The AIA Ohio Convention, planned for October 4-6, 2018, will bring together more than 250 architects and allied professionals from across Ohio for three days of programs and activities. The vibrant city of Toledo will be our host, and it is easily accessible to architects from throughout the region.
The Programming Sub-Committee of the AIA Ohio Convention Committee is interested in providing a wide range of programs that will appeal to needs of all of the convention attendees. It is the committee’s intention that programs submitted will address the needs of a broad representation of the Institute’s membership and allied professionals. Presenters are asked and encouraged to provide programs that address at least one of the conference tracks. Those programs deemed to address the needs of the widest range of participants will be given the highest consideration.
Thematic Tracks and Example Topics
TRACK 1: CAUSE
Technical seminars – Topics include Design, Professional Education, Calls to Action, Planning Tools
Practice Focus or Professional Interest – Topics include Ethics, Community, Education, Civic
TRACK 2: AFFECT
Action/Influence/Change/Alter – How we bring change to our communities, environment, profession, etc.
TRACK 3: EFFECT
Results/Outcome – The results of our work; Studying completed projects; Learning from our successes/failures; Our impact on the built environment
While we encourage presentations applicable to one of these focus areas, the Convention Program Committee will review and consider alternate program submittals related to the conference theme. All programs should endeavour to obtain health, safety and welfare (HSW) credits as defined by the American Institute of Architects, as they will be given preference over programs that do not qualify for HSW. The committee is also interested in programs that would be eligible for GBCI requirements.