Annual Meeting Agenda

7:00am – 9:00am     Registration & Networking 
9:00am – 10:00am     Concurrent CEU Sessions 
  • Quartz Fabrication Techniques
    By Sheri Kicklighter, Cambria
    Will give you foundation understanding of the superior characteristics and many applications of quartz surfaces. You’ll learn how quartz slabs are created, along with templating options and processes. In addition, proved fabrication techniques will be explored to help fulfill your design vision, along with installation requirements for quartz applications.
    HSW accredited session.

  • Form and Function of Porcelain Pavers
    for Outdoor Applications

    By Dan Rymiszewski, Del Conca USA; and
    Camille Wingate, Melcer Tile/ Mohawk Industries

    Porcelain Pavers offer aesthetics and performance to provide an effective solution for both commercial and residential applications. This course will provide an overview of Porcelain Pavers, discussing the manufacturing process and technological advances, all the benefits and features of pavers as well as differences over other outdoor material. The course will also describe the multiple installation methods and systems available where outdoor porcelain pavers can be utilized.
    HSW accredited session.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Understand the production process of porcelain pavers and why it is considered a green and sustainable building product.
    • Describe trends in outdoor living spaces.
    • Determine how the use of outdoor porcelain pavers is advantageous over other materials.
    • Recognize and understand the multiple installation methods and innovative systems available to install porcelain pavers.
    • Identify industry technical specifications and certifying bodies.
10:00am – 10:30am     Break & Networking 
10:30am – 11:30am     Concurrent CEU Sessions
  • Redefining Kitchen Design While Improving
    Health and Wellness

    By Ashley Kafka, Subzero Group
    How kitchens have evolved to meet new ways of living, including home offices, kitchens being the center of the homes activities, ways to design a kitchen with better flow for family and guest. It also touches on how produce and fresh foods have become more of a way of living the healthy lifestyle and how to preserve the foods longer. Design ideas to make the kitchen a more efficient with fresh ideas for appliance placements.
    HSW accredited session.

  • Staying in Front of Customers with Social Media During and After COVID-19
    By Jim Nowakowski, Interline Creative Group, Inc.
    The world of social media generated significant attention and interest. This has intensified during COVID-19. Knowing how to navigate your business messages within the many platforms is a daunting task. This course reveals the benefits social media can play in staying in front of your customers during and after the virus by focusing on integrating platforms with other marketing tactics. It uses examples to show attendees how strategy and audience are the keys to building successful customer interactions
11:30am12:00pm     Break & Networking 
12:00pm2:00pm     Keynote Presentation, State of the Chapter Address & Lunch 
Keynote: Mary Welch Fox Stasik of Mary Welch Fox Design
Born and raised in Knoxville, TN, Mary Welch Fox Stasik gained a strong desire to experience LIFE but was unsure exactly how to execute those feelings. Her passions led her to Colorado State University, and then to working in Denver and NYC for designers that still greatly inspire her work and philosophy today.

Mary then began exploring the fashion, music, and fitness industries, and the world which led her to finding a core value - travel is her jam.
2:00pm – 3:00pm     CEU Session 
A Designer’s Blueprint for What People Want in Their Homes
Jim Nowakowski, Interline Creative Group, Inc.
What DO consumers really want in a home? Can Designers give them what they want? This brand-new CEU designed specifically for today’s architects and designers in a recovering economy, brings together strategies that will help reach new customers and increase sales. It focuses on presenting the results of comprehensive research that surveys homeowners and will stimulate thinking for the professional firm and help shape your presentations to clients to gain new business and retina current customers.
This course is AIA, IDCEC, and NKBA approved.

Learning Objectives: Review what home buyers want in their homes and community; Review research results and how to use the data to validate your designs; Recognize how to gain knowledge from market research and use it to create content; Examine how to effectively build a strategy that will ultimately increase business.
2:30pm – 3:30pm     Showroom Tour - Offsite
Fritz Porter Showroom
Tour led by Fritz Porter’s Textile Director, Becky LaRoche
Gain an inside look at the unique lines carried by Fritz Porter! Learn about their available furniture and lighting lines, their custom capabilities in Thai category, and their textile and wallcovering lines from all over the world - some of which Fritz Porter is the only showroom in America to carry them.

Separate complimentary registration is required. In order to register for the tour, you must be registered for the ASID Carolinas Annual Meeting.
Space is limited
5:00pm – 8:00pm     Excellence In Design Awards Reception
Reception Attire is Cocktail/Business Professional
Network and celebrate with friends and peers as we recognize outstanding achievement within our industry as we present the 2022 Excellence in Design Awards as well as the ASID Carolinas Chapter Recognition Awards.
  • 5:00pm - Cocktails
  • 6:00pm - Buffet Dinner will be available
  • 6:30pm - Awards Presentation starts