EVENTS
POWERFUL V | EQUITY
PHOTO: Paul Redmond Photography

Powerful 2018 Presented By: HED and MATT Construction.

Whether you are an early career designer looking for tools that lead to a successful career, a firm partner interested in raising your office’s profile, or an established mid-career architect ready to move forward, Powerful V, the WiA AIA|LA’s conference dedicated to equity, provides support.

More Powerful? Yes.

Since the AIA|LA established the conference in 2015, we’ve seen the profile of women rise. Not just in our profession, but in others. Led by the WIA AIA|LA committee, Powerful V taps into this wave.

In 2018, the committee adds compelling global figures from multiple disciplines to Powerful’s dynamic programming mix of: internationally-acclaimed architectural leaders, break-out sessions tailored to individual interests, informative panels, and tool kits for success.

Is there more to Powerful V? Yes.

Here are just a few of the exciting speakers you’ll hear in 2018, all for a price that’s less than a hotel room for an out-of-town-conference:

+ Elaine Molinar, AIA – Partner, Managing Director, Snøhetta (Keynote)
+ Maria Salvador Smith – Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi
+ Trina Turk – Fashion Designer, Founder of the lifestyle brand Trina Turk
+ Sharon Tal Yguado – Head of Genre Original Series, Amazon Studios
+ California Assemblymember Laura Friedman (43rd District/Glendale) (Keynote)
+ To lead an unconscious bias workshop with guided interactive components that transfer to real-world hiring practices (and wins):
Candice Gottlieb-Clark – President, Dynamic Team Solutions and Belinda Morris – Founder & President, Peoplescape Consulting Group

+ Over 22 Lunchtime Breakout Discussion Sessions

Don’t miss out on this inspirational event that draws sell-out crowds. Attend, learn, meet, and leave with actionable information and a larger support system.

Be more Powerful.


WHEN | WHERE

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

DTLA

FULL SCHEDULE

For real time speaker updates: check back here, sign up for the AIA|LA Newsletter, or keep your eye on our Instagram feed.


TICKETS

$95 for AIA Members

$135 to the public

PRESENTED BY

The AIA|LA thanks HED and MATT Construction for supporting gender equity in the field as the Presenting Sponsors of Powerful V.


CONTINUING EDUCATION

CES Learning Units will be available to attendees of Powerful V.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

To support Powerful V as a sponsor, with visibility and tickets for your firm, click here.


2018 SPEAKERS INCLUDE
KEYNOTE
Elaine Molinar, AIA
Managing Director, Snøhetta New York
KEYNOTE
Anne Schopf, FAIA
Design Partner, Mahlum Architects
KEYNOTE
Laura Friedman
California Assemblymember District 43/Glendale
INTERDISCIPLINARY PANELIST
Sharon Tal Yguado
Head of Genre Original Series, Amazon Studios
INTERDISCIPLINARY PANELIST
Maria Smith
Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi
INTERDISCIPLINARY PANELIST
Trina Turk
Fashion Designer, Founder of the lifestyle brand Trina Turk

INTERDISCIPLINARY VOICE
Elizabeth Mahlow, PE
Founding Partner, Nous Engineering
AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS PANELIST
Elizabeth Timme
Co-Founder, LA Más
AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPERS PANELIST
Sarah Letts
Executive Director, Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
BEYOND BIAS TRAINING LEADER
Belinda Morris
Founder & President, Peoplescape Consulting Group
Keely Colcleugh
Founder/CEO, Kilograph

2018 LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION CIRCLE LEADERS INCLUDE
MENTORSHIP
Anne Fletcher, AIA, LEEDAP
Managing Principal, HOK Los Angeles
CHARTING YOUR CAREER PATH
Audrey Sato, AIA, LEEDAP
Principal, Sato Architects
NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES
Deborah Weintraub, AIA, LEEDAP
Chief Deputy City Engineer, Bureau of Engineering, Department of Public Works, City of Los Angeles
BUILDING A FLEXIBLE PRACTICE
Elissa Scrafano, AIA
Principal, Scrafano Architects
TALKING TO YOUR (FUTURE) CLIENT
Helena Jubany, FAIA, LEEDAP, CASp
Managing Principal, NAC Architecture
IMPLEMENTING EQUITABLE PROCESSES & PROCEDURES
Marisa Kurtzman, Architect, LEEDAP
Associate, Frederick Fisher and Partners

HOW TO HANDLE SEXUAL HARASSMENT & GENDER DISCRIMINATION
Tania Van Herle, AIA, LEEDAP
Principal & Corporate Systems Leader, HED & 2018 President of AIA|LA Board of Directors
IMPLEMENTING EQUITABLE PROCESSES & PROCEDURES
Patricia Rhee, AIA, DBIA
Partner, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
WORK/LIFE BALANCE
Tara Bauer, AIA
Project Manager, Jensen + Partners
INTERVIEWING & NETWORKING TIPS
Melanie Freeland, AIA, LEEDAP
Senior Project Designer, Rios Clementi Hale Studios
REDEFINE YOUR TRIBE
Simone Barth-Auster, Associate AIA, LEEDAP
Senior Associate, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners
ALTERNATE CAREER PATHS
Patti Harburg-Petrich, SE, LEEDAP BD+C
Associate Principal, BuroHappold Engineering

TALENT RETENTION
Dani Paxson, SE
Associate, KPFF Consulting Engineers
BOARD MEMBERSHIP
Carissa Oyedele, AIA, LEED BD+C
Associate Principal, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners and Director on 2018 AIA|LA Board of Directors
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES/RETAINING BRIGHT YOUNG WOMEN
Lindsay Urquhart
CEO & Founder, Bespoke Careers
THE ART OF COMMUNICATION
Valerie DeLoach, AIA, LEEDAP
Project Manager, HDR Architecture
MENTORSHIP
Monica Rodriguez, AIA
Senior Associate, KFA
STARTING YOUR OWN PRACTICE
Taryn Bone, Associate AIA
Principal, Bone Collective Studio

ARCHITECTURAL FIRM ROLES
Julie Smith-Clementi
Partner and Creative Director, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, President/CEO of notNeutral
ADVOCACY
Andy Lantz
Creative Director, Rios Clementi Hale Studios
THE VALUE OF A STRATEGIC PLAN
Phyllis Dubinsky, Affiliate AIA|LA
Consulting Principal, Vantage Technology Consulting Group

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