NeoCon 2011, First Two Days

By James Wood

The Windy City is currently playing host to the NeoCon Interior Design conference. As a part of the festivities, Planar is hosting the digital communication center. All the tweets, pictures and comments from around the floor are being routed to a 3x2 Clarity Matrix display (filtered for content, of course) and then streamed out to the passing throngs. This made the conversation online a tangible, interactive part of the event.

Some of the highlights from the first two days at NeoCon were the cupcakes, provided by Sparkology, teasing everyone’s sweet tooth. Several exhibitors are enticing passersby with offers of iPads to be won. The first evening ended with a showroom party. There were even rumors of a wild Bono on the loose roaming the halls of The Merchandise Mart. If you don’t spot him in real life, you can always see the evidence at the Twitter Wall.

With a few hours left in the show, all attendees and exhibitors alike are still alive with energy and excitement. Everyone is celebrating the success of the show and planning for NeoCon 2012!