Registration is open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference, to be held in Indianapolis, June 1-4. AAMA members can save $50 by registering online. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is May 14, at a special reduced rate of $149.
The conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth Watson's address on the future of the Americans with Disabilities Act principles and design. In her presentation, “Moving from ADA to Universal Design: A Road Map,” Watson will cover designers’ and manufacturers’ desires to move to the next level of inclusion, using the principles of Universal Design. She will focus on creating a workflow for integrating UD principles and design into products. Watson has worked with people with disabilities for more than 24 years and has specialized in higher education for the past 14. She currently serves as the director of the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin.
For the first time, AAMA is offering an event app, available soon for Apple and Android devices. Members are encouraged to download this app prior to the event as a way to keep up to date, as well as gain access to the conference schedule, agendas, map, etc. This year’s AAMA scholarship winners will be announced and recognized during lunch on Tues., June 3.Click here for more event information and to register