Link: Upcoming Equity by Design Symposium

The American Institute of Architects San Francisco and The Missing 32% Project has announced their third annual symposium. This year's is titled Equity By Design: Knowledge, Discussion, Action! which will be happening downtown at the San Francisco Art Institute on October 18, 2014.

I love that they ended the title with an exclamation point. That's passion.

What it's all about:

The day has been designed to combine data sharing and learning-by-doing, while experiencing the studio-like environment of the San Francisco Art Institute, one of the city's richest architectural assets.  We will present the results of the Equity in Architecture Survey in panel discussions focused in 3 major knowledge sessions: Hiring & Retention, Growth & Development, and Meaning & Influence.

Break-out sessions follow each knowledge session. You can choose from 3 relevant topics that suits your professional needs. We will hear from thought leaders and then use our design thinking skills to generate creative solutions to the challenging practice issues that confront architects, emerging professionals, and firm leadership.  

Our goal is to inspire and empower participants to generate actionable takeaways that will be collected and shared as Equity by Design [EQxD] Best Practice Guides as an open resource to transform the future of the profession.

I'm also very happy to tell you that our Archispeak Podcast is sponsoring the event and that we'll be doing a special episode about it in the near future. I will unfortunately not be able to attend but Neal will be there so be sure to say hi if you are going. We'd love to get your thoughts on the symposium and what you think it means to the profession.

Seating is limited to 250 people and they are going quickly. You can find out much more about the day and The Missing 32% Project on their website.