As the leading center for design in the United States featuring six floors of showrooms and world class brands for both residential and commercial interiors, theMART is thrilled to host a collection of dynamic design events, educational programs and activations running onsite in our historic building throughout the year.

Here are a number of upcoming events produced by theMART, our shows, our partners and our showrooms, all geared toward inspiring and informing design professionals about the latest innovations and hottest topics in residential and commercial design.


June 13-15, 2022

NeoCon is the world’s leading platform and most important event for the commercial design industry. Since launching in 1969, NeoCon has served as the annual gathering place for design professionals and end-users. The three-day event showcases game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent—providing unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions. Additionally, a robust educational program of keynote presentations and CEU sessions offers world-class expertise and insight about today’s most relevant topics during the show and throughout the year. A launch pad for innovation—NeoCon offers ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.


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Toast to Fine Design at NeoCon

June 13, 2022
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Floors 6 & 14, theMART

Be inspired as you step off the elevators on 6 & 14 to an oasis of fine design. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and live music throughout the hallways then relax with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in showrooms. Offering both residential and contract lines, the design showrooms on 6 & 14 provide the most innovative and inspirational selection of products on the market today for both indoor and outdoor design projects.

*Must be registered for NeoCon to attend*

Luxe Red Awards

Luxe RED Awards

June 21, 2022

Luxe Interiors + Design’s annual RED Awards honor the best residential architecture, interior design and landscape architecture projects across the country. More information to come…

Business of Design: YES to Success – Build Your Design Firm to Over $3 Million

July 13, 2022
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join Lauren from Lauren Collander Interiors as she shares her success story so you can have the same! Recently named to Inc. Magazine’s INC. 5000 List, Lauren’s Interior Design firm went from $270K to over $3 Million in a few short years. Lauren will share advice and knowledge about scaling your firm, having a strong vision, and financial must-dos in this inspirational and intimate event. Be invigorated!

Design Connections: Corporate Workplace

August 1-2, 2022

Design Connections , presented by i+s, is a fully-hosted event for qualified design professionals.  The August Design Connections event will focus exclusively on helping design professionals who are focused on workplace and corporate design connect in meaningful ways – find solutions to your biggest challenges, learn from industry experts, and network with your peers.  What does the workplace look like now and how does it need to evolve? Let’s build a better workplace together.

Interior Design Society National Conference

Interior Design Society National Conference

August 4-6, 2022

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an exclusive professional association serving the design community, with the focus of helping our diverse members grow their businesses, develop their talents, inspire each other, and use our voices to impact our collective communities.

Design Chicago

Design Chicago

October 12-13, 2022
Floors 1, 6, & 14, theMART

Join Us on Wednesday and Thursday, October 12th- 13th, 2022 for Design Chicago, the Midwest’s Largest Residential Design Conference featuring two days of education, product features and design inspiration from the kitchen, bath and home furnishings showrooms at the Merchandise Mart.


CHILL: An International Wine & Culinary Event

November 10, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

LuxeHome and Wine Spectator Magazine will present the 16th Annual Chill Event on November 10, 2022. This event features superb wine from winemakers worldwide, a selection of premium spirits and specialty beers, alongside cuisine from distinguished chefs all amidst the ambiance of the world’s largest collection of premier showrooms for home building and renovation in the name of charity. Proudly raising over $2.5 million in charitable contributions since its launch in 2007, this year’s donations will be given to The Respiratory Health Association, The Lynn Sage Foundation, and Saturday Place. Tickets on sale in Fall 2022.