Thursday, June 3, 2010

NFRC to Exhibit at AIA Convention in Miami

NFRC will be exhibiting during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2010 National Convention and Design Exposition at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Thursday, June 10 - Saturday, June 12.

The AIA has chosen the theme, “Design for the New Decade” for the convention. According to the convention Website, AIA believes that as a new decade begins in the 21st century, architects and design professionals continue to navigate through a difficult economic climate while rising to the challenges of creating livable communities and contemplating how the next ten years could revise the traditional ways that they practice architecture.

Educational Opportunities

During the convention, there will be more than 200 program offerings, including pre-convention workshops, theme presentations, and exposition education. Topics will include business planning, business development, marketing, zero net energy design, and building codes.

Additionally, the AIA Miami has extended learning opportunities beyond the convention center by arranging more than 70 educational tours that explore the diversity of the city’s architecture.

Convention Hours

The exhibit hall will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11. It will also be open from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 12.

The AIA expects approximately 800 exhibitors to be on its floor when the doors open.

If you are attending the convention, be sure to visit NFRC at booth #1001. We look forward to answering your questions about our activities and programs.