Two of our favorite tradeshows – after the BrandSource Summit and the Convention, of course – are KBIS and CEDIA. Now their respective producers are planning a new joint conference in December, Design + Tech Connection, for designers, home builders and integrators. 

According to the partners, the conference is being developed with an eye toward educating the interior design, kitchen and bath design, and building communities about the speed at which the tech field is evolving, and how to smartly design residential spaces with authority and confidence.

“Residential consumers continue to demand more complex, seamless design integration in their homes,” said Bill Darcy, CEO of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), producers of KBIS. “Our … market research studies confirm consumer desire and willingness to adopt better, faster and more complex whole-home integration systems. They are looking for trusted professionals from the design, construction and tech integration spheres to work closely together, for harmonious design and installation of these systems.”

Making the ConnectionDesign + Tech Connection will take place on Dec. 11, 2019, at Convene, 117 West 46th Street, New York. Registration opens Oct. 15 at