The Creative Director of the 2017 Guerrilla Tactics conference day is David Miller of David Miller Architects (DMA).
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
- Gem Barton, author, academic, futurist and consultant
- Darren Bray, Pad Studio
- Sarah Castle, IF_DO
- Michael Holmes, Michael Holmes Consultancy Services
- 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 confirmed so far include:
- Ben Derbyshire, RIBA President
- Jane Duncan, Immediate Past President, RIBA
- Hanif Kara, AKT UK
- Helen Logan, Allies and Morrison
- Charlie Luxton, Charlie Luxton Design
- Patrik Schumaker, Zaha Hadid Architects
- Helen Taylor, Scott Brownrigg
- Steve Tompkins, Haworth Tompkins
- Keith Williams, Keith Williams Architects
The full programme of mentors, including leading clients, developers and contractors as well as architects, will be released when registration opens on 5 October.
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.
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.