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Quick-click guide to NeoCon 2019

NeoCon 2019 is just days away, June 10 to 12 in Chicago at The Mart, and here is your quick-click guide to all the action.


You can still register online for free for the exposition through June 7. Onsite registration is $60. You can register for CEU seminars online as well. They are $65 each by June 7 and $75 each on site. The keynote presentations are free and prices vary for special tour events.


Click here to book from the block hotels. Rooms are still available.

Navigating The Mart

With more than 500 companies showcasing thousands of new products and services in nearly 1 million square-feet of exhibition space, it can be overwhelming to plan your attack of The Mart floor. For quick reference, download this Mart app or click here for the online version.


With more than 100 accredited seminars and keynote lectures, there is a lot to learn at NeoCon 2019. You can register for CEU seminars online. They are $65 each by June 7 and $75 each on site.

Click here for the full list of seminars.

Here are some seminars by track we are most excited about:





Special Events

As always NeoCon features fabulous events, awards and parties. Here is a sampling of some of the events. Click here for a full list of industry and exhibitor events.

  • Best of NeoCon Award Winners’ Breakfast
    7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2019. Doors open at 7:15 AM, The Renaissance Hotel Ballroom, One West Wacker Drive, Chicago.
    Tickets $95
    The Best of NeoCon 2019 award winners will be announced among industry peers on the opening morning of NeoCon. Now in its 30th year, the iconic competition honors the best new commercial interiors products in the industry, which are exhibited at NeoCon. Honors include Gold and Silver Awards, as well as Innovation Awards, Editors’ Choice Awards, and one Best of Competition Award. See the 2018 winners. 
  • Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
    3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Floor 7.
    Enjoy afternoon cocktails, conversations and connections when the NeoCon energy and festivities move onto the 7th floor Exhibit Hall. Gather with A&D professionals while exploring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.
  • BIFMA Annual Membership Meeting
    7:00 – 7:40 a.m. breakfast | 7:40 – 8:55 a.m. meeting, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, The Mart.
    Members of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and invited guests are encouraged to attend the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting to hear the state-of-the-industry and state-of-the-association reports.

Keynote speakers

  • The Familiar and Unusual: An Investigation of Balance and Experience in Design
    Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, Founders, Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, New York.
    8 a.m., June 10, NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, The Mart
  • Stuff Matters: The Material World We Make
    Ilse Crawford, Creative Director and Founder, Studioilse, London
    8 a.m., June 11, NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, The Mart
  • Do No Harm: The Role of Design in Complicated Times
    Liz Ogbu, Founder and Principal, Studio O, New York
    11 a.m., June 12, NeoCon Theater, 19th Floor, The Mart

Learn more about the speakers here.