This week, Member Boards will gather in New Orleans for our 96th Annual Business Meeting. Throughout the three-day conference, delegates will discuss changes to our programs, vote on resolutions, and elect new officers.
Why You Should Care About the Annual Meeting
Throughout the year, various committees convene to address strategic issues—including modifications to the Intern Development Program (IDP), the use of the title “intern,” and the 2016 launch of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) 5.0, to name a few. From there, recommendations are sent to state boards for comment or put to a vote at our Annual Meeting. (For a breakdown on how new rules are passed, check out this infographic.)
But the Annual Meeting isn’t just about voting on resolutions and electing new officers. This year, state board members will hear proposals on several topics, most notably plans to streamline the broadly experienced and foreign architects programs.
Delegates will also get to hear directly from emerging professionals, including 2013 NCARB Award recipients and members of the Intern Think Tank. Plus, attendees will have the opportunity to attend workshops related to advancing the profession, the role of regulators, and dealing with the illegal practice of architecture.
So why should you care? Because state board members are at the forefront of all this change. They were appointed by your governor to represent the interests of the public and the profession.
You can catch live updates and follow the conversation on social media with the hashtag #NCARB15. It’s been a busy year at NCARB, and the Annual Meeting is a time to celebrate major achievements while kicking off the next phase of our programs. We’ll be posting updates on our website and blog throughout the week, so be sure to follow along!