Design Influencers Conference
February 24-26, 2019
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
Atlanta, GA

Event At a Glance


Carson Kressley Joins Our Keynote Line-Up!

Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author are some of the credits of the multi-talented and unforgettable Carson Kressley.

Carson started his career as an independent stylist and became invaluable to major designers such as Ralph Lauren. A few years later, he took a leap into television when, in 2003, he became a breakout star as the fashion savant on Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which won a primetime Emmy and gained a worldwide following for Carson.

Currently, Carson’s latest project is a new, much-anticipated show with his Queer Eye alum Thom Filicia focusing on interior design for Bravo Networks which premiered in October 2018.

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New for 2019! Two content tracks - Influencer and Brand

Full Agenda Now Available

The main Influencer track will continue to focus on topics for designers and influencers using social media marketing and digital content and platforms to build their businesses and personal brands. Whether new to social media or an established influencer, the content in this track equips design professionals with tips and tools to build their presence both on and offline.

The Influencer track will delve into how interior designers utilize blogs, social media, and website tools to enhance their businesses and personal brands. Topics will include blogs and other key social media platforms and online strategies like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, e-commerce sites, email marketing, website optimization, and podcasting. Complementing offline tactics embrace book publishing, brand ambassadorships, speaking circuits, influencer campaigns, public relations, licensed lines and so much more.

Who Should Attend the Influencer Track:

  • Interior design influencers
  • Design bloggers - individuals, small businesses, associations, or other organizations
  • Interior designers
  • Interior design writers
  • Design enthusiasts or aspiring interior designers
  • Design Social Media users
  • Traditional design media
  • PR firms

The new Brand track, co-produced by High Point Market Authority with DBC's parent company Esteem Media, will provide topics geared to home furnishings manufacturers, showroom operators, and brands who want to connect with design influencers. The content will explore the resources needed to succeed in this new mainstream marketing strategy that is driving sales and revenue while creating awareness and building trust for savvy home furnishings marketers. 

Topics for the Brand track will cover finding and selecting the right influencers, creating effective programs, tradeshow and other live event opportunities, social media strategies, video tools for influential brands, and other preferred content creation strategies associated with influencer marketing ROI.

Who Should Attend the Brand Track:

  • Manufacturers
  • Single or multiple showroom operators
  • Suppliers to the luxury home design industry
  • Brands inside the luxury home design community
  • Design Centers
  • Traditional media
  • PR firms

Registration Information

Attendees can select any sessions they would like to attend in either track, and all participants can attend the General Sessions on Monday and Tuesday. However, please register according to the registration type as specified on our Registration page.

Below find the event schedule at a glance and full agenda is now complete.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

The expo floor is expected to sell out - please contact Laurie Powell at to learn more about the opportunities still available in Atlanta!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

10:30AM - 7:30PM

1:00PM -3:15PM
Influencer Sessions 1, 2, and 3

1:00PM - 3:15PM
Brand Sessions 1, 2, and 3
Sponsored by High Point Market Authority

General Session Opening Keynote,  Networking Reception, and After Party for All Participants- Influencers and Brands


General Sessions, Monday Keynote, Lunch, Networking Reception and After Party for All Participants - Influencers and Brands.


8:30AM- 10:30AM
Influencer Sessions 4, 5, and 6.

Brand Sessions 4, 5, and 6
Sponsored by High Point Market Authority

General Session and Closing Keynote for All Participants - Influencers and Brands.

2:00PM -4:30PM
Offsite Tours and Receptions to be announced- All Participants invited to attend

Closing Gala Party at a Prominent Designer's Palatial Estate - All Participants invited to attend.


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9:00AM- 5:00pm
ADAC Digital Day  Produced and Sponsored by ADAC, ADAC Showrooms - All  Design Influencers Conference participants invited to attend and registration is free.  Learn more>>