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19th Annual Postdoc Event Targets Career Successes

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The 19th National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Annual Conference is set for April 15-16, 2021 and will include educational, career advancement and networking opportunities benefiting postdoctoral scholars ("postdocs") and their host institutions around the world. More than fifty experts will dive into themes of top importance to the greater postdoc community.

The conference is an annual highlight for the 70,000 postdocs who comprise the heart of early-stage American research and innovation as well as for representatives of 215 member NPA universities, research institutions and industry that host postdocs.

Taking place for the first time on a virtual platform, the conference will feature two keynote addresses focused on aspects of the most important postdoc concern today: career pathways and possibilities. Chris Gunter, Ph.D., senior advisor for genomics engagement at the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health and Cristina Rabadán-Diehl, Ph.D., former director of the Office of the Americas at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will share their wisdom, expertise, and lessons learned.

"Postdocs and postdoc offices spoke and we listened," remarked Stephanie Eberle, M.Ed., NPA Board chair. "Career trajectories are top of mind for many postdocs and their advisors in this era of great uncertainty. Our conference will help answer the call."

Using a creative array of interactive sessions, speed talks, networking breakout groups, and social engagement tools, attendees will interact extensively. Experts from dozens of institutions will address critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; excellence in mentoring; mental health and wellness, especially during the pandemic; and best practices in postdoc program management. A career "fireside chat," featuring Christopher Rhodes, Ph.D., of AstraZeneca and Latishya Steele, Ph.D., of Stanford University, will further delve into career trends and options in the increasingly intertwined areas of academia and industry.

"The NPA is thrilled to welcome first-time attendees from across the nation and around the globe using our virtual platform," commented Thomas P. Kimbis, NPA executive director and CEO. "It will be both a social, networking and learning experience you won't want to miss."

For more information about the 2021 NPA Annual Conference, including registration and sponsorship information, visit https://www.nationalpostdoc.org/page/2021AC.

About National Postdoctoral Association:

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational association headquartered in Rockville, MD. Founded in 2003, the NPA envisions an inclusive community where all postdocs are empowered, valued, recognized, and supported in their current and future endeavors. The NPA serves the entire postdoctoral community, including its 18,000 individual and 215 organizational members. Learn more: https://www.nationalpostdoc.org/.

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Registration is Now Open for the 2021 National Virtual Pitch Competition for Entrepreneurs with over $5,000 in Cash and Prizes

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- The National Entrepreneurs Association and Dell Technologies will host the 2021 National Virtual Pitch Contest for Entrepreneurs Wednesday March 24, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Zoom. Contestants will have an opportunity to win over $5,000 in cash and prizes. The event was created to give entrepreneurs and small business owners an opportunity to gain national exposure and receive coaching, funding and other resources that can be used immediately for growth and expansion.

10 finalists will be chosen to pitch their business ideas to a national audience for three minutes on Zoom. A first-place winner will be selected by a panel of judges and will receive $2000 cash, a free Dell laptop computer and a one-year membership to the National Entrepreneurs Association. A second-place winner will be chosen by the audience and will receive $500 cash, a free Dell laptop computer and a one-year membership to the National Entrepreneurs Association.

The event is open to the public and entry is free. Application deadline is March 1, 2021.

"This event is a great way for the business community to come together around a worthy cause and help entrepreneurs who have recently started businesses or are challenged due to the pandemic. This pitch contest will allow entrepreneurs to get exposure, obtain funding and other resources to grow their businesses," said National Entrepreneurs Association President, Dr. ZaLonya Allen.

In addition, the winners will receive a free one-year membership to the National Entrepreneurs Association which includes free coaching, webinars and virtual meetings.

For more or to register visit https://www.nationalentrepreneurs.org/. The event is sponsored by Dell Technologies.

About National Entrepreneurs Association:

NEA is a 501(c)(3) member-based non-profit created to help entrepreneurs grow through networking events and educational programs. For additional information or an application to pitch please visit https://www.nationalentrepreneurs.org/ or contact NEA President, Dr. ZaLonya Allen at 248-416-7278.

