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CEU/Seminar Info

NeoCon delivers close to 100 CEU-accredited seminars, carefully curated by members of our Programming Advisory Committee and featuring the most relevant topics in the industry today.  New this year, NeoCon is offering an educational design track for Wellness.  

CEU Information

All 60-minute seminars are in the review process for continuing education credit. To receive credit for the seminar you attend, pick up the CEU, LU or materials from the Door Monitor who is located at the seminar room. Below are the various certifications and procedures for industry experts. Be sure you pick up the correct paperwork for your profession.

Interior Designers

Earn 0.1 CEU for each NeoCon seminar that you attend. All NeoCon 2019, one-hour seminars are being processed by IDCEC (ASID, IDC and IIDA) for CEU credit. CEU cards and instructions are available on-site at each seminar room.


Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) is an “AIA Registered Provider.” Each of the NeoCon 2019 one-hour seminars are being processed and upon approval result in 1 Learning Unit (LU) . Many seminars will meet Health, Safety and Welfare guidelines and can be identified by the [HSW] acronym in the seminar description. Conference Attendance Forms are available on-site at each seminar room.

LEED Professionals

Many seminars under the Green Design [GR] Educational Track may qualify for GBCI Hours towards the LEED Credential Maintenance Program. Proof of attendance will be provided on-site for attendees to self-report.

Lighting Designers

Credit for Lighting programs presented under the Light [LT] Educational Track is based on a self-reporting system. Lighting Certified Professionals (LCs) are encouraged to self-report each program they attend for one LU as outlined in the NCQLP Renewal Guidelines which can be found at www/   Proof of Attendance/Certificates will be available on-site at each seminar room.

Healthcare Designers

Seminars under the Healthcare (HC) Educational Track are under consideration for EDAC CEU credit. Upon approval, the EDAC CEU form for seminars will be available at each seminar room from the Door Monitor.

Seminar Sessions

All NeoCon seminar sessions:

Length:  60 minutes 
Accredited for: 
0.1 CEU - Designers 
1 LU - Architects 
1 LEU - Lighting Designers

Rated by three skill levels:


Educational Tracks

Dealer Strategies [DS] 

Facilities Construction/Renovation [FC/R] 

Facilities Management [FM] 

Facilities Technologies [FT] 

Green Design [GR] 

Health Care Design [HC] 

Health, Safety & Welfare [HSW] 

Hospitality Design [HOSP] 

Institutional Design [INST] 

Lighting Design [LT] 

Office Design [OF] 

Professional Development [PD] 

Public Space [PS] 

Residential Design [RES] 

Retail [RET] 

Senior Housing [SH]

Wellness [WE]

Fee Structure

One-hour CEU Seminar 

$65 each online by June 7, 2019 | $75 each onsite 

Keynote Presentations


Association Events, Tours and Workshops

Fees vary


Is there a fee to attend a seminar?

Yes, all seminars are $65 each if you register online before Friday, June 7, 2019. After June 7 you must register for all seminars on-site, subject to availability, at a fee of $75 each. Association Events, Tours and Workshops vary in fees.

Can I get continuing education credits for attending seminars?

Yes, MMPI submits all 60-minute seminars for continuing education credit. To receive credit for sessions you attend, pick up a CEU or LU card from the Door Monitor at the end of your session. Follow the instructions on each card to report the sessions you attended. Be sure you pick up the correct paperwork for your profession. 

Can I get continuing education credits for attending a keynote?

Keynote presentations are not pre-approved for CEU credit, however, attendees may self-report to their respective industry association(s). Attendees would need to retain a copy of their registration, as proof of attendance, as well as a description of the presentation (found in the official show directory, produced by Interior Design magazine.)

How do I register for seminars?

Visit the Seminar Description page to view the complete list of seminars available at NeoCon 2019. 

  • Select the seminar(s) that you would like to attend
  • Further instructions will be provided to complete your registration.
  • Upon completing registration a barcode will be provided.
  • Bring your barcode (print or digital) to the show to receive your name badge on-site.

Your name badge will include the session codes, room locations, date and time of the seminars that you have registered to attend. This will serve as confirmation for admission to the seminar.

How do I find the location for the seminars, exhibitors and other events?

Locations will be listed in the official NeoCon Show Directory produced by Interior Design magazine and on the NeoCon App. Additionally, the session room location will be indicated on your show badge. Show directories will be available at numerous locations on-site at the show including registration areas and elevator banks.

Can I cancel my program if I cannot attend?

Yes, cancellations will be refunded in full if received in writing by June 1. Refunds will not be given after June 1 or on-site. Sessions are not transferable between attendees. All cancellation requests should be emailed to Wendy Confrey at

If I register for a seminar or keynote, do I have to register separately for the showrooms or trade show floor?

No, your seminar registration badge will provide access to the show rooms and trade floors.

Program Advisory Committee

Ernest Abuin, IDEC, IIDA, ASID Professor Interior Design Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
Ely Alaniz, IIDA, ASAE Director of Continuing Education International Interior Design Association Chicago, IL
Dr. Sally Augustin Principal Design With Science La Grange Park, IL
Matthew DeGeeter, ASID Vice President, Education and Engagement American Society of Interior Designers Washington, DC
Cheryl Duvall, IIDA President Avance LLC Annapolis, MD
Zurich Esposito, AIA Executive Vice President AIA Chicago Chicago, IL
Elise Friedman Shapiro, IIDA, ASID, NCIDQ , Contributing Editor Work Design Magazine Chevy Chase, MD
Lindsay Gilbert Director of Marketing Internatinal WELL Building Institute New York, NY
Steve Kooy, LEED WELL President Rushmore Sustainability Services Jensen, MI
Paul LaBrant, IIDA Associate Principal STG Design Austin, TX
Dennis McNabb, FASID Interior Designer Dennis McNabb, LLC Houston, TX
Phyllis Moore, FASID Owner, Principal Interior Design Source, LLC Decatur, AL
Avraham Mor, CLD, IALD, IES Partner Lightswitch Architectural Chicago, IL
Ricardo Navarro, IDEC, NCIDQ Professor, Graduate Coordinator Savannah College of Art & Design Savannah, GA
Mary Helen Pratte, FIIDA President Studio Works Austin, TX
Patrick James Schmidt, FASID, NCIDQ Design Director J. Baker Interiors Carmel, IN
Julie Skodowski Director, Education International WELL Building Institute New York, NY
Susan Suhar-Phillips, IIDA Interior Design Director HDR Architecture Los Angeles, CA
Mary Ann Thornam, IDEC, ASID Academic Coordinator, Interior Design The Art Institute of Colorado Denver, CO
Mike Tucker President & CEO Independent Office Product and Furniture Dealers Association Baltimore, MD
Marsha Turner, IALD CEO International Association of Lighting Designers Chicago, IL