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Guerrilla Tactics 2017
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Guerrilla Tactics 2017: The Power of Small

​Guerrilla Tactics is the RIBA’s flagship professional event for small-to-medium-sized practices, which runs over two days: the first day is dedicated to a topical, business-themed conference; and the second day to a rich, jam-packed programme of CPD.

The Creative Director of the 2017 Guerrilla Tactics conference day is David Miller of David Miller Architects (DMA).

View the full conference programme here.

The Conference Day - Tuesday 14 November 2017

In the current professional environment, when both technologies and market conditions are shifting fast, the ability to be agile and adaptable to change is the key to success. Small, light-footed practices have a unique competitive advantage over bigger organisations that are weighed down by existing processes and drawn-out decision-making.

As a small practitioner, how can you overcome the limits on your time and resources and turn size and deftness to your advantage? By becoming more efficient, is there a way that your practice can gain commercial benefit from what you are currently doing, so you retain more profit? Is it possible to not just to survive, but to achieve growth and profitability and punch above your weight?

This conference day is devised to highlight how small practitioners can positively manage change and adopt new beneficial ways of working. There will be an emphasis on continuous bite-size improvement rather than wholescale transformation: identifying the right tools and processes that can make the difference. A session will also be dedicated to areas in which architects are expanding the scope of their services, gaining additional business by increasing their offer to clients.

Throughout the day, small practitioners will talk directly about their own experiences, highlighting what works and what does not, flagging up the tools and processes that have had a lasting beneficial impact on their practices - whether it is software for tracking fees and resources or a useful app. The conference day will provide a plethora of positive takeaways, offering a unique opportunity to learn directly from others’ innovations and insights.

Keynote: Sam Bernard, Global Category Director of Engineering, Dyson

Dr David Halpen, Chief Executive, Behavioural Insight Team or 'Nudge Unit', UK Cabinet Office

Nanne de Ru, Powerhouse Company (Rotterdam)

Other speakers include:

  • David Ayre, Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
  • Darren Bray, Pad Studio
  • Sarah Castle, IF_DO
  • Michael Holmes, Michael Holmes Consultancy Services
  • Indy Johar, 00
  • Clare Nash, Clare Nash Architecture Ltd
  • Arthur Mamou-Mani, Mamou-Mani Architects
  • Will Mawson, MawsonKerr Architecture and Sustainability
  • Tomas Millar, Millar Howard Workshop
  • Tom Taylor, Dashdot and Joint Founder of Buro Four
  • Will Wimshurst, Wimshurst Pelleriti

Speed-Mentoring Evening - Tuesday 14 November 2017

The two-day and conference day ticket for Guerrilla Tactics 2017, ‘The Power of the Small’, will include the extremely popular Speed-Mentoring Evening on 14 November.

The event includes a drinks reception and affords delegates the opportunity to pair up with inspiring role models. Over 50 mentors will draw on their own experience to provide practical tips, guidance and encouragement to delegates.

Mentors include:

  • Jane Duncan, Immediate Past President, RIBA
  • Hanif Kara, AKT UK
  • Helen Logan, Allies and Morrison
  • Helen Taylor, Scott Brownrigg
  • Steve Tompkins, Haworth Tompkins
  • Charles Walker, Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Keith Williams, Keith Williams Architects

To view the complete list of mentors, including leading clients, developers and contractors as well as architects, and to register your place at the Speed-Mentoring Evening click here

Please note, registration for the Speed-Mentoring Evening will close on Friday 3 November.

The CPD Day - Wednesday 15 November 2017

The CPD day will offer a full day of 21 seminars covering all ten RIBA Core Curriculum topics, with engaging sessions from expert practitioners on relevant issues.

Both days are RIBA CPD Certified. The Conference Day is worth 6 hours of structured CPD and the CPD day is worth 5 hours.

Ticket Prices

Early Bird tickets offer is now closed

RIBA Member full rate 1-day £150 or two-day £225

Non-member full rate 1-day £195 or two-day £270

Student two-day: £95

Student Conference Day: £50

Student CPD Day: £50

All prices include VAT.

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