Locations, speaker biographies, and a downloadable version of the conference schedule are coming soon!



 time  session title  track  location
1:00 - 6:00pm   Registration & Check-in
 n/a  buildingcommunityWORKSHOP ([bc])
9:00 am - 6:00 pm  Racial Justice + Design Summit  n/a  


 time  session title   track   location 
 9:00 - 10:00am  Welcome to ACD40  n/a  
 10:15 - 10:45am The Better to See You With - Jennifer Goold, The Neighborhood Design Center  ExchangeDallas Public Library
 10:15 - 11:45amDesign for Equity: Novel Engagement Strategies for Inclusive Community Building - Allan Co, Hudson River Housing and Erin Porter, Mathes Brierre Architects & Women's Creative Action Collaborative  Explore  HKS
 10:15 - 11:45amMentoring the Next Generation of Community Designers - Garrett Jacobs, Open Architecture Collaborative  Envision  Thanksgiving Square
 12:00 - 1:45pm LUNCH: Made with Love  n/a Dallas Public Library
 2:00 - 2:30pmEssential Aspects of an International Design/Build Project: The Story of Yaxunah Cenote Renovation - Grace Lloyd Bascope, Iona Bruckner, Lauren Rochelle, and Josie Lawler, Maya Research Program  Explore HKS
 2:00 - 2:30pm Community Design + City Government: Lessons for Meaningful Partnerships - Ceara O'Leary, Detroit Collaborative Design Center   Envision
 2:30 - 4:00pm The Cedar Crest Gateway: Use Imagery and Infrastructure to Connect and Celebrate Community - Halff Associates  Explore  HKS
 2:30 - 4:00pm Park Design Therapy - Allison Hu, P.S. EAST and Nicolas Rivard, PARTs  Envision
 2:45 - 3:45pm FOCUS GROUP: Gender Equity in Architecture  Envision Dallas Public Library
 3:45 - 4:45pmFOCUS GROUP: Fellowships & Public Interest Design Envision Dallas Public Library 
 4:15 - 4:45pm DesignVoice: Engaging Citizen Architects in Community Design - Shelby Blessing, Beau Frail, and Kristina Olivent, AIA Austin DesignVoice  Explore HKS
 4:15 - 4:45pm Dealing with Big Systemic Problems - Kevin J Singh, AIA LEED AP BD+C  Envision Thanksgiving Square
 5:00 - 6:00pm KEYNOTE: Bryan C. Lee, Jr. - Arts Council of New Orleans, NOMA Louisiana  Explore HKS


 time  session title   track   location 
 9:00 - 9:30am Just Design for Change - Maria Bergh, Sunnie Wissmer, and Frank Bergh, Just Design  Exchange HKS
 9:30 - 10:00am Overcoming Displacement in Denver, CO: How to Mitigate Market Issues through Responsible and Creative Community Beneficial Design - Tim Reinen, Radian, Inc.  Envision Thanksgiving Square
 9:30 - 10:00am Communal Innovation: Planning for Neighborhoods - Shima Hmidi, PhD and Ahoura Zandiatashbar, PhD Candidate at UT Arlington  Explore HKS
 9:45 - 10:15amGoing Coastal: Designing for Ecological Literacy - Asakura Robinson, Gulf Coast Design Lab at UT Austin & Artist Boat Envision Thanksgiving Square
 10:15 - 10:45am Port Towns Ecodistrict - Community Forklift, Low Impact Development Center, and Neighborhood Design Center Explore HKS
 10:30 - 11:00am Sustainable Design and Perception - Cole Cappel, LEED AP, ND  Exchange Dallas Public Library
 10:45 - 11:15amCommunity Collaboration to Enable Creative Placemaking - Betsy del Monte, Transform Global & ULI Urban Plan  ExploreHKS
 11:00am - 12:00pm Positioning Yourself on the Spectrum of Identity, Power and Privilege - Shalini Agrawal, Center for Art and Public Life at California College of the Arts  Exchange Dallas Public Library
 11:30 - 12:00pm  Cities, Land & Sea: The Landscapes of Community Design - OLIN & Site Design Group  ExploreHKS
 11:15 - 12:00pm Project & Initiative Showcase  Envision Thanksgiving Square
 1:15 - 1:45pm University-Based Design Outreach as Intermediary Between Capital Funding and Under-Served Communities - Christopher Koziol, AIA, Ph.d, Colorado Center for Community Development  Exchange Dallas Public Library
 1:15 - 1:45pm The Alley Flat Initiative - Nicole Joslin, Austin Community Design and Development Center  Explore HKS
 1:15 - 1:45pm Tenth Street Historic District Neighborhood Resource Center - Skyler Fike and Evan Hildebrand, bcWORKSHOP  Envision Thanksgiving Square
 2:00 - 2:30pm Community Participation in Healthcare: A Designer's Inside View of the Link Between Authentic Co-Creation and Health Equity - Samantha Dempsey, Upstream, and Andrea Thomas Brown, Mayo Clinic  Exchange Dallas Public Library
 2:00 - 2:30pmReimagine Crowdus - Jessica Burnham and Emily Vanderstraaten, Deep Ellum Foundation ExploreHKS
 2:15 - 3:15pm Panel - topic to be determined EnvisionThanksgiving Square
 2:30 - 3:00pmIntroducing the MicroClinic: Bridging Gaps in Healthcare Delivery - Smith Group JJR ExploreHKS
 2:45 - 4:15pmSEED Evaluator and the Intangible Outcomes Protocol - Sue Thering, Design Corps Exchange Dallas Public Library
 3:15 - 4:20pm Within Formal Cities: Tactical Urbanism in South America, Documentary & Panel - Brian Gaudo, Module Housing and Abe Drechler, Kieran Timberlake ExploreHKS
 3:30 - 4:15pm Panel - topic to be determined EnvisionThanksgiving Square 
 4:30 - 5:30pmKEYNOTE: Back to the Future: Community Design & Public Interest Design in a New Political Climate - Peter Aeschbacher, Rose Fellow, Penn State University EnvisionHKS
 5:30 - 6:00pmPanel - Future of Community Design, moderated by Peter Aeschbacher EnvisionHKS
 6:00 - 6:30pmFarewell  n/aHKS
 tbdACD Members Meeting n/a


 timetitle track location 
 9:00am - 12:00pmACD Board Meeting n/a 

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