Thursday July 26, 2018

Design Day at ADAC

We're kicking off the 2018 Black Interior Designer's Network Conference with a day full of design conversations at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center! ADAC as it is commonly referred to, is the premier design destination for interior designers in the south east. The center is full of breath taking showrooms eager to welcome and inspire you. We'll bask in endless beauty, share knowledge and share and amazing design experience in Interior Design over a 3 day period!

 

Day One

ADAC ATLANTA DECORATIVE ARTS CENTER

351 PEACHTREE HILLS AVE NE ATLANTA GA 30305

9:30am  Registration Open-Check In/Breakfast Century Furniture

10:00am  Opening Keynote & Welcome- President Keia McSwain

10:30am  The BIDN Website and Joining the Network- Tiffany Brooks

11:30pm   The Guide to Building Business Credit - Ayda Jenkins & Aleia Kadar

12:15pm  Inspirational Lunch + Showroom Tours

1:30pm   Let's Get Social-Dominique Calhoun

2:30pm  Recipe for Press: Designer Edition -Amy Flurry

3:30pm How to get what you need as an Interior Designer -Round Table Breakout

8:00pm  Connection Reception hosted by Nikki Chu : Zucot Art Gallery

Friday July 27, 2018

Design Day

We kick Day 2 off full of insight and inspiration from the previous day! You can look forward to part 2 of an educational and interactive day. We want to share pertinent information that the keynote speakers feel can help your business and your brand as an Interior Designer.  We discuss design verbiage, fees, how to transition into your passion without school, and be successful, and more!

Day Two

9:30am   Registration Open-Check In/Breakfast Fabricut

10:00am  Opening & Welcome -  Executive Director Tony Ward

11:00am   Darcy's Book of Resources and How to Shop a Showroom -Darcy Harris

12:00pm   Inspirational Lunch + Showroom Tour Romo

1:30pm    The Business Aspect: Contracts, Billing, Legal Matters- Tiffany Brooks

2:30pm  A Profitable Self Taught Business -Nikki Chu & Monica Wilcox

3:30pm All about the Money-Round Table

7:30pm  The High Black Attire Connection Reception at Showroom 58

Free Headshots for Attendees

Saturday July 28,2018

Design Day Tours

We will conclude our third and final day with a Sprinter ride to visit a few of our favorite showrooms, and hidden gems in the city! Michel Smith Boyd will host our Motivational Brunch where we will raise our glasses to our late founder Kimberly Ward.  5 Church Atlanta. 

Brunch is FREE to the first 30 registrants of the conference.

9:00am    Check In Bus Departs ADAC

10:00am  Mimosas and Breakfast at 14th Street Antique Marketplace

11:30am   BoConcept shops at Buckhead

12:30pm  Ligne Roset shops at Buckhead

1:30pm    Motivational Brunch- 5 Church Atlanta Hosted by Michel Boyd



 
I had such an amazing time at the conference. Every part was not only informative but motivational as well as inspirational.
— Pauline Noel
The conference was a pivotal moment for me both personally and with my business, and it’s knowing there are some designing sisters I can lean on that’s helped me make it through.
— Nicole White Quinn
Gained a wealth of knowledge and met some really great designers. Everyone was so humble and down to earth.
— Cilvia Jones, Allied ASID
Each speaker offered information that has inspired me to continue to pursue a career in interior design. The most rewarding were the small group breakout sessions. It was truly an amazing experience.
— Sharron D. Faulkner
This is more than a fun event of popularity and parties, but a true opportunity to lean, network and grow.
— Chanel Gains