Designers want quality time with materials suppliers.
Materials suppliers would like your help making that happen.

The big materials suppliers - TFL, 3DL, HPL, lightweight surfaces, panel producers - are ALWAYS looking for more chances to interact directly with commercial interior designers.

A&D specifiers tell us they want more opportunities to meet and chat with suppliers with enough time to dig deeper and really get to know companies and their products.

This is why we've booked a combination of great presentations, ranging from a rock-star hospitality designer from LA ... to a national distributor of green building products who knows the design community well ... to an educator whose students regularly win national design competitions ... to two certified designer CEUs on material sustainability ... and including, well, you!

As an upstream supplier to materials producers,
your sponsorship of this year’s DSC helps make all of this possible.
We hope you’ll be joining us as a leader in our industry!

The Concept:

  • Open channels of communication between design specifiers and materials suppliers

  • Provide an educational setting for designers with inspirational material exhibits

  • Offer networking time between designers and suppliers

    • Designers much prefer smaller groups and quality time with suppliers over rigid one-way presentation formats

  • New sponsor category: Materials producers with direct contacts to commercial designers

  • Designers attend for free; sponsors will cover their costs

The Setup:

  • Large conference room for all presentations

  • Sponsor and material supplier exhibits in the coffee break/foyer area

The Event:

  • 3 (3-5 December) Days at the Hilton Torrey Pines, La Jolla California

    • Day 1: Golf outing (space is very limited!) and opening reception

    • Day 2: Designer Focus, with presentations and CEUs; sponsor exhibits

    • Day 3: Supplier + Material Exhibits, innovation focus, industry panel discussions

  • Program:

    • Designer Sessions, Day One:

      • Design keynote: The Future of Hospitality Design

      • Educator perspective on materials specification and decorative panel reuse

      • Insights from a national distributor of green materials

      • Two certified CEUs on sustainability

      • Panel discussion

      • Networking, sponsor visits, cocktails

      • Lunch and Dinner provided

    • Designer + Suppler Sessions, Day Two

      • Updates on material textures, adhesives, digital printing and scanning

      • Deep dive into sustainability and messaging

      • Lunch and closing cocktails

  • Attendees:

    • Designers (attend for free)

    • Area design students and educators (attend for free)

    • Area millworkers and fabricators

    • Material suppliers

    • Upstream suppliers to material producers

    • Distributors

  • Sponsors:

    • Upstream suppliers

    • National and local materials suppliers

Industry Supplier Sponsorships:

  • $6,000 US

  • Includes a tabletop materials display

  • Three free delegate registrations ($890 value)

  • Logo on event website, signage, takeaways

  • Networking and access to materials suppliers and designer delegates

If you sell materials directly to A&D specifiers, contact Kenn Busch for special sponsoring opportunities.


Quick Facts:
When: 3-5 December
Where: Hilton Torrey Pines, La Jolla, California
How Much: $890 ($990 after 3 Nov.)
Room Rate: $199