What You NEED to Know About ASID’s GATHER Conference🚨

The American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) National Conference GATHER is quickly approaching, so we want to make sure you have all the major details about the upcoming conference.

GATHER, held in Miami, Florida at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel, will take place September 21-24. At the conference, members from the many facets of the interior design community will gather and discuss the practice and its impact on lives and the world around us. With keynotes, 17 CEU hours, 6 workshops and 25 pop-ups, GATHER will offer a hub for practitioners from all different backgrounds to engage with each other and build lasting connections.

Here’s what you need to know:

GATHER Registration

The GATHER 2022 Conference is open to all interior designers, students, educators, allied organizations and more! General registration is open until September 9 with onsite registration available starting September 21.

Full GATHER Registration rates include conference admittance and access to all general sessions, keynotes, education sessions, firm and project tours, the welcome reception, refreshment breaks and ASID en Blanc. Daily conference rates include access to all Keynote, CEU Education sessions, and access to sponsorship activations. You’ll find pricing information below. Register for the conference HERE.

Keynotes + Other Speakers

ASID has confirmed industry leaders, Carmeon Hamilton, ASID and Sheryl Connelly, as keynotes for this year’s GATHER.

HGTV Star Carmeon Hamilton’s 15 years of experience in health, retail and residential interior design will support her talk on the Diversity of Practice as she details her diverse background.

Sheryl Connelly has served as Ford Motors Chief Motorist for over 15 years and leads discussions on market trends, plans of action and strategic development. Her experience will aid in her discussion about where the practice of interior design is headed.

Other speakers at the conference will address an array of topics impacting modern interior design.

Carmeon Hamilton, Sheryl Connelly

2022 National Awards Recipients

The 2022 National Awards celebrates four companies or individuals with projects and careers changing the world. This year’s winners are:

Designs for Dignity, Design for Humanity,

The Obsidian Virtual House by the Black Artists + Designers Guild, Design Innovation

Jocelyn M. Stroupe, ASID, CHID, EDAC, IIDA, Designer of Distinction

Katherine S. Setser, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, NCIDQ, Design Luminary

A special presentation featuring the winners will be held at ASID’s National Conference GATHER in Miami on Friday, September 23 at 2pm ET with a Designer Voices: Spotlight on National Award Winners at 4pm ET.

Designs 4 Dignity, Black Artists + Designers Guild, Jocelyn M. Stroupe, Katherine S. Setser

College of Fellows Inductees

ASID’s College of Fellows is the Society’s most prestigious program with less than one percent of its members achieving fellowship.

This year’s College of Fellows inductees are:

David Cordell, ASID, LEED AP, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador
Leslie Shankman, ASID, NCIDQ, RID, CAPS, CGP
Lynn Vogeltanz, ASID, NCIDQ, IIDA
Sharlyn Thacker, ASID, LEED Fellow, CID, WELL AP

With Honorary Fellows: Suzanne Tick, and Bryan Soukup.


ASID’s National Student Summit SCALE will also be held at the National Conference. Giving students an all-access pass to industry practitioners, mentors and leaders in interior design, SCALE @ GATHER will give aspiring interior designers the opportunity to fully explore the profession. This will bridge the gap between students and professionals and provide a space for students to learn from design thought leaders, build their network with industry members, and experience potential career paths.

With this, you have all the need-to-know information for GATHER, with more updates to come – so make sure to stay tuned!