April 23, 2019

Amplify [verb]

(am· pli· fy)

– expansion of a statement, narrative, etc.

– to make larger, greater, or stronger

– the matter or substance used to expand an idea, statement, or the like

Throughout the 2018-2019 year, AIAS members and chapters have been encouraged to recognize and celebrate their individual paths to success.  Despite the fact that “success” can take on a different meaning for everyone, AIAS is here to supplement your education, showcase what you can achieve with your degree, help you determine your path, support those interests, bridge the gap between education and the profession, and ultimately, aid members into becoming the best versions of themselves.  We hope that this year of “Success Seeking” and “Success Sharing” has energized you and your fellow AIAS members to celebrate our differences and support each other through our disparate pursuits.

At the National level, we have been energized by the stories shared, knowledge gained, and advocacy initiatives that emerged this year.  Together, we have generated undeniable momentum for the organization, and now it’s time to AMPLIFY that momentum.  Each of our events and programs are geared towards encouraging students to discover and ignite their true passions, but Grassroots 2019 is the opportunity for AIAS members to get exposed to the training, resources, skills, network, and passion required to reach [y]our full potential.  By AMPLIFYing our individual voices while simultaneously AMPLIFYing our collaborative potential, this year’s Grassroots Conference is bound to be more tangible than ever.

At Grassroots 2019, we want to jumpstart the 2019-2020 year by working together to unveil the ways in which we can find our individual and collective avenues for innovation that strengthen our local communities.  We will continue to find ways to understand and directly address the current issues in architectural education and the profession, such that AIAS can become a centered force for radical yet respectful discourse and action.  Together, we can AMPLIFY our impact on the world around us in profound and powerful ways.

Join us in Washington, DC this July to truly AMPLIFY [y]our leadership, design, and service.