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Summer Conference Schedule

2017 Summer Conference and Trade Show Schedule

Unless noted otherwise, all events are held at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, Atlanta, GA.

Blue = Separate Registration Required


August 9, 2017

8:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m.      

Conference Seven

NCBDC Board of Examiners (conference registration not required)

1:00 p.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.     

Conference Seven

AIBD Board of Directors (conference registration not required)

5:30 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.

Club Room

Happy Hour Reception (Cash Bar)


August 10, 2017

8:00 a.m. ~ 9:30 a.m.

Salon 3


Educational Session - The Art of Design Communication: Why Great Designers Use Their Hands

Presenter Bob Kirchman, architectural illustrator and designer will explore a simplified perspective method that allows for rapid sketching and smooths the communication/decision process for designer and client.

9:45 a.m. ~ 11:15 a.m.

Salon 3

 Educational Session - Home Sweet BIM

Presenter Suzanne Oldweiler of Graphisoft will show how to clearly, quickly and easily communicate your design ideas, both in 2D and 3D, using BIM as the platform. Streamline your workflow, file sharing, model detailing and have happier clients.

11:15 a.m. ~ 11:45 a.m.

Conference Nine

College of Fellows (conference registration not required, must be a Fellow to attend)

11:30 a.m. ~ 1:30 p.m.

Salon 3

AIBD Annual Membership Meeting - Lunch (conference registration not required)

1:45 p.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.

Meet in the Hotel Lobby

Architectural Tour (Off Site) - (included in full registration)

6:00 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.

Club Room

Happy Hour Reception (Cash Bar)

7:00 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.

Updated 7/27/17

Compass Club Party - By invitation only (No transportation provided) 

AIBD Compass Club members are invited to a light Mexican Dinner and a show at Whole World Improve Theatre, 1216 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. Free parking located at 1219 William St. NW and paid parking off Spring St. NW.



August 11, 2017

8:00 a.m. ~ 9:30 a.m.

Salon 3

Educational Session - Design + Build: The Overlooked Key to Success

Presenter Sean D. Sullivan of Living Stone Construction will show you how to experience greater profit margins by obtaining more leads, closing more sales and improving your customer service.

9:45 a.m. ~ 11:15 a.m.

Salon 3

Educational Session - How Building Designers Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits and Save Thousands in Taxes

Joanna Larsen of the American Society of Asset Protection will take you through a checklist of items that are important to every business succession plan and you will learn what you should be doing now to prepare.

11:30 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m.

Salon 3

 Educational Session - AIBD's High Performance Homes Team

Be better at your craft. Create homes that are energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable. Set your client's design services expectations to a higher level.

1:00 p.m. ~ 3:30 p.m.

Salons 1 & 2

Exhibit Hall Open - Buffet Lunch (door prizes at 2:50 p.m.)


3:45 p.m. ~ 5:15 p.m.

Salon 3

Closing Session

Conclude the conference with celebrity and master trainer, lifestyle coach, business consultant, speaker, author, model, actor and motivator, Fadi Malouf. For more than a decade, Fadi has changed the lives of thousands of small business owners. This fast paced and enthusiastic session will help you wrap up all the past two days’ learning, process it, and begin applying immediately.

6:30 p.m. ~ 10:00 p.m. Updated 7/28/17

Academy of Medicine

825 W Peachtree St. NE

Atlanta, GA

ARDA Awards Gala - The Academy of Medicine (No Transportation provided) CLICK HERE to register


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