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Event Details

Name: 2018 Small Firms Symposium

Location: Rochester & Long Island, New York


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Call for Proposals: Barry Westfall (bwestfall@aianys.org); Phone: (518) 449-3334

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Welcome to the Small Firms Symposium Call for Proposals
Since AIA National's Conference on Architecture is taking place in New York City this summer, the team here at AIA New York State thought we'd take a slightly different, but complementary, approach. Rather than hold our traditional annual conference this fall we are, instead, focusing on a large section of our members who might be seeking a more intimate educational and networking experience.

Rochester • November, 13
Long Island • November 15

We are seeking presenters interested in traveling to the Rochester or Long Island locations to present in person to an audience of architects. Before submitting your proposal, make sure you are familiar with the following Speaker Guidelines that are in accordance with AIA quality assurance policies. Proposals will be reviewed by members of the AIANYS Symposium Task Force. If you have questions on the guidelines or the submission process, please contact Barry Westfall at bwestfall@aianys.org.

We are currently accepting proposals to present on the following aspects of working in or managing a small firm...
Presentation Format
Seminars will be 60 or 90 minutes in duration. Audience member interaction is very important and is one criterion for selection. Each speaker and/or panel member must be listed separately with all contact information provided.

AIANYS will retain a complete set of materials (including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and a list of samples) on file for each seminar in order to meet The American Institute of Architects mandates. Seminar and workshop presenters will be required to submit a master copy of their visual presentation materials in electronic format for CES review at least 4 weeks prior to the presentation to be distributed to symposium attendees in advance. Please do not submit seminar materials as part of your proposal.

Continuing Education Submittal
Once selected, AIANYS will submit your program to the American Institute of Architects CES to ensure that the appropriate LUs and HSW credits within AIA and New York mandatory education guidelines are applied and to avoid any possible confusion of credit.

The final step in the program design and delivery process is evaluation. To better implement future programming, participants will evaluate your session on the following criteria: To begin the submission process, click ‘Create Account’ and enter your contact information. Your confirmation email will provide you with login credentials, as well as a link to access your submission should you need to complete it at a later date. If you are logging back in to complete or edit your submission, enter your email address and password under 'Already a User'.

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Questions? Organizer: Barry Westfall - bwestfall@aianys.org / (518) 449-3334