November 13-15, 2019
IDEAS Conference
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 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. Register today!.

"David said one thing and I turned to my collegue and said, 'Now that just paid for the entire conference!'"

Prepare to Learn!

And Have Fun

And Celebrate!

"The conference was like divine intervention for me."

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 learning!

"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 business schools, and 15 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 even the most complex subjects in ways that are easy to understand and often, even fun! Perhaps that's why so many designers have attended 10, 15, and even 20 of his conferences!
IDEAS 2019 will be David's only remaining live appearance in 2019.

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. Selling is a skill that can send your lifetime earnings soaring...if you'll just get over your squeamishness. (Admit 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!

"As a woman business owner, it was a struggle and I was about to get smaller..." Watch video!)

"No one has studied our industry with the intellectual firepower that David brings."

Yes, It Can Change Your Life!

"David Shepherd's conference was like divine intervention."

"David said one thing and I realized that had just paid for the price of the entire conference."

"There are no cash flow worries in my business anymore"

"The economy went south and my business kept going north due to employing the most proven ideas."

You'll Also Learn Accelerated Strategies for...


No strategy will have a greater or faster impact on your bottom line!
You'll learn the latest methods of pricing for profit.


Many people think marketing is strategy. It's not. Get your strategy right
and marketing is a snap. We'll show you why.


From accounting and procurement technology to the latest in CAD, project management
and presentation skills, IDEAS 2019 is your single source for state of the art.

Case Studies

You'll open the hood and look inside the detailed financial statements of
top-earning firms, large and small, and discover exactly how they do it!

Life Planning

There's a time to go all in, a time to hold 'em, and a time to ride off into
the sunset. No matter where you are today, you must always plan your future.

What YOU Want to Know

That's not hyperbole, because each year we conduct a series of national surveys
asking designers what they want to know...and share the
answers with you!

Strategy Maps

Using David Shepherd's proprietary "ActionMap framework," you'll see what capabilities
and resources the top performing firms are using, and develop your own
path forward.

Networking Events and More!

Our event is different than others. At IDEAS 2019, designers will be encouraged
to share information with each other so that everyone leaves with great
new ideas on how to earn what they deserve!

Some of the Things You'll Take Away...

(All photos of actual interior designers at David Shepherd conferences.)

"This has been the most profound building block to my success imaginable because of the information, inspiration and associations with other designers. It has gone beyond my wildest expectations in adding value to my business and my life."
Corinne Brown, ASID CID

"Thank God we went to David’s seminar is all I can say. It has taken us to a whole new level. Prior to this event I was wondering if our business could even make it but now we are setting records. We could never have done it without David Shepherd."
Kristi Ziegler, Creative Impressions

“I have children and was exhausted. David’s principles were a revelation They completely changed my life. It’s unbelievable. Now I’m working on my health and have already lost 30 pounds!”
Sarah Eilers, ASID, NCIDQ, RID

Want to See The Future of Design?

Then you'll want to upgrade to the Quantum Level of Membership and attend our Quantum Innovation Breakfast.


Designing Profits, Inc.

IDEAS 2019 Timeline:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Edge Member Dinner
Thursday, November 14, 2019, Day 1 of IDEAS 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019, Day 2 of IDEAS 2019.
Saturday, November 16, 2019, Morning "Innovation Breakfast" for Quantum Members

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