2019 Call for Presentations

Submission window: January 7, 2019 @ 8:00 AM (CST) - March 1, 2019 @ 5:00 PM (CST)

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.