National Entrepreneurs Association, 18444 W 10 Mile Rd Suite 103 Southfield, MI 48075

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MBA’s Charmaine Brown to Kick-Off Day One #HousingDC21 Discussion on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that Charmaine Brown, the Mortgage Bankers Association Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will kick-off Day One of #HousingDC21, a 100% virtual housing summit being held on September 20-21, 2021.

"With a focus on the importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, we are pleased to have Charmaine Brown as our opening speaker of Day One of #HousingDC21, the nation's premier housing policy conference," said Faith Schwartz.

In her role at MBA, Charmaine is responsible for expanding the association's strategic framework to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded throughout its programs, practices, and member-services. Brown previously led Fannie Mae's Diversity and Inclusion Engagement and Outreach in its Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.

Dana Dillard of Housing Finance Strategies will co-host the opening event with MBA's Brown and share her experience in building a nationally recognized D&I program for a Top 5 mortgage servicer - work that led to her being named a HousingWire 2020 Women of Influence.

"I am so excited to share the stage with our industry's top Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader in Charmaine. We will dig into the importance of the topic, the challenges that remain before us and our collective optimism for building out success strategies across mortgage," said Dillard.

Named "A Leading Lady in Housing" by MReport in 2016 and Diversity Journal's Woman-Worth Watching 2018, Charmaine Brown is recognized as a diversity and inclusion thought leader, innovator, and advocate.

Mrs. Brown is a member of the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity, a former member of Securities Industries and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) and sits on the Housing Advisory Board of HomeFree USA. She is also the recipient of the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS) Prism Award for promoting diversity and inclusion education in expansive thought as well as the National Urban League's McGannon award for relationship management and promoting diversity and inclusion.

With a focus on women executives in housing finance - but open to all who wish to attend, #HousingDC21 complimentary registration is now available by clicking here: https://www.housingdc21.com/.

Sponsors to-date of #HousingDC21 include FormFree, Caliber Home Loans, Freedom Mortgage, Black Knight Financial Services, Notarize, First American Financial Solutions, Genworth, RiskSpan, Class Valuation, Mortgage Connect, USMI, ReverseVision, FICO and DepthPR.

Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events. Recently, Schwartz has partnered in creating and delivering multiple housing events and two national housing policy conferences. Info: https://housingfinancestrategies.com/

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SimpleNexus User Group Announces Finalized SNUG 2021 Agenda, Debut of Inaugural Nexus Awards

LEHI, Utah -- SimpleNexus (https://simplenexus.com/), developer of the leading homeownership platform for loan officers (LOs), borrowers, real estate agents and settlement agents, today announced it has finalized the 2021 SimpleNexus User Group (SNUG) conference agenda with the addition of new speakers and the inaugural Nexus Awards presentation ceremony.

Now in its third year, SimpleNexus' annual SNUG event will be held virtually on February 22-24. Updates to agenda include:

* Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Vice President, Industry Analysis Marina Walsh, CMB will lead a 2021 economic forecast session, giving lenders an overview of forces impacting the market and how they will impact mortgage lenders.

* Shane Hartzler, director of eMortgage strategy and solutions at Fannie Mae will join the session "eMortgage and the GSEs" to provide attendees with insight into Fannie Mae's latest technology initiatives and applicable best practices. The panel will be moderated by SimpleNexus' Ben Miller and Shane Westra and feature co-panelist David Burner of Notarize.

* Chuck Walker, vice president, digital alliances and product distribution at Fannie Mae will join the session "Into the Breach: Industry Challenges and Opportunities." The panel will be moderated by SimpleNexus' Ben Miller and feature co-panelists Brett Brumley of Lender Toolkit, Brent Chandler of FormFree and Tammy Louks of Progressive Insurance.

* SimpleNexus will recognize customers and partners in the inaugural Nexus Awards presentation. The four awards to be given are the Captstone award, the Partner award, the Trailblazer award and the Referral award.

"We are excited to add renowned industry experts to the SNUG agenda, including Marina Walsh, CMB of the MBA and Shane Hartzlerg of Fannie Mae," said SimpleNexus VP of Marketing Richard Jackman. "We look forward to delivering a premium, virtual conference experience, packed with sessions that will help our customers achieve breakthrough business results."

