Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Be an Impact Player: Register Today!

Kenjon Barner: An impact player (AP photo)

An Emerald Vision: The 2010 American Institute of Architects Northwest & Pacific Region Conference - October 13-16, 2010

I blogged previously about how AIA-SWO’s 2010 Conference marketing committee, led by Barbara Harris, has assembled a promotional campaign for this fall's big event. That effort includes a series of email “blasts” to targeted audiences. This is the next edition, aimed at ensuring a full turnout by AIA-SWO members.

The 2010 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Conference is a once in a lifetime opportunity for AIA-Southwestern Oregon members, associates, and affiliates. Hyperbole? Perhaps. On the other hand, it isn’t every year (or every decade) that Southwestern Oregon gets to be the region conference home team.

The AIA-SWO 2010 team has given 110% to ensure that the 2010 Region Conference is in a league of its own. Get in the game and make your plans today to share the Emerald Vision. Participation by every AIA-SWO member is the goal!

Attend the conference and you’ll hear from an outstanding lineup of proven winners: nationally-prominent speakers and local luminaries who will address the prospects for architecture in the decades to come. These all-stars will bring their A-game. They’ll ask the big questions and summon even bigger answers.

The playbook includes a broad portfolio of educational sessions. Explore the power of good design in the widest possible context — consider transportation, civic leadership, land-use planning, even the effect of natural disasters on place-making. Take it to the next level and push beyond the green bandwagon. Capitalize on the available opportunities to look at genius loci and the vision of futurists.

Enjoy a day on the University of Oregon campus, and see what the new generation of design leadership augurs. Spend time with professors and students, and don’t miss the UO School of Architecture & Allied Arts alumni gathering (GO DUCKS!).

Tour new Eugene projects, including the Matthew Knight Arena, the John Jaqua Academic Center for Student Athletes, and the Wayne L. Morse Federal Courthouse. Take a road trip further afield to Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House and Alvar Aalto's Mt. Angel Abbey Library.

Don’t forget that you can score all 18 continuing education units required for your annual AIA membership (including HSW and SD credits) at the conference.

Crunch time is here but it’s still possible to make a heads-up play in the next few days: Register before September 13 and win big with early-bird savings on conference registration fees.

Step up your game. Be an impact player. Register online today at
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