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Design Campus Live debuts in Dallas

Design Campus Live will debut its design summit at the January edition of  Dallas Market Center

For the first time Design Campus Live will host its three day design summit at Dallas Market Center January 21-23 featuring guest hosts and co-founders Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis, internationally known from HGTV, Bravo, Oxygen, TLC and the Food Network.

“Dallas Market Center is a design hub known for the immense amount of designer showrooms we have open daily,” Cindy Morris president and CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “We have a great relationship with the design community in Dallas and with the help of fantastic partners like Design Campus Live we are able to provide remarkable educational and networking events for designers.”

The summit, which caters to interior designers, architects and landscape architects features two full days of educational and design presentations by eleven expert speakers and design icons followed by a full day of guided showroom tours led by local celebrity designers and leading industry bloggers.

“Bringing our summit to Dallas gives us the unique opportunity to reach new designers and to provide a more convenient location of those who usually attend,” Kelli Ellis said. “We look forward to a continuing partnership to serve the design community in Dallas.” Lori Dennis added.

Discussing this year’s topics, including licensing, architectural and landscape elements, healthcare design, designing in the current economic climate and trends, will be Stephanie Chung, an executive coach and sales service trainer; Sharrah Robeson, director for marketing for Robeson’s Design; Rebecca Robeson, CEO and lead designer of Robeson Design; Ghina Itani, a healthcare designer for Itani Design Concepts; Evelyn Lee, a senior strategist at MKThink; Adam Japko, president of Esteem Media; and Bill Indursky, editor in chief and co-founder of The Design Life Network.

Registration for Design Campus Live is currently open. The three day package includes .11 CEUs, guided showroom tours, a welcome cocktail party, book signings, three hosted lunches, a networking event and fun giveaways. Early bird registration for attendees who register before November 14, receive a $100 discount.
Sponsors for this event include: Dallas Market Center, In-Detail, Leftbank Art, Natuzzi, Noir, Peninsula Home, Four Hands, Jaipur, Selamat Designs, Lamps Plus, Williams Sonoma and Phillips Collection.

To register, visit For a complete list of events, visit the Dallas Market Center website or download the Dallas Market App. Also, keep up-to-date on all market information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at

About Design Campus
Design Campus is the nation's premier training resource and education platform for interior designers, architects and landscape designers. Design Campus provides the architecture and design community the opportunity to learn from industry experts through hundreds of training videos and educational articles, find resources on how to succeed in the design business and connect with thousands of design professionals in niche industries. Live Summits are available at select trade shows throughout the United States. For more information, visit For more information on upcoming Live Summits, visit

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