Opal Group SpArc Interiors 2023

Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA
March 12, 2023 - March 14, 2023

45 days left

Opal Group SpArc Interiors is an invitation-only meeting that brings together directors of interior design from the top architecture & design firms in the nation. Thought leaders will share best practices, present case study driven data and explore novel approaches that speak to the industry's most challenging topics. The intimate setting and interactive program format fosters an environment where like-minded peers can engage in thought provoking discussions around a variety of relevant industry subjects. The invaluable information shared during this three day event is sure to provide participants with the necessary resources and guidance needed to support interior design projects.

Set in sunny San Diego, we are sure the three days spent at the Summit will provide you invaluable information and the necessary resources to enhance your specification writing.

We look forward to collaborating with you!


Current as of January 2, 2023

2:00 pm

Registration

5:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm

Opening Keynote

Rachel Wilson, Managing Director, Head of Wealth Management Data Security & Infrastructure Risk, Morgan Stanley

7:30 pm

Dinner Reception

7:15 am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-up

8:00 am

Panel: Workplace Cultural Shifts – How Generations are Impacting the Creative Space

Kristin Cerutti, Design Leader, Director, Nelson Worldwide

Eileen Goodman, Partner, Executive Vice President | Director of Interior Design, Moody Nolan

Megan Ingram, Interior Designer, Beck Architecture

Eileen Wright, Principal, Director of Interiors, STG Design

Moderator

Susan Suhar, Interior Design Director, Prof. Associate, HDR

8:50 am

One-on-One Meetings

10:25 am

Space as a Service

Christopher Good, Chief Creative Officer, One Workplace

11:10 am

One-on-One Meetings

12:40 pm

Luncheon

1:40 pm

How Culture Influences Design and Its Impact on Behavior

David Euscher, Vice President, Interior Design Leader, Corgan

2:25 pm

One-on-One Meetings

3:30 pm

Trends in Biophilic Design

Presented by

Leah Wettstein, Principal, Hord Coplan Macht

4:15 pm

Panel: Staff Development – How Leadership Impacts Effectiveness & Quality of Team Members

John McClain, CEO & Creative Director, John McClain Design

Susan Suhar, Interior Design Director, Prof. Associate, HDR

Bruno Viterbo, Vice President of Design, Irvine Company

Moderator

Marlyn Zucosky, Regional Director, Interior Architecture & Design, Ware Malcomb

5:00 pm

One-on-One Meetings & Happy Hour

6:30 pm

Dinner Reception

7:45 am

Breakfast

8:15 am

Storytelling – Organizing the Human Experience to Provide Long-Lasting Impressions

Janet Whaley, Associate, Director of Interior Design, Cuningham

9:05 am

One-on-One Meetings

10:40 am

Grand Ideas & Small Budgets

Presetned by

Kimberly Coombs, President Interior Design, KBCO

11:15 am

Inclusive Design Strategies in Today’s Work and Public Spaces

Amie T. Keener, Associate, Gensler

12:05 pm

Closing Lunch

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Opal Group SpArc is an invitation-only meeting for senior interior designers with projects in the US. Qualified Interior Designers receive complimentary registration to the Summit, inclusive of lodging and conference meals. Solution providers and manufacturers are able to participate through sponsorship.

For details on attending or sponsoring, contact summits@opalgroup.net
  • Overcoming Supply Chain Issues While Ensuring Quality Designs
  • Personalizing Space through Holistic Design
  • Staff Development – How Leadership Impacts Effectiveness & Quality of Team Members
  • Storytelling – Organizing the Human Experience to Provide Long-Lasting Impressions
  • Trends in Biophilic Design
  • How Culture Influences Design and Its Impact on Behavior
  • The Real ROI – Is Technology a True Investment?
  • Workplace Cultural Shifts – How Generations are Impacting the Creative Space
  • Leadership Transformation & DEI Behavior
  • Grand Ideas & Small Budgets
  • Lessons Learned: Quality, Cost & Time Management, and Quick Turnarounds
  • …And much more to be announced!
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

Attendee projects fall in the following categories:

  • Commercial
  • Federal/State/Municipal Government
  • Education
  • Entertainment/Leisure
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial
  • Multi-Family
  • Religious
  • Research/Laboratories
  • Retail
  • Sports/Recreation

    Well organized. Operated on time. Well managed. Vice President

    HKS

    This is my first experience. Lots of very useful information. Looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned with my office. The conference app is awesome! Director of Interiors

    Cromwell Architects Engineers

    Excellent forum and content. Director, Interior Design

    Bullock Tice Associates

    Balanced program format with speakers/presentations, roundtable discussions and one-on-one manufacturer meetings. Associate Principal

    AP+I Design

    Overall it was a great summit and in a good location. Director of Interior Design

    Moseley Architects