Thursday October 23, 2014 from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM MST
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Sheraton Hotel 
340 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA 
AIA Arizona, American Institute of Architects 

As the pace of practice intensifies, now more than ever, Architects are called upon to provide a variety of services above and beyond traditional areas of practice. Both local and global clients look to Architect-Led teams for a full bandwidth approach - seeking not only design and technical expertise, but also a holistic view toward shaping the built environment. With shifting patterns of growth in Arizona, ideas such as environmental stewardship, smart urban growth, community-based design, once reserved for the academy, are now part of the mainstream vocabulary in the public realm and true drivers in a new economy. In many ways, these postive changes can be attributed to quiet leadership of architects and allied professionals, who through their work, open minds, shift landscapes and invite views toward the long-term.

This year, as a state component, AIA Members + Industry Partners will gather to talk about this kind of leadership - Disruptive Leadership. Together, we will learn from people whose ideas remind us that an unexpected approach is often the best approach, and that the status quo requires re-examination to usher in true innovation.

Join us, in a new venue - Downtown Phoenix Sheraton - October 23, 2014 - for a full day of meaningful presentations and dialogue.

6:30 am                            Registration Opens

6:45 am to 8:00 am         Breakfast

7:45 am to 8:00 am         Opening Remarks (Diane Jacobs, AIA - AIA Arizona President)

8:00 am to 9:00 am         Session 1: Teddy Cruz (Estudio Teddy Cruz)

9:00 am to 10:00 am       Session 2: Stephen Ritz (South Bronx Teacher)

10:00 am to 10:15 am      Break

10:15 am to 11:15 am      Session 3: Johanna Hurme (5468796 architecture)

11:15 am to 12:15 pm      Session 4: William Leddy, FAIA + Marsha Maytum, FAIA

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm        Lunch

1:15 pm to 1:30 pm          State of the State: Diane Jacobs, AIA (AIA Arizona President)

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm          Session 5: New Fellows Slide Slam

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm          Trade Show/Reception

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm          Session 6: Jonathan Segal, FAIA (Jonathan Segal Architecture) 

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm          Keynote Presentation: Steve Dumez, FAIA (Eskew+Dumez+Ripple)

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm          No-Host Reception - sponsored by AIA10 - Hanny's (40 N 1st St.)

AIA Members will receive 7 learning units - if you attend all 7 sessions.

We have a special room rate at the Sheraton Hotel of $179 per night. Please contact the hotel directly to book your room. The room block cut-off date is September 23, 2014.

We also have hired a bus from Tucson. Please let me know if you are interested in riding the bus.

No refunds will be issued after Monday, October 20. There will be a $25 cancellation fee for all cancellations from September 15th to October 20th.