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The Design Milk X Modenus Social Lounge at KBIS – Schedule


Social Lounge Schedule KBIS 2017

The Lounge offers complimentary water and coffee all day January 10 and 11 and until noon January 12 as well as a place to charge phones. Session seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Lounge access to social media influencers, bloggers and approved Design VIPs only. Please contact Florence@modenus.com for information and head on over to K+BB Magazine for more information on the lounge and to apply for social influencer/blogger access to the lounge, click here 

Schedule below is subject to change without notice.

  Title Description Sponsor
January 10
11 – noon Trends Talk and Kick off to Trend Search Contest with Bobby Berk, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Tyler Wisler. Moderated by Jaime Derringer NKBA trends forecast highlights  and design trends from around the world shared by Richard, Tyler and Bobby. The trends chat will kick off a trend spotting contest #KBIStrends on Instagram with all participants in the chat finding discussed or new trends at the show and posting them to Instagram. There will be a random drawing of 3 $100 gift cards daily. Coastal Shower Doors
12:15 -1pm Ten things NOT TO DO when pitching to an editor. A fresh twist on how to get published. Attending editors: DJ Carey (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) Chelsie Butler (K+BB Magazine) and Jaime Derringer (Design Milk) . Moderated by Veronika Miller Design professionals and social influencers alike love to see their name in print or featured on major online publications. Editors on regional, national or even international basis are always looking for amazing new designs. Seems simple? Not so fast. It’s great to know what editors expect in terms of pitch format, styles, designs and documentation and this fun chat is all about “What NOT to do” but also about best practices when pitching to an editor.  Ann S
1:15 – 2:15 Bobby Berk – How to prepare and style for portfolios and Airbnb listings Bobby Berk’s rise to bonafide “IT” status in the home design world and his work with some of the most reputable builders and interiors brands makes him a trend setter and leader in the world of modern design. Bobby and Klif Andrews are talking to Jaime Derringer about designing a space and styling it to look great in your portfolio and on sites like Airbnb. Stikwood
2:30 – 3:30 This Old House panel discussion. Guests: Kevin O’Connor and Richard Trethewey from This Old House and David Warmenhoven, Design Supervisor, Belwith The team at This Old House is proud to announce: Generation Next. A new program, supported by the Mike Rowe Foundation that is set to vastly broaden and improve skilled labor programs and that empowers young  artisans and tradespeople as they embark on a career path in the trade of their choice. Belwith
3:30 – 4:30 Design Milk X Modenus Happy Hour Happy Hour Social Media Influencers, Bloggers and Design VIPs
January 11
11 -  noon Easy does it – The European Kitchen : Tips and Tricks on working with European appliances and cabinetry to create the simple but intriguing lines our friends across the pond are famous for. Panel/speakers tba European kitchens: Are they always cold and modern? Is the focus on function over form or form over function? What can we learn from our friends across the pond in terms of space planning, design elements, unfitted kitchens and interior fittings that help us all be oh so organized. Liebherr
Noon to 1pm Influencer Luncheon – DM and Modenus Smart Talks (Q&A on blogging, social media and brand collaborations Join Jaime Derringer from mega design blog Design Milk and Veronika Miller of Modenus and BlogTour fame to talk about the future of social media, best practices in social media and blogging and what you can do to make the most of your online image. SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED please contact florence@modenus.com to RSVP for this event Liebherr
1 – 2 Libby Langdon – Amp Up Your Visibility Factor: How to Be Your Own Best PR Person Libby Langdon, interior designer, author, TV makeover personality and product designer shares her insights on using self-promotion to create more opportunities for herself, her design business and her licensing partnerships. Libby’s no stranger to hard work and in her presentation she offers tools and tactics for taking your PR into your own hands; she covers how she started in design and makeover TV, getting her first book published, growing her design business and getting into licensing. Libby breaks down approaching media outlets to create more press opportunities, building your brand and getting your name out there. Please join her for this dynamic, information-packed and entertaining design presentation.  Thompson Traders
2:15 – 3:15 Jaime and Danny Seo – Designing for the Environment and why it matters more than ever Wilsonart
3:30pm Happy Hour Cocktails hosted by DXV. Announcement of DXV Design Panel 2017. Spaces are limited so please RSVP at talktous@modenus.com DXV by American Standard
January 12
10 – 11 Things They Don’t Teach You In School – Session for students and those who never stop learning. Hosted by Veronika Miller from Modenus Breakfast session for students to talk about starting out in the kitchen & bath industry, possible pitfalls, new opportunities and how to avoid common mistakes. NKBA
11:30 – 12:30 KBIS Social Leaders Meet up KBIS Social Media team hosts a meetup and Q&A session for exhibitors’ social media managers. Veronika Miller of Modenus and Jaime Derringer of Design Milk will be available to answer social media questions. KBIS

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