I firmly believe that every professional needs to seek “continuing education” in some form as part of their professional development. Doctors need a certain number of classroom hours to stay licensed. Chefs regularly stage (aka work for free) under culinary experts to learn skills throughout their careers. As for designers, well I know they say that learning is a “life long endeavor” but to be frank, many designers tend to get stuck, complacent or lazy with that is comfortable. Most major cities have “design market week” for locals but a structured and regimented way to learn new concepts, share ideas and be mentored isn’t quite fully flushed out in this profession I have come to love.
Which is why when I was introduced to the concept of Interior Design Camp, I was intrigued but then quickly elated to see that someone (in this case the dynamic duo of Lori Dennis Kelli Ellis) had started this dialogue that the design community had been craving. Don’t take my word for it, check out the video below…..
Think of Interior Design Camp as a two-day educational seminar with wine, interesting attendees and respected design mentors. Located in Las Vegas this year from July 29-July31, the agenda has been refreshed to include topics that designers, like myself, struggle with from charging a flat fee to getting your work noticed to what factors to consider when launching your own line — and it’s all from people who have done it! This year boasts an A-list roster of speakers including Architectural Digest 100 Designers Roger Thomas and Madeline Stuart, acclaimed author and editor Susanna Salk, Olio Board co-founder Sheliah MacSporran, Design Blogger Convention Founder Adam Japko & two folks dear to my heart Aphro Chic Founders Jeanine Hays & Bryan Mason.
It’s a great opportunity for the newbie or the veteran designer to engage and be engaged which is why I am elated that Lori and Kelli are letting me give away one registration for free to a reader.
Free. I will let that marinate for a minute……
Yup. Free. No strings attached. Free. To get enter for your chance to win a free registration you have to do two simple things: (1) subscribe to my monthly newsletter and (2) leave a comment below. Easy peasy. And did I mention that the registration fee is regularly $1300?
To recap: You get to spend two-days of awesome workshops, interesting people and design fun in Vegas for free? Clearly, what happens in Vegas shouldn’t stay in Vegas!