(Architecture) Conferences. Why Bother?



Learn why I resisted going to conferences for so long and why my trip to the 2018 AIA National Conference in New York City changed my mind. This is a short call-to-action on why I think conferences should be a part of everyone’s professional diet.

I’ve just returned from the 2018 AIA national convention held in New York City which hosted some 26,000 other architects. I was surprised to discover how much I really enjoyed it. If you’re an introvert – like me – it’s easy to avoid large groups of people, but even introverts need to network with others and to hear new ideas.

I’ve learned time and again that whenever I’m able to step outside my comfort zone, great things happen and this experience didn’t disappoint. I met viewers of this channel, students, interns, and architects from all around the world of all ages.

A few of the things I came away with:
+New ideas + inspiration
+Larger network of connections + contacts
+Deeper connection + appreciation of NYC
+Behind the scenes info. on buildings & systems
+Cutting-edge information via seminars + thought-leaders
+New product info.
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+Chance to meet & collaborate with IRL an amazing friend and mentor from down under.

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