ILEA-NCC 2018 Designer Showcase: "The Evolution of a Trend"

March 13, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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City View at Metreon
135 4th St #4000
San Francisco, CA 94103


Join us for the return of the Designer Showcase, one of our chapter’s most popular events! It will take place on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at City View at Metreon.


The Evolution of a Trend

After attending many textile shows throughout the world, Sharon started to question the momentum of various colors, styles, and patterns.

Tonight, Sharon teaches us about the life cycle of a trend - how they get started, who influences them, how they gain popularity, and how to know when a trend is over. Sharon will also discuss past, current, and future trends in the events industry. 


Sharon Dexmier is the president and owner of Napa Valley Linens. A self-confessed fabriholic, she started her company in her garage.  Twelve years and four warehouses later, she still has a passion for beautiful tables.  She loves traveling the world in search of unique designs and the next big thing in textiles.

Napa Valley Linens has won multiple awards from WIPA, NACE, and ILEA and is a Hall of Fame Winner for Best of the Knot. Her linens have been used by the White House, the State Department, the Vatican, Oprah and other celebrities, as well as thousands of weddings, fundraisers, and galas. Napa Valley Linens products are featured in multiple wedding magazines and blogs.

Sharon is a sought-after speaker for industry events and has spoken at Catersource, The Special Event, WIPA, and ILEA events. She is a founding member of WIPA and is also a past national president. 

Sharon holds a masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has completed post-graduate work in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Indiana University.

Before entering the special events industry, she was employed by the University of Michigan business school as the manager of the Global Leadership Program. 

After moving to California, she worked as a consultant for Right Management. 

She currently lives on a farm in Sonoma with her husband, Jean-Yves, and their two dogs Nucky and Darla. 


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ILEA-NCC is pleased to offer a reduced student rate to current ILEA-NCC Student Members for only $25.00 per educational program.

In order to take advantage of the reduced student rate, please contact ILEA-NCC Headquarters at 925-355-1678.


$85.00 Member Single Ticket
$95.00 after 12:00 am March 10
$70.00 Earlybird rate before March 10

$105.00 Non-Member Single Ticket
$115.00 after 12:00 am March 10
$90.00 Earlybird rate before March 10