Speaking Engagements

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Recent Speaking Engagements

Year

Speaking Engagement

Staff

2021

Presenter: "Living In History: Tiger Senior Living," AIA Chicago

Heidi Wang

2021

Presenter: "Unsung Design: How the Personal Became the Professional," AIA Chicago

Heidi Wang

2021

Presenter: Accessibility Training seminar for ARCO / Murray

Michelle Sablack

2021

Moderator for Illinois Housing Council's Career Panel Discussion as part of the Emerging Leaders Network

Heidi Wang

2021

Panel discussion presenter: "Chicago Architect Presents New Chicago Housing," AIA Chicago

Elizabeth Godbold

2021

Presenter: The use of Archicad in the Ravenswood Senior Living project, Graphisoft's Midwest Virtual User Group

Albert Wang

2021

Presenter: "This is Home; Making Home in Affordable Senior Living Communities," AIA Chicago Design for Aging Knowledge Committee

Jane Sloss

2021

Presenter: "This is Home; Making Home in Affordable Senior Living Communities," Environments for Aging Conference, Chattanooga, TN

Jane Sloss

2020

Moderator for "Achievements in Design and Construction" panel at the Illinois Housing Council's Illinois Affordable Housing Forum

Heidi Wang

2020

Featured Speaker: Housing Action Illinois 2020 Housing Matters! Conference

Heidi Wang

2020

Presenter & Panelist, University of Illinois at Chicago Summer Symposium on Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (SEES)

Michelle Sablack

2019

Presenter: "Adaptive Reuse for Revitalization", Illinois Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing

Todd Wiltse

2018

Panelist: IHDA/IHC IL Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing, Chicago, IL, "Designing Housing for Independent Seniors"

Heidi Wang

2018

Jury Member: UIUC Healthcare Design Studio, Chicago, IL, Midterm Reviews

Heidi Wang

2018

Presenter: Lunchtime Lecture Series, Universal Design Principles

Heidi Wang

2018

Presenter: "Models for Affordable Housing Scattered Site Developments: Two Case Studies and Perspectives", Housing Matters! Conference

Elizabeth Godbold

2017

Presenter: Pecha Kucha, Auburn University Studio Soup Roast, Newburn, AL

Jane Sloss

2017

Panel Moderator: Health in Housing Panel, Illinois Governor's Conference

Jane Sloss

2017

"Dementia Care Slumber Party: Observations from Overnight Stays", Environments for Aging conference, Las Vegas, NV

Todd Wiltse Heidi Wang

2017

Panelist: AIA Northeast Illinois Panel Annual Meeting - Best Practices for Senior Living Design and Future Trends, Naperville, IL

Heidi Wang

2016

Senior Housing Real Estate Conference "Segmented Solutions in Market" panel discussion, Chicago, IL

Todd Wiltse

2016

"Healthy Communities: The Intersection of Healthcare and Housing", Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing, Chicago, IL

Todd Wiltse

2016

CMAP Panelist - On To 2050 Big Ideas Forum "Designing the Future: Gen X and Millennials in 2050", Chicago, IL

Heidi Wang

2016

Charrette facilitator: Lifetime Design Charette - Enterprise Communities Partners

Heidi Wang

2016

Speaker & Participant: 3rd Annual Senior Living Design Symposium

Heidi Wang

2015

"Prairie Crossing at Twenty", Liberty Prairie Preserve panel discussion with Blair Kamin, Grayslake, IL

Todd Wiltse

2015

Senior Housing Real Estate Conference "Segmented Solutions & Trends" panel discussion, Chicago, IL

Todd Wiltse

2015

Co-presenters: "Design Evolution: Collaborative Design for a New Model of Memory Care", Environments for Aging conference, Baltimore, MD

Todd Wiltse Heidi Wang

2015

Session presenter: IHDA/IHC IL Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing - "Out of the box: Evidence Informed Design", Chicago, IL

Heidi Wang

2015

Artist Talk & Exhibit: This is Home, Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL

Jane Sloss

2014

"Green LIHTC Forum" Green Affordable Housing Coalition, Washington, D.C.

Mike Jerabek

2014

"Healthy Communities: Trends in Design and the Correlation Between Health and the Built Environment", Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing, Chicago, IL

Todd Wiltse

2014

Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker: "Aging in Space", North Shore Senior Center; Skokie, IL

Heidi Wang

2014

Guest lecturer: "Therapeutic Landscapes", University of Illinois, School of Architecture

Heidi Wang

2014

"What Works: Applying Evidence-Based Design to Supportive Housing Models," Center for Supportive Housing (CSH) Conference, Champaign, IL

Michelle Sablack

2013

"Cost Containment Strategies" Illinois Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing, Chicago, IL

Mike Jerabek

2013

Environments for Aging Conference - "Breathing new life into legacy buildings" - New Orleans, LA

Todd Wiltse Heidi Wang

2013

Speaker and Session Moderator: IHDA/IHC IL Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing - "Evidence based design - Implications for Affordable Housing Development", Chicago, IL

Heidi Wang

2012

"Green Building Certification for Affordable Housing" Illinois Housing Council Conference, Chicago, IL

Mike Jerabek

2012

"Energy Efficient, Cost-Effective", Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing, Chicago, IL

Todd Wiltse

2012

Educator Salon: "Skyscraper: Exploring Art and Architecture", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Jane Sloss

2012

Workshop presenter: "Seeing is Believing: Participatory Design Methods for Urban Farmers", Growing Power International Urban & Small Farm Conference, Milwaukee, WI

Jane Sloss

2011

Brown Bag Artist Talk: Architects Doing Other Things, Chicago, IL

Jane Sloss

2011

Session Presenter: "Lighting for Seniors", Leading Age Annual Meeting (Formally LSN)

Heidi Wang

2011

Session Chair and Presenter: "Environmental Changes That Improve the Quality of Long Term Care", GSA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

Heidi Wang

2011

"Supportive Living Success: Training for Providers and Reviewers - Sustainability in Environments for Aging Adults: Lesson Learned from the Grace Project", Life Services Network / Illinois Nurses Association

Todd Wiltse

2010

"Incorporating Renewable Energy & Green Building into Affordable Housing," IHDA Governor's Conference, Chicago, IL

Mike Jerabek

2010

"Lean Project Delivery" Life Services Network Annual Convention, Chicago, IL

Mike Jerabek

2010

Tour presenter: Architecture for Change Summit, Chicago, IL

Jane Sloss

2008

"Building Sustainable Mixed-Use Developments," Chicago, IL

Mike Jerabek

2008

"Why Build Green?" Lorman Education Services, Naperville, IL

Mike Jerabek

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