What do past attendees say about the Design Matters Conference?
“As a first timer to AAO, just knowing there are other organizations out there is so valuable to us. The resources available are endless. Each person’s story – accomplishments and struggles – was a learning experience.”
Florida Foundation for Architecture
“Of all the organizations I'm involved with, of all the conferences I go to, this is by far my favorite group of people. It's just a great mix of educators, designers, managers... all with the right vision.”
Assistant Director, Student Life
Harvard Graduate School of Design
“Made a connection with the AIA Foundation who wants to hear more about a new initiative we're working on.”
Learning by Design: Massachusetts
“I met new peers at Design Center Pittsburgh and Chicago Architecture Foundation and we spoke a lot about Twitter and Facebook strategies – all very helpful information.”
Mary Beth Woiccak
Assistant Director, Programs
Rice Design Alliance
"By creating a forum for sharing information and support, the AAO has created a community out of what was a field of disconnected individual agencies. That makes each of us stronger, more secure, and ultimately more effective at what we do."
Immediate Past Director
Cranbrook Academy of Art