NATIONAL PLENARY schedule - eastern time zone
The 2018 National Plenary Broadcast will open live from the National Housing Center in Washington, DC at 1pm Eastern.
ACT I: BLURRING BOUNDARIES - BEYOND THE FUTURE OF THE DESIGN PROFESSION
1–2pm Welcome to the National Plenary Broadcast
The 21st century is about silo disruption, blurring boundaries and breaking down barriers. Robust and profound changes are evoking transformations at a rapid pace – whether we’re ready or not. The design industry’s impact and evolution with technology, machine learning and artificial intelligence defining the profession can’t occur in solitude if we want to remain relevant. How will an integrated leadership approach among the worlds of technology and physical spaces shape design? In Act 1, Brad Lukanic, CEO, CannonDesign, pushes us beyond the parameters of “what is” to “what can be.”
ACT 2: INSPIRING CATALYSTS FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
2:15–3:15pm In Act 2, we examine the factors that influence our ability to be visionary and effective, and the roles and relationships we can foster to influence positive change locally, regionally, or nationally. Featuring a panel of distinguished Citizen Architects, hear how to confidently engage in a way that is conducive to building collaboration within the community. Come away with a clear overview of what leadership skills you possess and to apply your unique insights and talents, as a catalyst for civic initiatives.
ACT 3: WHAT’S AT STAKE: DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND LEADERSHIP
3:30-5pm Keynote address
"It is not a question of whether, but to what extent, our buildings, our landscapes, our cities, and our rural communities are less beautiful, less functional, less equitable, and less dignified because women and people of color are less likely to be creating them." Building upon leadership in issues of social equity, Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA and John Carey deliver a powerful message about diversity and dignity in design. This dynamic keynote address offers inspiring lessons on cultivating the mindset of an empowered, impactful, and influential leader with a candid call to action.