Configura announces plans for its 8th annual CET Designer User Conference – to be held Oct. 28-29 in Orlando – with designer Debbie Millman keynoting the event that’s expected to draw hundreds of design professionals and office furniture manufacturers. A pre-conference welcome event will be the evening of Oct. 27.
Millman is founder and host of Design Matters, the world’s first podcast about design, which has garnered millions of downloads and a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. She is also president of Sterling Brands where she has worked on redesign projects for more than 200 global brands, including P&G, Colgate, Nestle, Kraft and Pepsi. Graphic Design USA named Millman one of the most influential designers working today. She has authored six books, including two collections of interviews that extend the ethos and editorial vision of Design Matters to the printed page: How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer and Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits.
Additional speakers slated for the conference to date include American Society of Interior Designers CEO Randy Fiser, Chad Bewley of Business Interiors of Idaho, Jason Lund of Target Commercial Interiors, Amy Helm of Hannahers and Amy Wright of Encompas. The conference will include a state-of-the-industry presentation and breakout sessions for designers, IT professionals and dealer management. Also, CET Designer “power-user” instructors will share their techniques and best practices in using the software.