Thursday July 26, 2018

Design Day at ADAC

We’re kicking off the 2018 Black Interior Designer’s Network Conference with a day full of design conversations at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center! ADAC as it is commonly referred to, is the premier design destination for interior designers in the South East. The center is full of breath taking showrooms eager to welcome and inspire you. We’ll bask in endless beauty, share knowledge and share the ultimate 3 day design experience.

Day One



9:00am  Registration Open-Check In/Breakfast Century Furniture

10:00am  Opening Keynote & Welcome- President Keia McSwain

10:30am  The BIDN Website and Joining the Network- Tiffany Brooks

11:45am  Design Trade Services and The Black Interior Designer’s Network Portal

12:15pm  Inspirational Lunch + Showroom Tours The European Collection

1:30pm  High Point Market as a Launch Pad for Business Success: Top Tips from Market Insiders – Moderated By Michel Boyd of Smith Boyd Interiors

2:30pm  Recipe for Press: Designer Edition –Amy Flurry

3:30pm A guide to gaining more clients through Social Media- Dominique Calhoun

8:00pm  Connection Reception hosted by Nikki Chu & Aspire Network : Zucot Gallery

Friday July 27, 2018

Design Day

We kick Day 2 off full of insight and inspiration from the previous day! You can look forward to part 2 of an educational and interactive day. We want to share pertinent information that the keynote speakers feel can help your business and your brand as an Interior Designer.  We discuss design verbiage, fees, how to transition into your passion without school, and be successful, and more!

Day Two

9:00am   Registration Open-Check In/Breakfast Fabricut

10:00am  Opening & Welcome –  Executive Director Tony Ward

11:00am   Darcy’s Book of Resources and How to Shop a Showroom –Darcy Harris

12:00pm   Inspirational Lunch + Showroom Tour Romo

1:30pm    The Business Aspect: Organizing Your Business- Tiffany Brooks

2:30pm  A Profitable Self Taught Business -Nikki Chu & Monica Wilcox

3:30pm Speed Table Breakout Session-All the things a designer needs to know

7:00pm  The High Black Attire Headshot Party at Showroom 58

Free Headshots for registrants! Photography by Orlando Whigham Photography

Saturday July 28,2018

Design Day Tours

We will conclude our third and final day with a Sprinter ride to visit a few of our favorite showrooms, and hidden gems in the city! Michel Smith Boyd will host our Motivational Brunch where we will raise our glasses to our late founder Kimberly Ward.  5 Church Atlanta.

Brunch is FREE to the first 40 registrants of the conference.

9:00am    Check In Bus Departs ADAC

10:00am  Mimosas and Breakfast at 14th Street Antique Marketplace

11:30pm  Ligne Roset shops at Buckead

1:00pm    Motivational Brunch- 5 Church Atlanta Hosted by Michel Boyd

Tickets will be sold at the door if you have not received admission confirmation