SimpleNexus serves a user base of more than 32,000 loan originators, 141,000 real estate agents and 3 million borrowers. To date, the platform has handled over 13 million loans totaling over $3 trillion in volume and touches approximately one in eight home loans originated in the United States.

Tickets and full conference details for SNUG 2021 are available at https://simplenexus.com/sn/snug2021/.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Courtney Montgomery at cmontgomery@simplenexus.com.

About SimpleNexus, LLC:

SimpleNexus is a homeownership platform transforming the mortgage experience and connecting borrowers, loan officers, real estate agents and settlement service providers throughout the homebuying process. The platforms' native mobile toolset enables lenders to originate, process and close home loans from anywhere with increased efficiency and convenience. Loan officers can manage their loan pipelines, order credit, run pricing, send pre-approvals, sign disclosures and execute eClosings - all on the go. SimpleNexus provides borrowers with a single sign-on experience from home search to the application, document upload, eClose and beyond for a more streamlined homeownership journey.

Twitter: @SimpleNexus #digitalmortgage #mortgageindustry #mortgagelending

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New Webinars Advocate for Climate Wellness Through Soil Health

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Synergy for Ecological Solutions announces a series of free webinars that promote climate wellness and increased air quality through improved soil health. This new paradigm meets ESG and Sustainability goals.

"The key to climate health is soil health. Photosynthesis is the environment's own way to remove excess carbon from our air and trap it into soil and roots," says Jeff Holder of Synergy for Ecological Solutions. "Individuals, businesses, and communities can be a part of the solution and the best next step is to attend of our webinars."

The new program, a joint venture between nonprofit Synergy for Ecological Solutions, Carbon Asset Network and Encore Green Environmental, raises donated funds from individuals and businesses who want to create climate wellness for our environment, and then grants those funds to landowners for soil health project to meet their land goals.

"We all understand now that ESG is critical for a business's success - in the board room and with consumers," says Darlene Nash, CEO of Encore Green Environmental. "Until now there was not such a direct way to meet ESG goals."

"This program empowers the stewards of our lands to improve soil health. We have yet to meet a landowner who isn't committed to that," says John Robitaille of the Carbon Asset Network.

The Webinars are sponsored by the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and will link with other Chambers nationwide.

"We're proud to host these webinars because our communities need to understand how they can improve our environment and help their businesses along the way," says Dale Steenbergen, President and CEO of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce.

The webinars are hosted by Steenbergen and Lou Harmon, a leading expert in environmental engineering. Jim Magagna from the Wyoming Stock Grower's Association will also be on hand, along with other civic leaders.

All are invited to participate in the free webinars on February 17th and 18th. You can learn more and register at https://www.synergyforecologicalsolutions.org/webinar.

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307.369.4444
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LBA Ware Announces Mortgage Industry Outlook Webinar Featuring Mortgage Bankers Association Chief Economist Michael Fratantoni

MACON, Ga. -- LBA Ware™, a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence software solutions for the mortgage industry, today announced it will debut its quarterly webinar series with a 2021 mortgage industry outlook session featuring Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) chief economist and senior vice president, research and industry Michael Fratantoni. The webinar, More Insights, Better Decisions: Michael Fratantoni's 2021 Mortgage Industry Outlook, will take place Thursday, February 11, from 1-2 pm ET and is free to attend.

Hosted by LBA Ware Founder and CEO Lori Brewer, the session will present residential housing finance professionals with insight into the mortgage industry's projected 2021 performance and data-driven business management best-practices.

Key topics to be covered in the session include:

* A macro-economic overview of the job market and rate expectations

* An overview of mortgage market trends and forecasts such as borrower demographics and origination volume

* Origination and servicing benchmarks with a focus on production, profitability and productivity

* Audience Q&A session with Michael Fratantoni

"We are thrilled to kick off the first session of our quarterly webinar series with one of the mortgage industry's most revered economic experts, Michael Fratantoni," said LBA Ware Founder and CEO Lori Brewer. "At LBA Ware, we are ardent advocates of data-driven business practices, so I look forward to discussing with Michael how lenders can apply his market analysis to their production data to optimize their performance."

Attendees may submit questions for Michael Fratantoni to answer at the time of registration. Registration is required. To register, click here.

