NeoCon recently announced its educational program for the 2017 conference to be held at The Mart in Chicago, June 12-14. Presented by industry leaders from a range of disciplines, topics will include “branding in hospitality design,” “the role of serendipity in the workplace,” and “empathy and design.” New for 2017, NeoCon is debuting “Icons @ NeoCon,” a series of seminars headlined by four seasoned design and business experts. This year’s speakers are: Lauren Rottet, founding principal and president of Rottet Studio; Cheryl Durst, executive vice president and CEO of IIDA; Carol Ross Barney, founder and president of Ross Barney Architects; and Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871.

“This year’s educational program includes nearly 100 CEU accredited sessions, and explores what’s next in healthcare, hospitality, government, education, retail, the workplace, and beyond,” said Monica DeBartolo, director of programming. “The diverse offering will engage professionals from a wide range of fields and allow them to earn CEU credits across many different tracks. Beyond accreditation, we pride ourselves on offering programming that has broader applications.”

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