Conference Schedule



BTES 2017, Poetics + Pragmatism
Iowa State University, Des Moines, IA
June 8-10, 2017

DAY ONE, Thursday, June 8

8:00-9am: Conference Registration & Breakfast
Location: Pappajohn Education Center Lobby
Food/Drink: LaMie Bakery

9:00-10:15am: Welcome, Opening Keynote Lecture:
Lecturer: Professor Tom Leslie, AIA
Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture and Director of Graduate Education, ISU
Pappajohn Education Center Room 201

10:30am-noon: Paper Session I (Concurrent Sessions)
Pappajohn Education Center Classrooms

12:15-1:15pm: Lunch & Presentation by Autodesk
12:30 Room 201 Presentation by Autodesk
Food/Drink: Tacopocalypse
Location: Sculpture Park (and Pappajohn Education Center Lobby)

1:30pm-3:00pm: Paper Session II (Concurrent Sessions)
Pappajohn Education Center Classrooms

3:00-3:15 Coffee Break

3:15-4:45 Paper Session III (Concurrent Sessions)
Pappajohn Education Center classrooms

5:00-7:00pm Des Moines Tours

7:30pm: “Dine Arounds” in Des Moines
Reservations made at the following restaurants in downtown Des Moines near conference location; sign-up at conference. (Cost not included in the conference registration)


DAY TWO, Friday, June 9

7:30-9:00am:  Breakfast / Coffee
Location: Pappajohn Education Center Lobby
Food/Drink: LaMie Bakery

8:00-8:45am: BTES Board Meeting
Pappajohn Education Center Classrooms
Coffee / Tea available

9:00-10:15am: Keynote Lecture:
Lecturer: Rod Kruse, FAIA, Principal, BNIM,
2011 AIA Firm of the Year
Location: Room 201 Pappajohn Education Center

10:30am-noon: Paper Session IV (Concurrent Sessions)
Pappajohn Education Center classrooms

12:15-1:15pm: Lunch & BTES Presentation
12:30 Room 201 BTES Book Award and Emerging Faculty Winners Present
Food/Drink: Pi515
Location: Sculpture Park and Pappajohn Education Center Lobby

1:30pm-3:00pm Round-Table Discussion
Strengthening Research and Practice Partnerships
Sponsored by AIA in partnership with TAD Journal
Des Moines Public Library, Wells Fargo Meeting Room

3:00-3:15pm: Coffee Break

3:15-4:45pm: Paper Session IV (Concurrent Sessions)
Location: Pappajohn Education Center Classrooms

5:00pm-5:15pm: Transportation provided to DM Art Center

5:15-6:15pm: Cocktails in the Courtyard
Des Moines Art Center
(Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei, and Richard Meier building wings enclosure courtyard)
Food/Drink: Catered by Tangerine

6:15pm-7:30pm: Final Keynote Presentation & Awards
Fiona Cousins, Arup Fellow
AIA sponsored keynote speaker
I.M. Pei Levitt Auditorium, Des Moines Art Center

7:30-9:00pm: Awards Dinner & Reception
Courtyard and Lobby, DM Art Center
Food/Drink: Catered by Tangerine

9:00-9:30pm: Transportation back to Downtown Des Moines

DAY THREE, Saturday, June 10, 2017: WORKSHOPS (Optional)

Workshop descriptions and registration details: