All About the ART + IDS 2019 Conference

This year, for the third joint ART and IDS conference, we are excited to head to a destination bursting in Mid-century modern architecture and design – Palm Springs, California! The collaboration between ART and IDS has proven to be valuable, and allows professionals from every area of the home furnishings industry to learn and connect together. At ART + IDS, not only will you have the opportunity to take in and explore local design culture, you will also be able to participate in one-of-a-kind exercises, keynotes, and breakout sessions. We have carefully curated a schedule that is full of unique ways to expand your knowledge, grow your business and respond to the current movement of our industry. We have taken your feedback over the past two years to make this the best conference yet! Join us at the luxurious Riviera Palm Springs Resort for an experience that will give you a return on your investment – and more.

Here are just a few of the reasons why you should attend:

1. Educational Programming

At the ART + IDS 2019 Conference, you will hear from speakers like Carson Kressley and LuAnn Nigara, attend roundtables steered by industry leaders, and participate in unique, hands-on activities. To take a further look at what speakers and workshops will be present at Conference, click here.

2. Networking Opportunities

The partnership between ART and IDS provides members from both groups an opportunity like no other! What better setting to network than at a conference of dedicated designers and home furnishings professionals? Attendees leave our conference every year feeling connected and inspired from the relationships they’ve formed.

3. Incredible Meals and Cocktail Parties

Palm Springs cuisine…what more could you want?! Expect to be blown away!

4. Designer of the Year Awards Dinner

On Saturday night, we will recognize and celebrate the winners of our annual Designer of the Year Awards. This night is always a wonderful night of supporting IDS designers and the work they do. For more information about our Designer of the Year Awards, click here.

5. Community Service Project

This year in Palm Springs, our service project will benefit Habitat For Humanity Coachella Valley that serves low income residents and families. Our attendees will be working on the Lawrence Street Project doing multi-discipline tasks.  

6. Beautiful Palm Springs, California!

A city nestled at the base of the San Jacinto mountains within the Colorado Desert, Palm Springs enjoys 360 days of sunny weather offering warm days and balmy nights. As if a perfect location, beautiful weather and gorgeous scenery were not enough, Palm Springs is also known for its unique museums and edgy art galleries, midcentury modern architecture, and the Uptown Design District. Make sure you take advantage of your free afternoon on Saturday. You’ll want to explore the downtown area restaurants, shops, boutiques and entertainment venues, or take a ride on the famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. There are so many tours available - tours of celebrity homes, tours of Mid-century modern homes, desert tours, jeep tours, food tours – you’ll have a hard time deciding!

For more information on the ART + IDS 2019 Conference, or to register, click here: We can’t wait to see you there!


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