Friday, October 6, 2017 from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM MST
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Events On Jackson 
245 E. Jackson
Phoenix, AZ

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Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA 
AIA Arizona, American Institute of Architects 
602-252-4200 / 800-367-2781 



Join us for the AIA Arizona State Conference 2017 for a unique experience featuring a series of interactive and dynamic conversations focusing on the creative process. Leading our Conference this year is none other than New York's best design podcast interviewer, Debbie Millman.

Debbie Millman, the host of Design Matters poscast, has agreed to come and do her amazing interviews as the backbone of the program. She has been podcasting for eleven years and is highly subscribed all across the design disciplines.

Join us at Events on Jackson in Downtown Phoenix - Friday, October 6, 2017 - for a full day of meaningful presentations and dialogue.

6:30 am                            Registration Opens

6:45 am to 7:30 am         Warehouse District Walking Tour

6:45 am to 8:00 am         Breakfast

8:00 am to 8:10 am         Welcome (Robin Shambach, AIA)

8:10 am to 8:30 am         Conference Introduction (Rob Miller, AIA) 

8:30 am to 8:40 am         Design Matters Introduction: Debbie Millman

8:40 am to 9:55 am         Interview 1: Aaron Betsky (Taliesin)

9:55 am to 10:00 am       Break

10:00 am to 10:10 am     Lessons Learned - 1

10:10 am to 11:10 am      Looking Forward: Virtual Reality

11:10 am to 11:50 am      State of the State (Robin Shambach, AIA & Committee Chairs)

11:50 am to 12:00 pm      Lessons Learned - 2

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm        Lunch / Micro DesignBUILD 

1:30 pm to 2:45 pm          Interview 2: Anastasia Su + Martin Lesjak (13&9)

2:45 pm to 2:55 pm          Lessons Learned - 3

2:55 pm to 3:00 pm          Break

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm          Looking Back: The Abbey

4:00 pm to 4:10 pm          Lessons Learned - 4 

4:10 pm to 4:15 pm          Break                                                                                            

4:15 pm to 5:30 pm          Interview 3: Rick Joy, FAIA (Rick Joy Architect)

5:30 pm to 5:50 pm          Design Matters Close Q & A

5:50 pm to 6:00 pm          Wrap-Up

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm          After Party

AIA Members will receive 8.5 learning units - if you attend all the sessions and the walking tour. A minimum of 4.5 of those learning units are health, safety and welfare.

We also have hired a bus from Tucson. The bus will pick-up in the parking lot south of CAPLA at 4:45 am and depart at 5:00 am; the bus will stop and pick-up at McDonalds on Cortaro Rd & I-10 at 5:20 am and depart at 5:30 am. Please let me know if you are interested in riding the bus.

No refunds will be issued after Monday, October 2. There will be a $25 cancellation fee for all cancellations from now until October 2nd.