Around the Institute
International Region Conference
The 2018 AIA International Region Conference is being held on Nov 2nd to 4th in Singapore. The theme for the year 2018 is Convergence: Crossroad in Singapore. Registration is open, and all members are invited to register for the event here
AIA Grassroots 2018
San Diego, CA
Som Bose AIA President and Stuart Howard AIA Treasurer represented AIA Canada Society at AIA Grassroots 2018 in San Diego March 12th - 14th March. AIA Grassroots is a leadership conference in providing learning opportunities to chapter executives in chapter governance. As learning from Grassroots 2018, The chapter is developing working document to guide Ethics, Whistleblower policy, conflicts of interest, records retention and destruction principles for risk management for board governance and future smooth operation of the chapter.
Institute Resource Training
As an unstaffed chapter, AIA Canada Society board members were invited to attend two-day training at AIA Headquarters in Washington, DC between May 30th to June 1st organized by the CACE team. Som Bose AIA President and Stephanie Calvet AIA Vice President attended the training on behalf of AIA Canada Society along with more than 24 participants from various chapters. Training topics covered resources available with the AIA for supporting chapters operation in areas like Social media and web hosting, member registry, Advocacy, risk management tools, etc.
A’18 Conference on Architecture
Som Bose AIA President AIA Canada Chapter represented the delegation for AIA Canada Society at the Annual Convention held between June 19th-23rd in New York City. Delegates voted for two important resolutions that were successfully adopted by the Council of AIA. These resolutions make the Institute more supportive of differences, more steadfast in inclusiveness and more explicit in justice. There were notable bylaw Amendments made to the institute bylaws regarding Honorary Fellowship members, Emeritus Members and sections of chapters of the Institute.