Opal Group SpArc Interiors Virtual Summit 2020

July 14, 2020

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An Exclusive Online Event for Directors of Interior Design

Opal Group SpArc Interiors has gone virtual! Join us as we take part in an online Summit without the worry of travel. Opal Group SpArc Interiors is known as a high-level executive Summit that convenes senior interior designers from firms around the country. We understand the need to connect with colleagues and business partners to collaborate and learn new ideas. We’ve created an online Summit where you can continue to conduct business, earn credits and have virtual face-to-face time with industry folks. Created as a split day, you will have the opportunity to select your preferred timeslot. Participate in one session or the entire day.

Opportunities to Learn, Share, Collaborate & Unite During Crisis
Our goal is to deliver an experience that is engaging and highly participatory through lively keynotes and smaller group breakouts. We are providing a platform to join your peers from different industries across the country that are also facing a similar design challenges in a COVID-19 world. Share your stories and collaborate in creative problem-solving to tackle issues we are all facing in light of the pandemic.

For a more detailed agenda, please contact summits@opalgroup.net.

Current as of July 14, 2020

*Scheduled times are all EDT


Virtual World Opens – Review Navigation Tools


Welcome & Opening Remarks


Keynote – The Importance of Programming and “Right Sizing” in the Early Stages of Design

Caren Foster, Associate Principal, Architect, Moody Nolan


Breakout Meetings


Keynote – New Processes & Approaches to Design Post COVID-19


Janet Whaley, Associate, Lead Interior Designer, Cuningham Architecture Group


Keynote – Work/Life Reimagined

Rebecca Milne, Director of Design Strategy, Senior Associate & Board Director, Perkins Eastman


Lunch Break & Solution Provider Showcase



Keynote – 2020: Building A Brighter Future – Human-Centered Design and Guiding Values


Lauren Chipman, Principal, Chipman Design Architecture


Breakout Meetings


Keynote – Human Desires in a Time of Disruption. Reshaping Places for People

CarloMaria Ciampoli, Senior Associate, Senior Designer, Buildings, Stantec

Larry Weeks, Principal, Buildings, Stantec


Closing Remarks


Close of Summit

Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, NC

The Opal Group SpArc Interiors Virtual Summit is complimentary for principals, directors and senior interior designers. Manufacturers/Suppliers are able to participate through sponsorship.

To learn more about participating, please contact summits@opalgroup.net

Opal Group SpArc Interiors provides you with the ability to connect and virtually meet with manufacturers of your choice. The relaxed atmosphere provides the opportunity to have open and candid conversations with senior executives to discuss your needs. This unique format creates the opportunity to share your challenges with those at the table and walk away with actionable information.

  • 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 Experiences:
    We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experiences focused on continuous improvement for Spec Writers and Architects. Sit down with your peers in an intimate setting and learn new ideas. Explore what true collaboration really is about.

How much does it cost to attend?
Opal Group SpArc Virtual Interiors Summit is complimentary for interior designers.


How do I register for the Summit?
Contact summits@opalgroup.net to participate in the Summit.


Where is it located?
This is an online conference, which means that it can be accessed anywhere in the world through a desktop, laptop, mobile device or tablet.
Audio and presentation viewing is accessed through an internet connection. Supported browsers include Chrome, Firefox or Safari.


How do I join the online Summit?
The online Summit login links will be emailed to you prior to the event.


How do I access my meetings?
Each meeting will have separate web enabled access that will be emailed to you in advance of the summit.
Access links will also be available in the virtual one-on-one meeting rooms.


How do I obtain credits for presentations?
Attendance is tracked for all live presentations. Opal Group will submit attendance records to IDCEC and AIA.
On-Demand presentations are subjected to self-reporting for AIA. Certificates will also be available upon request.


Can I access the slides post-event?
All presentations will be available after the conference via the on-demand recording link.