The AIA and ACSA are collaborating to increase public and professional awareness of environmental, community and technical research for housing. The ACSA/AIA Housing Research Webinar Series will provide free online continuing education for faculty, students, architects, architectural interns and others that will support evidence-based practice in housing and community development. Proposals are being accepted through March 1 for the series of webinars that will be offered in April-December (no webinars in July, August)

Proposals are sought for presentations that address primary-source, experimental, applied, or translational research. Examples of areas of interest include but are not limited to healthy homes, sustainable construction, international practice, and community engagement.

The one-AIA-learning-unit webinars will be offered online through the GoToMeeting platform, with slides presented on screen and audio over the telephone. Each moderated presentation will feature one or two speakers for approximately 35 minutes, followed by a live question-and-answer period. Webinars typically attract 400-500 participants. The webinar will also be available on the AIA’s YouTube channel.

 A $500 honorarium from the AIA Housing Knowledge Community will be offered for each presentation.

Proposals will be peer-reviewed using the following criteria:

• Quality of the research 
• Applicability to practice or policy
• Previous experience of presenters
• Quality of graphic images
• Content addresses health, safety and/ or welfare in architecture

Submit the following information in PDF format:

• Name and contact information for presenters – indicate prime contact
• Biosketch or resume for presenters (1 page maximum)
• Learning Objectives – 4
• Summary – 150 words max
• Sample slides – 10 max

Up to 6 proposals will be selected for development.

Selected presenters will also be required to submit the following:

• Photograph of speakers
• PowerPoint Presentation
• AIA waiver

Schedule
January 11 Release RFP
March 1 Applications Due
March 22 Finalists Announced

Contact: Submit proposals and questions to Michael Monti, ACSA executive director, mmonti@acsa-arch.org, 202.785.2324 x 7.