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Ty Bennett ICFA
Ty Bennett

Ty Bennett to Deliver Keynote at ICFAEdCon2020

“With each conference, I dig down a little deeper, evolving our conversation to build upon the lessons learned the year before,” said entrepreneur, author, and nationally recognized motivational…
WithIt student outreach programs
Student attendees at the 2019 WithIt Professional Conference in Alexandria, VA

WithIt 2019 Student Outreach Programs Support Next Generation of Industry

In a recent analysis, WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industries, found that their student scholarship efforts have resulted in a 99% retention rate…
ICFA Conference
The Charting Tomorrow Together Conference from the ICFA will be held at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego.

ICFA 2020 Conference Registration Opens to Record Numbers

The International Casual Furniture Association announced that its “Charting Tomorrow Together” Educational Conference – #ICFAEdCon2020 – scheduled for February 4-7, has sparked an unprecedented level…

IFDA Recognizes Honorees from Night of Luminaries and Rising Stars Dinner

Earlier this month, the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) hosted its Night of Luminaries and Rising Stars Dinner in High Point. Below are the recipients of its Luminary Award…

AHFA Announces 2020 Officers and Directors

John E. “Jeb” Bassett, Chief Operating Officer/Senior Vice President, Bassett Furniture Industries, Bassett, VA, was elected 2020 Chair of the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) Board of…
Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan of Patrick Ryan’s Office is one of the honorees this year.

IFDA to Present the "Rising Stars of Design" Awards

The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY) will hold its 13th annual “Rising Stars of Design” awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 21 at FAIR, the resource…

ISFD Announces New INNOVATION + DESIGN Competition and Exhibition

The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) today announced INNOVATION + DESIGN, a new juried and curated furniture design competition and exhibition open to ISFD members as well as…

AHFA Launches Consumer Education Initiative

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) announces an industry-wide education initiative with the goal of communicating key furniture safety information to American consumers. The 20+20 Project…
American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation
Rendering of the outside of the new American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation building.

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Reveals Plans for New Permanent Building

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation has unveiled the vision and plans for transforming its new permanent home at 311 S. Hamilton Street into a 23,500-square-foot showplace. Designed…

Interior Design Society to Create IDS Foundation

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is in the process of creating the IDS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  The purpose of the foundation is to enable IDS to expand its educational…