NeoCon 50 will be a particularly vibrant hub featuring the most coveted awards in the industry, a week of exceptional events and celebrations, innovative installations, and top design resources. 

NeoCon 50 Celebration

Join us to celebrate “50 years of Tomorrow’s Design” and usher in the future! NeoCon Access registrants and a guest receive complimentary tickets to a party worthy of a half century!

Tuesday, June 12, 5-8pm
The Mart, South Drive



Contract Magazine's Best of NeoCon Awards

Now in its 29th year, the iconic Best of NeoCon Awards continue to honor the best new commercial interiors products in the industry. These products are introduced to the market in 42 categories ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies.  Winners will be announced Monday, June 11 at the Contract Magazine Best of NeoCon Awards Breakfast.  Award recipient’s booths and showrooms will be recognized with Best of NeoCon Award signs during the Show. 

See last year's winners and categories

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IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom & Booth Design Competition

The IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom and Booth Design Competition seeks to honor originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics in showrooms and booths at NeoCon 2018 Winners will be featured in Contract magazine, and on IIDA.org.

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Interior Design's 5th Annual HiP Awards

Interior Design's HiP at NeoCon Awards is a recognition program Honoring Industry People and Innovative Products. This unique initiative honors commercial industry pioneers and achievement in product applications.  Entries are submitted by and voted on by the A&D community.  Winners and Honorees will be announced live at an exclusive event held at The Mart on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Submissions will open April 1, 2018 
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The viral awards program #MetropolisLikes returns, with Metropolis editors awarding the top designs of NeoCon 2018. Winners will be announced live on metropolismag.com, Twitter, and Instagram to over 200,000 Metropolis followers, and receive a custom award delivered in person at NeoCon. 

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BUILDINGS Magazine’s Product Innovations Awards

Exclusively for NeoCon exhibitors, Product Innovations highlights the latest interior products that enhance the efficiency and sustainability of commercial buildings. This award program covers flooring, seating, lighting, walls and partitions, acoustics, furniture, and restrooms.

See 2017 Winners

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NeoCon 50 Celebration

  • Date Tuesday, June 12
  • Time 3 – 5 PM
  • Location The Mart South Drive

Join us to celebrate “50 years of Tomorrow’s Design” and usher in the future! NeoCon Access registrants and a guest receive complimentary tickets to a party worthy of a half century! 

DIFFA Chicago: Gala 2018

  • Date Saturday, June 9
  • Time 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • Location Modern Wing of the Art Institute
  • Tickets 312.644.6412 or diffachicago.org

The DIFFA/Chicago 2018 Gala will feature an evening dedicated to the cause of eradicating HIV/AIDS in our lifetime. 

Attendance is limited, so please purchase your tickets early! 

Tickets and Event Details

IIDA COOL Awards Gala

  • Date Sunday, June 10
  • Time 7 - 11 PM
  • Location The Ritz - Carlton, Chicago 160 East Pearson Street
  • Tickets Ticket available February 1, 2018

The IIDA annual NeoCon black-tie gala celebration is a special evening to honor the winners of two of the most prestigious competitions in the Interior Design profession - the 45th Annual Interior Design Competition and the 26th Annual Will Ching Design Competition.

Join IIDA and prominent international interior designers and global design manufacturers for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing at The Ritz - Carlton to celebrate the award winning design firms and their outstanding projects.

2018 Best of NeoCon Award Winners' Breakfast

  • Date Monday, June 11
  • Time 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Doors open at 7:15 a.m.
  • Location The Renaissance Hotel Ballroom, One West Wacker Drive, Chicago
  • Tickets Tickets available March 19

The Best of NeoCon 2018 award winners will be announced among industry peers on the opening morning of NeoCon.  Now in its 29th year, the iconic competition honors the best new commercial interiors products in the industry, which are exhibited at NeoCon. Honors include Gold and Silver Awards, as well as Innovation Awards, Editors' Choice Awards, and one Best of Competition Award. 


  • Date Monday, June 11 and Tuesday June 12
  • Time Noon - 1PM
  • Location The Grand Staircase at The Mart

For the third year, Editor-in-Chief, Cindy Allen, will host designer guests at the ID Live studio located on the Grand Staircase. The interviews will stream on Interior Design’s Facebook page and will be projected on the Grand Staircase. Come by and watch or tune in on Facebook.

