2019 Call for Presentations

The Submission window is now closed.

please plan on submitting for the 2020 show starting early January 2020.

educate and inspire, share and influence

If you are looking to...

  • share new research,

  • influence your peers,

  • give back to your profession,

  • advance your profession,

  • establish more visibility within the industry,

  • reach potential clients,

  • or influence our industry's trajectory,

...then you should submit one or more presentations to be considered as a Continuing Education course at METROCON19 Expo & Conference taking place in Dallas on Thursday, August 8 & Friday, August 9, 2019.

What kind of topics are we looking for?

A variety as to serve Interior Designers, Architects and other essential Industry Members working in all markets: education, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, multifamily, residential, retail/store planning, and workplace/corporate.

>> In High Demand

  • Unique panel discussions exploring timely topics and case studies of real-life project collaboration and challenges with their solutions.

  • Courses that are already approved by other entities such as AIA, EDAC, and/or GBCI.

  • Topics with Health, Safety & Welfare [HSW], Barrier-Free [BF] and Sustainable Design [SD] content that qualify as CEPHs for TBAE for continuing education requirements for Texas Registered Interior Designers and Registered Architects.

Denise [Bates] and I really enjoyed presenting again this year and were surprised to be on the main stage! Look forward to next year!
— Chris Mundell, AIA, CSI CDT, Fitwel Amb, LEED Fellow – Associate, Gensler
Thank you so much! It has been such a pleasure to be a part of Metrocon!
— Leslie Delli-Venneri, WELL AP – Sr. Director Regional Product Sales, Hufcor

For Reference: Past Course Offerings


All submissions will be reviewed and chosen by the current Committee of Volunteers. Items taken into consideration:

  • Overall quality of the presentation.

  • The topic's relevance to the industry.

  • Practical applications of material.

  • Timeliness of the topic.

  • Qualifications of the Speaker(s).


Presentations do NOT have to be pre-approved by IDCEC [Interior Design Continuing Education Council] to be considered. All courses chosen for 2019 that do not already have individual, non-expired IDCEC numbers will be submitted by the METROCON Committee to IDCEC together. Once approved, each course will receive an individual, one-time use conference IDCEC course number that can be used for METROCON19 only.


► Individuals may submit as many presentations as they would like to be considered.

► Any presentation over 1-hour in length will be not chosen.

► Any presentation containing promotional material for specific products and services geared to encourage sales will not be chosen.

► Courses presented at METROCON in the last three years are not likely to be chosen.

► Presentations may be given by between one to five speakers. For example: If the session is panel discussion, then you may have a moderator and up to four panelists.

► All classrooms will be automatically outfitted in a classroom style configuration that seats 100-150 people. Though seats may be moved around during a class, no additional tables will added for a specific class. Due to cost and time considerations, METROCON cannot accommodate varying room configurations.

Speaker Expenses

As METROCON is not-for-profit event governed by volunteers from other not-for-profit professional organizations, we do not have the budget to pay honorariums or travel expenses.

Metrocon was great! My session on the energy Wellness Nexus went well, and I got some great positive verbal feedback from attendees.
— Mike Brown, E.I.T., C.E.M., LEED AP BD+C – Sustainability Manager, The Beck Group

Before starting the submissions process, please have the following information ready

Information for EVERY Speaker for EACH submission:

► Name and Appellations - i.e. AIA, ASID, CHID, EDAC, IIDA, LEED AP, RID, etc.

► Company Name, Job Title, Email Address, Cell Phone Number

► Address

► Biography (limited to 675 characters w/ spaces max. for IDCEC submission formatting purposes) If desired, you may also upload a file containing additional biographical information [file type: PDF | maximum file size: 10MB].

► Head shot [file type: JPG | file size limited to 10MB] Note that this is optional at time of submission, but it might be requested if the course is selected.

Information for EVERY submission:

► Presentation Title: Limited to 100 characters w/ spaces max. for IDCEC submission formatting purposes.

► Presentation Description: Limited to 1,000 characters w/ spaces max. for IDCEC submission formatting purposes. If desired, you may also upload a file containing additional description information [file type: PDF | maximum file size: 10MB].

► Prior Approvals: If applicable, indicate any entities that have previously approved the course, taking care to provide each associated approval number. Approval Entities: IDCEC | AIA | GBCI | EDAC | Other.

► Content Coding (pick only one): GEN - General | HSW - Health Safety Welfare | HSW/BC - Building Codes | HSW/BF - Barrier Free (must contain at least 75% Barrier Free content) | HSW/SD - Sustainable Design (must contain at least 75% Sustainable Design content)

► Design Practice Area(s) to which the course applies (check all that apply): Education Design | Facilities Management | Healthcare Design | Hospitality Design | Institutional Design | Multifamily Design | Residential Design | Retail Design / Store Planning | Workplace Design / Corporate Design

► Course Level: Basic | Intermediate | Advanced

► Whether or not you are willing to present this course more than once during METROCON.

► Preferred Date to Present: No Preference | Thu, August 8, 2019 | Fri, August 9, 2019

► Preferred Time NOT to Present: No Preference | 7:30 AM | 8:45 AM | 10:00 AM | 12:30 PM | 3:00 PM (Thu only)

► Whether or not your presentation requires that sound from your computer and/or tablet and be broadcast through our speakers.