If you can’t wait for unforgettable experiences and unique opportunities, join us for our next Academy XP event.

COMING MAY 2024

Stay tuned for registration and event details!

WHAT TO EXPECT

a unique opportunity to

Network with top designers in the industry

Engage in team-building activities with CSRs and DDs

Embark on insightful
plant tours

Explore local activities
in a vibrant setting

Expand your knowledge through educational sessions

ACADEMY XP Breakdown 2023

Missed the 2023 event? No worries, we’ll break it down for you. This event included 3 days packed full of inspiration, education, connection, and celebration. There truly was something for everyone, and the attendees were unanimous in their enjoyment for the event. Check out the event details below.

day one

Allstars Throwdown – Challenge Day

Academy XP opened with a series of adrenaline-pumping team challenges! Designers, CSRs, and DDs collided in electrifying competition, pushing their boundaries to new heights. Physical challenges like archery, rock climbing, and zip-lining energized the teams, while cabinet construction races tested their installation skills. It was like being a kid at camp again, enjoying the last bits of summer with friends who were new and those who are familiar. All who participated showed their talent and innovation. But ultimately, it was the Orange Team that came out on top!

day two

Dovetail Tours – Decor Plant Tours & Choice of Activity

We pulled back the curtain with exclusive behind-the-scenes tours at Decor Cabinets. Attendees got a full tour of the entire manufacturing facility and a surprise look at the newly renovated dealer showroom. It was during this time that we launched an exciting new product offering for Zonavita.

As the evening set in, designers were able to customize their experience with a variety of enticing activities: groove to live music at Rendezvous during their vibrant open mic night, unwind with bowling and camaraderie at VB Entertainment, savor local flavors at Dead Horse Cider’s charming Taproom, or get moving at Flavors of Mexico’s Salsa Night.

day three

Disrupt & Elite Design Awards Social – Educational Sessions & Awards Event

The final day of Academy XP began with engaging presentations and interactive sessions. There were three gust presenters who shared their unique skills and perspectives: cutting-edge trends that are shaping the future of cabinet design, the knowledge of influential communication, and a powerful journey through entrepreneurship.

We concluded the week with an authentic Southern Manitoba Social event under a Canadian prairie sunset. This year’s Eliete Design Awards was a change from the black-tie events that have been held in the past, and we think the relaxed atmosphere was just the right way to end off a packed 3 day event. The evening celebrated some exceptional cabinet designs and recognized the industry’s brightest stars. We are proud to have such exceptional partnerships with some truly amazing people.

DAY ONE

Allstars Throwdown – Challenge Day

Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping spectacle at the Allstars Throwdown 2023! Brace yourself as designers, CSRs, and DDs collide in an electrifying competition, pushing their boundaries to new heights. Don’t miss the captivating clash of minds as industry leaders showcase their unparalleled talent and innovation.

DAY TWO

Dovetail Tours – Decor Plant Tours and Choice of Activity

Indulge in a day of exclusive behind-the-scenes tours at Decor Cabinets, unraveling the secrets of the captivating world of cabinetry. As evening sets in, customize your experience with a variety of enticing activities: groove to live music at Rendezvous during their vibrant open mic night, unwind with bowling and camaraderie at VB Entertainment, savor local flavors at Dead Horse Cider’s charming Taproom, showcase your dancing at Flavors of Mexico’s Salsa Night, or simply enjoy a relaxing evening in the comfort of your hotel room. The choice is yours to make your Academy XP journey truly unforgettable.

DAY TWO

Dovetail Tours – Decor Plant Tours and Choice of Activity

Indulge in a day of exclusive behind-the-scenes tours at Decor Cabinets, unraveling the secrets of the captivating world of cabinetry. As evening sets in, customize your experience with a variety of enticing activities: groove to live music at Rendezvous during their vibrant open mic night, unwind with bowling and camaraderie at VB Entertainment, savor local flavors at Dead Horse Cider’s charming Taproom, showcase your dancing at Flavors of Mexico’s Salsa Night , or simply enjoy a relaxing evening in the comfort of your hotel room. The choice is yours to make your Academy XP journey truly unforgettable.

DAY THREE

Disrupt & Elite Design Awards Social – Educational Sessions and Awards Event

Disrupt: Explore cutting-edge trends and innovations that are shaping the future of cabinet design, through engaging presentations and interactive sessions.

Elite Design Awards Social: Conclude the week with a glamorous Southern Manitoba Social event, celebrating the most exceptional cabinet designs and recognizing the industry’s brightest stars. 

DAY THREE

Disrupt & Elite Design Awards Social – Educational Sessions and Awards Event

Disrupt: Explore cutting-edge trends and innovations that are shaping the future of cabinet design, through engaging presentations and interactive sessions.

