2017 Annual Chapter Conference

Embassy Suites, Lexington, KY   Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:00am – 4:00pm
Discovering Learning
Embassy Suites Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky

Please join us for the Twelfth Annual Association for Learning Environments Kentucky Chapter Conference on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Embassy Suites, Lexington, KY An exciting day is planned with thought-provoking and interactive presentations on topics relevant to those who plan, design, manage and benefit from today and tomorrow's 21st century learning spaces, a showcase of state-of-the-art tools to move learning forward and numerous opportunities for networking with your colleagues.

Mark the date on your calendar! We hope to see you there!

Conference Agenda

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast / Exhibits Open
9:00 – 9:15 am Opening Remarks:
Exhibitor / Vendor Introductions / UK Awards and Exhibit
9:15 – 10:45 am First General Session: Designing for High Impact Learning Spaces
Andre Lafleur, National Office Furniture

This session describes how learning spaces today are evolving, summarize the forces behind the change, explore how furniture can play a role in a space's flexibility, student engagement and in student-directed learning.
1.5 LU

  • Define the forces that are driving changes to today's learning spaces and discuss how learning spaces are evolving to address these forces.
  • Identify how technology considerations need to be included in space design decisions for the digital literacy age.
  • Adapt architectural and interior design approaches to meet new pedagogical models.
  • Discuss new types of learning spaces that are emerging and suggested design elements for these classrooms of tomorrow.
10:45 – 11:00 am Break / Exhibits Open
11:00 – 12:00 pm Second General Session: Discovery School – Net Zero School
This session will explain the different design strategies to achieve zero energy, review the renewable energy types, and discuss the 21st century learning spaces at Discovery Elementary in Arlington, VA.

  • Discuss the building envelope and early energy modeling practices, to determine the best cost effective solutions, including daylight harvesting models, to improve the wellbeing of the occupants.
  • Discuss the strategies for reducing energy consumption to make zero energy possible and cost effective while improving comfort for the occupants.
  • Review actual energy usage and production. Review how the solutions adopted can help improve IAQ and consequently the health of the occupants.
  • Review the 21st century learning spaces, and how the building energy usage was integrated with learning curriculum.
12:00 – 12:15 pm Break / Exhibits Open
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch Session: LED Lighting in K-12 Schools
Brian Turner, CMTA Consulting Engineers

This session will serve as an update on the impact of LED lighting in K-12 buildings. Topics covered will include LED lighting trends, biological lighting, daylighting, WELL Building Standard, educational lighting design principles and cost comparisons.

  • Review the latest trends in educational lighting technology and how they are health and comfort focused.
  • Understand the various considerations for educational lighting design, including the benefit to students achievement by creating a more comfortable envionment.
  • Review of the benefits of LED lighting for security applications in K-12 environments.
  • Review multiple case studies of the creative application of LED lighting in K-12 buildings.
1:15 – 1:30 pm Planner of the Year Award
1:30 – 2:30 pm Afternoon Session: Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington, KY
Susan Stokes Hill, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Tate Hill Jacobs Architects

Overview and site tour of a 21st century campus for 1,800 high school students in Lexington, KY

  • Review safety issues for schools in the 21st century.
  • Review safety solutions incorporated in the design of a high school
  • Review design solutions that improve the well-being of the occupants and promote cooperation.
  • Examine day-to-day education in 21st century learning environments
2:30 – 2:45 pm Drive to Frederick Douglass High School
2:45 – 3:45 pm Frederick Douglass Tour
3:45 – 4:00 pm Wrap Up and Adjourn


A big thank you for the generosity of our sponsors!

Continental Breakfast

Refreshment Breaks
Alliant Integrators



Online registration is closed. Please register on-site.

Member $70
Non-Member $90
School District Attendees $55

Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship registration is closed.

Sponsorship Pricing
Lunch Sponsor $500
Refreshment Break $250

Exhibitor Opportunities

Please join us for this one-day conference for school administrators, architects, engineers, construction managers, and industry partners to focus on broadening the vision for Kentucky's educational facilities.

Exhibitors will be provided with a six-foot exhibit table for their display. Exhibits will be located in the pre-function space outside of the meeting and luncheon rooms and will be accessible to conference attendees throughout the day.

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to network with school administrators, design professionals and construction managers from the across the State.

Exhibitor registration is closed.

Exhibitor Pricing
6' Exhibit Table $250 (includes 1 Luncheon Ticket)
Electricity $15 per table
Board Display $100
Additional Luncheon Tickets $25 each

Exhibitor Set Up

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Coldstream Foyer 3
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Coldstream Foyer 3
6:00am – 7:30am

Exhibitor Tear Down

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Coldstream Foyer 3
2:30pm – 4:00pm
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