Upcoming Events

February 28
SMPS program on recessions

SMPS Seattle will hold a program titled “Marketing at Low Tide — Preparing for Market Downturns & Recession” at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave. in Seattle. 

Topics include the state of the market, indicators and historic trends that predict the next downturn, and how to bolster marketing and business development to prepare for market uncertainties.

The presenters are Mike Wilkerson and Allison Tivnon. He is a senior economist and she is marketing director at ECONorthwest, an economics, finance and planning firm.

Cost for the breakfast event is $45 for members, $55 for member firms and $65 for non-members before Feb. 22. It is $10 more after that. Register at tiny.cc/8hjxhy/.

February 28
Learn about SAF at open house

Seattle Architecture Foundation will hold its annual open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb 28 at 1010 Western Ave. in Seattle.

SAF connects people to Seattle architecture, design and history through workshops, tours, seminars and advocacy.

The free open house will showcase SAF’s programs and volunteers. The annual Bill Strong Award for Volunteer Excellence will be presented.

This is the first year for the SAF Community Partner Award, which will recognize a local firm, organization or partner for its work on architecture and design.

There will be food, refreshment and activities. Register at tiny.cc/6g0wiy/.

March 9 
SMPS fellows forum 

The Seattle chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services will hold its quarterly fellows forum from 4 to 7 p.m. March 9 at Lydig Construction at 3180 139th Ave. S.E. in Bellevue.

The SMPS fellows are Bill Strong of Bill Strong Consulting, Carla Thompson of NAC Architecture, Karleen Belmont of Pace Engineers, Ted Sive of Ted Sive Consulting and Victoria Cooper of Cooper Architects.

The guest speaker is Donald Tuttle, principal-in-charge of business development with DCI Engineers.

He has over 25 years of experience in the A/E/C industry and has been DCI’s “booking agent” for new work, partnerships and strategic marketing since 2010.

Cost is $30 for members, $40 for member firms and $45 for non-members. Register at tiny.cc/zyb7iy/.

March 9 
AIA committees hold happy hours
& April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14,
Oct. 12, and Nov. 9

The Young Architects Forum and Women in Design committees of AIA Seattle will hold happy hours this year to encourage connections within the Seattle design community.

The events will highlight the role of chance in the host firms’ projects and practice.

The free happy hours are at 5:30 p.m. at these dates and locations: Graham Baba, Feb. 9; Board & Vellum, March 9; LMN Architects, April 13; Ankrom Moisan Architects, May 11; Young Engineers of ASHRAE at Paladino and Co., June 8; DCI Engineers, July 13; Turner Construction Co., Aug. 10; Olson Kundig, Sept. 14; Weinstein A+U, Oct. 12; and GGLO, Nov. 9. More information is at tiny.cc/enqqiy/.

March 15 
MOHAI panel on homeless history

The Museum of History & Industry will hold a panel discussion titled “A Historical Perspective of Homelessness in Seattle” at 6:30 p.m. March 15 at 860 Terry Ave. N.

The free event in MOHAI Cafe is part of the History Cafe series, co-presented with Seattle Public Library and HistoryLink.org.

The panel will look at what the past can teach us about homelessness in Seattle today and how homelessness became an emergency here.

Panelists are Leonard Garfield of MOHAI, Colleen Echohawk of Chief Seattle Club, Tim Harris of Real Change, Catherine Hinrichsen of Seattle University, and Sinan Demirel, a consultant to nonprofits and the former executive director of Elizabeth Gregory Home.

March 16
GoGreen Conference 2017 

The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today’s global economy and solving our climate woes. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind. View the 2017 Conference Program and featured Case Studies/Speakers who will join us to deliver an action packed day of driving social and sustainable change in your organizations. 

For more information check out the conference page at seattle.gogreenconference.net

March 17 and 24 
Civic boot camp on neighborhoods

Seattle CityClub will offer a Civic Boot Camp on Livable Neighborhoods in two sessions, March 17 and 24, focused on the Cascade/South Lake Union area.

The boot camp includes a neighborhood tour with Historic Seattle, introduction to city life, group discussion about advocacy, and a meeting with local leaders about opportunities and challenges.

Tickets are $300 for the event, which includes breakfast, lunch and beverages. Register at tiny.cc/06ywiy/.

March 28 
SMPS program on PR best practices

SMPS Seattle will present “Keeping Pace with Today’s Public Relations Best Practices” at 7:30 a.m. March 28 at Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave. in Seattle.

It will focus on how to cultivate relationships with key press, integrate social media with marketing campaigns and identify what’s newsworthy about your company.

The presenter is Richard Kendall, general manager of the Northwest offices of Allison+Partners, a global branding and PR agency that focuses on real estate clients. He has represented developers, owners, retailers, builders, architects, engineers and investors.

Cost is $45 for members, $55 for member firms and $65 for non-members before March 22. It is $10 more after that. Register at tiny.cc/j0b4iy/.

March 29
RISE Seattle 2017 

Join the IIDA community March 29th at the Westin Seattle for RISE 2017 in a keynote breakfast headlined by best-selling author of Under New Management and management professor David Burkus.

Meet with the hundreds of talented design and business professionals in our region, grab a cup of coffee and a plate of something delicious, and bring your perspective to the conversation.  

Check out the event page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rise-seattle-2017-tickets-31559066016

May 17-19
Living Future unConference

The 11th annual Living Future unConference will be held May 17-19 at the Westin in Seattle. This forum lets people in the green building movement share ideas and seek solutions to global issues.

Keynote speakers include Naomi Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate;” Van Jones, former Obama White House advisor and CNN political correspondent; and Kirsti Luke, chief executive of Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua, Ngai Tuhoe’s Tribal Authority.  For costs and to register, go to tiny.cc/hyoehy/.