Exhibitor Hospitality and Events

  • Location NeoCon Exhibitors: Floors 1, 3, 7, 10 & 11

Stop by the showrooms or booths of NeoCon Exhibitors as they host a special event, important guest(s), hospitality, giveaways etc. 

Listings will be updated weekly

Showroom Parties

  • Date Monday, June 11
  • Time 5 – 7 PM
  • Location Floors 3, 10 and 11

The momentum at NeoCon will be in full swing on Monday night with showroom celebrations on floors 3, 10 and 11.  Browse new products and connect with all of your colleagues and friends from the industry in select showrooms.

Exhibit Hall Party

  • Date Tuesday, June 12
  • Time 3 – 5 PM
  • Location Floor 7

Enjoy afternoon cocktails, conversations and connections when the NeoCon energy and festivities move onto the 7th floor Exhibit Hall. Gather with A&D professionals while exploring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.

NeoCon 50 Celebration

  • Date Tuesday, June 12
  • Time 5 - 7 PM
  • Location The Mart South Drive

We are planning a party worthy of a half century!  Save the date and time and stay tuned.

BIFMA Annual Membership Meeting

  • Date Wednesday, June 13
  • Time 7:00 - 7:40 AM breakfast | 7:40 – 8:55 AM meeting
  • Location Holiday Inn Mart Plaza - Wolf Point Ball Room

Members of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and invited guests are encouraged to attend the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting to hear the state-of-the-industry and state-of-the-association reports. 

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LuxeHome Boutique Special Events

  • Date June 11-13
  • Location Floor 1

Many of the boutiques at LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation located on the first floor of The Mart, will host special events during NeoCon. These include cocktail receptions, book signings, chef tastings, product introductions, open houses and much more. 

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We have a number of dynamic installations in the works - check back soon for details. 


Show Daily 1, 2, & 3: The Official NeoCon Guide

The Show Daily is the definitive news and product source published each day at NeoCon. The Show Directory and Show Dailies are distributed at the show.

Also check out Interior Design's NeoCon real-time coverage at interiordesign.net/neocon, featuring the latest products, news, and designer interviews. In addition, view video walk-throughs of the newest showrooms and see a daily video wrap-up of what's getting the most buzz at the show. Follow us on Facebook

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interiors+sources Materials Pavilion

Floor 7, Booth #7-1000

Discover hundreds of material samples displayed side-by-side, with details on their origin, makeup and recommended applications. Engage in real discussions about the materials themselves and learn the latest trends in material innovation in a comfortable, non-sales-like environment.

Curated by the i+s editorial team and designed by the interiors+sources I Like Design student competition winner, be sure to make a stop at this bustling, experiential, educational exhibit!  

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Distributed throughout NeoCon

Official NeoCon Product Preview: Contract Magazine

Published in the May issue of Contract and distributed throughout the Show

Published in the May issue of Contract and distributed throughout the Show, the Official NeoCon Product Preview provides you with extensive coverage on the latest product introductions, interview with the NeoCon 2018 keynote speakers, Chicago designer’s favorite places in the city and more. Pick up a copy in the magazine bins on the first floor of The Mart throughout the show.


Design Center

Visit Design Center Floors 6, 14, 15, 16 during NeoCon

The Design Center at The Mart is the world’s largest resource for custom home furnishings and interior design. Over 100 showrooms offer the finest lines and brands including luxury furniture, fabrics, floor and wall coverings, lighting, outdoor and casual furnishings, accessories, antiques, art and much more. The Design Center hosts many contract furnishings lines so make sure to check out over 2,500 lines and resources available on four convenient floors while attending NeoCon 2018! 

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Experience LuxeHome on the First Floor during NeoCon. 30 Boutiques, 1 Location.

LuxeHome is the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation. LuxeHome is located on over 120,000 square feet of space on the first floor of The Mart in Chicago. The over 30 Boutiques at LuxeHome offer the finest products and brands for kitchen, bath, flooring, appliances, tile, stone, hardware, lighting, paint, custom window treatments and more. 

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