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GRAY STAGE AT IDS VANCOUVER 2022
September 22-25
Vancouver Convention Centre West

THE GRAY STAGE

DESIGN VISIONARIES  >>>  PROGRESSIVE BRANDS  >>>  IDEAS DRIVING THE DESIGN INDUSTRY FORWARD

The GRAY Stage at the Interior Design Show Vancouver returns in 2022!

In an intimate, lounge-style setting, the GRAY Stage will host talks with designers and visionaries about the 21st-century global design paradigm shift and the significance that design has on our future.

 

Each entertaining, and loaded with uplifting insight and inspiration, stage events highlight the business of design, latest furnishings, products and processes,
collaborations, and more.

 

SHOW HOURS

September 22-25, 2022

THURSDAY

7pm - 10pm

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

(Age 19+, open to the public & trade)

FRIDAY

9am - 6pm

IDS TRADE DAY

IDS CONFERENCE

SATURDAY

10am - 6pm

PUBLIC DAY

SUNDAY

10am - 5pm

PUBLIC DAY

 

STAGE SCHEDULE

THU

Cheers

 EVENT 

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Opening Night Party

Open to the public and trade.

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Opening Night Party

Open to the public and trade.

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Opening Night Party (Age 19+)

Open to the public and trade

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FRI

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 TALK 

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Opening Night Party

Open to the public and trade.

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 TALK 

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Opening Night Party

Open to the public and trade.

SEP 23

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Why the Design World Should Not be Afraid of the Metaverse

A conversation with Jordan Kallman and host Brandon Gaston.

12:45 am - 1:30pm

When to Trust That You’ve Reached the Tipping Point: Interior Designer Michelle Dirkse recognizes the signs of success in the design industry and discusses the path it took to get there.

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 PRESENTATION 

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 PANEL 

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 TALK 

SAT

SEP 24

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Meet the Next Generation of Designers: GRAY presents the announcement of the 2022 Prototype People's Choice & Jury Selected winners.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Source of Inspiration: Chatting With Some of Today's Most Exciting B.C. Designers. Julia Dilworth, Author of West Coast North moderates a conversation with designers Ben Leavitt, Kate Snyder, Sean Pearson, and Kyla Bidgood.

SUN

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 EXPERIENCE 

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Opening Night Party

Open to the public and trade.

Trade Day

Programming Announcement Coming Soon!

Beginning at 10:30 am

GRAY Lab: Enjoy live demos and interactive experiences with artists and makers.

SEP 25
 
 

NEWS

THE  HOST

Arizona-based Brandon Gaston is the founder and creative director of Palatte Agency, a full service luxury lifestyle marketing agency that helps businesses and individuals turn their passions into profit.

 

Gaston spent a decade in the financial services industry prior to launching the LifeSTYLest, an image consulting company that helped professionals elevate their wardrobes to better align with the brands they represent. As part of the LifeSTYLest launch, he produced and hosted Fashion Expose, a fashion show and networking event for his clients. He has produced fashion shows and has made multiple guest appearances on television shows to share personal fashion and lifestyle tips. Gaston was also selected as the top wardrobe/fashion stylist by the Portland Fashion and Style Awards in 2017-2018 and again 2019-2020. His combined background in fashion, brand strategy, business and creative direction, as well as his platform as an influencer and social media personality provides a unique point-of-view as host of In the Design Lounge and the GRAY Stage.

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THANK YOU TO 

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WEBSITE PAGE BACKGROUND: Rollout Colourinky as featured on the GRAY Stage at IDS Vancouver.