AIA Western Mountain Region Conference 2017 Programs
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A very special Thank You to Enrique Pillar and  Radioactive Productions for their videography services in recording these sessions.
The Conference was held in the Auditorium, Gallery and Courtyard of the Historic 5th Street School in Las Vegas

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Thursday, Oct. 12th - 8:00 - 8:30am

Opening Session  "Welcome"

Jon Sparer, AIA, President AIA Las Vegas

Tania Salgado, AIA & Pat Panetta, AIA
WMR Director Update and Reports




Thursday, Oct. 12th - 4:45 - 5:45pm

Greg Erny, FAIA  "NCARB And You"

President-elect of The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Dennis Panars, AIA, NCARB Architectural Registration Advisor

Glenn Nowak, AIA, NCARB Education Advisor




Thursday, Oct. 12th - 8:30 - 9:30am

David Zach  "The Future Isn't What It Used To Be"

David Zach (rhymes with Bach) is one of the few professionaly

trained futurists on the planet and will provide his insights into

the funny,  fascinating and thought-provoking strategic trends

and traditions we will encounter in technology, economics,

business, education, demographics and society.



Friday, Oct. 13th - 8:15 - 9:00am

 William Bates, FAIA  "The State Of The Profession And The AIA"

First Vice President / 2019 President

Newly elected President-elect, 2019 President of the Institute, William Bates, AIA will give us a comprehensive view of where the Institute stands today and what the future holds for a profession that is rapidly changing and integrating new technologies, and demands for expanding services.



Thursday, Oct. 12th - 9:45 - 10:45am

Robert Lang  "The Changing West"

Executive Director The Lincy Institute /Director Brookings Mountain West
This presentation by Robert Lang, a nationally recognized authority on urban growth, economic development and popular dynamics, including the interplay between politics and growth in the American West, provides an understanding of the economic recovery in the west and how to plan for the future.



Friday, Oct. 13th - 9:15  - 10:15am

Ed Fuentes, Artist
Tony Illia,
Nevada Department of Transportation
Susanna Newbury, UNLV

"Public Art: In Transportation And Community"
Panel discussion with three of Las Vegas’ most active and knowledgable supporters of art and their ideas of the importance of art and design in our community and the role it plays in establishing place.



Thursday, Oct. 12th - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Katie Hazard  "Burning Man - A City In The Desert"

Co-Lead, Central Arts Team - Burning Man
This session provides an intriguing look into the “Burning Man” festival, the art and the anarchy of creating and destroying a city in the desert.



Friday, Oct. 13th - 10:30 - 11:30am

Roger Thomas  "Designing Las Vegas"

The foremost designer of elegant entertainment spaces and venues in America shares the exciting details of his vision, planning and design for the most exciting spaces in the world.


Thursday, Oct. 12th - 1:00  - 2:00pm

John Restrepo, Principal, RCG Economics
Frank Martin,
Co-founder & Principal, Martin Harris Construction

"Regional Economies, Growth and Design"
A discussion of the cultural, economic and historic factors that have impacted the Western United States and what can be expected in the future.


Friday, Oct. 13th - 1:00 - 2:15pm

Stefan Al, PhD,  "The Strip: Las Vegas & The Architecture Of The American Dream"

Associate Projessor of Urban Design at The University of Pennsylvania
An examination of the many transformations of the Las Vegas strip, and how they mirror transformations in America itself, a representative of architectural trends and a record of social, cultural and economic change.


Thursday, Oct. 12th - 2:15 - 3:15pm

Alan Hess  "Still Learning From Las Vegas"

Critic and Author
A fascinating review of the lessons learned with the publication of “Learning From Las Vegas” in 1972, and the continuing educational experiences provided through the design, growth and development of the city.



Friday, Oct. 13th - 2:30 - 3:45pm

Aaron Betsky  "Redefining Las Vegas"

Dean, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
Observations on the design, growth and development of Las Vegas since the publication of the original “Learning From Las Vegas” and how it impacts other cities throughout the Region and the West.



Thursday, Oct. 12th - 3:30 - 4:30pm

Tom Kaplan  "Re-thiking Restaurants For All Generations"

Senior Managing Partner at Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc.
One of the world’s most renowned and successful restaurant organizations will share their knowledge and expertise in designing and planning restaurant venues that capture all generations.



Friday, Oct. 13th - 4:00 - 4:45pm

Closing Session  "Thank You"

Jon Sparer, AIA, President AIA Las Vegas

Tania Salgado, AIA & Pat Panetta, AIA







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