The High Point Market Authority (HPMA), in association with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is producing a special Design Viewpoints Lecture series for interior designers at Spring Market, Sunday, April 18 to 20. The seminars, delivered daily at Noon, offer up to 0.3 continuing education units (CEUs), over the course of the show. They will take place from noon to 1:30 pm each day at 100 High (Plaza Level, corner of Wrenn and High Streets), and include complimentary lunch.

“Continuing education and professional networking are critical to the ongoing success of practicing interior designers–one of the fastest-growing constituencies at the High Point Market–and access to educational opportunities is a top priority for most,” says Brian D. Casey, president and chief executive officer of the High Point Market Authority, official sponsor of the High Point Market: The World’s Home for Home Furnishings. “We are extremely pleased to be working with ASID, the leading organization for interior designers, to produce the Design Viewpoints series featuring world-class speakers focused on topics that are essential to design professionals today.”

The series kicks off on Sunday, April 18 at noon, when famed New York designer Clodagh–known around the world as a pioneer of the current green movement–presents “Trends in Eco-Conscious Interiors and Architecture.” A book-signing of Clodagh’s second book, Your Home, Your Sanctuary (Rizzoli New York), follows the presentation. 1 CEU Credit

On Monday, April 19, the subject is “Emerging Technology Trends and the Impact on Interior Design Professionals,” featuring Matt Carter, industry outreach chair, Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), and an outstanding panel of designers, including David Easton, David Easton Interiors; Theo Kalomirakis, Theo Kalomirakis Theaters; Kari Jensen, Allied Member ASID, Kari Jensen Designs, LLC. 1 CEU Credit

On Tuesday, April 20, Gale Steves-who has inspired millions with ideas and “real” solutions for the home, first during the ten years she served as editor-in-chief of HOME Magazine, and now as the force behind Open House Productions, a home industries consulting company she formed in 2001–presents “Right-Sizing The Home.” Seminar attendees will have an opportunity to purchase signed, advance copies of Right-Sizing The Home following the event. 1 CEU Credit

“The line-up of speakers and presentations for this series is outstanding and we are very pleased to be working with the High Point Market Authority to produce these events for interior design professionals at Spring Market,” says Rhonda Claytor, director of education, ASID. “Events like these strengthen the interior design profession by improving competencies, knowledge and skills in subject areas essential to the growth and success of the our industry.”

All seminars in the Design Viewpoints Lecture Series are free to interior designers attending Spring Market 2010 and lunch is complimentary, but seating is limited. Designers are asked to reserve a place in advance by emailing marketing@highpointmarket.org, or by placing a reservation on our website. Please note seminar, date and number of seats requested in email subject line.