Focused on actualizing diversity and inclusiveness in order to advance the profession, generate opportunity, and better serve the demographics of the region, this annual AIA|LA conference:
+ Provides valuable tools for Firms and Individual Practitioners+ Highlights best practices
+ Examines case studies of design procedures that lead to inclusiveness within the field
+ Demonstrates diversity’s benefits to clients and users
+ Initiates dialogues that underscore solutions to counter the prevalence of the inherent biases that too often continues to divide A/E/C professionals.
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Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 8:00AM – 3:30PM
CA African American Museum | 600 State Dr. | Los Angeles, CA 90037
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$75 for AIA members | $35 for students
$95 for the public 6 CES Learning Units!
Access Valuable Information for Your Firm (and Individual Practitioners)
Hear from representatives from a number of city agencies, including Los Angeles World Airports, on achieving inclusion in government contracting.
Learn How to Launch a Firm from a Diverse Group of Designers.
Hear the story of an acclaimed designer.
Keynote Kulapat Yantrasast, who as the Founding Partner and Creative Director, wHY Architecture, has design numerous celebrated museums and gallery spaces, in Los Angeles and abroad.
Updates on Rejuvenation in Inglewood
Attend the session featuring James T. Butts. Mayor, City of Inglewood. Amongst his topics: how to ensure current residents benefit from change.
Influence Policy that Could Impact Your Firm
Participate in an open session that invites all attendees to offer comments and suggestions for the AIA|LA EDI Best Practices handbook. Upon finalization this document, the first the AIA|LA has issued, will be distributed to firms, members, AIACC, National and other chapters.