About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 27,000 delegates across its 80+ completed editions as on date. It is designed as a one day conference and is currently being organised in over 30 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (Hong Kong, South Korea, China & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

This edition is the 87th global edition and the 4th edition in USA which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions from leading solution providers.

Visit www.zakwof.com for details of the previously executed events.

Who Should Attend

The event is ideal for Architects, Developers, General/Main Contractors, Façade Consultants, Façade Contractors, Sustainability/ESD Consultants, Fire Consultants, Glass Processors, Structural Consultants, Cost Consultants, Quantity Surveyors, PMC’s and related building specifiers.


Insightful Dialogues & Networking

Hear from experts in the domain of façade design, engineering, procuring and execution on their views on constructing high-performance, safe, sustainable and long lasting façades with the latest techniques and tools available. Also, network with other industry peers and leading manufacturers & solution providers to the façade industry.


Key Numbers

87

Edition

30

Speakers and Panelist

4

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Guidelines

We will be following governmental guidelines that are in-place during the event time and will be incorporating the below safety measures to ensure a safe environment

  • Wearing of masks at all times
  • Encouraging the social distancing guideline wherever possible
  • Implementation of disinfection protocols in all areas by the venue housekeeping team
  • Availability of sanitisers at multiple locations
  • Counters, seats and tables in common areas are disinfected after every use
  • Restricting the maximum capacity to 75% of the hall

Apart from the above and as mandated by local authorities, delegates will need to show proof of vaccination (2 doses) while entering the venue premises. People who are not fully vaccinated will need to show a verified PCR test (max. 72 hours old). This will be checked by the hotel security team upon your arrival. Please be advised that should you not be able to provide valid proof of vaccination or test, you will not be permitted to participate in the event. No exceptions can be made. Should the requirements change prior to the event, we will endeavour to notify you promptly. We solicit your cooperation on the same.

As per the recent update to the guidelines from the government, most of the above requirements have been lifted. However, we still encourage wearing of masks wherever possible.

Our host venue Hyatt has rolled out a global safety and hygiene program which will be in action at the event. Click here to view the factsheet. Any additional governmental mandate that is in place during the event time will be strictly followed. Please check this section for latest information.

Stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events.

Speakers

Our speakers and panelists are domain experts and will ensure that the content presented at the event is meaningful with key takeaways to ponder upon.

Anthony Markese

Anthony Markese

Principal,
Pickard Chilton

Anthony Markese

Principal, Pickard Chilton

Topic: 2+U and The 8: Reflecting the Pacific Northwest Spirit

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Attila Arian

Attila Arian

President,
Schüco USA

Attila Arian

President, Schüco USA

Event Convenor & Host

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Beth Stroshane

Beth Stroshane

Managing Partner, Applied Building Information

Beth Stroshane

Managing Partner, Applied Building Information

Topic: Supply Chain Optimization: Creating a Seamless Flow to Construction

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Chi Aoyama

Chi Aoyama

Associate Principal, Mithun

Chi Aoyama

Associate Principal, Mithun

Topic: Supply Chain Optimization: Creating a Seamless Flow to Construction

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Cindy Edens

Cindy Edens

Executive Vice President & Director of Development, Wright Runstad & Company

Cindy Edens

Executive Vice President, Director of Development, Wright Runstad & Company

Topic: Supply Chain Optimization: Creating a Seamless Flow to Construction

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Chris Fronsoe

Chris Fronsoe

National Architectural Manager, Vitro

Chris Fronsoe

National Architectural Manager, Vitro

Topic: Understanding Embodied Carbon in Glass

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David Mead

David Mead

Senior Associate,
PAE Engineers

David Mead

Senior Associate, PAE Engineers

Topic: Decarbonizing Buildings: Meeting Washington’s Climate Commitment Act

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Duncan Griffin

Duncan Griffin

Associate Vice President, Sustainable Principal, HDR

Duncan Griffin

Associate Vice President, Sustainable Principal, HDR

Topic: Decarbonizing Buildings: Meeting Washington’s Climate Commitment Act

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Ed Palushock

Ed Palushock

Associate Principal,
Perkins&Will

Ed Palushock

Associate Principal, Perkins & Will

Topic: A Transformation Story: The Federal Reserve Building

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Eric Vander Mey

Eric Vander Mey

Principal | Chief of Engineering, Rushing

Eric Vander Mey

Principal | Chief of Engineering, Rushing

Topic: Signature Value: Costco’s New Headquarters

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Grace Wong

Grace Wong

Engineer + Architect,
OAC

Grace Wong

Engineer + Architect, OAC

Topic: Decarbonizing Buildings: Meeting Washington’s Climate Commitment Act

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Jenae Goldfinch

Jenae Goldfinch

Director of Shell + Core, Goldfinch Brothers

Jenae Goldfinch

Director of Shell + Core, Goldfinch Brothers

Topic: Signature Value: Costco’s New Headquarters

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John Krouse

John Krouse

President CEO,
Boston Valley Terra Cotta

John Krouse

President CEO, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Topic: Terra Cotta: The Age-Old Material for 21st-Century Architecture

