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Our Speaking Engagements
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Speaking Engagements

  • Staying Right Side Up when Everything Seems Upside Down
    Speakers: Carol Rickard-Brideau will be a panelist for this virtual session panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities of addressing mental health issues in the workplace. This Panel is presented by the IFMA Mid-Atlantic WE (Workplace Evolutionaries) Hub.
    Location: Virtual
    Time: 12:00 pm
  • NRMCA: Pathways to Net Zero Buildings
    Speakers: Philip Donovan will present 'Case Studies in Net Zero' alongside Tracy Steward, Principal at CMTA at the Natioanl Ready Mixed Concrete Association's 'Pathways to Net Zero Buildings' conference.
    Location: Virtual
    Time: 11:00 am
    FEFPA Winter Seminar
    Speakers: Sean Tracy and Tracy Steward (CMTA) present  "Beyond the Now – The Future of Successful Facilities is in the 3 Ws" at the FEFPA Winter Seminar.
    Location: Virtual
    NCAIS Business Officers Conference
    Speakers: Tom Balke and Fletcher Gregory, CFO at Charlotte Latin School will present "Lessons Learned From A Campus Master Plan"  to discuss how Charlotte Latin and Little Diversified Architectural Consulting worked together to design a master plan for the school campus. Now that the projects is complete, and with benefit of hindsight, Tom and Fletcher will share their journey through the process.
    Location: Virtual
    Time: 2:15pm
  • PENC Northwest Chapter Monthly Meeting
    Speakers: Jeff Roman will present “How Not to Suck as a Leader” at the PENC Northwest Chapter Monthly Meeting.
    Location: Virtual
    NeoCon 2021 Virtual Programming Series - April Spotlight
    Speakers: Carol Rickard-Brideau and Lida Lewis, Associate Principal / Interior Design Director at Page Southerland, present "Workplaces that Nurture Success:  Addressing Burnout, Loneliness and Mental Health" at the NeoCon 2021 Virtual Programming Series - April Spotlight.
    Location: Virtual
    Time: 11:00 am
    Shop! CoLab
    Speakers: James Farnell will be a panelist at the Shop! CoLab event focusing on "Consumer & Shopper behavior post COVID-19".
    Location: Virtual
  • ASPE Virtual Spring Seminar
    Speakers: Jeff Roman will present “How Not to Suck as a Leader” at the Alabama Society of Professional Engineer's Spring Virtual Seminar.
    Location: Virtual
    A4LE North Carolina
    Speakers: Philip Donovan, Tomas Eliaeson and Mike Meechin (Principal at NeoCity Academy) present, "Cracking the Code: Innovating within a Non-Innovative Ecosystem to get to Immersive Learning Environments and Zero Energy"
    Location: Asheville, NC
    FEFPA Summer Conference 2021
    Speakers: Philip Donovan, Marc Clinch of Osceola Schools and Tracy Steward of CMTA Engineering present "NeoCity Academy - what we have learned a year later" at the FEFPA Summer Conference 2021.
    Location: Hollywood, FL
    Time: 10:30 am
  • Carolinas AGC Summer Summit
    Speakers: Jennifer Todd and Melanie Reddrick present, "Building Breakout Session: Climate Change and the Impact on Design and Construction" 
    Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
    Time: 9:00 am
    SMPS Build Business 2021
    Speakers: Melissa McDougall and Kelly Thompson present, "Disrupt Yourself: Marketing & BD Disruptors from the Inside Out"
    Location: Virtual
    Time: 2:00pm
    PENC Summer Conference
    Speakers: Jeff Roman, Jenn Todd, Miles Grubbs present "Framework for Successful Resilient Design" at the 2021 PENC Summer Conference on August 30th.
    Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
    Time: 2:15 pm
  • IRDC 2021
    Speakers: Carol Rickard-Brideau will be featured as a panelist for a session on Salutogenic Design at the IRDC 2021 conference on September 21st.
    Location: Denver, CO
    Time: 1:30 pm
    IRDC 2021
    Speakers: Courtney Kasell and Mia Davis, VP of Environmental Impact for Credo Beauty, present "Credo Beauty Gets a Makeover: Aligning the Design Process with the Brand Mission and Values" at the IRDC 2021 conference on September 21st.
    Location: Denver, CO
    Time: 10:15 am
    A4LE Learningscapes
    Speakers: Tomas Eliaeson will present "Interconnectedness Towards Learning in 2070", discussing the crossroads of 6 Tenets: Self, Environment, Policy, Wellness, Technology and Uncertainty but most importantly the connections between each of them and the intertwined relationships that will occur among them.
    Location: Denver, CO
    Time: 11:15 am
  • Women in Design - Architecture Exchange East
    Speakers: Carol Rickard-Brideau will be speaking on a Women in Design panel at Architecture Exchange East, discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic amplified inequities experienced by women and other marginalized voices in the profession and how it also revealed opportunities to create healthier, more supportive firm cultures. 
    Location: Virtual
    Time: 9:00 am
    EDspaces 2021
    Speakers: .Tomas Eliaeson, Sean Tracy, and Tracy Steward (CMTA Engineering) present "Beyond the Now: The Future of Successful Facilities is in the 3Ws"  at the EDspaces 2021 Conference in Pittsburgh on November 4th.
    Location: Pittsburgh, PA
    Time: 9:30 am
    Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo
    Speakers: Georgia Cameron and Nicole Norris present "Immersive Distraction: Improving Pediatric Infusion Experience with Gaming" at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo on Dec 7th, discussing the challenges and benefits of creating an immersive gaming space for pediatric patients undergoing oncology-related infusion treatments. The discussion will cover topics including why Levine Children's Hospital chose to implement this space in their clinic and the different medical outcomes observed in patients who use the space.
    Location: Austin, TX
    Time: 4:15 pm