"Design Connections was a nice way to immerse with others in our field - an opportunity to meet other thought leaders in education, and share ideas about where we can push this sector next."

Elizabeth Von Lehe ICRAVE

"The event was a great opportunity to get out and see and talk to other education designers and discuss some of the issues of designing educational facilities of the future."

Brian Hilvert SHP Leading Design

"I truly enjoyed the Design Connections Summit. I was very impressed how well it was coordinated, how the hospitality was top-notch, the fellow attendees were very knowledgeable and participatory, and last but not least, the sponsors reps were extremely professional and knowledgeable. The products represent exciting improvement to create great environments for Educational facilities. Interiors and Sources and nGage event staff should all be very proud of how well you all work together for the exemplary outcome of Design Connections."

Samuel Herpin Remson Haley Herpin Architects

"This event was a step above all of the standard Design shows that I've attended previously. The seminar topics were all current and the speakers were from multiple disciplines, which made it all more relevant. And the organizers made the whole thing very user friendly."

Seaneen Thorpe Centerbrook Architects & Planners, LLP

"I really enjoyed the Design Connections seminar from start to finish. The venue was great, the presentations very informative, networking was very educational and the food was fabulous. I would definitely attend again and highly recommend it to anyone in the industry."

Jean-Marie Arelt Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon

"The education conference was invaluable for the amazing amount of information, ideas, new products and above all networking with other designers around the US. I met some really wonderful people that I would have never connected with otherwise. I highly recommend this experience to any designers/architects in education."

Lisa Mance, IIDA AC + Co Architecture

"Excellent opportunity to share educational concepts with architects and designers from other parts of the country, as well as to establish strong relationships with vendors."

Caryn Wohn Saphire-Albarran Architecture

"The ability to share thoughts and ideas across disciplines and geography is important to strengthen the knowledge of emerging educational trends. The exponential change in technology is requiring us to create spaces that are nimble and flexible."

Kevin Greischar DLR Group Southeast Region K-12 leader

"This Design Connections event proved to be not only a dedicated series of highly informative panel discussions and one to one vendor meetings, it also provided advanced level education on current education issues."

Karen Muraoka Karen Muraoka Interior Design LLC

"The opportunity to meet and talk with other focused design practitioners at this more intimate gathering, as well as to learn from committed suppliers – all working together at the leading edge of health care design –was a very welcome experience. I met inspiring people and learned a lot. The hotel venue and hospitality were exceptional."

Anne Carlyle Carlyle Design Associates

"What an efficient and effective way of presenting information, sharing ideas and networking for busy people! I would not have had, or made, the time otherwise."

Margi Kaminski Cadence Health

"Design Connections 2014 was an excellent venue for interacting with peers and clients as well as suppliers in the education industry. The panel discussions provided great insights and overall, the 2 day event was beneficial."

Lois Wellwood NBBJ

"This was such a great event. I was honored to be amongst such a special group of talented, focused designers who work hard every day to make heath care facilities functional and amazing. The event was extremely well planned and I think all of us enjoyed the opportunities to learn, meet, and challenge each other to do our best with the best possible products available."

Sandy Boyette LeVino Jones Medical Interiors

"I attend other education related conferences annually and I though Design Connections provided the best opportunity to gain in depth knowledge from manufacturers and network with other high level designers in the spirit of collaboration. It was excellent. It was time well spent."

Maria Lopez AAHID Maria Lopez Interiors

"This event is growing in momentum and is a valuable resource for designers and architects who influence specifications. By ensuring design leadership support, manufacturers will have knowledgeable leadership represented at this event and have it become an influential platform for product offering influence and change. Excellent!"


"Design Connections engaged the design community through opportunities for networking, product investigation and learning all in a great setting. Although jam packed, the varied agenda kept us engaged throughout our time together. Thank you Design Connections!"

Carol Doering IA

"Eye-opening, inspirational, motivational!"

Joel Kalmin Legacy Community Health Services

"The event was one of the only opportunities in my long career that I have had time to really network with peers, and have one on one conversations with vendors. It was productive, efficient, and a great use of my time."

Lissa Rolenc 4 design

"This conference format respects the time constraints of busy professionals, by focusing on topics/ products that help us make informed decisions."

Rayne Sherman, FIIDA, CID, CSI Sherman Design Group, Inc.

"This event might be the best conference I have ever attended. I made incredible connections with designers, learned useful information from vendors and returned to my office to share a wealth of knowledge with my colleagues. An excellent event that I would highly recommend…I truly can’t stop talking about it."

Geraldine Drake, NCIDQ, LEED JLL at Beaumont Health System

"Thank you so much for providing this focused peer & manufacturer networking opportunity!"

Teri Lura Bennett JHHS

"I attend many supplier and educational events and voraciouslly read numerous industry periodicals…and this event was one of my favorites! I was able to gain more industry insights from my peers, suppliers, and seminars on a more personal level in a short period of time in a great venue! The Q&A dialogues were great. Kudo’s to Interiors & Sources and nGage Events!"

Cinda Terry Duke Realty

"Great event format that was educational and enabled valuable peer networking."

Patricia Jones Coyle-Thompson-Jones

"A wonderful mix of highly knowledgeable folks, excellent food and a beautiful venue. Good to see the big players move to a more collaborative solution…Extremely well organized."

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