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Wellness By Design: AIA Illinois Annual Conference


The theme of Wellness By Design emphasizes wellness, not only in physical spaces but also the well-being of those who design and occupy those spaces. With an emphasis on new technology, including AI and some of its potential impacts on the profession, the AIA Illinois Annual Conference is sure to be an educational and enlightening one. The program concludes with a reception and AIA IL Honor Awards. Registration deadline is October 10.

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Wellness By Design | Program Agenda

Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 6-8 pm
  • Pre-Conference Session in partnership with Campus Instructional Facility (AIA Illinois 2022 Capitol Award Winner)
  • Reception to follow
Thursday, Oct. 26 | at iHotel and Conference Center
  • Opening Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
  • General Session: Beth Ziesenis
  • Breakout Sessions – Wellness Track or Tech Track
    • David Shaffer, AIA and Brooke Funkhouser, AIA (Wellness Track)
    • Beth Ziesenis (Tech Track)
  • Fellowship Primer (11:30 a.m. – Noon) OR EP / Students Meet-Up
  • Lunch and Sponsor Expo – Noon-1:30 p.m.
  • Breakout Sessions – Wellness Track or Tech Track
    • Ian Kaminski-Coughlin, AIA, Eric Guenther and Doug Farr, FAIA (Wellness Track)
    • Randall Deutsch, AIA (Tech Track)
  • Breakout Sessions – Wellness Track or Tech Track
    • Kathryn Anthony (Wellness Track)
    • Eric Guenther (Tech Track)
  • Closing Session (4 – 5 p.m.):  Carol Ross Barney, FAIA


Wednesday | 10.25.2023


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