The New York Design Center’s annual market day offers a full schedule of talks

On Thursday, September 14, The New York Design Center will be abuzz with industry insiders for the annual What’s New What’s Next. Ostensibly a sort of market day for the building, the event has grown to encompass a slew of openings, events, and discussions spanning all genres of the design world. Between browsing the most buzzed-about showrooms and stopping by the Center’s new café, be sure to pop into some of the talks throughout the day. Below, AD has outlined a few we’re most excited about; see the full program of events here.Finishing Touch: A Conversation with Workshop/APD, Desiron & Hospitality Design2:00 P.M., Desiron, Suite 702

Desiron President and Creative Director Frank Carfaro chats with Matt Berman of Workshop/APD and Hospitality Design Editor in Chief Stacy Schoemaker about the differences and similarities between residential and commercial design. The discussion is a must-see for those looking to move into the hospitality space.

Literary Hour

2:30 P.M., Baker, Suite 300

“Why does the coveted design book persist in a world saturated with digital media?” That’s the question T Magazine Editor in Chief Tom Delavan looks to answer as he chats with designers Marshall Watson, Tom Stringer, Darryl Carter, and architects Tichenor & Thorp, all of whom boast successful books. For anyone with a well-stocked bookshelf and coffee table, or designers interested in preserving their work on paper, the chat promises to be an illuminating one.

Dorothy Draper Slept Here!! Happy Color – Happy Design!

2:45 P.M., Kindel Furniture, Suite 806

Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence leads this discussion on color in design, inspired by the punchy patterns of Dorothy Draper. With designers Sasha Bikoff and Phillip Thomas, both of whom understand the value of a bold hue, on the panel, it’s sure to be a colorful one.

A New Show House is Born: Kips Bay Palm Beach

3:15 P.M., Profiles, Suite 1211

Fans of the storied Kips Bay Decorators Show House were likely thrilled at the announcement of a Palm Beach outpost, premiering this November. For those eager to hear more, stop by to hear Steven Stolman, Susan Zises Green, and Roric Tobin discuss plans for the new event.

“Brooklyn Rising” — The people and companies behind the remarkable story of New York’s Hottest Borough

3:30 P.M., Cliff Young Ltd., Suite 505

It’s no secret that Brooklyn is New York’s hippest borough—and a flourishing community of creatives is a big reason for that. C&G Media Group CEO Marianne Howatson will talk with Cliff Young President Leslie Young, designer Thom Filicia, ASID President Glenn Gissler, Hellman-Chang co-founder Eric Chang, and Compass President Leonard Steinberg about this creative movement and the people involved in it.

Mixing Contemporary & Vintage Pieces in Interior Design

3:45 P.M., KGBL, 16th Floor

For those who love a good mix, KGBL will host ALT for Living’s Analisse Taft-Gersten in conversation with designers Christine Gachot, Robert Stillin, and Emily Summers, all seasoned experts at blending styles and eras.

Shining A Light on Women in Design

4:00 P.M., Circa Lighting, Suite 103

Veranda editor in chief Clinton Smith will find himself happily outnumbered as he co-moderates a panel with Circa Lighting President Gale Singer. The two will talk to Aerin Lauder, Suzanne Kasler, and Alexandra Champalimaud about women in the design industry. Expect a lively discussion on career highs and lows, business mistakes and successes, and earning confidence in a creative field.

Digital Disruption: How Technology is Changing Design

4:30 P.M., Apropos, Suite 710

We’ve passed the point of forgiveness for designers who are un-savvy about technology; it’s time to get comfortable with the digital age. Designers Jon Call, Katie Lydon, and Philip Gorrivan will chat with Viyet CEO Lix Brown about everything from apps to social media, and how to navigate all things digital.

The Art of Contemporary Craft

5:00 P.M., Aero, Suite 1500

The term “craft” goes far beyond a buzzword for a trendy artisan movement. In this talk, AD Editor in Chief Amy Astley talks to Thomas O’Brien and Dan Fink about the status of contemporary craft in our current era of on-demand everything. To complement the panel, Aero will present work from a number of its artisan collaborators throughout the day, giving visitors a firsthand look at the best makers across a wide range of media.

What’s Next in Tech

6:00 P.M., Odegard Carpets, Suite 1209

Dering Hall Executive Editor Dennis Sarlo will lead another discussion on technology and design, this one focusing on new tools for the industry. Designers Kati Curtis, Paloma Contreras, Patrick Dragonette, and Joe Human will weigh in on the ones they use most.

WNWN in Digital: The Art of Story Telling in an Online World

7:30 P.M., McGuire, Suite 101

In the final digital-focused panel of the day, AD Site Director Keith Pollock will chat with Laura Bindloss of Nylon Consulting, Susannah Charbin of The Beaux Arts Digital, Josh Greene of Hernandez Greene, and Naomi Mdudu of The Lifestyle Edit about covering interior design online. Expect an interesting analysis of digital storytelling—and perhaps a few tips for getting your work published online.