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October 2017

National Design Week

October 14 - 22

National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards, Cooper Hewitt’s largest and most visible education initiative. During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the vision and work of the National Design Award honorees. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards Gala benefit…

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World Design Summit

October 16 - 25
Palais des congrès de Montréal,
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1H5 Canada
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The World Design Summit Montréal 2017 is an unprecedented international gathering of diverse disciplines with a common focus: How design can shape the future. Montréal will host design professionals, government and business leaders, industry representatives, media and NGOs from around the world. For 10 days, attendees will come together to transcend silos, foster cooperation and enhance professional development. More than a mere celebration of design, the World Design Summit will demonstrate the tremendous power of design to create viable solutions…

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IFMA World Workplace

October 18 - 20
George R. Brown Convention Center,
1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 United States
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IFMA World Workplace is a hands-on, interactive learning and networking event for professionals who support all aspects of the work environment. Together, they find solutions to common facility challenges. Together, they set trends in creating and sustaining livable, lucrative, leading-edge spaces. From the boardroom to the classroom, IFMA World Workplace is raising its professional profile, building its community’s knowledge and strengthening its industry’s future. IFMA World Workplace is at the center of this epic tale — leading their progress through…

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Contract Design Forum

October 18 - 20
La Fonda on the Plaza,
100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM United States
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Each year, the Contract Design Forum is held for the most engaged experts in commercial architecture and interior design—architects and designers who are principals of firms, and nationally recognized designers of workplace, hospitality, healthcare, retail, education, and civic projects. National real estate leaders attend as well. The audience is engaged in thought-provoking discussions at Forum, allowing attendees to think of their work and the future in new and different ways.

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WestEdge Design Fair

October 19 - 22
The Barker Hangar,
3021 Airport Ave #203, Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States
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WestEdge Design Fair is a three-day event that offers the best in modern design, all in an environment designed to engage, entertain and inspire. The WestEdge Design Fair offers the opportunity to shop from premium home furnishings brands-many new to the West Coast and meet the designers behind thousands of inspiring products. In addition, attendees gain insight from leading names in the design industry with a full series of educational programs and special events. Home to internationally renowned museums, leading design schools,…

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Designfest Internacional

October 19 - 21
Teatro Diana,
Av 16 de Septiembre 710, Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44460 Mexico
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Designfest Internacional is the largest design event in Mexico, and a celebration of national design. The program is complemented by social events and workshops.

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Architecture in Perspective – Annual ASAI Competition & Conference

October 19 - 21
Hotel Zaza,
5701 Main St, Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Architecture in Perspective celebrates the work of American Society of Architectural Illustrators members. The American Society of Architectural Illustrators’ annual international competition and exhibition further the Society’s objectives by selecting its members’ extraordinary work and presenting it in major venues worldwide over the course of a year. Selected artwork is also reproduced in a companion catalogue that is sold through bookstores and the ASAI website.

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Facades Plus LA

October 19 - 20
The L.A. Hotel Downtown,
333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
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The goal of the Facades Plus conference is to focus on the design and performance on the next generation of facades. They provide proven insights on how to make your ideas become reality. They bring together some of the world’s most productive building professionals and leading researchers to share insights on how facades ideas are brought to life. Facades Plus is the leading conference on performance and design of the building envelope. The unique cross-over of attending professionals brings together…

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Manila Fame – Fall

October 20 - 22
World Trade Center Metro Manila,
Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, 147, Pasay City, Metro Manila 1308 Philippines
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Manila FAME is one of the longest-running trade shows in the Asia-Pacific, featuring the latest Philippine-made creations from artisans and manufacturers and is the only trade event in the country approved by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Manila FAME, the Design and Lifestyle Event, is the country’s premier trade platform for exports and design, providing opportunities for small and medium scale entrepreneurs to showcase their products in the world market.

