ASPIRE Design & Home - Design Tour Long Island

    November 13, 2018 9:00 AM to November 14, 2018 7:30 PM
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    Tuesday, November 13th & Wednesday, November 14th
    For the Home and Design Professional

    Two full days of programming created specifically for home and design industry professionals. Powerful possibilities in your back to: update state licensing requirements with exciting CEUs; network with national industry leaders and local professionals; learn strategies to build your brand, optimizing social media, create strong client contracts and much more.

    Tuesday, November 13th& 9:00 – 11:00 
    15 Port Washington Blvd, Roslyn, NY 11576
    Defining Your Social Media Goals & Creating a Solid Strategy for Success

    We all know that social media networking is invaluable for increasing brand awareness. Yet, creating a positive brand persona and engaging loyal followers is more than just posting pretty pictures. There are proven techniques and tools in developing a successful social media marketing strategy. Join our distinguished panel of experts as they share their own best practices and address your individual questions and concerns.

    Tuesday, November 13th 11:30 – 1:00
    California Closets
    25 Northern Blvd Suite #3, Greenvale, NY 11548
    Modern Materials for Contemporary Design 1.0 CEU (AIA LU/Health Safety & Welfare (HSW) CE Hour)

    Please Join California Closets and Element Design for this informative and timely CEU presentation exploring three of today’s most relevant high-end materials: Aluminum, Glass and High Gloss Acrylic. Learn the inherent qualities of each material, innovative design applications and ways to beautifully incorporate them into your own projects. Case studies will be presented demonstrating the dramatic role these materials play in contemporary design. 1.0 CEU (AIA LU/Health Safety & Welfare (HSW) CE Hour)

    Tuesday, November 13th 1:30 – 3:30
    Showcase Kitchens
    1200 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030
    Design Smarter Smart Kitchens: Comprehending & Incorporating Cutting-Edge Technology
    Touchless faucets, talking fridges and countertop charging stations are no longer a futuristic fantasy! Whether designing a new kitchen or remodeling an existing one, it is essential for designers to stay up on emerging technology to stay in the game. Our panel of top kitchen design experts will explore current and emerging trends and which will stand the test of time as well as lessons learned from their own projects to help you avoid costly mistakes in yours.

    Tuesday, November 13th 3:30 – 5:30
    The Breakfast
    1492 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030
    Designing for the ages. Defining kitchen essentials by generation. Now that Millenials have entered into the ranks of home ownership, three generations are impacting kitchen design. Each age group looks to different styles and elements to meet their taste and needs. Whether the focus is on comfort or family functionality, modern or traditional, it is up to the designers to interpret and realize what works best for each client's aesthetic and lifestyle. Three successful multigenerational designers will speak to the commonalities and differences when designing for Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers.

    Tuesday, November 13th 5:30 – 8:00
    Mitchell Gold Bob Williams
    1900 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY 11030
    Falling In Love with Fall Trends – From Modern Farmhouse to BoHo Chic

    Wednesday, November 14th 10:00 – 12:00
    Blackman Plumbing Supply
    240 Broadway, Huntington Station, NY 11746
    Turning Real Estate Buyers into Design Clients
    Nearly every new luxury home buyer immediately becomes a potential design client. In Long Island alone that equates to more than $100,000,000 in design sales each year. Are you capitalizing on that market? Join renowned interior designers and realtors for a lively and enlightening discussion and learn the secrets and strategies necessary to turn new home buyers into your next clients.

    Wednesday, November 14th 12:30 – 3:00
    Designer Rugs & Carpet by Peykar & The Final Touch Accessories
    233 Robbins Ln, Syosset, NY 11791
    Just a Click Away: Strategies for Getting Published Online
    How do online magazines and blogs discover their content? Some come from the minds and keyboards of the magazine's writers and bloggers. But a great deal of online content is collected from designers like you pitching your own projects, product and expertise. The internet puts you and your business just a click away from prospective clients and consumers. Our esteemed panel will share insider secrets and best practices to getting your work published online.

    Wednesday, November 14th 3:00 – 5:00
    Bijou Coverings
    233 Robbins Ln #7, Syosset, NY 11791
    A New World of Acoustics
    Analyze and explore the fundamental principles related to interior acoustic design, and their relationship to green buildings and sustainable design. Examine the traditional and new ceiling system options available to provide interior acoustic treatments that are both visually appealing as well as acoustically appropriate to the space use. Assess the various characteristics of acoustical ceilings that can contribute to green and sustainable building design. Recognize and identify the acoustic needs of different design applications and the attributes to look for, including contributions to green building certification. 1.0 CEU

    Wednesday, November 14th 5:00 – 7:30
    Floor Decor and Design
    6801 Jericho Turnpike #200, Syosset, NY 11791

    To Showhouse or not to Showhouse
    Participating in a designer showhouse can be an excellent opportunity to showcase your talent and product as well as gain media exposure, new client leads and sales. It can also demand a great deal of time and monetary investment. Are there ways to streamline the process and lower out-of-pocket costs? Which showhouse is right for you? And how do you get invited to participate? Our panel of renowned designers have each participated in multiple showhouses and will answer these questions and more! Gain insider pros and cons of participating in a showhouse, along with tips for creating a space that will get you noticed.