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Discover . Design . Dayton

an Unconventional Convention

Dayton, Ohio will host the next AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention on September 15-17, 2011.  The convention will bring together well over 400 architects from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio for three days of programs and networking.  In addition, we are incorporating an “Unconvention” designed by and for AIA Associate Members and Architects registered less than three years.  The Unconvention will include its own agenda as well as shared educational programs and events that will be integrated into our core convention agenda. This approach has been developed to provide opportunities for more experienced AIA members to interact and learn with (and from) the future leaders of our profession. We are excited about this unique approach and are seeking presentations that will complement this unique collaboration.

Potential focus areas: Sustainability, Longevity of the Profession, Design, Surviving Difficult Times/Practice Management, Infrastructure, Health Care, Schools, Tax Credit/Financing, Community Design and Planning.  Submitters are encouraged to collaborate on programs.  The committee will look favorably on programs that show strong collaboration.

They encourage presentations applicable to one of these focus areas, the Convention Programming Committee will review and consider alternate program submittals.  They plan to offer several programs that meet the AIA Sustainable Design CE requirements and/or USGBC GBCI credit requirements.

They ask that proposals are submitted no later than Friday, April 15, 2011.
They will notify submitters by Monday, May 16, 2011.

Designing School 2.0


“Designing School 2.0: Agile Learners, Shifting Futures” Christian Long – Be Playful Design


The “Designing School 2.0: Agile Learners, Shifting Futures” session will offer a guided exploration through ideas, issues and questions concerning the relationship between 21st century education trends and the spaces in which learning takes place.
With an eye on emerging trends in technology and the shifting nature of the learner in the years to come, we will consider the implications for what a 21st Century learning environment looks like and how it can empower learners in the process. Attendees will also consider how schools can respond to the role of emerging technology while supporting students and teachers doing authentic work that is relevant in the today’s society in real time.

Note: The use of School 2.0 plays off of the idea of the evolving nature of the Internet from a static, top-down information resource to a shifting, two-way ‘conversational’ environment known as Web 2.0.

Location: National Inventors Hall of Fame School Center for STEM Learning, 199 S. Broadway Street, Akron 44308 | Limited metered, on-street parking available. Attendees encouraged to park in Summit County Parking Deck north side of STEM school. Enter main door on S. Broadway.
Time: 5:00 Promptly – Tour of the STEM School  |  6:00 – Dinner  |  7:00 – Program
Cost: AIA Akron members (including student members) – included in 2011 dues.
Non-chapter AIA members or guests – $25.00 

NO-SHOWS (member & non-member)– will be invoiced $25+ 5% administration fee. You must contact Carolyne Tinsley by April 4 to cancel your reservation to avoid being invoiced.

To Register: Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or
by noon Monday, April 4, 2011 Friday, April 8, 2011
Learning Units: 1.0 AIA Learning Units or 0.10 CSI Continuing Education Units will be issued for the tour and 1.0 AIA Learning Units or 0.10 CSI Continuing Education Units will be issued for the program following dinner. This Seminar is equal to 1.0 contact hours for other organizations requiring continuing education.