May 18, 2010
by Canadian Architect
This year’s RAIC/SAA 2010 Festival of Architecture takes place in Saskatoon from June 22-26, 2010, and an impressive schedule of events awaits participants, with a trade show and Con Ed courses supplemented by guided tours of the city and region. Opportunities abound to experience the best of Saskatoon, along with a variety of engaging opportunities for networking and continuing education. Highlights include an international roster of keynote speakers such as Manfredi Nicoletti, Sunand Prasad and Raymond Moriyama.
The theme this year is “Sounds Like Architecture,” as the Festival is timed to coincide with the annual Jazz Festival, a 10-day celebration of jazz, blues, funk, pop and world music taking place at various locations throughout the city, including many free concerts in the city’s downtown streets and parks.
Saskatoon is well known for our beautiful river valley, the Meewasin Valley Authority and the picturesque University of Saskatchewan Campus. Learn how these were developed and how they continue to evolve by participating in walking tours, water tours, and bus tours both in the city and outside of the city, including the National Historic Site of Batoche, the site of the last battlefield in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885.
The Festival’s companion program will offer additional tours, special visits and lunches to provide our guests with more opportunities to enjoy their time in Saskatoon. The Conference Centre and hostel hotels in downtown Saskatoon, along with a number of other selected veneus, will host a wide variety of continuing education sessions and festival events. Toward the end of a busy day, relax and enjoy catching up with old friends and meeting new ones at scheduled receptions and dinners, and please remember to stop by the SAA Hospitality Suite at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Register now online for early bird savings. Availability of courses, events, and companion packages is on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to register soon.
For more information and to register, please visit www.festival.raic.org/index_e.htm.
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