Oct 11, 2018

Technology, Space & Pedagogy Converge at EDspaces

The industry will be gathering next month at the EDspaces Conference & Expo, the meeting place for professionals who design, equip, and manage creative learning environments that improve student outcomes. Attendees at EDspaces will experience the latest in educational furniture, fixtures, and equipment from nearly 200 leading vendors that can be used throughout the learning environment, over 50 of which are exhibiting for the first time. The EDspaces 2018 exhibit floor features an increase of 10% in reserved exhibit space.

Once again, the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA-CAE) is co-locating its Fall Conference with EDspaces and serving as a valued Knowledge Partner. In addition to our long-standing partnerships with The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, new partnerships were formed in 2018 with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS), the Florida Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (FASCD), the Independent Office Products and Furniture Distributors Association (IOPFDA), and USGBC Florida.

Inspiring keynote speakers will present new ideas on students of the future at plenary sessions during EDspaces. Michael B. Horn will share his thoughts on “A New Architecture for 21st Century Learners” at the Opening Plenary, while the dynamic duo of progressive school leaders Chris Lehmann and Diana Laufenberg will discuss “Creating the Schools We Need” on Thursday morning.

Once again, this year speakers at the Educational Distribution Symposium & Reception on Tuesday, November 6 will inspire top management and sales professionals to reach new levels of service to the educational products marketplace and to work in partnership with their vendors. New for 2018 is pre-conference Learning Lab focusing on the all-important topic of Safety and Security.

The EDspaces Education Committee selected 55 education sessions certified by AIA for continuing education credit with many qualifying for credit from GCBI and IDCEC as well. EDspaces has earned a reputation for “walking the talk” when it comes to educational environments with education sessions taking place in award-winning classrooms designed by leading vendor and architectural firms. These unique learning environments, both on the exhibit floor and in meeting rooms, provide an immersive experience allowing participants to experience firsthand cutting-edge educational spaces.

The following firms were chosen to design classrooms for EDspaces 2018: 

  • Architecture for Education
  • DLR Group
  • MA+ Architecture
  • NorvaNivel + Gould Evans
  • OnPoint Innovative Learning Environments
  • Van Auken Akins Architects

Seven tour sites provide experiential learning opportunities and showcase the best educational facilities in the Tampa Bay area. K-12 and higher ed tours were planned by our local team of architects and school officials on the EDspaces Committee.

Register today at www.ed-spaces.com

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