NOMA Conference Begins Today

The 36th International Conference and Exposition of the National Organization of Minority Architects begins today in Washington D.C. and runs through October 4th. There will be workshops and seminars for professionals and students, a jury of professional designs, a student design competition, and an exhibit entitled "2% Women of Color," highlighting that population of the architecture profession.

NOMA's aims and objectives include:

- Fostering communication and fellowship among minority architects;

- Fighting discrimination and other selection policies used by public and private sector clients to unfairly restrict minority architects' participation in design and construction;

- Acting as a clearing house for information and maintaining a roster of practitioners;

- Promoting the design and development of living, working, and recreational environments of the highest quality;

- Speaking with a common voice on public policy;

- Working with local, state, and national governments on issues affecting the physical development of neighborhoods and communities;

- Being an effective source of motivation and inspiration for minority youth.

Visit the NOMA website for more information.


Make Time for Networking - October 1-15

October.01 - Building Component Manufacturers Conference (Denver, CO)

October.01 - METALCON International (Baltimore, MD)

October.02 - RealShare Apartments (Los Angeles, CA)

October.02 - Green Design + Conference (Atlanta, GA)

October.02 - National Organization of Minority Architects Conference (Washington, DC)

October.05 - Professional Builder Benchmark and AVID Leadership Conference (Phoenix, AZ)

October.05 - Women Construction Owners & Executives Mid-Year Meeting (Kansas City, MO)

October.05 - The 33rd Annual Design Management Conference (Ogunquit, ME)

October.07 - Architectural Record Innovation 2008 (New York, NY)

October.11 - Display & Design Ideas Leadership Forum (Las Vegas, NV)

October.11 - International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Fall Symposium (Dallas, TX)

October.12 - Construction Management Association of America National Conference & Trade Show (San Francisco, CA)

October.12 - Society of Fire Protection Engineers Professional Development Conference & Expo (Charlotte, NC)

October.13 - Multifamily Executive Conference (Las Vegas, NV)

October.13 - Solar Power International (San Diego, CA)

October.14 - Institute of Real Estate Management Business and Governance Meetings (Chicago, IL)

October.15 - RealShare San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

October.15 - 22nd Annual University of Michigan-Urban Land Institute Real Estate Forum (Grand Rapids, MI)

October.15 - IFMA World Workplace 2008 Conference & Expo (Dallas, TX)

October.15 - Commercial Real Estate Women Convention (Houston, TX)

October.15 - StonExpo 2008 (Las Vegas, NV)

October.15 - Marble Institute of America Annual Meeting (Las Vegas, NV)

See the B.I.R. Calendar for more networking opportunities.