November 13-15, 2019
Interior Design Excellence
through Accelerated Strategies

Don't Be Left Behind!

As the owner of your own interior design practice, small or large, you know that the times are changing. But did you also know that the principles of how to earn what you deserve never change? They are as immutable as the laws of physics. Apply those principles to the newest innovations in your field and you simply cannot help but join the top 5% of earners in your field. IDEAS 2019 will be held at the City Club Ballroom in downtown Fort Worth. This event will sell out so join The Edge and secure your seat at IDEAS 2019 today!

Only 100 seats are reserved for Edge members at IDEAS 2019

Prepare to Learn!

Have Fun!

And Celebrate!

Best of the Best

In areas ranging from marketing to technology to management…and incredible new niches and business strategies, IDEAS 2019 will bring you the inside secrets of top earning designers in a form that is ready for you to “swipe and deploy” starting Monday morning! Now that’s accelerated learnings.

“These conferences have helped me to achieve things I never thought possible!”

Your Host, David Shepherd

With stints on the faculty at two of the nation’s top-ranked business schools, and fifteen years of working exclusively with interior designers, David Shepherd brings a depth and rigor to your business that you can count on. Yet having won awards for teaching, he also knows how to convey the most complex subjects in ways that are easy to understand and often even fun! Perhaps that’s why so many interior designers have attended 10, 15, and even 20 of the more than forty live events David has produced and delivered.

Who is This Event For?

It’s almost easier to say who IDEAS 2019 is NOT for. This is a business conference. If your goal is to watch a lot of pretty people show off a lot of pretty designers…this event is NOT for you. If you own your own firm, whether sole practitioner or with 30 employees, this event IS for you. You’ll learn the absolute state-of-the-art in every critical area that are all intended to help you earn what you deserve…without the wait!

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When it comes to sales, are you a wolf...or a lamb?

There’s never been a workshop like you’ll experience at IDEAS 2019 as we emphasize the critical (and underappreciated) art of selling! Selling is a skill that can send your earnings soaring…if you’ll just get over your squeamishness. (Admit it: you don’t even like the word “selling!”)

We may not turn you into a Jordon Belfort (played by Leonardo Dicaprio in the “Wolf of Wall Street”) but we’ll make sure you leave as less of a lamb and more of a design wolf!

Yes, this conference really can change your life...

“I consider one of David’s conferences I attended
as nothing less than Divine intervention!”

“David said one thing and I turned to my colleague and said, ‘Now that just paid for the cost of the entire conference.'”

You'll Learn Accelerated Strategies For...





Life Planning

Case Studies

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No more putting your head in the sand and agonizing over “the numbers.” You’ll gain the confidence of competence by everything you learn at IDEAS 2019.

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Complementing the conference experience with a year ’round membership in The Edge keeps you on track toward your highest goals and level of fulfillment.

About YOU!

Want to hear people talk about themselves and show pretty pictures? Then this event is not for you…because we focus on YOU and helping you earn what you deserve.

Bottom Line

Every session and every word spoken at IDEAS 2019 is carefully planned to increase your earnings and net worth. You work to hard to just “get by.” You deserve more!

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Unique Network

You may disagree with other designers on the ideal shade of purple, but business principles don’t vary from firm to firm. You’ll be amazed at what Edge members are willing to share.


IDEAS 2019 can’t be compared to any other so-called “business” events. Rather, it should be compared to an executive education seminar at Harvard costing $7,500 or more!


From the convenience we build into our event (ie; the ease of the DFW Airport) to the business lessons we instill, we are committed to simplifying your business and your life.


We do everything we can to pack our events with easy-to-use strategies, but we know from experience that some of the best ideas come from  dinners that we help attendees organize.

For All Edge Members

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Annual Edge Member Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Make sure to arrive in time on Wednesday, November 13 to attend the Annual Edge Member Dinner and Awards Ceremony. This will be not only a fine dining experience, but one of the most fun networking events you will have all year. Many members of David’s earlier business network remain best friends after 10-15 years.

For Quantum Level Members

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Quantum level members will enjoy a Saturday morning breakfast filled with innovative strategies in technology and marketing.

The Innovation Breakfast

On Saturday morning, following the 2-day IDEAS Conference, those Edge members who have opted for our most exclusive membership will enjoy a half-day presentation of the most advanced technologies that could impact interior design in the future, as wall as radical marketing strategies from other industries that could impact design for those ready to make the leap.

Deadline For Quantum

Members of The Edge at the Designer and Principal level may upgrade to Quantum level at any time, including attendance at the Innovation Breakfast. However, because Quantum members pay no fee to attend IDEAS 2019, all members will register (and pay) for the event at their membership level as of September 1, 2019.

Remember, Principal and Quantum Level members must use a coupon code to claim their savings.
Codes will be sent to you via email and are available on your login page.


  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 13 – Edge Member Dinner
  •  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14 – Day One of Event
  • 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 15 – Day Two of Event with early start and end to facilitate Friday flight connections
  • 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, November 16 – Innovation Breakfast (For Quantum Level members only.)


Designing Profits, Inc.

Detailed agenda, recommended hotels, and other
information sent to you upon registration.