Events

Upcoming

San Diego, BC

| La Valencia Hotel

GDA member firms will explore critical issues surrounding the designed & built environment during our Spring Symposium. The semi-annual symposium of the Global Design Alliance, hosted by DPR, is an intimate gathering where firm leaders from across North America collaborate on topics relating to the AEC industry and the strategic practice of our firms.

Efforts have been taken to reduce the carbon associated with the event.

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San Antonio Symposium 2023

| San Antonio, TX

GDA member firms will explore critical issues surrounding the built environment during our Spring Symposium. The semi-annual symposium of the Global Design Alliance, hosted by Lake Flato, is an intimate gathering where firm leaders from across North America collaborate to seize opportunities and tackle challenges related to the AEC industry and the strategic practice of our firms.

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Vancouver, BC 2023

| Vancouver Convention Center

GDA member firms will explore critical issues surrounding the built environment during our Fall Symposium. The semi-annual symposium of the Global Design Alliance, hosted by DIALOG and EcoAmmo, is an intimate gathering where firm leaders from across North America collaborate on topics relating to the AEC industry and the strategic practice of our firms.

This event will place an emphasis on indigenous reconciliation relating to our industry and efforts have been taken to reduce the carbon associated with the event. The event will be held on the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and has been stewarded by them since time immemorial.

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New York Symposium 2022

| New York, NY

GDA member firms gather in New York this fall for four days of service, inspiration, learning, sharing and conversation. The symposium will focus on the ongoing changes happening in all aspects of our organizations—from leadership and governance to innovative investment strategies to the work our clients are asking for. Industry leaders come together for deep and meaningful learning and discussion on best practices and leading edge thinking within the built environment.

Seattle Symposium

| Seattle, WA

GDA member firms will explore critical issues surrounding the built environment during our Fall Symposium. The semi-annual symposium of the Global Design Alliance, hosted by LMN Architects, is an intimate gathering where firm leaders from across North America collaborate to seize opportunities and tackle challenges related to the AEC industry and the strategic practice of our firms.

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Spring Symposium 2021

| The Home Office

We come together to think boldly and build back better.

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Virtual Symposium

| The Home Office

We come together to seek understanding; prepare to pivot; and to connect for the future.

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New York Symposium

| New York, NY

People & practice; designing for resiliency.

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Minneapolis Symposium

| Minneapolis, MN

Gender parity, ethnic & racial diversity, local resources & talent, and “green practices”. The fall symposium brings a debate on integration, trends in construction law, discussion on the Climate Change Emergency and workshops surrounding leadership behaviors & core values, BD collaborations, and diversity, equity & inclusion.

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Los Angeles Symposium

| Los Angeles, CA

Change, relevance & expansion.

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Dallas Symposium

| Dallas, TX

Resilience, disruption, and convergence.

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Toronto Symposium

| Toronto, On

Manifestations of sustainability.

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Washington Symposium

| Washington, DC

The way forward | politics and practice in an uncertain future.

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Portland Symposium

| Portland, OR

The discussion: our people & practice; evolution of collaboration and the future of technology.

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Vancouver, BC 2023

GDA member firms will explore critical issues surrounding the built environment during our Fall Symposium. The semi-annual symposium of the Global Design Alliance, hosted by DIALOG and EcoAmmo, is an intimate gathering where firm leaders from across North America collaborate on topics relating to the AEC industry and the strategic practice of our firms.

This event will place an emphasis on indigenous reconciliation relating to our industry and efforts have been taken to reduce the carbon associated with the event. The event will be held on the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and has been stewarded by them since time immemorial.

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