AI.24 CONFERENCE LINE UP

AI.24 features a full range of engaging topics across 3 tracks.

OPENING KEYNOTE: 9:15 AM

Erin Bradner, Ph.D.

Director of Strategic Foresight, Autodesk Inc.

Erin Bradner, Ph.D., is the Director of Strategic Foresight at Autodesk Inc in San Francisco. Her work helps organizations navigate change, seize opportunities, and mitigate risk. Erin helped found the Generative Design initiative at Autodesk and directed the Robotics Lab prior to her current role. She has led strategic research partnerships with the U.S. Livermore National Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. Erin has led hundreds of research projects over the course of her career – a common thread across them being to amplify innovation through intelligent and actionable foresight. Erin has published academic papers with collaborators at Autodesk, the University of California, and IBM Research. She is a co-author on patents in advanced design, has been recognized for lasting impact in the field of Human Computer Interaction, holds a PhD in Information & Computer Science, and is an Adjunct Professor in Strategic Foresight at the California College of the Arts.

CLOSING KEYNOTE: 4:30 PM

Barry Katz

Emeritus Professor, California College of the Arts

Barry Katz was educated at McGill University in Montréal, the London School of Economics, and holds a doctorate from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is Emeritus Professor of Industrial and Interaction Design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and formerly Adjunct Professor in the Design Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Stanford University. As IDEO Fellow Barry worked for more than 20 years with the world’s leading design and innovation consultancy, and continues to consult with governments, companies, and academic institutions worldwide. He is the author of eight books and his writings on design as a strategy of innovation have appeared in many academic, professional, and popular journals. His current interests include postwar reconstruction in Ukraine and the post-pandemic workplace in Silicon Valley.

2030 COMMITMENT: WHERE ARE WE? CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Gwen Fuertes, AIA, LEED AP BD+C,

Senior Associate, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Dalton Ho,

Regional Sustainable Design Leader, Associate, Perkins&Will

Shruti Kasarekar, LEED BD+C, ASHRAE BEMP, BEAP,

Director, Atelier Ten

CARBON + CONCRETE: REDUCTION POTENTIAL

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Vanna Whitney, AIA, CGBP,

Principal, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Jeffrey Zhang, SE,

Associate, KPFF

DECARBONIZATION ON A CAMPUS LEVEL

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Asim Tahir,

Director, Energy & Carbon, Google

OPTIMIZING FOR EXPERIENCE AND CARBON WITH MASS TIMBER

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

SERA Architects

NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER: LESSONS LEARNED FROM A HIMALAYAN JOURNEY

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Lynn Simon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Certified Coach,

Principal + West Sustainability Services Lead, Arup

OVERCOMING RACIAL AND CULTURAL BIAS IN ARCHITECTURE

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Rubin Quarcopoome,

Designing in Color

Christopher Locke,

Designing in Color

DESIGNING FOR EQUITY

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Niraj Dangoria,

Associate Dean, Office of Facilities Planning and Management, Stanford School of Medicine

Diane Rogers, AIA,

Interior Architects

Lisa Britz,

Director of Design Strategy, LinkedIn

EQUITY IN AI

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cesar Escalante,

Autodesk Inc.

WHEN ATOMS MEET BITS: LIVING IN THE DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL WORLD

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Ariel Bernstein,

Senior Manager, Head of Research & Storytelling, Technology Vision, Accenture Technology Labs

PLAY. NETWORK. BELONG.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Kevin Simmons,

Founder, Play to Belong

ARCHITECT VALUE IN THE WORLD OF AI

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Ashley Greenwald,

Senior Associate, Huntsman Architectural Group

Jeffrey McGrew,

Co-Founder, Because We Can Architects

ARE WE DOING IT WRONG? REIMAGINING PROJECT PROCESS

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Kristoffer Tendall,

Moderator

Hayley Soderlund Macko,

Principal, GCI Construction

Nan Reed,

CBRE (PM/CM)

Chris Swigert, AIA,

Associate Principal, FLAD Architects

Michael Perreira,

Samsung