2016 Pacific West Regional Conference


Informal Learning [atmospheres and experiences]

October 20-21, 2016 Tempe & Scottsdale, Arizona

Hosted by The Design School-Arizona State University & Scottsdale Community College

The regional conference seeks to foster synergies among design educators and other allied scholars and practitioners who are eager to rethink the field’s relationship to informal learning experiences and atmospheres.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, Oct. 19
arrival in Phoenix, Arizona
optional evening lecture at ASU: Joey Shimoda FAIA, FIIDA SHIMODA DESIGN GROUP

Thursday, Oct. 20: Arizona State University Design School
09:00   coffee and greetings
           creativity in practice
11:00   Will Heywood, Psychologist + Assistant Clinical Professor
           finding one’s genius
12:00   catered lunch on site / tour of facilities including ASU University College Commons tour with Architekton
1:00     Scholarship Presentations
2:30     afternoon tour: Eddie Jones Studio and Residence
evening: performance cooking “sugo” and dinner at Monark Showroom

Friday, Oct. 21: Scottsdale Community College
09:00   coffee and greetings
09:30   Scholarship Presentations
11:00   Sonja Bochart, IIDA, LEED AP BD&C
           biophilic inspired design
11:30   sponsored lunch on site / tour of facilities
12:30   afternoon tours
           biophilic inspired Keystone Montessori School
           Bruder Library
optional: Night Lights Tour at Taliesin West ($40, not included in conference costs, must confirm by September 29)

Saturday, Oct. 22: OPTIONAL trips, each approx. 2 hours from Phoenix
1. Biosphere 2 tour with potential visit to Rick Joy studio— $40 for transport and entry
2. Sedona day trip for hiking and fall colors — on your own


Member: $130
Non-Member: $155
Student: $60
One-day Member: $100
One-day Non-Member: $125
One-day Student: $30


Conference Hotel - Expires Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Courtyard Tempe Downtown
601 South Ash Avenue
Tempe  AZ  85281
Room Rates: $156 (Includes Complimentary Parking)
Book your group rate for IDEC Pacific West Regional Conference Room Block
Or call Marriott reservation line at 1-800-228-9290 and reference IDEC Pacific West Regional Conference Room Block
The Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 14.07%) in effect at the time of check out.
*Please note check in time is 3:00 PM and Check out time is 12:00 PM

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our Annual Sponsors

Visionary Partners
Premier Partners
Regional Sponsors

For further opportunities , please contact Kelly Smykal at ksmykal@idec.org or 847-686-2323.

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