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RAIC 2022 Conference on Architecture

 
 
 

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) invites proposals for continuing education sessions and architectural tours, during the RAIC 2022 Conference on Architecture —taking place May 11 to 14, 2022 in Vancouver, BC.  

The program, which is tailored for professional and educational success, will feature high-quality learning opportunities that include interactive content, innovative ideas, and engaging discussions. Participants at all career levels will take away insights, inspiration, and ideas for practical application.  Don’t miss this rewarding opportunity to share your expertise, relevant content, and insight at this exceptional event. We encourage topics and content that are novel, original, and not presented at another event.  

The RAIC continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic via the Public Health Agency of Canada. This event is being planned in a hybrid format with in-person and virtual access, however, it is possible that this plan will need to change based on the evolving pandemic context. Confirmed presenters will be kept up to date with new information as required. Below you will find information and details that will help you submit a proposal through the submission form.  

The RAIC welcomes everyone to the organization. We are committed to equity and justice as well as inclusion across race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability and age and encourages anyone interested to submit a proposal

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Call for Proposals Opens - June 7, 2021 
Call for Proposals Closes – July 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time  
Notification of Final Acceptance – October 1, 2021  
RAIC 2022 Conference on Architecture – May 11 to May 14, 2022 
 
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Proposal Details 

Date and Time
Successful continuing education sessions will be scheduled for in-person presentation on May 12, May 13, or May 14 between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT. Due to the complexity of scheduling, the RAIC will assign the date and time for each continuing education session. Details will be included in notification messages sent to successful proposal contacts.   

In addition to in-person presentation, successful submissions will be asked to record their presentation in April 2022 for inclusion in the virtual portion of the conference. A hybrid model for conference will provide increased accessibility for those who are not otherwise able to attend the in-person event.

Preference will be given to proposals that indicate agreement for both in-person and pre-recorded delivery of the presentation.

Session length

All sessions are 60 minutes in length. A 10-minute Q&A session must be included within the presentation format.   
 
Number of Speakers

Each proposal can have a maximum of two speakers. For submissions with more than one speaker, the first speaker will be identified as the main point of contact. All communication will be sent to the first speaker—and they will be responsible for communicating conference information with the other speaker. Each speaker may identify one email address that they wish to copy on all correspondence. Speakers are welcome to submit more than one proposal.  
 
Conference Session Title and Description

The session title and description should accurately reflect content and include all of the elements listed below. 
 
  • Both the title and description will be published in the program and should stand alone and clearly convey what the presentation will cover.
  • The session title should be a maximum of 100 characters while the session description should be a maximum of 2500 characters
  • Interactive sessions are encouraged. 
  • Proposals should be educational in nature
  • Proposals cannot be promotional in nature. Proposals that are promotional or commercial in nature will not be eligible for consideration.
  • The RAIC may edit the length, clarity, or language in the proposal. 
 
Learning Outcomes

The proposal should clearly outline a minimum of four learning outcomes that provide an advanced level of knowledge relevant to the practice or business of architecture.

The purpose of providing well-written learning outcomes is to set the expectations of the participants for the upcoming session and clearly state what a learner will be able to do upon completion of the session. Learning outcomes are not a restating of the title, the session summary, or the speaker credentials. Learning outcome elements:

  • be clear and concise – keep learning outcomes short and approximately one sentence, they should not be long or complex.
  • begin with the phrase “At the completion of this, participants will be able to...”
  • use  verbs consistent with learning domains (see table 1)
  • avoid words like appreciate, approach, improve and understand
  • must be measurable – a participant can demonstrate what they have learned. 
  • an example of a well written learning outcome is: “At the end of this session, participants will be able to describe why it is important to consider risk in design”  
 
 
Anderson, L. W., & Krathwohl, D. R. (2001). A Taxonomy for learning, teaching and assessing: A revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. New York: Longman.
 
