Upcoming Events

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The DFA hosts robust programming and events throughout the year—both virtual and in-person.  Timely topics are selected with the goal of educating and inspiring our members to spark meaningful conversations about evolving and advancing business practices and support the growth of the industry as a whole.

Thursday, March 18th

Stephane Silverman Presents "The Futurists" 

On Thursday, March 18th, DFA president Stephane Silverman will launch a new virtual series. Entitled “The Futurists,” DFA will host one-on-one conversations with innovators in the world of luxury design.  The series kicks off with SANDOW Companies’ founder and chairman Adam Sandow to discuss his ideas about the future of the luxury design industry.

Additional topics that will be explored in future presentations and panel discussions include:

  • The Future of Home: Insights + Implications for the Design Trade

  • The Growing Importance of Sustainability + Wellness in Home Design

  • What’s the Definition of “Social” Moving Forward?

  • The Future of Trade Shows

  • Beyond Our Borders:  International Trends in Home + Design 

  • Man v. Machine: Fine Craftsmanship in a Digital Universe 

  • The Power of Pinterest and TikTok 

  • Ethical Practices in Luxury Home Design

  • Diversity in Design

  • ·Sales Training

  • Supply Chain Issues

  • Hiring Practices + WFH in a (post) COVID Economy

DFA’s robust programming bring forth the industry’s leading voices to educate, share innovative new approaches and challenge us to think differently.

 - Beth McDonough,  Co-founder + Principal, HERON Brand Design