Design Takes Shape at NeoCon 2024 – Will We See You There?

05.08.24 | By
Design Takes Shape at NeoCon 2024 – Will We See You There?

Now in its 55th year, NeoCon continues to be the leading platform and event for the commercial interiors industry. Being held June 10-12, 2024 at THE MART in Chicago, leading manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers, end-users, and the media will once again make their way through floors full of game-changing products and services from more than 400 leading and emerging brands. There’s still time to register – and it’s free.

Alongside all of the showrooms and booths, you’ll find a top-notch educational program. Keynote presentations and CEU sessions will explore design from all angles, demonstrating how to harness creativity to enhance visual storytelling and affect how we work and live.

A woman points at a textile display while others observe during NeoCon.

NeoCon 2024 will be headlined by three keynote speakers pushing the boundaries within their respective industries, from architecture to art to fashion. Gensler’s Global Entertainment Leader Bob Weis kicks off the show on Monday morning with “Leveraging the Power of Storytelling in Commercial Design.” Tuesday’s keynote will feature multi-disciplinary artist and designer, Yinka Ilori, in “The Power of Affirmation: Yinka Ilori in Conversation with Khoi Vo and Cheryl Durst.” Two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter takes the stage for Wednesday’s keynote speaker with “Designing Afrofuturism: The Art of Storytelling through Costume Design.”

A woman presenting at a booth labeled "paint with purpose" at NeoCon to three listeners in a brightly lit room.

Featured presentations will be held each afternoon in conversation with some of the industry’s leaders, designers, and visionaries to share expertise and insight on the most current topics and trends, as well as what’s to come in commercial design. There will also be more than 50 interactive CEU seminars and workshops taking place that complement 2024’s keynotes. Registration is now available for the sessions, which will be held both onsite and virtually for registered NeoCon attendees. They’ll be covering topics and verticals that include DEI, Design Skills, Education, Facilities Management, Healthcare, Hospitality, Industry Directions, Lighting, Public Space, Sustainability, Technology, Wellness, and Workplace.

Bulletin board with fabric swatches and design materials accompanied by a desk filled with office supplies in a well-lit room.

Enfold by Mizetto \\\ Photo: Jonas Lindstrom

Be sure not to miss the new installation showcasing the perspectives of design students, and of course, it wouldn’t be NeoCon without the Best of NeoCon Awards, the NeoCon Podcast Studio, and ART on THE MART! These are just a few of the interactive activities and immersive experiences in store for this year’s show.

Start planning your schedule now for opportunities to connect, learn, and experience the latest in commercial design, from office to healthcare! Register for NeoCon 2024 here.

For the full NeoCon 2024 programming listing, head to and follow @neocon_shows to get the latest news + sneak peeks!

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.