Chicago AIA Headquarters - Hotel Monaco | Chicago, Illinois

You are invited to join an elite group of the industry’s most energetic young professionals in an intensive 2 1/2-day event aimed at stimulating your creativity and clarifying your strategic thinking.  You will network and share ideas with other next-generation leaders in the design and construction industry in Chicago, home of world renowned architectural innovation.

In addition to thought-provoking presentations and workshops, U40 Summit II will feature a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field.  Attendees will meet with Cubs' senior facilities consultant Steven Jacobsen, CDP, and Carl Rice, Vice President, Baseball Operations, to dissect the challenges involved with keeping the beloved ballpark up to date.

U40 Summit II is aimed at the key disciplines of the building team: architects, engineers, contractors, owners, developers, as well as all major market segments; health care, education (K-12 and universities), government, and green-building buildings.

Participants will earn up to 8.0 AIA/CES Discovery Learning Units.

Featured Presenter:  Tom Wujec

Autodesk Fellow Tom Wujec will weave his work on Creativity and Visual Innovation (based on his books “Imagine – Design – Create,” “Pumping Ions,” and “Five-Star Mind”) with work he’s currently doing on two books related to “Clarity –Bringing Business Back to Its Senses.”

 Wujec will guide U40 Summit II participants through a series of interactive group activities that will stimulate their creative strategic planning processes through proven visualization techniques: making ideas visible, tangible, and persistent, and thereby building collaboration that yields clarity in problem-solving.

 These exercises will be based on Wujec’s 10 emerging ideation techniques that create strategic, tactical, organizational, and personal development. These techniques are characterized by the 5 C’s: Clear, Concise, Correct, Compelling, and Collaborative.

 Who will attend?

Registration open to the following professionals:

• Current or Past BD+C “40 Under 40” winners (Past winners over age 40 are still eligible).

• Under-40s from BD+C “Giants 300” AEC Firms(“Giants 300” firms may each nominate up two members of staff    (under age  40) who have been recognized as future leaders of their respective companies.)

• Under-40s from BD+C “Building Team Awards” or “Reconstruction Awards” winning firms and BD+C "Best Firms to Work For."

 • Under-40 leaders from design, contractor, and owner/developer firms.

These firms may each nominate up to two under-40 members of staff who have been identified as future leaders of their respective companies.

Registration fee is $425 before September 22, 2012 and $495 thereafter.  Registration fee includes conference, meals and tours.  Attendees are responsible for lodging fees. 



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For more information contact Judy Brociek, Event Manager, Building Design+Construction, 847-954-7943