2016 South Atlantic Region Conference September 29 - October 1, 2016

Growability


With the Southeast region facing the highest growth rates in the country, the design and construction industry is confronted with an emerging issue: how to answer our need for increased development without diminishing our quality of life.

Join us on the historic Savannah as we explore these issues and position the design community to lead our region in responding to the growth and density challenge. Along with education opportunities, this conference provides an opportunity to network with the region's top designers and decisions makers in the design industry.

Full Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 29, 2016

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Drayage & Exhibitor Set UP
9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Board Meeting (all three states)
11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Georgia State Council Meeting
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Mini MBA
12:00 pm- Registration Opens
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Various Tours
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm: Concurrent Sessions (4)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions (4)
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm: Vendor Program- Engaging Architects
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Keynote/Welcome Reception in Exhibits
         Peter Cavaluzzi, FAIA
Dinner on own or Vendor Dinner by invitation
9:00 pm: Emerging Professionals Reception

Friday, September 30, 2016

7:30 am - 8:15 am: Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:15 am - 9:45 am: Keynote in Exhibit Hall
15 minute break
10:00 am - 11:00 pm: Concurrent sessions (4)
9:45 am - 10:45 pm: Vendor Program- Forecast for the Industry
15 minute break
11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Concurrent sessions (4)
12:15 pm - 2:00pm: Lunch with Exhibitors
12:30 pm: Red Carpet Premier of Within Formal Cities
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Break
3:00 pm: Teardown Exhibit Hall
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: Concurrent sessions (4)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Concurrent sessions (4)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Alumni Reception
Dinner on your own
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm: AIA Savannah Host Chapter Soiree

Saturday, October 1, 2016

8:00 am - 9:15 am: Membership Meetings: AIA NC, AIA SC, AIA Atlanta
8:30 am - 4:00 pm: Legacy Charrette
9:30 am - 11:00 am: Concurrent Sessions and tours (3)
11:15 am - 12:30 pm: Jury Chair Keynote
Lunch on your own
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Afternoon Tours
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions (3)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Dinner on your own
7:30 pm - until: SAR Design Awards and Dessert Reception

Sunday, October 2, 2016

8:30 am - 1:00 pm: Historic Isle of Hope Kayak Tour

painting by:  Ivan Chow, Director of the School of Architecture at SCAD

Emerging Professionals Track

This year's SAR Conference has a deluge of content developed for and with Emerging Professionals.  
-The MiniMBA Program and subsequent sessions will be filled with practical and timely guidance for EP's.  
-Social events will connect AIA members from across the region and allow them to ask questions, share insights and build their networks.
-Discounted EP pricing puts this all within reach.

Contact your local YAF or Associate AIA group to see if there are plans for group travel or lodging.

EP Track Schedule

Thursday, September 29

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: MiniMBA
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Welcome Reception and Keynote with Peter Cavaluzzi, FAIA in Exhibit Hall
9:00 pm: Emerging Professionals Reception

Friday, September 30

7:30 am - 8:15 am: Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:15 am - 9:45 am: Keynote with Paul Morris in Exhibit Hall
10:00 am -11:00 am: The Inter-Generational Office Discussion Panel
11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Choose your own session
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch and the Red Carpet Premier of "Within Formal Cities"
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: Choose your own session
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Choose your own session
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Alumni Receptions

Saturday, October 1

8:00 am - 9:15 am: Breakfast and Membership Meeting
9:30 am - 11:00 am: SAR EP Leadership Summit
11:15 am - 12:30 pm: Keynote with Steve Dumez, FAIA