2016 Fall Conference

2016 CAE Fall Conference, in Partnership with EdSpaces
November 2-4, 2016, Cincinnati


03/30/16 Call for Presentations Due
02/01/16 See the 2015 Recap.

Welcome message from the CAE Local Program Chair

I invite you to join your fellow CAE members, November 2-4 in my home town of Cincinnati, OH for this year’s CAE Fall Conference. We continue discussions around the theme of Visioning and Revisioning the future of educational facilities, highlighting connections between creative learning and developing knowledge spaces that positively affect student outcomes. For the third year, we will be co-locating the Fall Conference with EDspaces, the conference and expo for learning environments, produced by the Education Market Association (EDmarket).

As one of the largest and most active public K-12 school rebuilding programs going on in the nation, Cincinnati is an ideal choice for our conference. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) and their public school partners are currently spending an average of $2 million dollars a day in school construction and the state is leading the nation in the design and construction of LEED schools through the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Schools rating system. In addition, the University of Cincinnati is a campus renowned for its award-winning architecture by notables including Gehry, Graves, Moore Ruble Yudell, Morphosis, and Eisenman while University of Northern Kentucky is noteworthy for its state of the art College of Informatics.

With an actively engaged committee of CAE leaders, local architects in Cincinnati and our planning partners from EDmarket, USGBC, and OFCC, we have planned a powerful program that provides unique opportunities to expand our understanding of history and its impact on modern facility design needs at expeditionary learning tours of five impressive learning environments and 28 stimulating educational sessions. Architects can earn LUs at education sessions, tours, and new this year, Expo Chat, for learning opportunities on the EDspaces exhibit floor. Each day features plenary sessions of interest to the design community: The Future of Education In Cincinnati: Re-visioning in a Growing City, The New Math of School Facilities: Equity, Education, and the Learning Environment, and Designing the Conditions for Wonder: A New Vision for Teaching and Learning.

CAE members will gather on Tuesday, November 1 to kick off the Fall Conference with a reception at the University of Cincinnati and a presentation on the impacts of the master plan for the UC campus, followed by a walking tour featuring campus highlights. Wednesday includes sessions, exhibits, and an optional tour of the School for the Performing Arts before we explore the historic Over-the-Rhine area of downtown Cincinnati. Thursday features more opportunities to hear LUs and concludes with the EDfest Party at the Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds where you’ll be treated to food, fun, music, optional batting cages and stadium tours, and much more. The Conference ends Friday with a final plenary session and tours of the Rothenberg Academy, University of Northern Kentucky School of Informatics, and Cincinnati Country Day School.

Once again, EDmarket is providing logistical conference registration support for our membership. Your registration package includes all education conference sessions, Facility Tours, UC Tour and Reception, lunch vouchers for Wednesday and Thursday in the simulated School Cafeteria on the exhibit floor operated by Beyond Green Partners, and exhibit floor access to discover a variety of products for your current or upcoming projects.

Register by September 16 and save $150 per person. Bring 4 people and your 5th person comes for free.
Hope to see you at the CAE Fall Conference at EDspaces this fall!

Jeff Parker, CAE Local Program Chair
SHP Leading Design

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Welcome Message from the 2016 Leadership Group Chair

In early November, as part of our ongoing partnership with Ed Spaces and following on the very successful 2015 joint conference in New Orleans, our fall conference will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Beginning in 2006, Knowledgeworks launched the Strive Partnership to improve the educational outcomes of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky youth. The partnership included presidents of the three main area universities and superintendents of the Cincinnati, Covington and Newport school districts among other numerous partners. The goal was to create an effective cradle to career system. The achievement shift among students has been noteworthy and the initiative has been emulated across the county. We are in the early planning stages of what should prove to be an absorbing session.

You will have the opportunity to assess that vision and where the Cincinnati Unified School District stands in relationship to that initiative more than a decade later. The conference will also include tours of the University of Cincinnati, a campus renowned for its award winning architecture by notables including Gehry, Graves, Moore Ruble Yudell, Morphosis, and Eisenman. 

--John Dale, FAIA


2016 Fall Conference Planning Committee:  
Jeff Parker, AIA at SHP Leading Design
Amy Benetti, AIA at MSA Architects 
John Noble, AIA at SHP Leading Design
Stu Pettitt, AIA at Straub Pettitt Yaste Architects


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