With attendance close to 20,000, the MART was abuzz with innovative design, new products, important connections, and a sharing of ideas that is only possible in person. Luminaries including prolific Chicago architects Jeanne Gang and Jackie Koo, and entrepreneur and best-selling author Frans Johansson delivered thought-provoking, inspiring keynote addresses that explored everything from the best way to approach designing public spaces, to mending social divides, to how diversity and inclusion drive innovation. The robust educational program included special presentations, as well as virtual CEU seminars, available on demand in the NeoCon Hub through November 6th.
THE WINNERS OF THE 2021 DPHA PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE AND PRODUCT SHOWCASE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS ON SEPTEMBER 24TH.
The incoming class will be formally inducted on Feb. 8 on the KBIS NeXT Stage, during KBIS 2022 in Orlando.
By Steven Morris
Over the arc of 25 years Steven Morris has worked with more than 250 brands (including Samsung, Sony, Habitat for Humanity, Amazon, NFL, MLB and many more) and over 3,000 business leaders. Now, he has fused his learnings into an actionable manifesto called The Beautiful Business. Each day business leaders engage in a fundamentally creative act: forming and nurturing companies, teams, products, brands and services so they can flourish. Nevertheless, many entrepreneurs hesitate to see themselves as creatives or creators – even though many are seeking greater fulfillment, meaning and beauty through their lives and businesses.
About The Author
Steven Morris is a brand, culture and leadership advisor, author, and speaker. Over his 25+ years in business he’s worked with 3,000+ business leaders at 250+ global and regional companies.