2019 YOUNG ARCHITECT CONFERENCE
An Architecture Conference for the Community by the Community
PORTLAND, ORAugust 23-25, 2019
WHAT IS THE YOUNG ARCHITECT CONFERENCE?
Calling all young architects, emerging professionals, architecture students, and architecture graduates.
Join future leaders in the profession of architecture and community to discuss and explore topics of Leadership, Connection, and Service within architecture. For three days, we will interact, engage, and inspire each other.
You are invited to join us at the Young Architect Conference, a 3-Day Conference with keynotes in the morning, workshops in the afternoon, and parties at night. This conference was created with you in mind.
WHY THE YOUNG ARCHITECT CONFERENCE?
Hi, I'm Michael Riscica. I've attended and spoken at dozens of architecture conferences.
Here's what they have in common:
- They're too one-sided. There's way too much lecturing from-the-stage and not enough interaction amongst all the amazing and powerful people in the room.
- They don't focus on the future. So many conferences don't seem to thinkat all about the next generation of our profession.
- They don't focus on serving our community. The focus is always on the industry's new shiny window, or worse, who among us can donate the most money, instead of harnessing the power of the minds of the audience to see how we can serve our profession and our communities.
This is our profession, we're inheriting it. Things are moving at a faster pace than ever before, and more Young Architects are moving into positions of power. Are you equipped for long-term success? You can be.That's why I want you to join us in August, so we can talk about how to make the next generation of Architects the most successful.
THE FUTURE OF THE ARCHITECTURE PROFESSION
The profession is changing faster than it ever has.
Everything from construction documents, licensure, technology, communication, marketing, professionalism, the workplace, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Baby boomers are retiring and millennials are starting their own firms and businesses. Everything about how we work and live is drastically different than it was 20 years ago.
"The way it's always been done" is questioned and challenged more every single day.
It's time to acknowledge these changes and look toward creating a more successful profession of architects for ourselves and future generations.
The mission for the Young Architect conference isto explore leadership, connection, and service within architecture.
All keynotes, workshops, parties, and everything related to this conference will connect back to these three themes in some shape or form.
TRAILBLAZING SPEAKERS YOU WON'T SEE ANYWHERE ELSE
ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED
LEADERSHIP, CONNECTION, SERVICE.
That's what the Young Architect Conference is all about. Check out the conference schedule, below...
We have grouped the workshops in three different tracks to help attendees choose which workshops to take.The THREE Workshop Tracks:
- Architecture Student: Geared more towards Students
- Emerging Professional: Not a student and not a Licensed Architect. (AKA the catch-all track)
- Young Architect: Within the first 10 years of Licensure.
Conference Attendees may participate in any workshop they desire, regardless of where they are in their careers.
Introduction to Project Management: Get ahead of the game by learning the basic formula that makes for an easy transition from doing a project to managing a project - reflection.Building Community Resilience: Engage in the design of an integrated, actionable community engagement process for resilient development through a series of group interactive exercises.Sketching: Learn how to overcome the fear of drawing and use sketching as a means of exploration and discovery.History of Portland Walking Tour: Explore the rich architectural history of Portland on this walking tour from architectural historian Eric Wheeler.Rendering Workflow - From Shot Composition to Post Production: Learn the principles of composing a captivating rendering with an emphasis on streamlined and efficient post-production in Photoshop.Goal Setting that Actually Works
Up Front and Center - Public Speaking in Architecture: Get yourself out there, set yourself apart and play on your strengths.Are you ready to be a Project Manager?: A panel discussion with peers about responsibilities, leadership, and experiences of project managers.Becoming an Architecture Content Creator: Join successful bloggers, podcasters, and vloggers to learn and discuss the social media side to Architecture.ARE Study Sessions: A group discussion of practice questions, ARE testing strategies and the big concepts. This form of group studying has ALWAYS proven to be MOST effective.Incorporating Fast VR in your Workflow: Learn about the virtual reality (VR) market and its benefits to the A&D industry.
So you're licensed, now what?: Using intentional self-reflection to determine possible paths post-licensure and curb the fear of mid-career purgatoryA foreign woman Architect, leading through the art of giving first:Learn from one's journey how serving with a humble heart can open unexpected doors while lifting others up through empowerment and care.Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable - Build Your Personal Brand: this program will showcase to young architects what it takes to translate their education, skills, and ambition into lasting success and career satisfaction.Bid Day - Where the Documents meet the Dollars: Experience the frenzied pace of Bid Day, no experience necessary!Entrepreneurship for Young Architects: think like an entrepreneur, and gain proven strategies, and examples of successful Entrepreneur ArchitectsBuild Your Professional Network. Build Your Success: Identify your goals and learn how to network with purpose - successfully starting conversations, building and maintaining meaningful connections, and creating opportunities through your network to reach your goals.
WHY PORTLAND, OREGON?
Easy.Summers in Portland are magical.Portland has a thriving design community and the city has a rich and interesting architectural history.Not to mention, the food (and beer) scene is incredible.Portland's the perfect place for a conference focused onleadership, connection, and service.
LOCATION & LODGING
The Young Architect Conference will be hosted at The Redd, 831 SE Salmon St., Portland OR 97214. The center of Portland's bustling Eastside neighborhood, home to converted warehouses, mixed-use buildings, and some of the city's best restaurants and hotspots.This is the "real" Portland.Where Portlanders live, work, and play. The conference will expand over several buildings, campus-style, with The Redd being the hub.The Redd has trilingual signage in Spanish and Braille.The spaceis ADA accessible and has a dedicated mother's room.The Young Architect Conference has obtained discounts at two great local hotels. The Jupiter (which is the location of the closing party) and the Hotel Rose. Use code YAC2019 when booking at The Jupiter and CORP when booking at the Hotel Rose.If you are looking to share a room while you are in Portland, we can help with that too. After you purchase your ticket you can complete a form requesting help finding a roommate and we will work to match you up with someone.Each location has been carefully selected with accessibility and the ability to accommodate everyone's needs in mind.
THE YOUNG ARCHITECT CONFERENCE IS A WORKING CONFERENCE.
Are you ready to work?Great! This conference isn't for passive listening. It's not fortalking about taking action. You'll participate, discuss, and engage with exploring the ideas of leadership, connection, and service within the architecture discipline.
Join us in Portland, OR where you'll connect with others in the community and contribute to the future of architecture.
Payment Plans Available
A limited number of scholarship passes are available for those who demonstrate financial need, students, and members of underrepresented communities at architect conferences. Travel and accommodations are not included. Deadline to submit an application is May 31st.
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