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The Virtual Summit

December 03, 2020

The DLN’s 2020 Virtual Summit will empower leaders of our design community to make a difference. Join us to be inspired, to learn, and to share an experience born out of the unique circumstances of 2020 and look forward to an optimistic future.



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Expert Access: Creating Diversity and Inclusion in your Business

November 13, 2020

Diversity and inclusion are no longer a nice idea, but a must have goal within your firms in 2020. The DLN heard from Simone Morris, an award-winning diversity and inclusion leader, to understand and learn how to take concrete steps to building more diversity and inclusion within your firm.

Expert Access: Meet Elle Decor’s newest EIC Asad Syrkett

October 30, 2020

Elle Decor’s new Editor in Chief, Asad Syrkett joined us for an in-depth conversation around his vision for the established publication, and the path that led him to this new leadership role. DLN Members connected with Asad and learned about his background, his plans for the future and how to work more closely with Asad and his team.

Expert Access: Federico Forquet – Italy’s Forgotten Master of Fashion, Interiors, and Gardens with Hamish Bowles

October 16, 2020

Vogue editor and fashion historian Hamish Bowles gave us an intimate look into the life and career of the subject of his new book, Federico Forquet. A contemporary of Valentino, Forquet modernized Italian fashion in the 1960s to worldwide acclaim. He then left fashion behind to create interiors and gardens for a host of Italy’s most prominent aristocrats…

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Expert Access: Building Your Business Profile on Pinterest

September 23, 2020

The DLN audience was joined by Megan Kleban and Conor Ryan from Pinterest for an informative Expert Access about the platform’s newest feature Story Pins. For a written recap of the details from this discussion, as well as key resources to get set up with Story Pins…

2020 Business Forum

September 10, 2020

This virtual experience provided essential access into the critical topics and fluctuating demands of our rapidly changing business climate. Learn insider information from top experts to grasp these changes and come out ahead.

Expert Access: Pinterest, Creators & the DLN

July 29, 2020

Pinterest’s Head of Strategic Partnerships, Creators and Content, Vikram Bhaskaran hosted an exclusive sneak preview of a variety of new Pinterest tools developed specifically for design professionals and other creative communities…

Expert Access: Hospitality Design Briefing

July 23, 2020

Dana Kalczak and Todd-Avery Lenahan hosted a hospitality design briefing where they discussed design in the hospitality industry. Dana and Todd discussed their detailed design process from the top down at each new property, how hospitality will change in a post-COVID world and why trusted luxury brands may be the hallmark of travel experiences. In case you missed the conversation, please click here to watch.

Expert Access: Photographing Your Work for Maximum Response

July 15, 2020

Whether for a client presentation, your website, your Instagram feed, or your Pinterest board, strong imagery of your work is crucial. In this talk, Robert Rufino, a legendary stylist who has worked at both Elle Decor and Architectural Digest, and is now Style Director at House Beautiful, shared tips on how to make your rooms look as beautiful as possible through the camera lens.

Expert Access – The American Suburb, a Brief History, and Where Do We Go From Here?

July 01, 2020

DLN Member Tim Slattery, Hart Howerton Partner, hosted a discussion around American Suburbia. For those of you who missed it, click here to listen in as he dissects the creation and migration to suburbia, how it has changed over the years, and from 2020 what the future of suburbia will look like.

DLN Expert Access – Newspapers, Nudity and Newport: The Gilded Life of James Gordon Bennett, Jr.

June 25, 2020

Architect Thomas A. Kligerman discussed the extraordinary life of newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett, Jr. and his role in the development of the architecture of Newport, Rhode Island. In case you missed this fascinating discussion, click here to watch.

Expert Access: PPP: Maximizing Loan Forgiveness Under Newly Adopted Rule Changes

June 18, 2020

Barry Sunshine, acclaimed accounting expert with strong design and architecture industry addressed the latest changes to the PPP program and helped DLN Members gain maximum financial advantage prior to the conclusion of the program. In case you missed this informative discussion, click here to watch.

Expert Access: Watercolor Painting, A Tool for Business & Pleasure

June 17, 2020

DLN Masters Marc Appleton and Michael Imber discussed how their passion for watercolor painting applies in both their professional and personal travels. In case you missed their inspiring presentation, click here to watch.