Streams

The RAIC Conference on Architecture has five main streams. Each proposal should focus on one of the following: 
 
History, Heritage, and Culture 
  • Examples include: 
  • Heritage conservation 
  • Adaptive reuse 
  • Adaptive reuse of heritage buildings 
  • Architectural history  
  • Architectural theory
 
Sustainability, Technology, and Construction 
Examples include:
  • Building Envelope DesignResilient design  
  • Thermal performance  
  • Building systems, materials and assembly 
  • Zero-energy buildings
 
Housing, Planning, and Urbanism 
Examples include: 
  • Higher density design  
  • Urban interventions 
  • Mixed-use developments 
  • Urban infrastructure  
 
Health, Safety, and Accessibility 
Examples include:  
  • Universal design 
  • Health and Wellness  
  • Long term care design 
  • Pandemic / Post pandemic design  
  • Fire safety 
 
The Practice and Business of Architecture 
Examples include: 
  • Business development and operations  
  • Firm finances and risk management 
  • Practice methodologies  
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in practice 
 
If a proposed session does not fall within these streams, speakers will have the option to select "Other" and provide an alternative. The RAIC will make the final decision as to which stream a proposal will be included in. 
  
Speaker Biographies

A short biography for each speaker must be included with the proposal. Biographies should be a maximum of 2,500 characters, in narrative form, and finalized as they will appear in the Conference program. The RAIC may edit for length, clarity, or language use. 
 
Headshots

Proposals must include a headshot for each speaker with the following specifications:
  • Format: Either .png or .jpeg 
  • Size: 350px X 420px 
  • Black and white 
  • Rectangular with background space above and to the left and right of the subject (avoid extreme close-ups) 
  • File name: First Name_Last Name

     
Audio-Visual Requirements

Speakers will have access to a standard AV set up for in-person presentations (laptop, projector, screen, HDMI/VGA cables and audio). Room layout will be finalized by the RAIC within 8-weeks of the event.
 
Virtual delivery of the session will take place using a video-conferencing platform provided by the RAIC.
 
Session Recordings

Session recordings will take place in April 2022 and will be organized by the RAIC. Recording dates will be provided with acceptance letters in October 2021.
 
Presentation Materials

Session materials (slide deck, handouts) must be submitted by email no later than April 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. PT. Materials will be reviewed by the RAIC and may be published on the RAIC website and mobile application. A presentation template will be provided to successful applicants. 
 
Selection Process and Evaluation

The RAIC works diligently to ensure the highest quality content and delivery of its continuing education programs, including those presented during the RAIC Conference. Conference proposals will be evaluated by the Conference Continuing Education Program Committee (CCEPC) using a blind review process. Incomplete submissions will not be evaluated. Submissions deemed promotional in nature will not be evaluated. 
 
Submissions are evaluated on the following criteria: 
  • A clear and comprehensive session description; 
  • The subject matter is relevant to the profession of architecture; 
  • Session contributes new information or knowledge on the topic; 
  • Four clearly articulated learning objectives are outlined; 
  • Fit within the overarching programming;

The CCEPC reserves the right to make the final decision for selection for the Conference 2022 program. All submissions are reviewed collectively to realize the best overall program for the conference. Although an individual submission may meet all criteria, it may not be accepted. All applicants will be notified as to the status of the submission (acceptance or non-acceptance) according to the posted timeline.

Speaker Benefits

Travel and accommodation expenses (including a one-night complimentary stay at the Conference hotel) will be reimbursed according to RAIC policy. Details will be provided to accepted speakers in October 2021. These benefits apply to a maximum of two speakers per session. Speakers are  eligible for a complimentary day pass for the day of their presentation and a 50% discount for an All-Access Conference Pass.  The RAIC does not provide financial compensation or honoraria to speakers. 
 
Consent

By submitting a proposal, speakers agree to participate in the RAIC 2022 Conference on Architecture. Participants also understand:  
  • No honorarium or professional fee is provided;
  • The RAIC will record, reproduce, distribute, and broadcast the presentation and any accompanying materials such as slide decks.
  • The RAIC will publish the presentation materials on the RAIC Learning Management System, a secure platform for registered attendees;
  • That they have not infringed any intellectual property rights including using any material or images without permission.;
  • They are responsible for any violation of copyright or other intellectual property rights including any damages or fines.   
  • The RAIC owns rights to the audio / video recording;
  • The RAIC uses the material for educational or promotional purposes;
  • The presentation was, in whole or in part, originally prepared for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Conference on Architecture.    
  • Presenters retain moral rights to be appropriately credited with authorship of the presentation. 
 
More Information

For more information or if you require any assistance, contact conference@raic.org.  
 
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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) invites proposals for unique and informative architectural tours. Proposed tours should seek to engage and educate delegates while showcasing what the city of Vancouver has to offer in terms of new and heritage projects. 
 
