This week, Member Boards will gather to form the thriving community of professionals who help shape the future of licensure at our 97th Annual Business Meeting in Seattle. 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 Business Meeting
The Annual Business Meeting lets us sum up what we’ve been doing over the past year, celebrate our achievements, and make plans for the year ahead. Throughout the year, various committees convene to address strategic issues—including updates to the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), additions to NCARB’s Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative, and the launch of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) 5.0. Those committees send recommendations to our Member Boards, who vote on the official resolutions at the Annual Business Meeting.
This year, state board members will hear about exciting new partnerships, discuss how technology is affecting their operations, share ideas regarding state legislature, and receive insight into the updated exam. The information they gain will guide them as they regulate your jurisdiction’s 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—and the decisions they make will affect the future of NCARB, the architectural community, and you.
You can catch live updates and follow the conversation on social media with the hashtag #NCARB16. It’s been a busy year at NCARB, and the Annual Business Meeting is a time to celebrate all the major achievements we’ve made 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!