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Civic Leadership in Times of Crisis

3:00 – KEYNOTE – Jahmal Cole My Block, My Hood, My City

3:30 – Mayors Panel Discussion—Leading Cities (through) Crisis 30 minute panel, 10-15 Q/A LIVE

4:15 – Entertainment break (Jambalaya Jazz)

4:30   State of the State Update (live) – AIA IL update SP/ Senator Harmon

5:00 – pre-recorded—Andrea Aggertt Arch of Capitol Recorded Tour of the capitol and Q&A The tour is 30 minutes

5:30 – PechaKucha hosted by Peter Exley

Building for Net Zero in Illinois

8:30 Laura BNIM is our keynote kicking off Friday followed by Net Zero Panel

9:15 Break (Music by Freddie and Eddie)

9:30 Net Zero Panel moderated by Jose Rodrigues

Panelists: Lois Vitt Sale, Jonathan Tallman from Dewberry, Kevin Roth, AIA, Todd Rusk SEDAC

10:30 Virtual tour on 8/31 of the Fulton District in Chicago

11:00 Breakouts

Green Incentives


Available Tax Credits

12:00 Short break (Grab your lunch)

12:30 Lunch Keynote— Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Suárez, AIA Dean at UIUC

1:15 Break

1:30 Breakouts

National Issues (Building after a Pandemic) Rachel Minnery and ??


Economic Updates with Kermit Baker – recorded for AIAU (30 minutes) RECORDED followed by LIVE Q &A

2:30 Break (Raffles/Member talents/Sponsor break)

2:45 Breakouts

Women’s Leadership Edge speaker: Racial Bias–Look at course offerings for a possible session RECORDED followed by LIVE Q &A


Maurice Cox–Invest in South/West RECORDED followed by LIVE Q &A

3:45 Break

4:00 Closing Social or Virtual Tour (Your Pick)

McHenry Brewery tour


Virtual Tour with Mike Jackson (confirmed) Jack Baker Studio and Erlanger House RECORDED

With Special guest—expert on Baker

4:30 Closing