brand of speakers, they can legitimately lay claim to being the inventor of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, the very first step in recognizing the importance of creating harmony between great quality sound and the need to blend with a design scheme.

-David Cesar, Savant Home Systems
As a leading manufacturer of sophisticated home automation systems, Savant can provide solutions for lighting and climate control, entertainment and security control, all from the touch of a single app. This level of control can be highly personalized, to fit the very specific needs and wants of any given customer.

-Kevin Hancock, Frame My TV
Technology doesn’t have to be ugly! The giant TV no longer has to be the elephant in the room. As the largest manufacturer of after-market flat-panel-concealment products, Frame My TV can offer numerous options to soften the look of a TV in the room, from something as simple as a gallery quality frame, to a sophisticated retractable artwork system.

-Keegan Coulter, Seura
As a specialist in a specialty field, Seura manufactures an extensive line of unique TVs, all of which have intended benefits for the design centric homeowner. Whether it’s a TV built into a mirror for the master bedroom, or a waterproof TV that can be installed in a shower, Seura totally defines the category for special application TVs.

Join us! on April 13th at 3:00PM at the Pella Crafted Luxury Showroom:
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 100
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Register Now!
The first 50 people to purchase tickets will be entered into a drawing for a $2000 “Frame My TV” GIVEAWAY.

About ASID-IL:

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people —designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

The American Society of Interior Designers – Illinois Chapter (ASID-IL) is a professional association representing the interests of more than 1,100 Illinois interior designers, students and design industry partner members. Its vision is to be the voice of design in Illinois, to provide information through quality, timely communications, to educate its members and clients and to grow and support market expansion. ASID-IL is led by a volunteer board that includes the Chapter’s president, president-elect, five directors and a student representative. Please visit for more information.