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Justin Cochran

Justin Cochran

Senior Associate,
NBBJ

Justin Cochran

Senior Associate, NBBJ

Topic: The Next-Generation High-Rise: Fostering, Health, Connectivity and Community at "The Net"

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Julia Nagele

Julia Nagele

Principal and Director of Design - Architecture, Hewitt

Julia Nagele

Principal and Director of Design - Architecture, Hewitt

Topic: Innovating in the Fabric

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Kjell Anderson

Kjell Anderson

Principal, Director of Sustainable Design, LMN Architects

Kjell Anderson

Principal, Director of Sustainable Design, LMN Architects

Topic: Decarbonizing Buildings: Meeting Washington’s Climate Commitment Act

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Kris Beason

Kris Beason

Senior Director - Delivery and Construction, Sidewalk Labs - Canopy Buildings

Kris Beason

Senior Director - Delivery and Construction, Sidewalk Labs - Canopy Buildings

Topic: Supply Chain Optimization: Creating a Seamless Flow to Construction

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Kyle Silliker

Kyle Silliker

Principal | Building Science Specialist, RDH Building Science

Kyle Silliker

Principal | Building Science Specialist, RDH Building Science

Topic: Façades of the Future: Panelized and Modular Building Façades

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Laurie Bull

Laurie Bull

Principal, Senior Project Manager, HOK

Laurie Bull

Principal, Senior Project Manager, HOK

Topic: Supply Chain Optimization: Creating a Seamless Flow to Construction

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Mark Jacobson

Mark Jacobson

Market Manager - North America, Kuraray

Mark Jacobson

Market Manager - North America, Kuraray

Topic: Selecting the Appropriate Interlayer for Laminated Glass

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Richard Green

Richard Green

Founding Principal,
Green Façades

Richard Green

Founding Principal, Green Façades

Topic: Why We Need a Standard for Structural Use of Glass in Buildings

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Robin Bartelman

Robin Bartelman

Architectural Manager - West Coast + Canada, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

Robin Bartelman

Architectural Manager - West Coast + Canada, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

Topic: Innovation + Customization in Coil and Extrusion Coating Systems

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Shannon Suess

Shannon Suess

Principal,
MG2

Shannon Suess

Principal, MG2

Topic: Signature Value: Costco’s New Headquarters

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Shawn Ronning

Shawn Ronning

Senior Associate II,
MG2

Shawn Ronning

Senior Associate II, MG2

Topic: Signature Value: Costco’s New Headquarters

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Simon Whelan

Simon Whelan

Co-Founder,
FenestraPro

Simon Whelan

Co-Founder, FenestraPro

Topic: The Challenges of Façade Analysis in Building Information Modelling and How to Overcome Them

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Spencer Culhane

Spencer Culhane

Design Manager,
Schüco USA

Spencer Culhane

Design Manager, Schüco USA

Topic: Signature Value: Costco’s New Headquarters

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Stacy Smedley

Stacy Smedley

Executive Director,
Building Transparency

Stacy Smedley

Executive Director, Building Transparency

Topic: Decarbonizing Buildings: Meeting Washington’s Climate Commitment Act

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Stéphane Hoffman

Stéphane Hoffman

Principal | Façade Engineering Practice Leader, Morrison Hershfield

Stéphane Hoffman

Principal | Façade Engineering Practice Leader, Morrison Hershfield

Topic: Design Implications of Envelope Backstops in Energy Code

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Steven Rainville

Steven Rainville

Principal,
Olson Kundig

Steven Rainville

Principal, Olson Kundig

Topic: 760 Ralph McGill Boulevard in Atlanta

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Winn Darden

Winn Darden

Business Manager - LUMIFLON® Resins, AGC Chemical

Winn Darden

Business Manager - LUMIFLON® Resins, AGC Chemical

Topic: Environmentally Friendly FEVE Fluoropolymer Resins for Powder Coatings

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Schedule

The event agenda is split into multiple sessions separated by networking break-out sessions.

Session 1
(08:50 - 10:20)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration & Networking
08.50 - 08.55
Welcome Address
08.55 - 09.20
Spatial Daylight Autonomy at 760 Ralph McGill Boulevard in Atlanta

Using passive external shading to provide occupant comfort and an equitable floor plate

Louver/curtainwall unitized delivery approach

Regional applications in the northwest


Steven Rainville
Principal, Olson Kundig
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09.20 - 09.45
Façades of the Future: Panelized and Modular Building Façades

The history of panelized façades

Why are modular and panelized façades emerging in the market?

