New Technologies | Alliances | Practices. A “travel-optional” conference from the AIA TAP Knowledge Community.

The New Technologies | Alliances | Practices conference will be held in multiple venues and virtually on November 12th, 2010.

From the AIA Technology in Practice (TAP) Knowledge Community website:

AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community, in collaboration with Project
Delivery KC, Center for Integrated Practice, and International Facility Management Association, is
planning a very special nation-wide conference for November 12, 2010. The conference will cover
aspects of technology in project design, delivery and facility management from a variety of AECOO
community viewpoints. This "travel optional" conference will be held simultaneously at AIA National
Headquarters in D.C. and internet-linked regional venues in selected major cities around the US.
Presentations will also be available in real-time to individual internet viewers.

For more information, you can view the Conference Plenary Schedule and the Conference Plenary Descriptions.

Participating venues as of October 21st are:

Washington D.C., Albuquerque, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Salt
Lake City, San Francisco

Find a venue near you on the AIA website site or by e-mailing tap@aia.org.

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Join Knowledge Architecture at the 2010 Best Firms To Work For Summit.

The summit will be held in Las Vegas on September 28th and 29th.

Here’s what the Best Firms Summit website has to say about the event:

Presented by CE News, Structural Engineering & Design,
The Zweig HR Letter and the Environmental
Business Journal, the two-day conference will explore
topics such as retaining top talent in tough times,
workforce planning in an economic downturn and beyond,
firm cultures that motivate and inspire commitment,
retooling your current workforce, diversification
strategies, staffing and cash flow, managing overhead,
training and workforce development, benefits
integration, legal issues, and best practices, as well
as provide unlimited networking opportunities for all
involved in the business of architecture, engineering,
and environmental consulting.

Here’s what I have to say about the event:

“KA-approved” Speakers

The opening and closing keynotes are going to be given by KA Connect 2010 speakers. (Randy Deutsch on keeping employees engaged and Markku Allison on collaboration.)

John Soter and Pam Britton, also KA Connect 2010 speakers, are speaking on leadership and training.  John promises not to talk about apes this time.

Marjanne Pearson and Christine Brack, both friends of Knowledge Architecture, will be speaking about talent management and benchmarking.

And somehow…they let me slip through the cracks.

Twice.

I’ll be flying solo presenting “Beyond Marketing: Leveraging Social Media Tools for Thought Leadership, Recruiting, and Knowledge Management” on Tuesday afternoon.

Then I’ll team up with Marjanne Pearson on Wednesday morning to lead a workshop called “Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Enhance Competitive Advantage.”

Critical Topics

Employee Engagement. Collaboration. Leadership. Training. Organizational Learning. Talent Management. Benchmarking. Knowledge Management. Social Media.

That’s the stuff I see HR Directors, CFOs, COOs, CMOs and practice leaders wrestling with at architecture and engineering firms every day.

I’m really looking forward to digging into these topics with some of the best thinkers in the industry.

See you in Vegas

Kudus to Amy Walsh and the rest of her team at Stagnito Media on putting together a great program.

You can visit the Best Firms Summit 2010 website for registration information.

Hope to see you there.

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We’re bringing the tribe back together.

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KA Connect 2011 will take place beside the San Francisco Bay at the Fort Mason Center.

April 27th and 28th.

We just thought you’d like to know.

Posted: July 27th, 2010 | Filed under: General | Tags: | Comments Off on We’re bringing the tribe back together.