Elite Design Awards Social: Conclude the week with a glamorous Southern Manitoba Social event, celebrating the most exceptional cabinet designs and recognizing the industry’s brightest stars. 

SPEAKERS 2023

Disrupt Speaker Lineup: Inspiring Insights from Academy XP 2023

Academy XP 2023 featured an exceptional line-up of industry experts and leaders who shared their invaluable knowledge and insights.

Nicole Gomes

Nicole is an active chef in the Western Canadian food scene and has a robust television resume that includes shows like Top Chef Canada. She is co-owner of the award-winning fried chicken eatery Cluck ‘N’ Cleaver. Nicole will share her “Recipe for Success, “on building her brand and everything she has learned along her journey.

Michael Karl

Michael Karl is known as a master of influence and persuasion, which stems from over 20 years as a professional mentalist. Michael has transformed leadership roles and loyalty within corporations such as MARS, PayPal, Indeed, and Toyota. Michael will share his secrets to powerful influence and communication.

Carl Bundy

Carl Bundy brings more than 30 years of experience to the Axalta Color Studio in High Point, NC, where he leads the development of colors and finishes. His career spans a range of product development roles in the wood industry while traveling extensively throughout the US, Asia, and other locations. Carl will be sharing his design knowledge and industry experience.

Amanda Lee

Brand Founder

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Adam Cheise

Designer

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Mike Stuart

SEO

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Questions?

If you have any question, please contact us.

BOOK YOUR SPOT

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to elevate your cabinet design expertise and be part of a vibrant community of industry professionals. Secure your spot at Academy XP 2023 today!

Academy xp Details

Travel Days

Effortlessly start and end your Academy XP journey with convenient travel arrangements. On Monday, simply arrive at Winnipeg Airport (YWG) between 1pm and 7pm, and Decor will be ready to welcome you. Enjoy a hassle-free transfer from the airport to our Winnipeg Showroom, followed by a comfortable charter bus ride to your hotel in Morden/Winkler.

As the event concludes on Friday, our Charter Bus will depart to the Winnipeg Showroom for a 10am arrival. Take comfort, Decor will shuttle you from there directly to the airport, allowing you to book flights scheduled for 11am or later. Experience seamless travel logistics, leaving you free to focus on maximizing your Academy XP experience.

Flight Information, Accommodations and Transportation

Once you’ve completed the registration process, anticipate receiving a follow-up form to provide essential details such as flight information and dietary restrictions.

For your comfort, accommodations will be arranged at three local hotels, with a cost of $155 CAD per night. You have the option to utilize DPP funds if available or conveniently receive an invoice from Decor. Be confident, transportation will be seamlessly provided throughout the event via our reliable charter bus service.

What’s Covered and What’s Not

Enjoy a stress-free week with all-inclusive provisions for chartered bus transportation, delectable food options, and exciting event activities.

Please note that while we take care of these aspects, you are responsible for covering your own flights, hotel accommodations (as mentioned above), meals during travel to and from Winnipeg Airport (YWG), as well as any additional beverages beyond the provided allowance. If DPP funds are available, you have the option to utilize them for flight and hotel arrangements. Rest assured, we’ve taken care of the essentials to ensure a seamless and memorable Academy XP experience for you.

Travel Days

Effortlessly start and end your Academy XP journey with convenient travel arrangements. On Monday, simply arrive at Winnipeg Airport (YWG) between 1pm and 7pm, and Decor will be ready to welcome you. Enjoy a hassle-free transfer from the airport to our Winnipeg Showroom, followed by a comfortable charter bus ride to your hotel in Morden/Winkler.

As the event concludes on Friday, our Charter Bus will depart to the Winnipeg Showroom for a 10am arrival. Take comfort, Decor will shuttle you from there directly to the airport, allowing you to book flights scheduled for 1pm or later. Experience seamless travel logistics, leaving you free to focus on maximizing your Academy XP experience.

Flight Information, Accommodations and Transportation

Once you’ve completed the registration process, anticipate receiving a follow-up form to provide essential details such as flight information and dietary restrictions.

For your comfort, accommodations will be arranged at three local hotels, with a cost of $155 CAD per night. You have the option to utilize DPP funds if available or conveniently receive an invoice from Decor. Be confident, transportation will be seamlessly provided throughout the event via our reliable charter bus service.

What’s Covered and What’s Not

Enjoy a stress-free week with all-inclusive provisions for chartered bus transportation, delectable food options, and exciting event activities.

Please note that while we take care of these aspects, you are responsible for covering your own flights, hotel accommodations (as mentioned above), meals during travel to and from Winnipeg Airport (YWG), as well as any additional beverages beyond the provided allowance. If DPP funds are available, you have the option to utilize them for flight and hotel arrangements. Rest assured, we’ve taken care of the essentials to ensure a seamless and memorable Academy XP experience for you.

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