The 2020 NeoCon, the world's leading annual event for the commercial interiors industry, will be held June 8-10 at theMART in Chicago. The 52nd edition will once again showcase game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent-providing unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions.
Two major new partnership entities will launch during this year's NeoCon: Confluence Chicago, a multidisciplinary design ideas platform created in tandem with BIFMA (the not‐for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers); and Designing a Better Chicago, a partnership with Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Specials Events (DCASE) and the Design Museum of Chicago, created to highlight, leverage, and support Chicago's vast design legacy, talent, and resources.
Confluence Chicago is BIFMA and NeoCon's collaborative effort to elevate and amplify the conversation about design and design thinking in its many forms. Programming for 2020 will focus on 'the intersection of design and our world' and include a large-scale, high profile, design forum at the Harris Theater, several salon-type design experiences throughout Chicago, and a Confluence seminar track hosted at theMART.
NeoCon's new city partnership Designing a Better Chicago is aimed at elevating the visibility of Chicago's design legacy, assets, talent and community, and at supporting civic good through design. For its 2020 launch, Designing a Better Chicago will include a large-scale commissioned design installation on Chicago's Riverwalk, a grant award program recognizing individuals or organizations using design for civic good, and related special programming.
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