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Design Summit

APRIL 22

10am-5PM ET
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A virtual summit for design industry professionals, brought to you by the editors of AD.
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  • Full access to the first-ever AD PRO Global Design Summit
  • Live panel conversations with top designers
  • Interactive workshops with AD editors (workshops full)
  • Networking opportunities with other AD PRO members from around the world
  • Plus an exclusive Marketplace featuring the latest products and initiatives from our sponsors
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Schedule of Events

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Workshops full
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10:00 AM ET
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Welcome to the AD PRO Global Design Summit

Join AD Editor in Chief Amy Astley for welcoming remarks to kick off the first-ever AD PRO Global Design Summit.

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10:00–11:00 AM ET
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Deep Dive: An In-Depth Look Through AD’s Latest Issue

What makes a great room now? To survey the future of design around the world, AD’s Interiors & Garden Director Alison Levasseur is joined by designer Beata Heuman of London and interior architect David Flack of Australia--two stars of AD's May 2021 International issue. Together, the three will unpack timeless rooms in the 21st century and the prospect of a new international style. (Immediately following Amy Astley’s welcome remarks.)

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PANEL
11:30–12:00 PM ET
WORKSHOP
12:00–12:30 PM ET

The Art of Collaboration: A Product Licensing Cheat Sheet

Navigate the realm of product licensing with multi-hyphenate designers Justina Blakeney and Alexa Hampton in this veritable master class devoted to collaborations. AD Digital Director David Kaufman and AD Market Editor Maddie O’Malley moderate, uncovering valuable insight into both the digital and print aspects of design-world partnerships. Brought to you by CB2 Trade Program. 

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PANEL
11:30–12:00 PM ET
WORKSHOP
12:00–12:30 PM ET

Come Rain or Shine: Innovations in Outdoor Living

Designing an interior that looks beautiful and functions well is commendable, but a space that achieves that dichotomy all while withstanding rain, snow, and sunlight is even more impressive. In an insightful conversation with AD PRO Associate Editor Mel Studach and Caesarstone Vice President of Marketing Elizabeth Margles, architect and designer Stephanie Goto shares the product innovation and creative material applications helping landscape architects and designers create next-level outdoor environments. Brought to you by Caesarstone.

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11:30–12:00 PM ET
WORKSHOP
12:00–12:30 PM ET

Character Studies: Renovating for the Future While Honoring the Past

Having built her practice on thoughtful updates to historic townhouses throughout New York City, AD100 architect Elizabeth Roberts shares her insights with AD Features Director Sam Cochran on sensitive renovations—from knowing what to change and what to keep, to sourcing the best floors, windows, doors, and more. Brought to you by Tischler und Sohn.

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12:30-1:00 PM ET
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Business Lunch with Amy Astley and Friends

Join this virtual lunch hosted by AD Editor in Chief Amy Astley, who will lead a compelling conversation with two of today's most powerful design influencers, Jason Bolden and Adair Curtis of Los Angeles-based design firm JSN Studio. The co founders will recount their rise to the top of the category, plus share actionable tips that designers can apply to their own social strategies.

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1:00-2:00 PM ET
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Design in the Digital Age

The design world is fully digital—is your practice? Join designers Keia McSwain, Tavia Forbes, and Monet Masters of FORBES MASTERS as they sit down (virtually) with AD PRO Editor Katy Olson to discuss taking the world of interior design online. Presented by Monogram Luxury Appliances.

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2:30–3:00 PM ET
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3:00-3:30 PM ET

New Trends, New Perspectives: Redefining Luxury One Detail at a Time

Design is all about making a statement. Hosted by AD’s Design Editor Madeleine Luckel, this session will cover an engaging panel discussion and workshop on the latest kitchen trends as well as Monogram Luxury Appliances' newly released statement piece, the Monogram Professional Range. Special guests include Richard Anuszkiewicz, Creative Director of Monogram Appliances and Lead Designer of Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, Julie Burns, Executive Director at Monogram, and Alex Ochsner, Monogram Training & Development. Presented by Monogram Luxury Appliances.

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2:30–3:00 PM ET
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Sourcing Sustainably: A Designer's Action Plan

"Sustainability" has become a buzzword, but what are the implications for an industry like ours that is reliant upon always having the latest and greatest product? Join AD Deputy Digital Editor Allie Weiss and Sustainable Furnishings Council Founder Susan Inglis for an informative presentation focused on the common—and not-so-common—questions designers have when endeavoring to shop more sustainably, with practical tips and insights you can seamlessly integrate in your practice.

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2:30–3:00 PM ET
WORKSHOP
3:00-3:30 PM ET

No Gray Areas: A Focus on the Power and Performance of Color

Paint colors with major personality are proving popular this year—a pendulum shift from the neutrals that dominated pre-COVID. And as we spend more personal and professional time at home, product performance is more important than ever. Join Associate Clever Editor Zoë Sessums, AD100 designer Corey Damen Jenkins, and Andrea Magno, director of color marketing and development at Benjamin Moore, as they discuss how designers select, source, use, and recommend color today. Plus, be among the first to hear an exciting announcement from Benjamin Moore. Brought to you by Benjamin Moore.

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4:00–5:00 PM ET
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A Year in Review—and the Year Ahead with Nate Berkus

AD100 designer Nate Berkus is a rare master of both the business and the art of design. Learn firsthand how he built his multipronged, multimedia design empire in this intimate conversation between Berkus and AD’s own West Coast Editor Mayer Rus.