What to Expect at Design Camp LA

We’re exactly one week out from Design Camp LA, and the excitement is palpable here at IDCO Studio. We know many of you are beginning to outline your packing list and prepare for the trip to Santa Monica, so we wanted to delve into what you can expect for the week ahead. More than anything, we can’t wait to experience the magic of Design Camp LA with all of you as we gather, learn, and create action plans to transform the trajectories of our businesses.


Santa Monica Proper Hotel, design by Kelly Wearstler





Health + Safety Information


First and foremost, we want every Design Camp LA attendee to know that health and safety are the top priorities. Please remember that vaccines are mandatory to attend, and boosters are strongly encouraged. Vaccine cards must be presented at check-in. As Covid-19 cases surge post-holidays, we’ve also made a few format updates to keep everyone safe and healthy, including:


  • We ask that masks be worn indoors at all times, as required by the city.


  • We have moved all sit-down meals outdoors under cozy heaters to ensure open-air and ocean views.


  • We’ve spaced out our sessions and keynotes to allow for extra breathing room.


  • Our team is all fully vaccinated, boosted, and will be taking Covid-19 tests on a daily basis.



Santa Monica Proper Hotel, design by Kelly WearstlerSanta Monica Proper Hotel, design by Kelly Wearstler


The Format


Whether you’ve previously attended Design Camp in Austin or this is your very first time, we know you’re in for an unforgettable experience. Unlike previous design camp sessions led by Lindsay Brooke Design and myself, we’ve reimagined Design Camp LA with a format that allows our team of experts to share their knowledge firsthand. This includes small round table discussions led by professionals for every facet of your business. Better yet, each round table will feature dedicated worksheets so we can implement ideas in real-time.


Our keynotes, Amber Lewis and Kelli Lamb will take the stage Thursday and Friday night, respectively, and they’re ready to delve into the most pressing topics of our industry. This won’t be just a warm and fuzzy keynote, but rather an educational experience with actionable takeaways to push your business to the next level.


While Design Camp LA is our largest gathering to date, we are focused on creating an intimate, inclusive experience for every attendee. We have carefully crafted seating plans that allow guests to form deep bonds with each other in small groups while sitting with someone new at dinner each night.


Santa Monica Proper Hotel, design by Kelly WearstlerSanta Monica Proper Hotel, design by Kelly Wearstler


The Packing List


Throughout the retreat, vibes will be decidedly casual-cool.  Don’t forget to bring a jacket for the meals set al fresco, and a chic pair of sunnies if you feel so inclined.



Face mask

Vaccine card

Business casual clothes for daily sessions

Layers for added warmth as meal will be outside under heaters

1 casual dinner outfit

2 outdoor cocktail attire for dinners

Laptop + charger

Phone charger

Reusable water bottle



Santa Monica Proper Hotel, design by Kelly WearstlerSanta Monica Proper Hotel, design by Kelly Wearstler


Software We’ll Be Discussing


Looking for a head-start? Here are the tools and programs you’ll hear mentioned:


Studio Designer


Google Drive






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Our Incredible Sponsors


We are eternally grateful to our sponsors who helped make Design Camp LA happen. You’ll be learning more about why we love each one these brands, but in the meantime, we’d encourage you to have a closer look at their websites and offerings.


Hudson Valley Lighting

Sherwin Williams


Duke Renders



Pink textured wall, Santa Monica Proper Hotel, design by Kelly Wearstler

All images courtesy of  Santa Monica Proper Hotel, design by Kelly Wearstler


We are so excited to see you next week—meet you in Santa Monica!



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