The rapid advancement of technology paired with globalization and an uncertain future is disrupting how we will work and live. We must leverage new skills as architects and allied professionals to maintain relevance.

Join us for AIASF NEXT/EVOLUTION on June 1+2 as the forum for this vital conversation, and spend two days learning and networking with the AEC industry's best and brightest to form the roadmap that will help us EVOLVE as professionals.

Hosted in San Francisco, a city recognized as a leading hub for innovative design leaders and thinkers, AIASF NEXT is a great opportunity to hone your cutting-edge ideas, projects, and practices that will impact the next generation of the architecture and design profession as well as the future of the built environment.


From Thursday's "Many Paths Home" Symposium on Homelessness and Opening Night Party at California College of the Arts (CCA)  to a full-day of educational programming and networking opportunities on Friday at the San Francisco Art Institute, AIASF NEXT/EVOLUTION will offer 17 inspirational and informative sessions on what's NEXT in the built environment, led by more than 50 of the nation's leading experts in design, business, and technology.

John Cary is a connector, writer, speaker, and curator focused on social change, with an emphasis on design for the public good.

Kicking off the Friday full-day, multi-track conference is John Cary as keynote. John is a strategist for the $1,000,000 TED Prize, a session co-host for the annual TEDWomen conference, and a frequent coach for TED speakers. John is also an adviser to Aspen Global Health & Development, a member of the IDEO.org Advisory Board, a global advisory board member of Possible Health in rural Nepal, and a member of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB)‘s Design Council.


​John is currently completing his second book, Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone, focused on the dignifying power of design, due to be published in Fall 2017 by Island Press with a foreword by Melinda Gates.

CLICK HERE for more information on the confirmed speakers for AIASF's NEXT/EVOLUTION conference.



“I enjoyed networking, feeling a part of the community, and getting excited about what each of us has to offer.”

“Many Paths Home” is a half-day symposium with the Mayor's Office on Homelessness, homeless care advocates, and design professionals to educate attendees on the state of Homelessness in San Francisco, how good design can play an import role in response homelessness, and how the design community can get more involved to help solve one of the city’s great challenges.

Thursday's sessions will take place at California College of Arts, and will culminate with the Thursday Evening Opening Night Party. 

CLICK HERE to check out Thursday's sessions and speakers. 


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