TH413 Not so Big Community: A Vision for Our Collective Future
Thursday, May 14 | 5:00-6:00PM
Georgia World Congress Center | Room B312
past two decades, we've learned a lot about what does and doesn't work
in developing communities. If you're ready to grasp the potential for a
different kind of community experience, and a highly sustainable vision
for the future, then read on.
This eye-opening session will visit some of the basic tenets of Not So Big community design, including:
• Pocket neighborhoods
• The New Urbanism
• Transit-oriented development
• The local food movement
• Aging in place
also discover how to clearly communicate niche projects and concepts
with the general public. After all, many clients today are longing for
the very types of alternative communities we've been busy creating—but
don't know they exist. It's time we learned to describe such communities
in clear language that explains and inspires.
Sarah Susanka, FAIA
Author, The Not So Big House Series, Susanka Studios, Raleigh, North Carolina
TH209 Developing Rock-Star Presentation Skills for Emerging Professionals!
Thursday, May 14 | 9:00-10:00 AM
Georgia World Congress Center | Room B206
ready to be a rock-star presenter? If you're looking to give your
architectural career a real boost, don't miss this must-attend session
from the Custom Residential Architects Network. It will pump up your
presentation skills and help you "wow" clients and stakeholders.
FR210 Emotional Intelligence and Leadership! Career Development Skills for Emerging Professionals
Friday, May 15 | 2:00-3:00 PM
Successful entrepreneurs and business leaders realize the importance
of making a great presentation. It's all about having the skills that
allow you to grow, sell, and promote yourself and your firm. This
fast-paced, high-energy session will jumpstart your competence, enabling
you to deliver a well-crafted presentation with a clear message.
Be prepared to participate and engage in "street theater" skits and
build the confidence needed to present yourself and your ideas
powerfully. You'll enter an architect and leave a rock star, ready to
build your entourage of excited clients, partners, and stakeholders.
Georgia World Congress Center | Room A404
industry leader Scott Simpson, FAIA: "Architects are in the leadership
business, and design is our medium." As architects, we have a
fundamental responsibility to lead not only the process, but also the
entire team involved in the process.
Effective leadership requires more than just vision and
intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is also an essential trait of
truly effective leaders. An emotionally strong leader will be able to
build strong partnerships and guide teams toward the best business
In "Emotional Intelligence and Leadership," you'll learn how to
fast-track your career development by apply the five components of EQ:
• Internal motivation
• Social skills
Presented by the Custom Residential Architect's Network, this
high-impact session will encourage direct audience participation in
exploring real-world scenarios.