About LBA Ware™:

LBA Ware is a leading provider of cloud-based software for mortgage lenders. Since 2008, LBA Ware has been on a mission to help mortgage companies reach new heights with software that integrates data, incentivizes performance and inspires results. Today, more than 100 lenders of all sizes, including some of the nation's top producing mortgage companies, use LBA Ware's award-winning technology to enhance lender experiences and maximize the human potential within their organizations. A 2020 Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company, LBA Ware is headquartered in Macon, Georgia. For more information, visit https://www.lbaware.com/.

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Join Top Speakers and Industry Leaders Virtually at The National Forum for Black Public Administrators’ Winter Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), an organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments, will feature an impressive roster of keynotes, presenters and panels for their virtual Winter Summit Building Blocks for a Better Future, February 24-26, 2021.

NFBPA seeks to offer proven and creative solutions to the most relevant issues facing local, state, and federal governments. Building Blocks for a Better Future will provide a forum for public sector professionals to communicate during this challenging time.

"It is important that local government leaders are effective in navigating today's challenges while also, building the foundation for the leaders of tomorrow. The theme 'Building Blocks for a Better Future' was chosen with intent and a clear mission. NFBPA, along with its partners, have assembled an excellent group of thought leaders, local government executives, association leaders, and consultants to share best practices and resources necessary to succeed in this new norm," said Anthony J. Snipes, NFBPA President.

NFBPA welcomes Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who will have a candid conversation with Marlene McNeese, Assistant Director of Disease, Prevention and Control with the City of Houston Health Department. During the Fireside Chat, Dr. Fauci will share relevant data for the future of public health and safety.

Other critical topics during the virtual event will be Public Policy Forums "Unfinished Business with Public Safety: Ensuring Justice & Protection for All" and "Racism is a Public Health Issue," where moderators will lead Public Safety Officials, Academic, and Public Health experts through a series of discussions with the purpose of charting a course for the future of public safety and health.

Other sessions will include topics ranging from: Innovation and the Changing Face of Government; Addressing Social Disparities in Health; 7 Steps to Creating an Influential Brand; How to Overcome Unconscious Bias in Decision Making and more.

Registration and a complete schedule can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nfbpa-virtual-summit-building-blocks-for-a-better-future-tickets-131500338051

About the National Forum for Black Public Administrators

National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of black public leadership in local and state governments. With over 2,500 members, NFBPA has established a national reputation for designing and implementing quality leadership development initiatives of unparalleled success. NFBPA members are leaders and managers of public programs and agencies in more than 350 jurisdictions nationwide. Thirty-six chapters support the growth of NFBPA at the local level. For more information, visit https://www.nfbpa.org/home

Tweet: @nfbpa1 to hold virtual #BuildingBlocks Summit February 24-26, 2021 for #Public Administrators. Visit: nfbpa.org for more information.

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Join Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Jack Harlow Celebrate the Big Game in ‘Anything Glows’ Style

TAMPA, Fla. -- Award-winning Rap artists Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Jack Harlow are going to light up Tampa at a pre-game party you do not want to miss. "Super Glow Tampa is going to transform - for just one night - the iconic Dallas Bull into the coolest, Glow in the Dark Rap nightclub Tampa has ever seen," said Event Producer Melody Robles, owner of Melody Lives Fit Productions.

The party will kick off Big Game LV weekend festivities Feb. 5 at the Dallas Bull, located at 3322 US 301 in Tampa. Doors open at 9 p.m.

In addition to the legendary musicians, the night will also feature dancers, DJ Kid Nemesis, and live art performances.

General admission, VIP tickets, and a limited number of right-in-front-of-the-stage VIP tables are available at the event website, http://superglowtampa.com/.

Because of reduced capacity to adhere with CDC guidelines, tickets are expected to go fast.

Grammy® nominated Rick Ross is a larger-than-life rap star who has dominated the hip-hop world for over a decade, mentoring artists such as Meek Mill and collaborating with fellow superstars such as Drake and Jay-Z. His 11th album - sure to be another hit - will be released this year.

American webcast series Verzuz invites two music icons to square off in a "battle" for bragging rights as the musicians DJ their greatest hits. In August 2020, Ross squared off with 2 Chainz, who will also be hosting at the first-ever Super Glow Party.

