You’ve probably all heard that the 2015 AIA Convention will be in Atlanta on May 14-16. And you may also be familiar with the price of admission—but you can worry less about that by winning your way into the convention with a scholarship furnished by the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders.
The Fellowship for Emerging Leaders will offer up to five fellowships of $1,000 each to cover expenses to the 2015 AIA Convention. To be eligible, all you need to do is send a tweet to @AIAFEL2014 with the hashtag #2015FEL. Tweets must be tweeted, on Twitter, by April 3, 2015, and should include, in 140 characters or fewer*, what you think you would learn as an emerging leader at convention. 10 finalists will be selected from eligible tweet-ers, and will be asked to submit more detailed narratives of their aspirations. Eligible participants include:
- AIAS student members
- Associate AIA members
- AIA Young Architects
* (it’ll have to be fewer, because you’re using 19 characters for @AIAFEL2014 and #2015FEL – so limit yourself to 120 characters to wow the Fellowship and the rest of the Twittersphere. Twitterverse?)
And while you’re there, be sure to check out the Mini MBA for Emerging Professionals. It’s a half-day workshop on May 13th (the day before the convention officially begins). The focus is how to build and manage a profitable practice. For those of us looking ahead and thinking about how to bring value to our firms, this is the perfect way to earn those continuing education credits (Search for program code WE307 in the AIA Convention schedule or use the link above).