Event Calendar

Thursday, November 16, 2023

ALA Fall Signature Conference

Start Date: 11/16/2023 7:30 AM CST
End Date: 11/16/2023 4:30 PM CST

Venue Name: Mid-America Carpenters Training Center

1256 Estes Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL  United States  60007

SAVE THE DATE: ALA's Fall Signature Conference: Change is the New Norm
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023

The way we work is changing. Our theme, Change is the New Norm explores latest technologies, trends and more affecting architecture.

Join ALA at the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Apprentice and Training Center in Elk Grove Village, IL, for another fruitful day of continuing education with a real-world focus. Learn strategies and best practices during sessions led by subject matter experts and make key connections with vendors and fellow architects.

The conference will be held in person for the full benefit of speaker and vendor interaction, with the option for those out of the area to attend online. Attendees can earn up to 6 LUs most HSW, pending approval once the agenda is finalized. 

Speaker Lineup 

Announcing Our Keynote Speaker: Rusty Smith 

We are pleased to welcome this year's keynote speaker, Rusty Smith, Associate Director,
Rural Studio
, Auburn University's internationally recognized design-build program.

Rusty will be presenting "Rural Studio and the Front Porch Initiative: Educating Citizen Architects for 30 years."

Confirmed Topics/Speakers to date: 

"Are You Ready for Low-Carbon Concrete & Ultra-High Performance Concrete?"
Dr. Charles Nmai, PE, M.ASCE, FACI
Head of Engineering
Master Builders Solutions Admixtures US, LLC

"Malls to Neighborhoods"
Andrew Czajkowski, AIA
Associate Principal

"Energy Modeling from Code Compliance to Net Zero"
Benjamin A. Skelton, P.E. CxA, LEED AP
Cyclone Energy Group

"How Robotics and AI are Changing the Design and Build Environment"
Burcin Kaplanoglu, PhD
Vice President, Innovation
Oracle Industry Labs