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1. December 8 - Day One: CONFERENCE

Our agenda will start early in the morning so we would anticipate that most people arrive the day before.  We are arranging for transportation from hotels to the conference venue.  Our event is being held at Sharjah Art Foundation - Al Hamriya Studios, Sharjah, UAE which is a short walk/ride from many notable hotels such as Aldar, Sheraton Sharjah, Swiss Belhotel, Radisson Blu Resort and Hilton. Each presentation during the day will be a minimum one hour presentation with a time reserved for Q&A in order to satisfy AIA’s Continuing Education requirements. 

PROGRAM

08:00 - 09:00 Registration & Breakfast

                             Sharjah Art Foundation - Al Hamriya Studios, Sharjah, UAE

09:00 - 09:15 Welcoming & Opening

                             Welcoming and Opening by President | Conference Chair: RAYA ANI, AIA, LEED AP

                             RAW-NYC Founder | Design Director, AIA Middle East President

09:15 - 10:45   The Challenge of Change - Panel Discussion (1.5 CE)

Moderator: Robert Neumayr

Panelists: Ali Rahim| Architect- Hani Rashid| Architect - Rachel Armstrong| Experimental Architect

10:45 - 11:00 Chiah Break

11:00 - 12:30 Future Systems of Sustainability - Environmental, Social & Economic (1.5 CE)

Moderator: Thierry Paret: AIA Middle East - Founding President

Panelists: Claudia Pasquero| Architect- Hani Rashid| Architect - Raya Ani| Architect

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break - Prayer

14:30 - 16:00 AI and the Future of Cities | Panel Discussion (1.5 CE)

Moderator: Robert Neumayr

Panelists: Ali Rahim| Architect- Lise Anne Couture| Architect - Rachel Armstrong| Experimental Architect

16:15 - 18:15 Site 1: Al Mleiha Center

  ASumaya Dabbagh| Architect

19:00 - 23:00 Awards Event Followed by BBQ and Film under the Stars

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2.December 9 - Day Two: CONFERENCE

09:00 - 9:15 Opening Day 2

                           Thierry Paret: AIA Middle East - Founding President

09:15 - 10:45 Innovation Economies (1.5CE)

Moderator: Robert Neumayr

Panelists: Hani Rachid| Architect - Achim Menges| Architect - Rachel Armstrong| Experimental Architect

10:45 - 11:00 Chia Break  

11:00 - 12:30 Collective Thinking (1.5 CE)

Moderator: Lise Anne Couture

Panelists: Patrik Schumacher| Experimental Architect - Achim Menges| Architect - Ali Rahim| Architect

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break with Presentation by Dyson (1 CE)

14:15 - 15:45 10,958 Days Into The Future

Moderator: Raya Ani

Panelists: Patrik Schumacher| Experimental Architect - Claudia Pasquero| Architect - Hani Rachid| Architect

16:00 - 18:00 Site 4: Bee’Ha: From Thoughts to Reality

                           Tariq Khayyat (TBC) and Sara Sheikh Akbari (TBC)| Location TB

18:00 - 20:00 Site Visit

                          Shaun Killa| Museum Of The Future and Office Of The Future

CONFERENCE END

All of the presentations and tours will count towards AIA and RIBA continuing Education credits so attendees can fulfill the majority of their requirement for the year simply by attending our conference!

For additional information, you may contact AIA Middle East's Continuing Education Director:

 Heather Yanusas (heather.yanusas@aiamiddleeast.org)

Agenda is subject to change.  We look forward to seeing you there!