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Friday, May 31, 2024

IN-PERSON ALA Spring Conference

Start Date: 5/31/2024 7:30 AM CDT
End Date: 5/31/2024 5:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council’s Apprentice and Training Center.

1256 Estes Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL  United States  60007

Organization Name: Association of Licensed Architects

Joanne Sullivan
Email: ala@alatoday.org
Phone: (847) 382-0630


Join fellow architects and colleagues for a full day exploring industry trends, practical strategies and best practices during seminars led by industry experts! Discover the latest architectural innovations and earn valuable Learning Units--all designed to advance your professional journey. 

Attend in-person for networking, supplier showcases and the chance to win exciting raffle prizes...all while earning up to 6.5 LUs, most HSW.
Arrive early to grab a light breakfast, network with colleagues and visit tabletop exhibits, then settle in for a full day of learning, discussion and expert insights.

Why Attend
The conference will introduce important topics to help you keep pace with industry changes and gain practical knowledge and tools for future projects. We have a wonderful lineup of speakers with new and interesting information to share.
Continuing Education Credits
Earn up to 6.5 LUs, most HSW  
What’s Included
  • Six seminars
  • Manufacturer/supplier tabletops 
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Light breakfast and lunch
Registration Fees 

Members: $105  Non-Members: $125
Agenda for ALA Spring Signature Conference
7:30-8:15 am Networking, Light Breakfast, Tabletops  
8:15 am Opening/Welcome Jeff Budgell, FALA
ALA Board President
8:30-9:30 am Keynote Address
One Thousand Museum - Crafting a Concrete Vision

Approved by ALA and AIA for 1 LU/HSW 
Oliver Bray
Zaha Hadid Architects
9:30-10 am Coffee Break, Visit Tabletops  
10-11 am Understanding Blower Door Testing for Commercial and Multifamily Buildings

Approved by ALA and AIA for 1 LU/HSW 
Benjamin A. Skelton, P.E. CxA, LEED AP
Cyclone Energy Group
11-11:10 am Break  
11:10 am-12:10 pm New Technologies for New Buildings in a New Climate World

Approved by ALA and AIA for 1 LU/HSW 
Ralph T. Muehleisen
Chief Building Scientist
Argonne National Laboratory
12:10-1 pm Lunch, Networking, Tabletops  
1-2:30 pm Boost Communication Styles
Available to In-Person Attendees Only

Approved by ALA and AIA for 1.5 LUs
Laura Cooley
Operational Learning and Development Consultant
With Purpose, On Purpose
2:30-2:40 pm Break  
2:40-3:40 pm Office-to-Residential Conversions: Planning from Experience

Approved by ALA and AIA for 1 LU/HSW 
Peter Tarara
Associate Principal and Unit Manager

Nick Ozog
Associate Principal

Anthony K. Dukes
Senior Associate

Wiss, Janney, Elstner
3:40-3:45 pm Break  
3:45-4:45 pm Navigating Fire and Life Safety Code Changes in the 2024 International Building Code (IBC)

Approved by ALA and AIA for 1 LU/HSW 
Justin Fletcher
Associate II

Nick Ozog
Associate Principal

Wiss, Janney, Elstner
4:45-5 pm Closing Remarks, Prize Drawings Jeff Budgell, FALA
ALA Board President

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 5/31/2024 5:00 PM

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