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Thursday, May 12
 

10:30am

Master Speaker (Richard Louv): The Hybrid Mind

The ultimate multitasking is to live simultaneously in both the digital and physical worlds, using computers to maximize our powers to process intellectual data and natural environments to ignite our senses and accelerate our ability to learn and feel—combining the resurfaced "primitive" powers of our ancestors with the digital speed of our teenagers.

There's no denying the benefits of the Internet. But electronic immersion without a force to balance it creates a hole in the boat, draining our ability to pay attention, think clearly, be productive and creative. To combat these losses, our society seems to look everywhere but the natural domain for the building of better brains.

The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.

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Speakers
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Richard Louv

Author and Journalist, Last Child in the Woods
Richard Louv is the author of eight books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle. Translated into 15 languages and published in 20 countries, his books have helped launch an international movement to connect children... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 3
 
Friday, May 13
 

10:30am

Master Speaker (Rosa Sheng) - Why Equity in Architecture Matters: A New Value Proposition for Sustainable Design

Architectural practice is prone to lose talent to other career paths due to many factors that challenge retention; long hours, low pay, lack of transparency for promotion and work that is misaligned with career goals. Beyond sustainability of the built environment, equitable practice shapes a new value proposition. It supports the retention of human resources, as well as the creation of socially just and ecologically sound environments. The results of the 2014 Equity in Architecture Survey coupled with an interactive discussion will encourage the development of best practices for increasing diversity, expanding career opportunities with socially and environmentally conscious design.

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Speakers
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Rosa Sheng

Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Founder and Chair for Equity by Design and Treasurer of AIA San Francisco. Since the debut of the 2014 Equity in Architecture Survey, Rosa has presented the key findings nationally and abroad including... Read More →


Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Ballroom 3