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CONFERENCES

Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of people working together. Design Trust, Ltd. is that community. Why duplicate our efforts, when we can work together to solve issues, enhance our processes, or a find a better way?

— MICKEY BUFALINI, COLLABORATIVE DESIGN GROUP, HOUSTON, TX —

Our conferences are unique.

Targeting leadership-level areas of interest and avoiding the drawbacks of broader industry conventions, these intimate events are designed to encourage private discussions and opportunities for personal interaction among members and presenters.

We share our successes and our mistakes. 

Year after year one of members’ favorite parts of any conference are the presentations made by other members. This is where we dig deep into tricky details that make a design business truly successful and profitable.

We share hard-won victories in our businesses, so that others don’t have the same struggles. Sharing our individual successes makes all of us stronger.

New York

Atlanta

Houston

Charleston

Sante Fe

Chicago

Dallas

Charlotte

Los Angeles

Washington D.C.

We connect and explore.

At each conference we take time to explore local resources. In each city we’ve found remarkable vendors, hand-picked by other members for their expertise.


These field trips—to exhibitions, landmarks, studios, galleries, etc.—are a great break from the conference room and another opportunity for members to share with each other.

What's integral to the conferences is the trust we have in each other, and the respect for each member’s individual achievements, that allows us to share every detail and every nuance of our business.

— SUSAN BRUNSTRUM, BRUNSTRUM DESIGN, CHICAGO, IL —

But it’s not just us.

We also always invite industry leaders, including media, brands important to the industry, and speakers who specialize in specific areas of interest, based on the ever-changing demands of our business.

Madeline Stuart,
AD 100 Designer

Scott Whitehair,
Storyteller

Lynn Osmond, Chicago Architecture Center

Chris Ramey,
The Home Trust

Thomas O’Brien,
Aero Studio

What we talk about when we get together…

Thank You

Our annual events & programming would not be possible without the support of our generous partners.

Design Trust values the long-term support of Kravet, and members know they can depend on the entire Kravet team to provide exceptional service on any project.

Design Trust is proud to partner with High Point Market Authority to make a better Market experience, every Market, not only for members, but for all designers.