August 13, 2008
by Canadian Architect
Taking place from September 25-26, 2008 at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre, IIDEX/NeoCon Canada 2008 will premiere a unique lineup of special exhibits on all aspects of architecture including Canhome, a cutting-edge travelling exhibit on sustainable living; a sustainable health-care pavilion and symposium featuring a 400-square-foot Green Patient Room designed by Anshen + Allen Architects; Material World, a 1,000-square-foot hands-on material library curated by Material Connexion; and the launch of Light Canada, Canada’s largest lighting expo and conference with over 100 exhibitors, sponsored by the IES Toronto Section.
On the education front, the 2008 show will be another blockbuster year with more learning opportunities for architects such as: Architecture Keynote Kim Herforth Nielsen, international award-winning partner and principal architect of Danish firm 3XN Architects; over 100 CEU-accredited seminars including Strategies for Sustainable Facilities, Toronto Apartment Tower Renewal Projects, LEED EB Case Study, Driving Down Energy Costs, OBC Alternative Solutions, BIM, Building Beyond LEED , International Retail – A Global Perspective on Trends and Concepts, The Lies LEDs Have Told Me, Universal Design, Driving Down Energy Costs, Greening the Patient Experience, DBFM Case Study, Succession Planning, and a special workshop by Innovation Keynote Jeremy Gutsche on How to Reinvent your Architecture Firm.
Toronto Society of Architects (TSA)-sponsored exhibits and events include the Unbuilt Toronto book launch, exhibit and seminar; TSA poster competition winners; Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Awards exhibit; a career exchange for architecture students; and new for 2008, an architecture student charrette. Additionally, there will be hundreds of new products from around the world for interior, exterior, commercial and residential applications.
For more information, please visit http://www.iidexneocon.com/2008/index.php/highlights/focus_architecture/.