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Diversity and Inclusion > 2012 Diversity Council Convention Events


Learn & Network!

Behind the Round, Black Glasses: What Architects Really Do
Thursday, May 17, 2012
11:00am – 12:30pm
Social Media Lounge, Expo Floor
Walter E. Washington Convention Center



Students & Associates! Do you ever wonder what architects really do besides wear cool glasses? 

Then join us for “What Architects REALLY Do,” an insightful presentation that sheds light on a profession that is widely misunderstood - even by those within it

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RSVP by May 9, by emailing diversityandinclusion@aia.org.

FR403 Working with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to Expand Your Architecture Practice
Friday, May 18, 2012
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
1 LU

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Ernesto Santallo, AIA, LEED AP, of Studio Santalla, Inc., in Washington, DC, joins a panel with representatives from the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) business community. This session introduces attendees to the resources and networking available through local and national chambers of commerce.

Join us after this session for EV319 LGBT Reception.

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Please register for this event by logging into the 2012 AIA National Convention web site.

TH404 Shadow an Architect Program Volunteer Mentor Orientation
Thursday, May 17, 2012
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
1 LU


Kenneth Martin, AIA, NOMAC, session speaker.


If you're participating as a volunteer mentor for the AIA Shadow an Architect Program, this session is for you! This engaging and informational session will prepare you for the day ahead as you introduce local youth to the profession of architecture.

EV304 Shadow an Architect Program is scheduled for the next day, Friday, May 18.

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Please register for this event by logging into the 2012 AIA National Convention web site.

SA201 Connecting Diversity and Design: Award-Winning Diversity Strategies and How You Can Implement Them
Saturday, May 19
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
1.5 LUs

2012 Whitney M. Young Jr., Award Recipient Mortimer M. Marshall Jr., FAIA


The 2012 recipients of the AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. Award - Mortimer M. Marshall Jr., FAIA - and the AIA Diversity Recognition Program - AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture - will share their successful strategies for outreach to underrepresented groups. Participants will hear from and actively engage these award recipients, learning about their diversity initiatives and how they can implement similar strategies at the local level.

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Please register for this event by logging into the 2012 AIA National Convention web site.

“Master Builders of the Nation’s Capital” Viewing
Friday, May 18
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Social Media Lounge, Expo Floor


St. Luke's Episcopal Church - Calvin T. S. Brent, completed 1876.

Join us in the Social Media Lounge on the Expo Floor for “Master Builders of the Nation’s Capital.” This 90 minute documentary features the histories and biographies of African-American architects in DC. A panel discussion will follow.

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RSVP by May 9, at diversityandinclusion@aia.org.

EV203 Women in Architecture Dinner
Thursday, May 17, 2012
6:30 – 9:15 PM
National Museum of Women in the Arts
$85
$40 for Students and Associates


Suman Sorg, FAIA; Dina Griffin, AIA; and Laura Meador, Assoc. AIA, speakers at the 2012 Women in Architecture Dinner

Join us for a candid discussion with prominent architects at the pinnacle of their design career who will share their professional work, experiences, and greater issues of power, perspective, and success in architecture. Read more about this event.

Please register for this event by logging into the 2012 AIA National Convention web site.

Students and Associates should RSVP to diversityandinclusion@aia.org by May 8. Payment will be accepted on site.

EV319 LGBT Reception
Friday, May 18, 2012
7:30 – 9:30 PM
$40


Robby Gregg, National Director of Equality and Diversity Partnerships for Parents, Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)


Celebrate the diversity of the architecture profession, expand your peer network, and show your support of the LGBT community at this always-popular event. Special guest Robby Greg, National Director of Equality and Diversity Partnerships for Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), will speak of the organization’s recent initiatives. All are welcome. Sponsored by Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and the AIA Board Diversity Council.

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How To Register:
Attending Convention? Please register for this event by logging into the 2012 AIA National Convention web site.

Not attending convention? Onsite registration is available. RSVP at diversityandinclusion@aia.org.

EV304 Shadow an Architect Program
Friday, May 18, 2012
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Participants on the Expo floor during the 2011 Shadow an Architect Program


You can make a difference in the life of a young student. Be a mentor for the day to D.C.-area students who have an interest in architecture. Guide them to the Diversity Lounge, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Lounge, and onto the Expo floor, and answer their questions about architecture and the architecture profession. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with the next generation of up-and-coming architects! Sponsored by the AIA Diversity Council.

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Please register for this event by logging into the 2012 AIA National Convention web site.

EV405 Multicultural Fellows & Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Reception
Saturday, May 19, 2012
5:00 - 7:00 PM
$40



Fellows in attendance at the 2011 Multicultural Fellows & Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Reception


Celebrate the achievements of multicultural members recently inducted into the College of Fellows as well as the 2012 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award recipient Mortimer M. Marshall Jr., FAIA. This is a unique chance to engage with Fellows from across the Institute. All Fellows and convention attendees, including emerging professionals and architecture students, are encouraged to attend.

Join us afterwards for EV406 Celebrating Culture and Diversity in Architecture and enter for your chance to win a 4-night island getaway for two, courtesy of Uptown Professional.

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How To Register:
Attending Convention? Please register for this event by logging into the 2012 AIA National Convention web site.

Not attending convention? Onsite registration is available. RSVP at diversityandinclusion@aia.org.

EV406 Celebrating Culture and Diversity in Architecture
Saturday, May 19
7:30 – 10:00 PM
Time changed to 7:00 – 9:00 PM
$35

 


Phil Freelon, FAIA, of Freelon Adjaye Bond, and Lonnie Bunch, Director of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture

Join your peers, friends, and allied professionals as we celebrate diversity in architecture in all of its forms—people, culture, practice, and more. Your ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket.

Special guests Phil Freelon, FAIA, of Freelon Adjaye Bond, and Lonnie Bunch, Director of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, will present “The National Museum of African American History and Culture: Design and History.”

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How To Register:
Attending Convention? Please register for this event by logging into the 2012 AIA National Convention web site.

Not attending convention? Onsite registration is available. RSVP by May 15, at diversityandinclusion@aia.org.

 


 

 

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