1 Call for Presenters Since 1952, an architectural conference known as the Banff Session has taken place in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountain setting of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The session provides an opportunity for those involved in the field of architecture to discuss their work, ideas, beliefs, and attitudes in an arena of open dialogue, in a unique context unencumbered by the everyday pressures and activities of the workplace. The two day session has historically been attended by a full house of approximately 450 architects, interior designers, academics, and students from all parts of Canada. The conference focuses on a combination of keynote speakers, professional development sessions and a conference tradeshow. The 2012 Session is being held April 27 and 28 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. This conference is designed to provide architects and interior designers from across Canada with top-notch professional development sessions, both core and self-directed. The Alberta Association of Architects invites proposals for the presentation of professional development sessions to its members during the 2012 Banff Session conference.
2 In order to qualify as CORE credits all courses must follow the topics outlined in the Quality Assurance for Continuing Education Activities for the Architecture Profession in Canada National Standards for Continuing Education Activities and Providers: Legal Issues and Legislation related to Architectural Practice and the Construction Industry Building Technology Planning and Design Practice of Architecture and Business Management Project Management (including Alternative Delivery Methods) Environment and Energy The entire document can be found at: The Banff Session Committee would like presenters to focus on the following 4 main topics: Technology How is it built? Specifics Details Lighting Project management Effective Communication Project Start-up/Close-out Project Risk Lessons Learned Business Management RFPs and Contracts Business Law Finance/Accounting principles Sub-consultants Succession planning Design/Inspiring Special Projects Best Practice Design In keeping with the theme, presenters are encouraged to tie your seminar back to the 2012 Banff Session theme of Cultural Context. We will also be giving priority to engaging presentation techniques and out-of-the-box thinking. Application Evaluation Process The Banff Session Committee and the AAA Professional Development Advisory Committee will review and evaluate all submissions using the following criteria: Completeness and accuracy of application; Relevance to the conference theme Cultural Context ; Proven presentation experience; Style of presentation (the objective is to provide attendees with a variety of session formats); Compensation or honorarium requested
3 Instructions and Information for Presenters 1. Proposals must be received by August 5, 5:00pm. Electronic submissions are preferred please send to: The AAA reserves the right to extend the deadline depending on the number of submissions received. 2. Confirmation of receipt of submission will be sent to the first presenter listed on the application form. 3. For submissions with more than one presenter, all communication will be sent to the submitting presenter who will be responsible for forwarding any relevant information to the other presenters. 4. The Banff Session Committee and the AAA Professional Development Advisory Committee reserves the right to make the final selection. 5. By submitting a proposal, it is understood that the presenter(s) agree(s) to present and to participate as proposed, if accepted. 6. All proponents are to include an accurate description, as it should appear in the final program. The AAA reserves the right to edit abstracts. 7. There is a small budget to pay a modest honorarium to presenters. Therefore all presenters will be offered free registration for the day of the session. Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed on submission of original receipts and boarding passes. If you expect to receive an honorarium, please indicate this in your proposal. 8. Upon request, audio-visual equipment and other equipment will be provided to presenters including data (video) projectors, screens, flip charts, mics and internet access. All equipment must be confirmed and pre-approved. 9. Presenters are invited to submit summary reports and copies of their presentations/ handouts for possible publication on the AAA website. 10. The AAA Professional Development Advisory Committee may accept more than one presentation from a single speaker. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis given the number of presentation proposals available and the mix of topics submitted. 11. It is the responsibility of the presenter to provide adequate copies of any handouts for their presentation at the seminar. 12. By submitting a presentation proposal, it is understood that the presenter(s) agree(s) to be part of an evaluation process where conference participants are asked to evaluate each seminar they attend. 13. By submitting a presentation proposal, it is understood that the presenter(s) agree(s) to have their seminar recorded for educational purposes.
4 Presentation Application Form Deadline for Submissions - August 5, 5:00pm The AAA reserves the right to extend the deadline depending on the number of submissions received. Please provide all details as you want them to appear in the final program. All information must be completed to be considered. Title of Seminar: (Please be brief) Name of Submitting Presenter: (Contact person) Organization: Street Address: City: Province/State & Postal Code: Telephone: Biography: (30 words or less - attach additional information) Total honourarium requested: (for all presenters)
5 Description of Seminar: (100 words or less - as you want it to appear in the program) Description of how your seminar aligns with the conference theme: (50 words or less) Preferred Presentation Time: Ο Friday, April 27 Ο am Ο pm Ο Saturday am, April 28
6 Presenter #2 Name: Telephone: Biography: (30 words or less - attach additional information Presenter # 3 Name: Telephone: Biography: (30 words or less - attach additional information Audio visual needs: (Presenters are asked to supply their own laptops) Ο LCD Projector and Screen Ο Podium Ο Lapel Microphone Ο Podium Microphone Ο Wireless remote for slides Ο Flip Chart(s) - Quantity Please feel free to attach any additional documentation which would be relevant to the Banff Session Committee and the AAA Professional Development Advisory Committee in the selection of Con Ed sessions. Please return your submission electronically by August 5, 5:00pm to: Cressida Raffin Event and Marketing Coordinator Alberta Association of Architects T: ext 227 F: