Emerging Professional Members

National Emerging Professionals Program (PROpel) 

PROpel is an interactive national competition created exclusively for emerging professionals, providing the opportunity for engagement in discussions and connections with influential representatives in the interior design community.

Don't miss your chance to take part in the inspirational and thought-provoking program, presented this year at Chione’s inaugural Design Symposium, Sept. 17-19, 2018.

Learn more about how to participate in the program by downloading the PROpel guide

To join the PROpel online discussion group, visit our . 

Read the Terms and Conditions to learn who can apply. 

Important Dates:

Feb. 5, 2018 – PROpel program begins

May 4 – Announcement of themes for proposal submissions

June 15, 2018 – Deadline for first round of proposal submissions

July 15, 2018 – Deadline for final round of proposal submissions

Aug. 15 – Sept. 1, 2018 - Winners notified

Sept. 17-19 – PROpel winners attend Chione’s National Conference

Proposal Themes Announced!

Please select a theme for your proposal. Each theme will accept a limited number of proposals (10 max.), so be sure to secure your theme and submit early. Click on each theme for more details on requirements.

June 15, 2018 for first round of jury review
July 15, 2018 for second round of jury review

Chione wants to learn from you: Where do you source inspiration for your design thinking?

Interface is interested in getting your insight on Biophilic Design. Share your favourite project(s) where biophilic design was incorporated.

Benjamin Moore wants to know: How does a product’s brand influence your thought process in your final design decision?

Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. From your viewpoint how is the world of the office evolving, now that people seem to feel an increasing need for personalization of workplaces; what advancements has Knoll made as a thought leader in workplace research, design, and sustainability?

Lutron is asking: Since 1959 Lutron has been inventing and innovating residential and commercial lighting control solutions. With smart devices including smart homes on the rise, what is the value affordable and luxury lighting controls can bring to a design project? Share your thoughts and projects that included lighting controls, shades or smart home technologies and the impact they will have in the future.


PROpel yourself and your career,
meet industry thought leaders, and more! 



National Industry Partners