Welcome to the AIA Middle East Annual Conference Registration page.  Scroll down to find all the details you need.  This event is produced in cooperation with Sharjah Art Foundation and Dar Al-Handasah (Shair & Partners):

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DAR AL-HANDASAH (SHAIRS & PARTNERS)

DAR AL-HANDASAH (SHAIRS & PARTNERS)

There has never been more interesting time in history to be an architect. The pressure imposed on the industry from globalization, generational shifts, and advancing in technology are evolving and accelerating. What does the present global situation tells us about where we are headed? the goal of our conference is to advance a dialogue between architects and the community to visualize and project the architecture profession 30 years in the future. 

Sharjah is the anchor for the 2017 AIA Middle East Year End Conference. The conference will take place between December 8 & 9. As usual, AIA ME team has arranged for all needed assistance to our valued attendees, such as for transportation from hotels to the conference venue.  Our event is being held at Sharjah Art Foundation - Al Hamriya Studios, Sharjah, UAE.  Sharjah boasts many notable hotels such as Aldar, Sheraton Sharjah, Swiss Belhotel, Radisson Blu Resort and Hilton. With a total of 12 learning units available attending both days of this year's conference is an opportunity to earn the majority of the yearly requirement for Continuing Education Learning Units. 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. Below are the details of our programme.

‘10,958 Days’ AIA Middle East Year End Conference Programme

 DAY 1   December 8, 2017

8:00-9:00  Registration & Breakfast

Sharjah Art Foundation Al Hamriya Studios, Sharjah, UAE

9:00-9:15  Welcoming & Opening

Thierry Paret | AIA Middle East- Founding President, AIA International Region-First Vice-President

9:15-10:45  The Challenge of Change (UAE.1704-1.5LU*)

Moderator: Robert Neumayr | Architect, Researcher, Assistant Professor University of Applied Arts Vienna

 Panelists

Caroline Bos | Co-Founder UNStudio

Claudia Pasquero | Director EcoLogicStudio

Rachel Armstrong | Experimental Architecture Professor Newcastle University

10:45-11:00  Chia | Chai Break

11:00:-12:30  AI and the Future of Cities (UAE.1706-1.5HSW*)

Moderator: Michel Pasquier | Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah

 Panelists: 

Ali Rahim | Founding Director CAP NY Shanghai and Professor University of Pennsylvania

Rachel Armstrong | Experimental Architecture Professor Newcastle University

Raya Ani | RAW-NYC Founder Design Director

12:30‐14:30  Lunch and Prayer Break

 14:30-16:00  Future Systems of Sustainability-Environmental, Social and Economic (UAE.1705-1.5HSW*)

 Moderator: Robert Neumayr | Architect, Researcher, Assistant Professor, University of Applied Arts Vienna

 Panelists: 

Claudia Pasquero | Director EcoLogicStudio

Raya Ani | RAW-NYC Founder Design Director

Laila Kuznezov | Economist

16:00-18:00 SITE 1: Al Mleiha Centre (UAE.1707-1 HSW*)

Sumaya Dabbagh | Founder Dabbagh Architects

*Attendance in all of the day one educational sessions will earn participants 5.5 Units of Continuing Education (CEU)

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 DAY 2   December 9, 2017

9:00-9:15  Opening Day 2

Sherif Anis, Design Director at Gulf Related, Secretary at AIA International Region and Executive Director at AIA Middle East

9:15- 10:45 Innovation Economies (UAE.1708-1.5LU*)

 Moderator: Laila Kuznezov | Economist

 Panelists: 

Patrik Schumacher | Director Zaha Hadid Architects

Rachel Armstrong | Experimental Architecture Professor Newcastle University

Ali Rahim | Founding Director CAP NY Shanghai and Professor University of Pennsylvania

Michel Pasquier | Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah

10:45-11:00  Chia | Chai Break

11:00-12:30  Collective Thinking (UAE.1709-1.5HSW*)

Moderator: Robert Neumayr | Architect, Researcher, Assistant Professor, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Panelists: 

Ali Rahim | Founding Director CAP NY Shanghai and Professor University of Pennsylvania

Claudia Pasquero | Director EcoLogicStudio

Caroline Bos | Co-Founder UNStudio

12:30-14:00  Awards Lunch

14:15-15:45  10,958 Days Into the Future (UAE.1710-1.5HSW*)

 Moderator: Raya Ani | RAW-NYC Founder, Design Director

 Panelists:

Patrik Schumacher | Director Zaha Hadid Architects

Caroline Bos | Co-Founder UNStudio

Claudia Pasquero | Director EcoLogicStudio

Rachel Armstrong | Experimental Architecture Professor Newcastle University

Ali Rahim | Founding Director CAP NY Shanghai and Professor University of Pennsylvania

16:00-18:00  SITE 2: Bee’ah: From Thoughts to Reality (UAE.1711-1HSW*)

Sara Sheikh Akbari | Location TBD 

18:00-20:00 SITE 3: Museum of the Future and Office of the Future (UAE.1712-1LU*)

 Ben Piper | Design Principal Killa Design

*Attendance in all of the day two educational sessions will earn participants 6.5 Units of Continuing Education (CEU)

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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