The AIA Convention 2009 starts this Thursday (Apr 30th)! It´s going to be 3 days of workshops, seminars, tours… and a good opportunity to meet and connect with other architects. And ArchDaily will be there, covering the highlights of the event. So if you are attending, please let us know in the comments!
This years theme “The Power of Diversity: Practice in a Complex World” addresses new forms of practicing the profession we are facing now in the global crisis/world.
There are several continuing education seminars aimed to keep you up to date with the latest green standards, how to start and grow your own practice, how to manage your team, and several more topics covering economy and emerging practices. Check full list here. If you can´t attend, you can follow the Virtual Convention.
There´s also a big expo area, with 5 pavilions showcasing the latest architectural products.
The list of speakers include:
Peter Head, OBE, FReng, ARUP, London/Worldwide Amale Andraos, WORK Architecture Company, New York City Minsuk Cho, AIA, Mass Studies, Seoul, Korea Craig Dykers, AIA, Snohetta Architecture, Design & Planning PC, New York City Julien De Smedt, JDS/Julien De Smedt Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark Randy Brown, FAIA, Randy Brown Architects, Omaha Teddy Cruz, Estudio Teddy Cruz, San Diego Jeanne Gang,FAIA, LEED AP, Studio Gang Architects, Chicago Philip G. Freelon, FAIA, LEED AP, The Freelon Group, Raleigh Sheila Kennedy, AIA, Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd, Boston Tom Kundig, FAIA, Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen, Seattle Lisa Iwamoto, IwamotoScott Architecture, San Francisco Paul M. Lewis, AIA, Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis, New York City Qingyun Ma, AIA, USC School of Architecture, Los Angeles Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Milwaukee Cameron Sinclair, Architecture for Humanity, San Francisco Nader Tehrani, office dA, Boston Kulapat Yantrasast, Assoc. AIA, wHY Architecture, Culver City, Calif.