The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) announced this week the launch of Platform, a new 3-day retreat with programming for design industry leaders.
The first-ever Platform is set to take place at the Fairmont Empress resort in Vancouver, British Columbia from Sept. 17-19. The retreat aims to inspire, start conversation and build relationships within the design community. Platform is open to all partners, principals and founders (both ASID members and non-members).
“At ASID, we’re always looking towards the future of design,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “Platform helps us guide this future and understand where the leaders of the industry are taking it and what they need to make it possible. Platform will help us incubate these future-forming ideas, and most importantly, it will inspire and provoke today’s design leaders to examine how they can impact lives through design.”
Platform will explore what design professionals can learn from other industries to apply to their own practice. Speakers at the event will include: Wired Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson, Tito’s Handmade Vodka Chief Joyologist and Director of Philanthropy Amy Lukken, Forbes School of Business and Technology Professor Chitra Anand, Physician and Global Social Entrepreneur Dr. Shimi Kang, and New Cities Foundation Senior Fellow Greg Lindsay. Partners for Platform include Benjamin Moore, Cosentino and Signature Kitchen Suite.
The summit will feature wellness activities like yoga, daily challenges and group meals to encourage networking. Those interested in participating can apply at www.asid.org.