Due to the large size and geographic scope of the Texas Chapter, countless events occur throughout the year in cities across the state. The following are our largest events:
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Celebrating Design Texas: Education, Expo & Awards
EVENT UPDATE (POSTED JUNE 4, 2020): We made the difficult decision to postpone our inaugural Celebrating Design Texas: Education, Expo & Awards in-person event, which was supposed to take place August 13 & 14, 2020 on the campus of Dallas Market Center, to August 2021.
Comprised of multiple CEUs, a tabletop vendor showcase, and awards cocktail party, Celebrating Design Texas was to take the place of METROCON Expo & Conference and ASID Texas Chapter Legacy of Design Awards Celebration.
Texas Chapter Student Symposium
Student Symposium is an annual event exclusively for Interior Design Students and Educators from all over Texas, as well as Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Arkansas.
Presentations, tours and activities focus on all design fields: education, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, multifamily, residential, retail and workplace.
Students, be sure to grab your friends for sessions filled with knowledge, fun and design! The event is always filled with rich opportunities, exciting new venues and will expose you to the reality of this amazingly diverse profession of interior design.
You will be able to interact with and learn from successful professionals and find out what it’s really like in the industry. WATCH A VIDEO highlighting past events.
[FYI: Student Symposium did not take place in 2019 because ASID Headquarters held SCALEX at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio October 25-26, 2019.]
The 2020 event will take place the week of November 2nd. Visit the event’s official website for more information.
METROCON Expo & Conference
This annual two-day event featured 150+ exhibitors, 40+ CEU's and educational sessions, programming for students, and valuable networking opportunities.
METROCON focused on introducing the latest in products and innovative ideas to the Southwest region’s community of Interior Designers, Architects, Specifiers, Facility Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Students and other Essential Industry Members catering to the built environment.
Exhibitors and education catered to the corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, multifamily, residential, and retail design fields.
The following associations joined forces from 2017-2019 to bring you a meaningful, expansive event: ASID Texas Chapter, ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, CSI Dallas Chapter, NEWH Dallas Chapter, and USGBC Texas Chapter.
The 2019 event took place in Dallas on Thursday, August 8 & Friday, August 9. Access a wrap-up article HERE.
ATTENTION: We are sad to announce that METROCON Expo & Conference will not return for 2020 and beyond. Metrocon, Inc. thanks all of its supporters – Attendees, Exhibitors, Speakers, Sponsors, and Volunteers – who have been there every step of the way. Visit the METROCON website for for an official statement.
Austin Design Excellence Award Celebration
Organized by ASID Texas Chapter Austin Design Community, the Design Excellence Awards Celebration is typically held in March. Past award celebration locations include The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
VISIT THE AUSTIN DESIGN COMMUNITY PAGE
Dallas Design Ovation Awards Celebration
Organized by the ASID Texas Chapter Dallas Design Community, the Design Ovation Awards Celebration is typically held in May. Past award celebration locations include the Trade Mart at Dallas Market Center, The Empire Room and Frontiers of Flight Museum.
VISIT THE DALLAS DESIGN COMMUNITY PAGE
San Antonio Pinnacle of Design Awards Celebration
Organized by the ASID Texas Chapter San Antonio Design Community, the Pinnacle of Design Awards Celebration is typically held in May. Past award celebration locations include the Noah Event Venue and Norris Conference Centers.
VISIT THE SAN ANTONIO DESIGN COMMUNITY PAGE