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AIA Advocacy @ Convention: Moving to an International Practice


By Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs

From June 20 to 22, thousands of AIA members will be descending on Denver, CO for the 2013 AIA Convention. How will you make a difference for your community while you are there? By attending one of the AIA Advocacy events! Over the next few weeks, we will be outlining these events in greater detail. First to be featured is Moving to an International Practice.

WE300 Moving to an International Practice: Small, Medium, Large—Guidance for All Practices Regardless of Size

As an architect you have the ability to create your legacy across the globe. In an increasingly connected marketplace, a number of opportunities exist far beyond your locality. The chance to practice globally offers both the rewards and challenges of working within a new culture and different business practices.

This session is designed to help member better understand what these international opportunities, challenges, risks, and rewards are and how to address them. Presenters will help you realize what tools exists, how to use them, and your readiness to practice abroad. Members will learn how to engage with local architects and how to navigate various regulatory regimes and business environments. Attention will be given to the numerous resources that exist, especially those provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, to help you succeed overseas. The assistance that offshore AIA components and organizations can provide will also be highlighted.

The panel will offers extensive international experience in a wide range of geographic regions, practice specialties, and firm size. These seasoned veterans will be able to answer your questions and challenge you to think more about expanding your practice abroad or how you work abroad. The workshop will be able to learn from each other and share best practices to help guarantee success overseas.

Event Details

Date: 6/19/2013
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $175
Learning Credits: 3.75 LU
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 4C

Provider: AIA International Committee

Eugene Alford
Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC

Terri Batch, MPA
Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, Los Angeles, CA

Christine E. Bruckner, FAIA, HKIUD, LEED AP, BEAM Professional
Principal, C. E. Bruckner Architect & Sustainability Consultants; Calexian, Hong Kong

Jill N. Lerner, FAIA
Principal, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, New York City, NY

William O. Lim, FAIA, HKIA, NCARB
Principal, CL3 Architects Ltd., Hong Kong

You can add this program to your plan and view presenter biographies on the program’s event page. Stay tuned for features of more advocacy programs!


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