ART+IDS announce 2019 conference location, date

ART+IDS announce 2019 conference location, date

ART and the Interior Design Society announced that they will team up for a conference for a third year in a row next year.

The 2019 ART+IDS Conference will be held May 2-5 at The Rivera Palm Springs.

The program will feature joint general sessions and social events as well as workshops and seminars that are specific to the two unique memberships. Building on the past two conferences, ART+IDS will take advantage of the unique Palm Springs location to plan optional activities such as house and museum tours as well as a community service project.

“The energy of the two groups worked so well together at the past two conferences and we learned a lot about each other’s groups. Our goal is to continue that partnership, to build on those successes and take the next step towards servicing both communities in a meaningful way”, said Sharon Davis of ART.

"The partnership between ART and IDS is unlike any other.” said Jenny Cano of IDS. “We’re looking forward to working together to gain new skills, knowledge and relationships that will ultimately strengthen our industry.

Program sponsorships and the expanded vendor showcase are open for reservations now. The full program and registration for attendance details will be available in January 2019.

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