2 Chainz is an Atlanta rap veteran, whose origins were in the duo Playaz Circle followed by a stint with Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace crew. Now, he is one of the hottest rappers in the game, and his sixth studio album, So Help Me God, just dropped in November of 2020.

Maverick rapper Jack Harlow joins these star-studded hosts on the Dallas Bull stage. Harlow's popularity has been meteoric since the release of his 3rd Platinum single, "WHATS POPPIN,, in 2020. At 22, he is a relative newcomer to the hip hop scene, but his success is the stuff of legend, with BET Hip Hop nominations and the Billboard Top 100 already under his belt.

Come see all three artists on one great stage February 5 at this Anything Glows event!

If you would like more information about this event, or how event planners are adhering to CDC guidelines, go to http://superglowtampa.com/ or email superglowpartylv@gmail.com

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Kiosk Manufacturer Association (KMA) Exhibiting NRF 2021 Chapter One Virtual Tradeshow

DENVER, Colo. -- Visit NRF 2021 Chapter One next week and meet with the Kiosk Association. The dates are January 12-14, 19, 21 and 22, 2021. Our NRF2021 online page is: https://virtualbigshow.nrf.com/company/kiosk-association-kma

Our portal page with helpful links, research, predictions, brochures and videos for NRF 2021 Chapter One is available here: https://kioskindustry.org/nrf-2021-chapter-one-kiosk-tradeshow-january/

If you are interested in attending the cost for retailers is $195 and not open to industry vendors to attend. The Kiosk Association has a limited number of free Expo passes that are available. Contact Craig or one of our Gold Sponsors or members.

The Kiosk Association (KMA) is the global organization focused on improving self-service for customers and employees through kiosks, digital signage, lockers, and more. Our mission is to inform and educate.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

Solutions
* Retail specific kiosk solutions such as Cash2Card
* Self-order stations (McDonalds e.g.)
* Outdoor solutions ordering and display
* Digital signage & wayfinding
* Bill Payment and Financial Kiosks
* Ticketing Kiosks
* Employee Health Screening Kiosks or Temperature Kiosks
* Software including Contactless, Touchless Kiosk, and AI

Regulatory Guidance

We help establish & communicate best practice regulatory guidelines for ADA and PCI. We work with the U.S. Access Board and are a Participating Organization of PCI SSC. Other regulatory issues we address are UL, HIPAA, and more. The KMA conducts market research on the trends, size & growth of self-service.

Research

The February 2021 research report (130 pages) is being released this month and available. Contact us at NRF2021 for report in its entirety.

Excerpt: The U.S market for self-service kiosks was valued at $2.6 billion in 2019. It is projected that the self-service kiosks market in the U.S. will grow at a CAGR of 16.1% to reach $4.4 billion by 2025. The U.S. market for self-service kiosks has been segmented based on the application and end-user industry. Based on applications, the self-service kiosks market has been categorized into Check-in Kiosks, Check-out Kiosks, Ticketing Kiosks, Self-ordering kiosks, Financial Services Kiosks, Bill Payment Kiosks, Digital Signage Kiosks, Bitcoin Kiosks, Temperature Screening Kiosks, and Others. The check-in kiosks segment had the largest share of the market in 2019 and was valued at $530.5 million. The U.S. market for check-in kiosks is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.8% to reach $873.6 million in 2025. In recent years, check-in kiosks have become more popular in several environments. Airline check-in kiosks, healthcare check-in kiosks, and hotel and hospitality check-in kiosks are some of the most popular forms of check-in kiosks.

Questions: We are happy to arrange a call and answer any questions. We can introduce you to multiple solution providers to assist you. We have guidelines and framework for ADA Accessibility available as well as ADA and Accessibility consulting due diligence.

Contact: Craig Keefner | craig@kma.global | 720.324.1837 m (text or call).

Gold Sponsors: Olea Kiosks, Inc., KioWare, Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc., Nanonation, Pyramid, KIOSK Information Systems, KioskGroup, Vispero, Zebra, AUO Displays, 22 Miles & Honeywell.

