2017 South Regional Conference

Elevated Environments

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Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina

Our Discipline (education and profession) continue to elevate the level of design discourse in the built environment. That discourse is increasingly augmented by what we teach future designers and the inclusion of environmental-responsibility, social justice, evidence-based deign, health, and global issues

October 8-10, 2017
Appalachian State University
Keynote: Chris McCurry

Conference Schedule

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Dinner on your own prior or after

5:00 PM

Transportation provided from hotels to Waking/Hiking Locations

5:30-7:00 PM

(Option A) : Meet and greet at Moses Cone – Hiking from Moses Cone to Bass Lake (easier hike, wear walking shoes)

(Option B) : Meet and greet Rough Ridge Trail Hiking (harder hike, wear appropriate clothing and shoes)

7:00-7:30 PM

Transportation provided from Bass Lake and Rough Ridge to hotels

9:00-10:00 AM

Transportation provided from hotels to Plemmons Student Union (PSU)

Parking is extremely limited on campus so we strongly recommend you use the shuttles.
The only parking is in the Rivers Street Parking Deck for $10 a day and it is a short walk up hill to the PSU. The Appalcart bus is a free bus in Boone and many of their routes go to or near the PSU.
Maps of campus can be found at: https://maps.appstate.edu/ and Appalcart bus routes at: https://www.appalcart.com/

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Registration at the PSU

10:00-10:45 AM

Welcome and Introductions

10:45-11:45 PM

Session 1: Creative Scholarship
(two presentations 10:45 & 11:15)

12:15-1:15 PM

Sustainability Initiatives on Campus, Jennifer Maxwell, University Sustainability Program Specialist, and Jim Dees, Data and Assessment Specialist

1:15-2:15 PM

Keynote Address:
Regenerative Design: Nature’s Way, Chris McCurry, Co-Founder, Owner, Bark House (CEU)

2:15-2:30 PM

Refreshment Break

2:30-3:30 PM

Session 2: Creative Scholarship
(two presentations 2:30 and 3:00)

3:30-4:00 PM

Transportation provided from PSU to hotels

5:00-5:30 PM

Transportation provided from hotels to The Inn at Crestwood

5:30-6:00 PM

Crestwood Inn Reception

6:00-7:00 PM

Dinner, Claus Moberg Talk, Crestwood tour

7:00-8:00 PM

Crestwood Tour

7:30-8:30 PM

Transportation provided from Crestwood Inn to hotels

8:00-9:00 PM

S Social hour at Crestwood Inn with Steve Moberg

9:00 PM

Transportation provided from Crestwood Inn to hotels

8:30-9:30 AM

Transportation provided from hotels to campus

8:30-9:30 AM

Registration (PSU)

9:00-10:30 AM

Session 3: Poster Presentations (seven presentations)

10:30-12:00 PM

Perkins+Will – Architect led Sustainability Tour of PSU

12:00-1:00 PM


1:00-2:30 PM

Session 4: Presentations (three presentations 1:00, 1:30, & 2:00)

2:30-3:00 PM

Refreshment Break

3:00-4:30 PM

Session 5: Presentations (three presentations 3:00, 3:30, & 4:00)

4:30-5:00 PM

Regional Business Meeting and Awards

5:30-6:00 PM

Transportation provided to HOW or walking

6:00-9:00 PM

Dinner and Showcase, HOW

Conference Fees

Full Conference
1 Day

Hotel information

Courtyard by Marriott

1050 Hwy 105,
Boone, NC 28607
Call: 1-828-265-7676
Hotel block expires August 27, 2017
Room Rate: $139.00 per night

Comfort Suites Inn

1184 NC-105,
Boone, NC 28607
Call: 828-268-0099
Hotel block expires September 15, 2017
Room rate: $67.30 per night