It is with great pleasure that I recount my unforgettable experience at the ASID GATHER 2023 National Conference in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. As a passionate designer and advocate for our profession, I was truly honored to be part of this remarkable event.
From taking the stage as the emcee for the Awards Night with the Stars, to moderating an inspiring outdoor living panel, hosting a gourmet Hestan designer dinner, and sharing insights during the Hestan Lunch & Learn presentation, each moment was a celebration of creativity, collaboration, and community. In case you missed this year’s event, here’s what you missed:
A Night to Remember, Awards Night with the Stars:
The ASID Awards Night with the Stars was a dazzling affair that brought together luminaries in the design industry.
As the emcee for the evening, I had the privilege of recognizing and celebrating the remarkable achievements of fellow designers. The atmosphere was electric, as the room brimmed with anticipation and admiration.
The awards served as a testament to the power of design to transform spaces and lives. It was an honor to stand among peers who share a passion for creating spaces that inspire and uplift.
Exploring the Great Outdoors, Moderating the Outdoor Living Panel:
One of the highlights of the conference was moderating an insightful panel discussion on outdoor living trends. We gathered under the Californian sun to delve into the evolving concepts of outdoor spaces.
From sustainable materials to innovative outdoor kitchen designs, the discussion was a treasure trove of ideas that can reshape the way we experience outdoor living. The panelists’ diverse perspectives illuminated the boundless possibilities that design offers for enhancing our ability to gather outdoors.
A Gastronomic Affair, Hestan Designer Dinner at Otium Restaurant:
The Hestan Designer Dinner was a culinary journey that transcended traditional dining experiences. Set against the backdrop of Los Angeles’ downtown charm, Otium Restaurant provided the perfect canvas for a sumptuous evening.
With Chef Timothy Hollingsworth’s culinary prowess on display, each dish was a harmonious Mediterranean blend of flavors and artistry. The dinner was more than a meal; it was a celebration of friendships and an embodiment of the design philosophy that beauty can be found in every detail.
Elevating Insights, Hestan Lunch & Learn Presentation:
The conference offered a unique platform for sharing knowledge, and my Hestan Lunch & Learn presentation with Basil Larkin, Senior VP of Sales, was an opportunity to engage with fellow designers on a more intimate level. Through interactive discussions and demonstrations, we explored the intersections of culinary and design excellence.
Just as Hestan appliances push the boundaries of innovation, I aimed to inspire my audience to infuse their designs with the same spirit of exploration and creativity.
The ASID GATHER 2023 National Conference was a whirlwind of inspiration, learning, and connection. From the Awards Night with the Stars to the Hestan designer dinner, each experience was a testament to the boundless potential of design to shape our world.
As I reflect on the event, I am reminded once again of how “Design Impacts Lives” to unite us in our pursuit of beauty, innovation, and the creation of spaces that truly resonate with the human spirit. Here’s to the vibrant patchwork of design that continues to weave us together. Until we meet again!
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