It is hard to believe that we are just a little over a month away from Design Conference 2016 featuring Drew and Jonathan Scott from “The Property Brothers” and Clint Harp from “Fixer Upper.” This year’s event is even bigger than last year and that is a big statement to make, considering last year was EPIC.

Yes, there are plenty of great seats left for Design Conference. After selling out last year in only three days we moved this year’s event to the Scheels Arena so we could accommodate even more smiling faces. Go here to reserve your seat today. 

Let’s take a look back at last year before I preview what you can expect at this year’s event.

Take a look at the beautiful people who joined us for the Design Conference last year. Everyone was so happy, and that made us so happy. It was a glorious, contagious feeling.

Some fans lined up hours in advance to get front row seats in the general admission section. This year all seats are reserved, so no need to wait in line. But, take a look at the unexpected surprise these dedicated fans received.

Chip and Joanna Gaines from the hit show “Fixer Upper” were our keynote speakers and they loved surprising these fans. This year will have many exciting surprises as well!!

We had just been inside showing Chip and Joanna the event venue when we pulled around the corner to leave the lot Tate and Chip decided to surprise the guests who were waiting in line. Tate got out of the truck first and said he had someone we needed to put at the front of the line. One of the ladies was like, “heck no!” It was then that Chip jumped out from around the other side of the truck and surprised everyone. It was so fun to have this unexpected treat for these attendees.

This year will be no different. The entire day is going to be surprise after surprise. You won’t believe what we have in store for you. You’re coming, right? If you haven’t already bought tickets for this year you can do so here. There are plenty of great seats left now that we have moved the event to Scheels Arena.

We had so much fun last year. Now, I can’t promise that Drew, Jonathan, or Clint will take their shirts off but I can promise you there will be plenty of surprises.

This year’s event follows a similar rhythm to last year’s event with a few new changes and upgrades. Here is a schedule for this year’s event.

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This year we have expanded the day to include a special Design Conference Shoppers Market. Come with empty space in your car or truck, better yet bring a trailer. We have hand selected some of the finest home decor and furniture retailers in the area. They will be ready to show and sell you the latest in home decor and accessories. We, of course, will have an Eco Chic booth at the show. This year we are not only featuring the Magnolia Furniture Line by Joanna Gaines but will be selling never seen before home decor accessories hand selected by me for the Design Conference.

So you will want to be there when the doors open at noon to shop, then at 2 pm the show starts and when we say STARTS…we mean with a BANG!

Gosh, we have pulled out all the stops and created a day of fun, laughter, and inspiration. You will stay in your reserved seating all day and the stage is going to change from speaker to speaker. There will be short breaks in-between speakers where you will be able to stretch your legs, visit the restroom, or get some food or drink from the concession stands. But beware, during the breaks we are going to be giving A LOT of stuff away. I’m not talking t-shirts and small items…Oh NO! I mean like dining room tables and $500 Gift Cards. All in all, you can expect over $10,000 worth of giveaways that day.

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Our emcee for the day is one of our favorite people of all time Patrick Kirby.  Here he is at last year’s event with his beautiful wife, Shannon. She too will be helping with the day and I’m secretly hoping we can get her up on stage as well.

Patrick will welcome you and guide you through the day with more fun, laughs, and antics than we can explain here. You just have to be there to see it…then you will understand.

Here is a glimpse of last years speakers and information on who is returning this year and of course a look at our special guest speakers and truthfully, the real reason you are attending.

You asked and we listened!  Yes, the guys from Grain Designs are back! (We hear you squealing and cheering.) These talented gentlemen are going to once again teach you tips and tricks to building and creating in your own home.

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While Grain Designs is a hard act to follow, I’m up for the challenge. I love getting up on stage and sharing ways to impact your home with painted furniture. I will once again be giving you tips and trick to using Chalk Paint®.

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Following me will be the one and only Clint Harp from the wildly popular show Fixer Upper. You will recognize him as the carpenter Joanna uses when she needs a special piece of furniture built. Clint will share his story of how he met Chip and Joanna and tell us about all the wonderful and exciting things happening at Harp Design Co.

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Once Clint leaves the stage, it will be time for dinner. The Scheels Arena concession stands will be open during the entire event. Cracked Pepper will also be joining us to bring you a special home-cooked menu tailor made for Design Conference. You will have an hour to dine at the arena on your own, finish your shopping, and get registered for give-aways before we head into our final speakers of the day.

 

Keynoting the event is Drew and Jonathan Scott, better known as The Property Brothers, the name of their wildly popular show on HGTV. Drew and Jonathan will share their story, give design tips, and entertain questions from the audience.

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It will be a jam-packed day full of inspiration, education, laughter, shopping, food, coffee, wine, and so many giveaways.

We cannot wait to meet you and have you join us for this incredible day. Stay tuned for more information and special announcements about the day of Design Conference.

Tickets can be purchased by going to the Eco Chic Web Site (www.ILoveEcoChic.com), calling the Scheels Arena Box Office (701-364-3672), or at the Scheels Arena ticket office (5225 31st Ave S. Fargo).

See you soon,

Maria

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