At the end of February, interiors+sources and nGage Events kicked off our third annual Design Connections Healthcare week in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Designers and manufacturers from around the
country met in the sunny, beachside location to
discuss the latest in healthcare design, spanning
from new technologies to mental health and dealing
with the issues of an aging population.
Along with the CEU-accredited panel discussions,
Design Connections gives the invaluable experience
of one-on-one meetings between various industry
professionals, as well as small group discussions
for manufacturers to connect with designers to help
foster conversation within the industry.
Of course, work is no fun without a bit of play.
Tuesday night, attendees participated in a guacamole
and salsa preparing competition, putting their rapid-fire
ingenuity to the test. Wednesday night hosted the
annual awards ceremony and illusionist show.
A major thank you to our keynote speaker,
Whitney Bowman-Zatzkin (MPA, MSR), director of Flip
the Clinic, and our premier partner, DuPont Surfaces,
for all of your work to help us present an informative
and fun week, and to the attendees, without whom
Design Connections wouldn't be possible.
By Kadie Yale | Photography courtesy of nGage Events and interiors+sources
Sponsored by interiors+sources and nGage Events
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BELOW Attendees listen
to a panel discussion on
design and healthcare.
i+s Publisher Mike
the attendees to the
3rd annual Design
LEFT + BELOW
Cheryl Durst, CEO
of IIDA, moderates
a panel on
Alan Dash, and
Susan Homan of
impact on patient
LEFT + ABOVE Teri
Bennett, lead interior
designer at Johns
Hopkins Health System,
design with attendees
during a breakout