Life Fast Forward
Acceleration of our Digital and Physical World in the Aftermath of a Pandemic
Register now for our July keynote presentation by Tom Fisher, Director of the Minnesota Design Center. The live space will have limited attendance, per state guidelines, so register today!
Note: this registration is for those who wish to attend the event in-person.
There is a virtual attendance option for those who would prefer to attend via webinar.
Pandemics bring lasting changes to the built environment. This is the theory of Tom Fisher, Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Minnesota Design Center. As a former Dean of the University’s College of Design and former Editorial Director of Progressive Architecture magazine, Tom has written numerous books and articles, and currently focuses much of his attention and research on futuristic thinking about city development and urban design. Tom is at work on a new book on what we can learn from previous pandemics and what we can expect in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As our speaker for the July program, Tom will focus his presentation on the recent pandemic and its lasting impacts on the spaces in which we live, work, shop, learn, and travel. He will talk about how this pandemic has accelerated us into a future in which physical space will have to complement and compete with digital space, and in which most people will have choices in terms of what they do remotely or face-to-face. This thought-provoking and engaging topic will inspire us in both our personal and business lives to plan for resiliency and anticipate new realities.
- Gain an understanding of the significance of historical trends and their influence on future patterns.
- Understand the acceleration of change brought on by pandemics, past and present
Friday, July 23, 2021
10:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Chapter updates
10:55 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Presentation
11:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. – Q&A
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
- Members: $40 in-person, or $20 virtual
- Non-Members: $80 in-person, or $40 virtual
Brookview Golf Course, Bassett Creek North Room
316 Brookview Parkway S
Golden Valley, MN 55426
The venue will be following state guidelines for COVID restrictions that will be in place on this date.
Those who register to attend in person will need to fill out CoreNet Global's waiver which can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7BHFNFM
Please note that fees are not tax-deductible as a charitable donation.