How do you design and specify a panelized façade for your next project?


Kyle Silliker
Principal | Building Science Specialist, RDH Building Science
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09.45 - 10.00
Terra Cotta: The Age-Old Material for 21st-Century Architecture

How architectural terra cotta can be fabricated to meet the demands of geometrically and aesthetically complex buildings due to its malleable nature

Flexibility makes architectural ceramics the preferred choice for technologically challenging designs, applicable to a multitude of façade attachment systems and construction methods

Insight into architectural terra cotta’s natural properties, low embodied energy and long-lasting durability making it a eco-friendly solution for high-performance façades


John Krouse
President & CEO, Boston Valley Terra Cotta
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10.00 - 10.20
Innovating in the Fabric

Exploring “innovation” in the everyday urban fabric of cities where people live, shop and work

Working with a low-tech / effective-tech design approach

Aligning design values with client goals


Julia Nagele
Principal and Director of Design - Architecture, Hewitt
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10.20 - 10.45
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(10.45 - 12.50)

10.45 - 11.10
Design Implications of Envelope Backstops in Energy Code

Introduction of envelope backstops in energy codes like the 2018 Seattle and Washington State Energy code and their intent of maximizing the thermal performance of the building envelope

Understanding how this will challenge the current design of high-rise developments relaying on traditional unitized glazing system as the primary enclosure system

Exploring how new approaches to the design of unitized glazing system are being developed to meet and exceed the current energy code requirements and achieve Passive House level performance


Stéphane Hoffman
Principal | Façade Engineering Practice Leader, Morrison Hershfield
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11.10 - 11.40
Signature Value: Costco’s New Headquarters

Designing for timeless aesthetics and employee wellness

Envelope performance for the triple bottom line

German engineering made in Seattle

Precision and excellence manufactured in Everett


Shannon Suess
Principal, MG2
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Shawn Ronning
Senior Associate II, MG2
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Eric Vander Mey
Principal | Chief of Engineering, Rushing
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Jenae Goldfinch
Director of Shell + Core, Goldfinch Brothers
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Spencer Culhane
Design Manager, Schüco USA
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11.40 - 12.10
2+U and The 8: Reflecting the Pacific Northwest Spirit

Context, Concepts, Collaboration


Anthony Markese
Principal, Pickard Chilton
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12.10 - 12.55
Panel Discussion: Decarbonizing Buildings: Meeting Washington’s Climate Commitment Act

Façades as the key element to meet Washington State’s landmark 2021 climate law

Integrating high performance façade materials with internal systems

Sustainable façades that don't compromise design

Is there a better path to energy efficiency than passive house?

Augmenting health and well-being of the inhabitants through façade innovations


Moderator
Duncan Griffin
Associate Vice President | Sustainable Principal, HDR
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Panelist
Stacy Smedley
Executive Director, Building Transparency
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Panelist
David Mead
Senior Associate, PAE Engineers
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Panelist
Kjell Anderson
Principal, Director of Sustainable Design, LMN Architects
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Panelist
Grace Wong
Engineer + Architect, OAC
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12.55 - 13.40
Networking Lunch Break


SESSION 3
(13.40 - 15.20)

13.40 - 14.00
The Next-Generation High-Rise: Fostering, Health, Connectivity and Community at "The Net"

How "The Net" is prioritizing wellbeing, performance, connections to nature and exercise as an unusual project in highlighting the efficacy of wellness and community centered design approaches, while showcasing opportunities for other high-rises in the future

The net-like façade features a perimeter-braced frame system that allows the building core to be set to the side, enabling enhanced visibility among building tenants

How the façade supports other unique benefits such as a three-story rooftop “Sky Park” providing outdoor access to nature and views of the city to foster physical and social health


Justin Cochran
Senior Associate, NBBJ
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14.00 - 14.20
Why We Need a Standard for Structural Use of Glass in Buildings

When does glass need to be robust? Simple windows, redundant floors and everything in between

The importance of glass risk categories to account for circumstances and consequence; not all glass is designed the same way

Where current ‘mixed standards’ could be leading to failures


Richard Green
Founding Principal, Green Façades
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14.20 - 14.35
Selecting the Appropriate Interlayer for Laminated Glass

Understand different properties of interlayers

How different properties make interlayer selection critical for different applications

Tools available for selecting interlayers


Mark Jacobson
Market Manager - North America, Kuraray
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14.35 - 14.50
Understanding Embodied Carbon in Glass

Defining embodied carbon and learning the best glass measurement tool

Embodied carbon reduction strategies

Potential challenges and solutions to meeting embodied carbon goals


Chris Fronsoe
National Architectural Manager, Vitro
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14.50 - 15.05
Innovation + Customization in Coil and Extrusion Coating Systems

Insight responsiveness, speed, consistency and color customization

Overview of coil and extrusion coatings + processes

Leading the way in innovation of coil and extrusion coatings




Robin Bartelman
Architectural Manager - West Coast + Canada, Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

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15.05 - 15.20
The Challenges of Façade Analysis in Building Information Modelling and How to Overcome Them

Understanding façade performance throughout the design process

Energy analysis models - Why do we use them and how?

