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2019 Tri-State Conference Call for Presentations

AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania are proud to announce the 2019 Tri-State Conference: Breaking Ground. Following the success of the 2017 QUAD State Conference, the three states have come together once again to share ideas and technologies that are redefining our industry.

We plan to offer an assortment of educational sessions that highlight ways that architects are Breaking Ground in the following tracks. Creative ideas will be considered in all areas, including, but not limited to the suggested topics below:

Emerging Professionals
  • Path to licensure
  • Advocating for your value in the profession
  • Leadership training
  • Alternative career paths
  • Starting your own firm
  • Impact design
  • Humanitarian design
  • Gaming's impact on design
  • Cross disciplines
  • Bridging between community involvement and a profitable practice
  • How firms are evolving and changing.
  • Design co-working spaces – how they work
  • Recruiting and retaining good talent – from an EP and Principal view
  • HR issues for the Architectural Firm
  • Managing a Practice for Work/Life Accommodation – No Matter the Size
  • How technology has affected professional/client relationships
  • Design innovation – New design concepts improving the way buildings are built
  • Designing for the disabled
  • Designing in limited spaces
  • Designing for a senior population
  • Innovation in affordable housing
  • New techniques for creating space
  • Emotional Intelligence in today’s practice

In the spirit of inclusion, we encourage you to consider the importance of diversity in geography, ethnicity, gender, and experience when selecting potential speakers and panelists. Simply hearing someone say "I believe you are a great fit for the topic" can be a great confidence builder for a potential speaker and giving less recognized voices a platform to speak helps elevate us all. We hope you take this into consideration by carefully selecting who may enhance the value of your presentation.

Monday, April 22nd- Proposals to be received by 11:59 pm EST
Thursday, April 25th- Jury meets by conference call to select programs
Monday, April 29th- Program contacts are notified by email of their selection
Monday, May 6th- Speaker and program confirmation, quality assurance forms and speaker bios are returned
Monday, September 9th- PowerPoint presentations, speaker/moderator introductions, handouts in PDF form and audio visual requests are due

Please review the detailed Speaker Guidelines before taking the time to submit to be a part of the 2019 Tri-State Conference

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Questions? Organizer: Barry Westfall -