A'17 – Feel Like You Missed Something?

By: Gwen Dakis, AIA – SFx Regional Representative – June 2017 


Well – you did! There was more than Mickey Mouse to keep us engaged in Orlando. SFx-promoted learning opportunities covered everything from Bootcamps to Obama – Michelle that is. Remember when you couldn’t wait for Storytime? We are all storytellers now, and one of the best seminars of A17 taught us how to tell those stories.  From Custom Windows to CRAN Awards to Small Firm BIM to Lien Rights – purposeful education had the variety we expect from SFx. 

When in doubt – take a Tour. The SFx Tour. A new way to do Tours looking at a new way to do Business. Our Tour explored how small, multidisciplinary firms can work together to achieve a synergy that is infectious.  The Tour culminated in a visit to a terrifically conceived and designed vernacular building that is teaching our kids and families at risk how to grow and cook and respect their food. Moving – Environmentally Trendsetting – Inspiring. The Tour promoted Community Interaction while promoting Community among those of us who participated.

Anyone for a Party? With so many to choose from at Convention, we were thrilled that so many chose the SFx Lounge Cocktail Party. The furniture from New Day set the stage perfectly. Thanks also to the AIA Trust, Blick and BQE for providing sponsorship for the Lounge. Good food, new friends, great conversation. Look for the Lounge next year to help guide you in Seminars, Workshops, Trust Talks, where to Meet-n-Greet – and of course, where to have your Kick-Off Cocktail Party!!! 

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