The Blueprint Conference is an annual conference organized by JSAID involving interior design professionals, architects, skilled workers, artisans, creatives and manufacturers with the aim of creating a thriving community within the interior design industry.
It is one of the few programs that brings together design industry partners annually, to build partnerships and collaborations, and to foster peer learning and knowledge sharing around design.
The conference seeks to empower attendees with practical tools, guidance and motivation as well as the professional networks to take their businesses and ambitions to the next level. The conference has been successful in leveraging the knowledge of renowned design professionals and business experts from all over the world.
The last edition of the Blueprint Conference which took place in Lagos, on 10th of November 2018 at Radisson Blu Ikeja, under the theme “The Business of Interior Design” was in partnership with Interior Designers Association of Nigeria, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, Black International Designers Association Atlanta, Essential Interiors and Travel Quest.
Given the event’s success in Nigeria, the Blueprint Conference wishes to expand the event across West Africa and thereafter to the entire continent.
We are proud to announce that we were selected as part of the official event partners by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akuffo-Addo’s Year of the Return initiative. The Year of the Return is a yearlong celebration of cooperation and cultural exchange between Africa and its Diaspora.
It is coordinated by the Ghana Tourism Authority, in partnership with the Office of Diaspora Affairs (Office of the President), under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. It is our honour to have the Blueprint Conference Ghana officially endorsed as part of this program.
The Blueprint Conference Lagos—now in its second consecutive year seeks to unite key players and innovators from the worlds of architecture, real estate and interior design for an incomparable one-day conference with a host of interactive workshops and panel discussions on timely and provocative topics.
The theme of this year’s conference – Collaboration within the interior design industry seeks to represent and promote the built industry through advocacy, outreach, high standards, integrity, education and investment in the community in which we live and work.
The Second edition of the Blueprint Conference Lagos will be held on the 5th of October 2019 at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, VI.
JSAID proudly holds a solid reputation as a highly involved interior design school within our community. The Blueprint Conference demonstrates our commitment to our community by hosting this event annually to enlighten and educate design professionals
This year’s conference will bring together more than 150 attendees to experience a live dialogue and exchange of ideas from the leaders shaping the interior design industry and beyond, and will feature moguls like Ms. Titi Ogufere IFI President-Elect, Mrs. Omon Anenih Mordi- President Interior Designers Association of Nigeria, Mrs. Udo Okonjo – CEO Fine and Country (Proposed), amongst other experts in the built industry.
This conference provides an innovative platform for the public to hear from great thinkers and doers from a myriad of design-related fields, and debate and discuss the most significant ideas, trends and issues of the day.