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As part of a new partnership with DOMOTEX USA, ASID will host six education sessions throughout the second annual flooring tradeshow

WASHINGTON, D.C. – RealEstateRama – The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has announced its full line-up of CEU sessions for DOMOTEX USA at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, February 5-7, 2020. Developed as part of the Society’s new partnership with DOMOTEX, these six CEU sessions will provide industry insight on a rich selection of pertinent topics that touch on everything from sustainable materials to client relationships and beyond.

“We are thrilled to further develop our relationship with DOMOTEX showgoers and engage with the designer audience through these thoughtfully curated sessions,” said Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, ASID CEO. “By sourcing topics from our own members, each CEU offers a deep dive into topical conversations currently impacting the industry today while highlighting the multifaceted ways that design impacts lives.”

DOMOTEX USA brings the innovation, expansive network, and cutting-edge intel from the renowned international flooring tradeshow DOMOTEX to the North American market. The 2020 edition of DOMOTEX USA will present a 30 percent larger exhibit hall dedicated to showcasing the latest flooring designs, solutions, and technologies from around the U.S. and the world. With 3x as many educational sessions than last year’s show, DOMOTEX USA 2020 will promote peer-to-peer learning and equip attendees with competitive insights to build their practices.

The ASID CEU sessions for DOMOTEX USA 2020 include:

Getting Organized and Streamlining Your Workflow

February 5, 2020 | Time: 10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
Presented by: Phyllis Harbinger, FASID, NCIDQ, CID
Founder, Phyllis Harbinger-Design and Business Consulting

Design is not the only part of an interior designer’s job; you’re also responsible for scheduling client meetings, conducting design surveys, creating drawings and specs, and overseeing installations. Multiply this by the number of projects on your plate, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed and disorganized. Phyllis Harbinger will show you how to load your tool box with the best implementation ingredients to help with organization and streamlining your workflow.

Authenticity Through Customization: How Global Brands Set Themselves Apart

February 5, 2020 | Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Presented by: Eric Haydel, Allied ASID
Principal, Creative Director, Eric Haydel Design

In today’s world, how can a designer stay true to their authentic style and translate it into a brand? Join ASID New England President Eric Haydel as he examines the roots of authenticity and brands that walk the talk to turn experiences into product. Eric will teach you how to audit your brand intentions to create memorable product for clients through customization relationships with manufacturers.

Communicating with Clients: How Personality Profiles Affect Interaction

February 6, 2020 | Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Phyllis Harbinger, FASID, NCIDQ, CID
Founder, Phyllis Harbinger-Design and Business Consulting

Learn to be a versatile communicator and message with your clients and team more effectively. Successful and meaningful relationships are possible when we can identify and empathize with different modes of communication.

The Longevity Revolution: The Built Environment Comes of Age

February 6, 2020 | Time: 1 – 2 p.m
Presented by: BJ Miller, FASID, CCIM
Founder and Principal, The Vision Group

As the aging culture replaces the youth culture, the resulting demand for products, services, and the buildings we inhabit will contribute to the Longevity Revolution. Developing an understanding of how profoundly our health is impacted by the built environment has implications across all design sectors: workplace, hospitality, retail, education, and public space, as well as our homes. This session explores built environment biohacks and emerging living models which allow more choice to accommodate the coming Longevity Revolution.

Nature for All: Nature Based Design and Social Justice

February 7, 2020 | Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Angelita Scott, Ph.D., Allied ASID, IDEC
Assistant Professor of Interior Design, Georgia Southern University

Biophilic design, the inclusion of nature into design, has psychological and physiological implications to well-being. Traditionally, however, natural features are not incorporated into the built environment when budget is a critical factor. This seminar will present case studies of design and construction projects making strides in support of “nature for all.”

Materials That Matter

February 7, 2020 | Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Presented by: Carolyn Ames Noble, ASID, WELL AP
Founder, Ames Design Studio

As we enter the next decade of design, healthy and sustainable design is paramount. In this course, we will explore the material’s role in human health in space. Physical samples will be examined in an interactive demonstration. At the culmination, we’ll survey innovative examples of healthy and sustainable materials in interior design. Designers will leave with a deeper knowledge as they specify healthy and sustainable materials for future projects.

ASID members receive complimentary access to DOMOTEX USA 2020 and are eligible for a $20 discount to attend ASID educational sessions. To register or for further information, please visit


The American Society of Interior Designers believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and humancentric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.

ASID was founded over 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at


DOMOTEX USA is an annual flooring innovations industry trade show and conference. The event is an extension of the more than 30-year-old DOMOTEX, the world’s foremost showcase for floor coverings held annually in Hannover, Germany in January. DOMOTEX USA is focused on the needs of the floor covering retailers, distributors, installers, builders, contractors, remodelers and interior designers. The trade show features product displays across hard and soft surfaces including hardwood, laminate, area rugs, carpet and resilient flooring, outdoor floor covering, as well as flooring applications and installation technology. For further information, visit the show’s website at

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