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Office Partners Grand Ole Gathering

October 22 - 24
West Palm Beach Marriott,
1001 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
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The Grand Ole Gathering is the best meeting in the office products industry. It is a military styled ONE-on-ONE Meeting format. This is not a tabletop sample collecting meeting. This is a sit down for 14 minutes with each attending vendor/wholesaler and talk. Talk about if you buy, what you buy, why you don’t buy, your problems, money making opportunities, your direct program, what the vendor has available, product lines, product, new product, product you did not know they had,…

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National Color Day

October 22

National Color Day, an unofficial U.S. holiday of unknown origin, is observed annually on October 22. This day was created as a day to learn how colors influence our mood, productivity and behavior in our everyday lives. It is hard to imagine a world without color, one that is all black, white and shades of gray, and how people are affected by different color stimuli varies from person to person. Color can carry specific meaning, and different colors are perceived…

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SustyBiz

October 22 - 24
Washington Marriott at Metro Center,
775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Government often makes bad decisions about climate, infrastructure, health care, taxes, regulations and other priorities because a few unsustainable mega-influencers insist that’s “what business wants.” ASBC members know better. At SustyBiz – a.k.a., the Sustainable Business Summit – you’ll get the tools to tell your representatives what your business really wants from government to create an economy that works for all. Put on by the American Sustainable Business Council [ASBC], SustyBiz brings together company leaders, elected officials, think-tanks and media…

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WORKTECH West Coast

October 24
Mission Bay Conference Center,
1675 Owens St, San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
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WORKTECH is a leading international workplace conference series. The event caters to the educational needs of Heads of CRE, Heads of FM and Chief Executives of the top Global 1000 companies, and has been held at locations around the world, including London, New York, san Francisco, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. WORKTECH speakers are leading international thinkers, industry strategists and radical visionaries. Our speakers come from some of today’s most successful companies as well as a broad…

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EdSpaces

October 25 - 27
Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities,
301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105 United States
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EDspaces is the only international tradeshow and conference bringing together all the professionals who plan, design, build, equip and manage all types of learning environments and educational campuses, with the manufacturers, service providers and dealers who offer the essential products and solutions for these areas.

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ASID Texas Student Symposium 2017

October 27 - 28
City of Austin,
Austin, TX United States
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ASID Texas Student Symposium exposes budding designers from schools all over Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Arkansas to the real world of interior design, while bringing them together to learn from established professionals and industry members. The event will be filled with rich opportunities, exciting new venues and will EXPOSE you to the reality of this amazingly diverse profession. You will be able to INTERACT one-on-one with successful professionals from all facets of design and PROVE TO YOURSELF that…

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Make A Difference Day

October 28

On the fourth Saturday in October, millions of Americans unite to do good for others on Make A Difference Day. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, the day is a nationwide effort and recognize the everyday people whose contributions improve communities and better lives. For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine, in collaboration with Points of Light, has facilitated Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service.

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National Cat Day

October 29

National Cat Day is the official branded holiday for cats to celebrate all the wonderful love they give and to encourage adoption globally. National Cat Day was founded by Celebrity Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and author, Colleen Paige and is a celebration that takes place on October 29th every year in the United States.

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LeadingAge EXPO

October 29 - November 1
New Orleans Morial Convention Center,
900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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The LeadingAge EXPO is the gathering place for the field of aging services. Multi-specialty, interdisciplinary providers can get the training and resources they need to enhance all their services in a single conference. This unique community reflects the entire field of aging services, and by attending, individuals can learn best practices for specialties outside their own. Attendees will be able to: Choose from more than 150 expert-led education sessions. Connect with thousands of aging services professionals from across the country.…

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The Lodging Conference

October 30 - November 2
Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa,
2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016 United States
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The Lodging Conference is one of the top hotel industry events in the world. Over the past 21 years, tens of thousands of high-powered hotel owners and executives from around the globe have participated. The event has been sold out for the last five years with attendance of 1600+ in 2015. The Lodging Conference brings together the hotel industry’s most influential owners, operators, presidents, CEOs and dealmakers to strategize about development, finance, franchising, management, construction, design, and operations. More than…

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IASDR Conference on Design Research

October 31 - November 3
University of Cincinnati’s College of DAAP,
5470 Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH 45221 United States
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The University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) invites educators and practitioners to attend and participate in the 2017 IASDR Conference on Design Research to discuss the array of possibilities for design and design research in the century ahead. The conference will benefit from all that our college, university, and the city of Cincinnati have to offer – as celebrated locations for the study, practice, and business of design and design research. The 2017 IASDR Conference on Design…

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