RIBA conference to help small practices explore 'New Frontiers'

Architects are encouraged to boldly explore new frontiers at this year’s Guerrilla Tactics conference in association with HP. Guerrilla Tactics is the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) popular annual conference where small practices ‘take over’ the RIBA’s HQ at 66 Portland Place, for two days. The theme for the event on 6 and 7 November 2012 is ‘New Frontiers’.

The line-up for the conference will include key government figures Steve Quartermain, Chief Planning Officer at DCLG, and Charles Phillips, Deputy Director at DECC, as well as a host of built environment experts who will be discussing where new opportunities exist for small practices.

  • Conference sessions will include:
  • Political Frontiers and the resulting opportunities for architects
  • Local Frontiers: Localism and Neighbourhood Planning
  • International Frontiers: Working overseas
  • Business Frontiers: Advice on fees, social media and websites

The Live Pitch: Design for flooding emergencies in the developing world.
The conference will also offer a full day of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), enabling delegates to benefit from all ten topics in the RIBA CPD Core Curriculum with seminar subjects including:

  • BIM
  • Practice management
  • Sustainability
  • Communications and marketing

RIBA President and Host of Guerrilla Tactics, Angela Brady said:

'It’s an honour to be hosting the 9th annual Guerrilla Tactics conference at the RIBA. Small architectural practices are of vital importance to the UK built environment industry and have so much to offer. I believe this year’s theme of new frontiers will motivate and demonstrate that small practices, with their flexibility and agile setups, are perfectly suited to push the boundaries and act quickly to exploit future growth areas.'

RIBA Vice President of Practice & Profession, Jane Duncan said:

'This is architecture’s flagship annual conference and not to be missed. Guerrilla Tactics is dedicated to the smaller practice and provides relevant, new and stimulating content covering all aspects of running a practice.'

ENDS

Notes to editors

  • For further press information contact Howard Crosskey in the RIBA Press Office: 020 7307 3761 howard.crosskey@riba.org
  • Early bird tickets are available exclusively to RIBA members, and the rate is available until 31 August.

Members early bird rate - One day early bird £135 plus VAT

Members early bird rate - Both days early bird £215 plus VAT

Non members rate - One day full price £175 plus VAT

Non members rate - Both days full price £295 plus VAT

10% discount available for bookings of 3 tickets or more.

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