2020 Chapter Events and Webinar Opportunities

A variety of webinar opportunities are being prepared by NKBA as well as other companies to help you keep abreast of current topics!  Below is a list of many; please be aware that they do not all qualify for CEU credits. 

Beverages and Bewilderment

October 22, 2019

Excerpted from their famous CLIPP (Certified Living In Place) training program., except you will furnish your favorite unopened beverage and pre-packaged snacks. It will be an event that will prove be very memorable by everyone!


  • Warning:  severe giggling and potential frustration are possible! 

  • Tissues recommended! 

  • Grab your favorite “adult beverage” and join us! Instructions to be sent prior to the event.


This live event will be presented in the joint locations of Gringer and Sons Manhattan showroom and the Living In Place Institute in Denver, Colorado

Dinner and Drinks with Dacor

September 17, 2020

Broadcasting from Dacor’s Manhattan Kitchen showroom, Dacor's chef will introduce several recipes that are part of the Dacor smart oven library and Mixologist Matthew Morrison will entertain us with great drink pairings to accompany those dishes. 


Matt Morrison is a mixologist and bartender based out of Brooklyn.  Originally from Minneapolis Minnesota, Matt has worked at exciting New York nightlife destinations The Half King, Harry's downtown and Common Ground.  Matt is currently the head bartender and cocktail designer at Juliette restaurant, a Williamsburg institution.  Before moving to New York, Matt grew up working for James Beard award winner Ann Kim, of Young Joni and Pizzeria Lola in Minnesota.  

Manmade Natural

July 23, 2020

The truth about fake materials, or How Fake can save the world!


Presented by Design Historian and Materials Specialist Grace Jeffers,  Learn the big questions we should be asking today. Jeffers lectures on the meta-cognition of materials – the thinking about thinking about materials; summing up what you really need to know to be in the now.


1st 5 registered guests will receive a surprise “ECO” gift! 


.1 CEU credits NKBA.  Your number for self-reporting will be on the recap document. Also IDCEC approved. 


Grace Jeffers is a design historian and a materials specialist who has spent the past twenty-five years researching materials.

California Cooking with Chef Jenny Messing

June 25, 2020

Join us for a fun afternoon of cooking with a demonstration led by Chef Jenny, live from the Fisher & Paykel Costa Mesa Experience Center. BYOB!


First 20 registrants receive a free gift. Register in advance to get your recipe to you can cook-along! Webinar link will be provided with your confirmation.

A Designer’s Survival Guide: Luxury Kitchen Appliances Provide Best-in-Class Food Preservation

May 14, 2020

Meeting begins 11:00 AM via link below


NKBA Manhattan for their Continuing Education Webinar Series

Until very recently, food preservation was a crucial daily endeavor that required a great deal of ingenuity to prevent food from quickly spoiling. Even today, a large percentage of the food supply is wasted, despite modern refrigeration technologies. This course will explore the history of food preservation and the evolution of kitchen appliances, including those that are specifically designed with new technologies to optimize food preservation.



Modern Cooking Technologies

May 12, 2020

Meeting begins 11:00 AM via Zoom (link below)


NKBA Manhattan for their Continuing Education Webinar Series


As new cooking technologies emerge on the market, design professionals may be unfamiliar with these technologies and how they can enhance the cooking experience and results. The purpose of this educational unit is to explain the modern cooking technologies available to the luxury client, especially convection, convection steam, and induction cooking, and how these can be used to prepare food quicker that tastes better and is more nutritious.


AIA: 1.0 (LU) / IDCEC: 0.1 (LU) / NKBA: 0.1 (LU) / NARI: 1 HOUR


Presented by Sub Zero Wolf

My Home is My (Smart) Castle

May 07, 2020

Meeting begins 11:00 AM via Zoom (link below)


NKBA Manhattan for their Continuing Education Webinar Series


Course description: Interior designers want to create a home that is their client's castle, but how do they go about achieving such a space with technology? This CEU introduces the basics of home automation through four key principles to better create a home that feels like a true castle to clients. This presentation walks architects and designers through technology lingo and concepts that will help them bring smart home tech into their designs.


  • Learn about 4 technology principles and smart home terms to help you better navigate the home-technology conversation

  • Understand the types of technology and resources available to you to successfully bring technology into your designs

  • Learn how to grow your business and skill set by adding smart home technology to your design portfolio

Presented by Control 4

Best Practices for Designing Kitchen Islands

May 05, 2020

Meeting begins 11:00 AM via Zoom (link below)


NKBA Manhattan for their Continuing Education Webinar Series


This course discovers the advantages and challenges of island types available for kitchen design projects, analyzes specification standards for kitchen island design, compares and contrasts kitchen island accessory options, such as storage, countertops, lighting, and specialty appliances that enhance the kitchen island space, and identifies emerging trends in kitchen island design.


AIA: 1.0 (LU) / IDCEC: 0.1 (LU) / NKBA: 0.1 (LU) / NARI: 1 HOUR


Presented by Sub Zero Wolf

5 Levels of a Smart Home

April 30, 2020

Meeting begins 11:00 AM via Zoom (link below)


NKBA Manhattan for their Continuing Education Webinar Series


Smart homes are all the rage today, but do you really know the difference between smart things and a truly smart home? Come learn about the current state of smart home technology with Brad Hintze from Control4 as he explains the five levels of a smart home and what that means to you in design. You'll learn the difference between limited integration and whole-home integration, the art of automation orchestration, and where the future of smart home is going. Get ready to set yourself apart as you incorporate automation into your designs with this innovative understanding of smart home technology.


  • Understand what true integration is and how it benefits your clients

  • Discover where smart home is going and how you can stand out with it now

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of working with a smart home professional

Presented by Control 4

New Zealand Design (FPA 106)

April 28, 2020

Meeting begins 11:00 AM via Zoom (link below)


NKBA Manhattan for their Continuing Education Webinar Series


The modern design world takes influence from global sources. Innovation and ideas are sourced from any number of countries, cultures, and environments.


Architects and designers are being asked to incorporate the natural environment in their thinking and how rooms and living spaces make the home part of the landscape.


Presented by Fisher & Paykel

KBIS 2020 Recap

February 20, 2020

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us for the informational recap of the 2020 KBIS, reviewing events and trends.  (.1 CEU).  Drinks and light bites to be served. 

Presented by Dawn Deluca, AKBD, CLIPP, CAPS



900 Broadway, Suite 605

New York, NY 10003

Architectural Restoration Tour

January 17, 2020

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Join us on Friday for an evening architectural restoration tour and cocktails.  We will meet in the lobby of the TWA Hotel overlooking the tarmac at 6:30 pm sharp.

TWA Hotel John F. Kennedy International Airport

One Idlewild Drive

JFK International Airport, NY 11430

Thank you to our host: Gringer


Registration will be limited to 40 so register today!

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