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Colin L. Powell, Blake Mycoskie, and Cameron Sinclair to Share Perspectives on Leadership at 2013 AIA National Convention
"Building Leaders" theme explores leadership through and beyond architecture.
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 4, 2012 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), former Secretary of State (2001 - 2005), joins Cameron Sinclair, co-founder and chief eternal optimist of Architects For Humanity, and Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS, as keynote speakers for the 2013 AIA National Convention. The nation's architects and design industry meet June 20-22, 2013 in Denver.
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The AIA Convention is architecture's largest annual gathering to keep current with innovative design solutions and the latest products and services that architects specify for the clients and communities they serve. The 2013 "Building Leaders" theme will give architects and design professionals opportunities to learn, share, and demonstrate the essential qualities that define leadership today. Learn more at the AIA Convention site.
"Architects are more likely leading teams of talented professionals than working in the isolated, stereotypical way we see them in popular culture," said AIA President-elect, Mickey Jacob, FAIA. "The 'Building Leaders' convention theme is focused on better preparing architects to contribute creative solutions with lasting positive impact on the health and well being of society. General Powell, Blake Mycoskie, and Cameron Sinclair will inspire us through their insights and experiences to bring more to our roles in business, architecture, and civic life."
About the keynote speaker topics:
Colin Powell: Leadership: Taking Charge
Blake Mycoskie: Conscious Capitalism and the Future of Business
Cameron Sinclair: Design Like You Give a Damn
In addition to the keynote presentations, the AIA National Convention will offer hundreds of education sessions and tours of Denver architecture relevant to the way architects practice today. Nearly 800 companies will showcase their new tools, materials, and services that architects can use in all phases of building projects; from concepts to commissioning.
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