Architectural Tours may include buildings, commercial & residential, neighbourhoods, community projects, and any other built spaces. Tours must depart and return to the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (the Conference venue). Due to the overall Conference schedule, only walking tours within a 2 km radius of the conference venue (downtown Vancouver) will be reviewed.

 
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Proposal Details

 
Tour Title and Description

The tour title and description should accurately reflect session content and include all the elements listed below. Both the title and description will be published in the program and should stand-alone and clearly convey what the presentation will cover. Proposals should be educational and cannot be promotional or commercial in nature. The session title should be a maximum of 100 characters while the session description should be a maximum of 2,500 characters. Note that the RAIC may edit the length, clarity, or language in the proposal. The primary tour leader will be notified if edits are requested to a proposal.
 
Date and Time

Successful architectural tours will be scheduled May 12, May 13, or May 14. Tours will be held in two time slots within the Conference program: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Due to the complexity of scheduling, the RAIC will have final decision on the date and time for each architectural tour. Details will be included in notification letters.  
 
Length

Tours are expected to be 1 to 2 hours in duration including the travel time to and from the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (the Conference venue).
 
Number of Participants

Tours must accommodate between 20-25 participants.  
 
Costs

Any costs that are associated with the tour must be clearly outlined in the proposal (e.g. entrance fees).  
 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Submissions will need to clearly indicate need for PPE (e.g. hard hats, construction boots or other equipment). 

 

Accessibility

The RAIC strives to provide safe, inclusive, and accessible events sothat everyone is able to participate. Submissions will need to clearly indicate accessibility features (e.g. barrier-free tour, stairs, etc.) Local tour proposals must confirm they are accessible so that everyone is able to participate.  

 

Number of tour leaders

Each proposal can have a maximum of two tour leaders. For submissions with more than one tour leader, the first tour leader will be identified as the contact. All communication will be sent to the first tour leader—and they will be responsible for communicating conference information with the other tour leader. Each tour leader will have the option to identify an email address they wish to copy on all correspondence. Tour leaders are welcome to submit more than one proposal.  

 

Tour leader biography

A short biography for each tour leader must be provided. Biographies should be a maximum of 2,500 characters, in narrative form and finalized as they will appear in the Conference program. The RAIC may edit for length, clarity, or language use.   

 

Tour leader headshot

Proposals must include a headshot for each speaker with the following specifications: 

  • Format: Either .png or .jpeg 
  • Size: 350px X 420px 
  • Black and white 
  • Rectangular with background space above and to the left and right of the subject (avoid extreme close-ups) 
  • File name: First Name_Last Name
 
Tour promotional image

Proposals must include a high-resolution photo for promotional use with the following specifications: 
  • Format: Either .png or .jpeg 
  • Full colour 
  • Size: at least 100px x 100pm, but no larger than 500px x 500px



Selection Process and Evaluation

The RAIC works diligently to ensure the highest-quality content and delivery of its continuing education programs, including those presented during the RAIC Conference. Conference proposals will be evaluated by the Conference Continuing Education Program Committee using a blind review process. Incomplete submissions will not be evaluated.

Submissions are evaluated on the following criteria: 

  • A clear and comprehensive tour description; 
  • The architectural tour is relevant to the profession of architecture; 
  • The architectural tour contributes new information or knowledge on the topic; 
  • Fit within the overarching programming; 
 
The CCEPC reserves the right to make the final decision for selection for the Conference 2022 program. All submissions are reviewed collectively to realize the best overall program for the Conference. Although an individual submission may meet all criteria, it may not be accepted. All applicants will be notified as to the status of the submission (acceptance or non-acceptance) according to the posted timeline.
 
Tour Leader Benefits

Travel and accommodation expenses (including a one-night complimentary stay at the Conference hotel) will be reimbursed according to RAIC policy. Details will be provided to accepted tour leaders in October 2021. These benefits apply to a maximum of two tour leaders per session. Leaders are also eligible for a complimentary Conference day pass for the day of their presentation or a 25% discount for an All Access Conference Pass. 
The RAIC does not provide financial compensation or honoraria to speakers. 
 
Consent

By submitting a proposal, tour leaders agree to present and participate in the RAIC 2022 Conference on Architecture. Participants also understand:   
  • No honorarium or professional fee is provided;
  • The RAIC will publish any presentation materials on the RAIC learning management system  a secure platform for registered attendees; 
  • They retain moral rights to be appropriately credited with authorship of the tour. 

     

More Information

For more information or if you require any assistance, contact conference@raic.org.  

 
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