For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Sharon Davis, 704.904-7854,
Jenny Cano, 336-884-4437,

ART and IDS Combine Their 2017 Conferences
Inaugural partnership conference set for May 18-21, 2017
September 19, 2016 - Charlotte, NC / High Point, NC - ART, the creative home furnishings network, and IDS, Interior Design Society, will hold their first combined conference on May 18-21, 2017 at the Firesky Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. This inaugural partnership will feature programming for joint general sessions and social events as well as workshops and seminars that are specific to the two unique memberships. 
ART Conference has specialized in programming that inspires and motivates the home accessory industry attendees and unique events and community projects.  The IDS Conference has specialized in business development for their interior designer membership and held their annual awards presentation during the meeting.   This 2017 conference will combine the two philosophies for one joint meeting.   
"This joint conference is the culmination of ART's efforts and outreach with the interior design community on behalf of our membership over the last couple of years", said Sharon Davis of ART.  "Our vendor members, retailers and suppliers are working more and more with the interior design community and this conference will give us an opportunity to provide quality networking and research time for both groups." 
"IDS is committed to connecting Interior Designers with the best resources to build their business. Our collaboration with ART is invaluable to that commitment," said Jenny Cano of IDS.  "The sharing of knowledge and expertise between these two groups has the potential to have a powerful impact on our industry." 
The program detail and registration for attendance details will be available in January 2017.

About ART - ART is the creative home furnishings network representing manufacturers, retailers, representatives and other individuals and companies interested in promoting and enhancing the market position of the home furnishings industry. Each year ART sponsors programs such as the ART conference, regional educational seminars, the ART card and the ARTS Awards. The ART website is available at  #ACCRESOURCETEAM
About IDS - IDS is one of the country's largest design organizations, dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry. IDS focuses on helping interior designers grow their businesses, develop their talents, inspire others and impact their communities. IDS influences members by providing education and networking opportunities through local chapters throughout the US, annual IDS conference and the Designer of the Year Awards. To learn more visit
Interior Design Society | 336.884.4437 |