OAA Holds Annual Conference in Niagara Falls

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is holding its annual conference “The Future of the Profession” at the Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview Hotel and Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario from April 30 to May 3, 2008.

More than 800 delegates including architects and guests from across the country and throughout North America will be participating in this four-day event focused on stimulating discussion regarding architectural education, the top 10 issues within the profession, lessons, public profile (image vs. reality), all with a focus on how the profession can embrace the future.

The conference is aimed at finding creative solutions that can be put into action via outreach by the profession. The goal is to increase awareness, identify opportunities, and make positive change to create a stronger profession.

Architect James Timberlake will be the opening keynote luncheon speaker on Thursday, May 1. Timberlake is a partner at Kieran Timberlake Associates, an award-winning and internationally recognized architecture firm noted for its research, innovation and inventive design. Earlier this year, Kieran Timberlake received the Architecture Firm Award, the highest honour bestowed on a firm by the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Timberlake will get us thinking about architects and architecture, roles, responsibilities and opportunities.

The 2008 OAA Awards Ceremony and Dinner takes place on Friday evening May 2 and celebrates the best in the profession including the announcement of the 2008 People’s Choice Award Winner. This event is hosted by Jeanne Beker of Fashion Television.

For further information and a listing of all Continuing Education sessions and events, please visit www.oaa.on.ca, and click on “The Future of the Profession” logo on the OAA homepage.