The information you need to propel your business forward and fuel innovation.

At Hotec Design, we believe education is a crucial component to creating a worthwhile and truly beneficial experience for attendees. Most importantly, these sessions provide buyers, designers and suppliers with important insights for a more successful business; however, educational sessions also serve as great conversation starters during networking breaks, receptions and meals to facilitate authentic, quality connections. Learn more about the 2023 program below.

2023 Conference Sessions

Presented by Taniya Nayak, Principal, Taniya Nayak Design

Designing Your Life: Make What You Do, Do More For You

Taniya Nayak is the owner of thriving Boston-based design firm, Taniya Nayak Design, host and interior designer for hit TV shows on HGTV, Food Network & ABC as well as designer of a successful collection of high-performance commercial grade wallcoverings. How did she turn her passion for design into a multifaceted career? In this presentation, Taniya shared best practices for designers and suppliers when collaborating on and licensing project lines, advice on securing the right opportunities, strategies for maximizing your social media presence and more!



Moderated by Dan Ryan, Podcast Host, Defining Hospitality

ADA and Hospitality

During this session, panelists examined the current ADA standards in hospitality and discussed how the industry as a whole can come together to make hotels, restaurants, etc., more accessible for those with limited mobility.

Panelists: Doug Anderson, Partner, LCM Architects; Luke Spink, VP of Sales, Panaz









Moderated by Phoebe Stein, President, Olive Presents

The Intersection of Hospitality and Senior Living

During this session, our panelists explored the various ways in which hospitality has influenced the current design within senior living’s independent living and assisted living communities. Additionally, they discussed what makes a product or design type senior friendly. In looking at the many visuals of today’s senior living, you might be left wondering where hospitality ends, and senior living begins but be assured there are as many differences as there are similarities.

Panelists: David Ashen, Founder & Principal, Dash Design; Dale Miller, President & CCO, Daring by Design, Inc.; Kevin Swanson, Director of Interior Design, Hawthorn Construction Group