EDSymposium is the national conference held to further the educational opportunities for SDAâ€™s membership and other practice managers in the A/E/C community. Knowledgeable and eloquent individuals willing to share their expertise and real-world experiences are invited to submit presentation proposals for EDSymposium18. Educational seminars will be presented in all five areas of practice management and leadership. These areas include:
- Office Administration/Information Technology
- Human Resources
- Project Management
This three-day event provides a self-directed, facilitated learning environment in which these topics and other professional challenges facing design firm administrators, managers and principals in the A.E/C industry can be explored in educational session, informal discussions and networking opportunities. Those chosen to speak will be selected because of their ability to inspire, challenge and support the success of the careers and lives of those in attendance.
SDA is seeking innovative applications and solutions to the issues which face design administrators, managers and principals working in a multi-disciplinary, client-centered service profession. Qualified speakers with knowledge relevant to advanced topics are invited to submit their qualifications.
Continuing Education Philosophy. We believe learning is ongoing and not simply the transfer of information from a presenter to a learner. We are actively seeking speakers who possess the following qualities:
- Command of Subject Matter. Speakers will be chosen based on demonstrated expertise in our core Professional Emphasis Group areas.
- Be a Memorable Teacher. Being an expert in the subject is essential, however, speakers should enjoy teaching and be willing and able to create a memorable learning experience for our attendees.
- Effective Interpersonal Skills. Knowing how to reach and react to your audience is a key element of good communication. Presenters should be concerned with what the audience is learning and respond accordingly.
Know a Speaker Who Should be a Presenter at EDSymopsium18? Download our Call for Presentation document here.
Deadline: Call for Speakers proposals are due by December 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm eastern