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2016 OAA Annual Conference

ConEd - Call for Proposals

The OAA Annual Conference is a 4-day interdisciplinary forum that brings together Ontario Architects, interns, and other allied professionals. It is comprised of Continuing Education sessions, panel presentations, architectural tours, and social events.

The OAA Conference is an opportunity for Ontario Architects to acquire new knowledge that contributes to their expertise and general understanding. This learning is future-oriented and goes beyond immediate application; rather it attempts to facilitate the professionals’ capacity to plan and undertake new challenges.

The OAA invites you to submit a proposal to speak at the OAA Conference in the Continuing Education stream. While traditional learning environments in a classroom seating or round table seating are the expected norm, alternate forms of delivery may be acceptable. This could include interactive work shops and discussion groups, a combination of lecture and walking tour in the community, or other forms of interactive delivery that provide stimulating venues to expand and enhance architect’s knowledge.

Call for Proposals Timeline

August  20, 2015       Call for Proposals is open
November 9, 2015     Call for Proposals is closed
November 19, 2015   Proposals are reviewed by the OAA ConEd
December 11, 2015   Selected proposals are presented to Council
January 2016            Selected speakers are notified
May 11 - 13, 2016      OAA Conference 2016

Continuing Education Proposals Evaluation Process

The Continuing Education Committee is looking for sessions that are: 

  • educational in nature i.e. structured and designed as a learning activity with clearly stated learning objectives;
  • current i.e. must reflect the current status of the topic(s) addressed;
  • factual, and unbiased; must not endorse any specific product(s) or service(s);
  • focused on subject matters that are of interest to Ontario Architects;
  • based on best practices and latest research in a given field;
  • 1.5 hours, 3 hours, or 6 hours in length.

Continuing Education Proposals will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Subject matter is clear and concise; it is relevant to the profession of architecture and applicable to the conference theme;
  • It is evident that the educational session will contribute new information, knowledge or insights on the subject matter proposed;
  • The learning objectives of the educational session are clearly outlined and indicate a thorough and logical analysis of the issue under discussion;
  • The delivery method and program format are both feasible and suitable for achieving the stated learning objectives;
  • Speakers assigned have appropriate experience and qualifications with respect to the subject matter addressed;
  • Evidence of other successful speaking engagements is demonstrated for all participating speakers.

OAA Continuing Education Speakers’ Benefits

  •  Networking and educational opportunities;
  • Complimentary tickets to select Conference social events;
  • Compensated travel to the Conference;
  • Complimentary accommodation at the Conference designated hotel.

Continuing Education Proposals Instructions

Please complete the following form and forward to (subject line: OAA Conference 2016), as well as 2 reference letters from previous speaking engagements. Applicants may be contacted for further information if necessary.

2016 Call for Proposal - Presenter & Proposal Information