ACX 2019: Inclusive Design in Our Communities 5.5 HSW

ACX 2019 Keynote speaker is Christine Hallquist
Registration is now officially open for the sixth annual ACX19 - Vermont's Architecture and Construction Expo - organized by AIAVT and the Vermont Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). This year's theme is "Inclusive Design in Our Communities."

5.5 HSW credits total

Register Here.

New This Year: 
ACX Community Outreach Design Charrette (3 LU|HSW)
We're shifting the format this year, with the afternoon portion of the conference being focused on a design charrette, in which attendees will be divided into teams to work on ideas and input for real problems proposed by VT towns, non profits, and community groups. 
Eight project proposals will be distributed among attendees, who will be divided into teams to focus on their assigned project. The received proposals include the following:
  • Assistance with the visioning of a Tiny House community intended to provide a solution to homelessness by the Addison County Housing Coalition

  • The creation of a community space and library for the town of Moretown

  • A request for help with design identity from the city of Vergennes for use in their master plan

  • Visioning for a more welcoming and useful Mint Makerspace for Rutland

  • The creation of a community center on a restored 1798 farmhouse in Pittsford Village

  • Better and broader uses for the Enosburg Opera House as a community space

  • Prospective improvements to the Enosburg Historical Society museum and caboose

  • Input on the renovation of an existing town garage in Northfield to be used as a food and clothing shelf

Keynote: Christine Hallquist
Presentation: Being Humanitarian in the Era of Climate Change (1 LU | HSW)
Bio: A leader in creating solutions to climate change, developer of the electric grid of the future, the first transgender CEO in the nation to transition on the job, and the first major party candidate in the nation who is transgender. Today, Christine is the CEO of a new company Cross Border Power located in Quebec. The mission of Cross Border Power is to offer renewable power to industry and consumers at competitive rates that effectively uses storage technology. Cross Border Power provides enabling technology for micro-grids within the context of a North American solution to climate change.
Panel Discussion: (1.5 LU | HSW)
A Panel Discussion will be facilitated by Jill Pable, Professor of Interior Design and Architecture, Florida State University and Leader of the non profit, Design Resources for Homelessness. Panelists will include: Meagan E Tuttle, AICP, Comprehensive Planner, City of Burlington Department of Planning & Zoning, Kelly Stoddard Poor, Associate State Director, AARP Vermont. 
Event Details:
This day long event features AIA Learning Units, access to the exhibitor hall, and peer-networking opportunities throughout the event. Breakfast, coffee, snacks, and lunch are all provided as part of your admission.
  • 7:30 – 8:30: Breakfast, Registration, and Expo Hall
  • 8:30 – 9:30: Keynote: Christine Hallquist (1 HSW)
  • 9:30 – 10:15: Exposition Open (Coffee Break)
  • 10:15 – 11:45: Session 1: Panel Discussion (1.5 HSW)
  • 12:00 – 12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:30: Exhibitor Time
  • 1:30 – 4:30: ACX Community Outreach Design Charrette (3 HSW)
  • 4:30 – 6:00: Cocktail Reception & Exhibitor Time

Details on the schedule, speakers and sessions at ACXVT.COM