Barriers to dynamic analysis within the workflow and how to overcome them


Simon Whelan
Co-Founder, FenestraPro
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15.20 - 15.45
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(15.45 - 17.05)

15.45 - 16.05
A Transformation Story: The Federal Reserve Building

Transforming a building with a formerly defensive program into one that more opening engages the city

Preservation of a landmarked building and creating a contemporary addition that is historically rooted

The most sustainable approach is to utilize what is existing


Ed Palushock
Associate Principal, Perkins&Will
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16.05 - 16.20
Environmentally Friendly FEVE Fluoropolymer Resins for Powder Coatings

Lower carbon footprint

Contains no solvents

>90% application efficiency


Winn Darden
Business Manager - LUMIFLON® Resins, AGC Chemical
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16.20 - 17.05
Panel Discussion: Supply Chain Optimization: Creating a Seamless Flow to Construction

Creating streamlined and efficient business model of collaboration at project's inception between all stakeholders

Façade deliveries, understanding and mitigating risk

Integrating design and process to deliver the project on schedule, increasing profit margin and environmental benefits

Taking advantage of new technologies such as off-site modular and robotics


Moderator
Laurie Bull
Principal | Senior Project Manager, HOK
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Panelist
Chi Aoyama
Associate Principal, Mithun
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Panelist
Cindy Edens
Executive Vice President & Director of Development, Wright Runstad & Company
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Panelist
Beth Stroshane
Founder and Managing Partner, Applied Building Information
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Panelist
Kris Beason
Senior Director - Delivery and Construction, Sidewalk Labs - Canopy Buildings
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17.05 - 17.10
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference



The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or excuse themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.




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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Fabricators, Government Officials & PMC's. The organizers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.

Image Gallery

Images from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades


Video Gallery

Snippets from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades

  • New York 2021
  • Dubai 2021
  • London 2021
  • Sydney 2019
  • Manchester 2019
  • Singapore 2019

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

A limited number of complimentary seats on first come first serve basis are reserved for Architects, Façade Consultants, Developers, Government Officials, Project Management Consultants, Main Contractors, Sustainability Consultants, Fire Consultants, Façade Contractors, Cost Consultants, etc. The online registration process needs to be followed to attain your entry pass for the event. Please note that the complimentary seats allocation are under the jurisdiction of the organizers. If you are a product/material supplier and intend to attend the conference, there would be a delegate fee of USD 500 applicable per delegate.

The online registration acts as an “Interest” for attending the conference. An internal system evaluates the registrations received and issues the confirmation/entry pass accordingly. The online registration alone DOES NOT stand confirmed without a confirmation/entry pass email from the organizers.

If successfully approved, the confirmation number/pass is sent within 3-4 working days of registration or earlier. It is advisable to check your spam/junk folders as there maybe chances of the email landing in those folders. If you have not received your confirmation within the stipulated timeframe, please write to the organisers/reply on the acknowledgment email to check on the status.

It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay

No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.

The invitation copy from the sponsors DOES NOT qualify as the entry pass. The invite mentions the registration process at the last page. All the recipients of these invitation copies are advised to follow the online registration process to attain their passes to be able to attend the event.

No. If you are not able to attend the conference after receiving your confirmation number/pass you will not be able to transfer the registration to your colleague.

The registrations start at 0800 hrs. The team at the registration desk will be fully equipped with the details of those confirmed to attend. If your registration is confirmed, you will only be asked to quote your registration number and drop your visiting cards at the registration desk to collect your badge and kit.

Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.

The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.

If your firm is on our guest list, then a maximum of 1-4 delegates passes per firm are allocated depending on the firm size. However, the seat allocation is on first come first serve basis.

As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.

Apart from the high standard hygiene protocols and checks from the Grand Hyatt team, we will be implementing the standard operating procedures and guidelines mandated by the local authorities to ensure a safe event. Please refer to the detailed safety precautions at the top of this page.

No. The event will be 100% in-person only.

Yes, 8 AIA HSW CEUs will be credited to the attendees. The delegate must attend in-person for the entire program and sign up at the conclusion with their current AIA membership number to receive the credits.

Venue


Kindly reach the venue on 31st March, 2022 at 8:00 am

Address

Grand Hyatt Seattle, 721 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States

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