Product & Service Categories: Kiosks, Interactive Displays, Digital Signage, In-Store Technology, POP, Touchscreen & View Data Communications, Electronic Shelf Systems, In-Store POS Integrations, Automated Checkout, Store Fixtures, Wayfinding & In-Door Navigation, and Customer Engagement

About Kiosk Manufacturer Association:

Based in Westminster, Colorado the Kiosk Association or KMA has served the unattended self-service kiosk market since 1995. The Kiosk Association leads the effort to optimize self-service engagements and outcomes using technology such as kiosks, digital signage and displays, service, monitoring, and touchscreens.

Regulatory issues PCI Compliance and EMV are the primary regulatory focus for the KMA along with ADA Accessibility. KMA is a Participating Organization with the PCI SSC. For ADA, the KMA meets annually with U.S. Access Board on accessibility standards for unattended. Additional market coverage includes digital signage, interactive digital, Point-of-Sale, Smart City, vending and robotics. See us on LinkedIn. KMA is available on https://kioskindustry.org/ and https://kma.global

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Seattle Design Week Returns for its 47th Year Offering a Week of Virtual Programming Bringing Together the Pacific Northwest Design Community

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Seattle Design Center, the Pacific Northwest's only designer showroom, will host "Design Week" - a virtual celebration of design, bringing together designers across the PNW, running from October 26 - 29, 2020. For the first time in SDC's history, the fall market moves from a one-day in-person experience to a full-week. Twenty-eight virtual sessions and events have been carefully curated to ignite creativity and unveil the latest product lines and design trends.

This unique, and first-of-its-kind, virtual fall market invites industry professionals and the design curious to attend and enjoy interactive presentations. Sessions will include the traditional new fall designer lines, products trends, and announcements, as well as expanded sessions from local and national experts focused on business, health and wellness, the art of flower arranging, photography, and designs.

In addition, during Design Week, Seattle Design Center is thrilled to announce their new philanthropic partnership with Humble Design Seattle, whose main goal is to stop the cycle of homelessness in the Puget Sound region. Humble Design supports people emerging from homelessness by transforming empty houses into welcoming and personalized homes using donated furniture and household goods.

"We are so thrilled to partner with the Seattle Design Center. As we help families move gracefully from homelessness to an individually designed, stable home, we could not dream of a more perfect partnership. It is a natural alignment and we are excited to explore all the ways Humble Design can collaborate with the design community to make an impact together in Seattle," said Humble Design Seattle Executive Director, Kelley Moore.

Design Week will provide highly anticipated presentations highlighting new luxury collections and lines that can only be sourced at the Seattle Design Center's showrooms as well as interactive discussions, giveaways and vendor appearances including:

* Keynote presentation by Stacey Brown Randall, entrepreneur, and nationally renowned author of "Referrals Without Asking."

* LIVE broadcast of Dixie Stark and Annie Lundquist's Design Salvation podcast offering an interactive experience and real-time Q&A with these two famed interior designers.

* Webinars from Keri Petersen, owner of KP Spaces, Nisha Kelen, owner of FLEURISH - Floral Design Workshop and a health and wellness workshop by Joshua Hunter, owner of Treat Yo Morning Routine and Molly Kieland, owner of FuelHouse Gym).

* To further increase the appreciation of design, and welcome new talent to a wide array of design aspects, a dynamic panel of local trade experts and designers will share their secret design weapons.

"This is an exciting time for the design community, and we are grateful we have the resources to virtually bring everyone together to celebrate all that is happening in the industry. This year's Design Week, even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, offers something for everyone. We are thrilled to provide a welcoming environment for designers and the design curious with a wide-range of diverse and accessible programming options," says Gina Colucci, Marketing Director for the Seattle Design Center.

Additional details on programming and events, to curate your own Design Week experience and register, visit https://seattledesigncenter.com/.

About the Seattle Design Center:

Since 1973, the Seattle Design Center has been the nucleus of the Pacific Northwest design community, the place for inspiration and thought leadership for Pacific Northwest designers and the clients they serve. The Seattle Design Center is nationally recognized as the premier marketplace for fine home furnishings and design services. It is open to the public, encompasses over 156,000 square feet boasting 20+ luxury showrooms that feature more than 2,000 vendors from around the world. Seattle Design Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, please visit: https://seattledesigncenter.com.

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