Orlando, Fla. - Administrators, educators, architects, designers and engineers in both K-12 and higher education will meet face-to-face today when the all-new 2013 Learning Environments conference and expo event kicks off at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Learning Environments runs through Thursday and attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 11.5 AIA Continuing Education Hours by attending the full conference program. Formerly the School and College Building Expo, Learning Environments has been re-energized to fully integrate the latest in education and construction trends including ideas in sustainability, adaptive reuse, programming and design.
The 2013 Learning Environments conference features opening keynote session speaker Matt Kaplan, author of ScholarScribe.com. He has been one of the voices behind science and technology stories in The Economist for years. His articles frequently wind up in National Geographic, Scientific American, Nature and New Scientist. Kaplan will speak Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in Room SA1. Other distinguished keynote speakers include Dr. David Sousa, award-winning educational consultant and Anne P, Taylor, Ph.D., Hon. AIA, and Regents Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico.
New for 2013 are poster sessions presenting unique, cost effective solutions for a wide variety of facility administrator's, architect's and designer's needs. Poster sessions will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall. At the conclusion of the Thursday Keynote, Learning Environments will be raffling a full conference registration to the upcoming Learning Environments conference in Boston this July 29-31, a $695 value. Also new this year, all attendees will have an opportunity to win a $50 American Express gift card at the conclusion of each Learning Environments Theater Session held Wednesday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall.
Learning Environments' attendees have the opportunity to become more involved with members of the AIA Advisory Group by attending the AIA CAE Winter Breakfast meeting Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. in Room S210B. Finally, the annual Learning Environments Reception, one of Learning Environments' most popular events, will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Room S210A.
Learning Environments also offers a chance to explore additional areas of technology and its application to schools and campuses through its co-location with FETC. Known worldwide for its outstanding program, FETC provides educators, administrators, deans, curriculum designers, media specialists and technology directors the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum.
The Learning Environments/FETC Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Reception will be held this evening at 5:30 p.m., giving attendees a chance to speak with representatives from a wide variety of participating companies along with access to cutting-edge technologies influencing the landscape of education.
For more information on Learning Environments 2013, including a detailed list of sessions, presenters, exhibitors, events and registration information, visit www.lexxpo.com.
Learning Environments is a part of 1105 Media, Inc, a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets.
About 1105 Media
1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, Calif., with primary offices throughout the U.S. and more than 350 employees. The company was formed in April 2006 by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications and President and CEO Neal Vitale. 1105 Media, Inc. provides integrated business-to-business information and media to qualified professionals in the public, academic and private sectors focusing on technology, products, policy, regulation and news delivered through an assortment of media, including print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences, executive summits and trade shows; training and courseware; and web-based services. The markets served by these offerings include Government, Education, Network & Enterprise Computing, Business Intelligence, Office Equipment, Industrial Health & Safety, Compliance, Security, Environmental Protection, Water & Wastewater and Home Medical Equipment.
Note: Media representatives interested in attending and covering FETC 2013 must register on-site in room S220D of the Orange County Convention Center. FETC 2013 will feature an on-site Press Room where registered media representatives can schedule interviews, work stories or just relax. The FETC Press Room will be open Tuesday, Jan. 29 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.); Wednesday, Jan. 30 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.); and Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Media representatives are required to register and will not be admitted into any FETC venues without a badge issued by FETC press staff. There is no cost for media registration.