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Forum on Architecture + Design: More Inclusive Profession

Forum on Architecture + Design: More Inclusive Profession

Friday, October 8, 2021
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM



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The Forum on Architecture + Design is AIA Philadelphia’s regional education conference with multidisciplinary educational content for designers, civic leaders, product manufacturers, technology providers, and real estate developers – all the industries that contribute to shaping our built environment. This year's Forum evolves from a consecutive three-day conference to three one-day events over three consecutive months—one in October, November, and December. Each event will focus on one specific topic that will inform the programming for the day. Attendees can expect to earn the same number of educational credits by attending all three events as they would from the three day conference.


12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Keynote: The J.E.D.I. Agenda - An Intersectional Approach to Designing a Just Future
Speaker:  Rosa Sheng

1:15 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

1:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Session 1: Preparing for Our Future: Bridging the Gap
Speakers: Mark Gardner (AIA, NOMA), Natasha Espada (AIA, NOMA, LEED AP BD+C), Rashida Ng (RA), Sarah Curry, Ingedia Sanchez (AIA, LEED), Juliet Chun (AIA)

2:50 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

2:55 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Session 2: Preparing for our Future - Multigenerational Panel Discussion on the Future of the Architectural Profession
Speakers: Michael Spain (Moderator: Assoc AIA, NOMA), Lilian Asperin (AIA), Katie Broh (AIA), Elizabeth Caccavano (AIAS), Sergio Duran, Kevin Holland (FAIA, NOMAC, LEED AP), Annalise Pitts (AIA)

4:25 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Additional programming to be announced soon!

For more information, please contact:

AIA Philadelphia

Daphne Gsell