The NOMA conference is organized by NOMA National staff and volunteers, as well as the BMore NOMA chapter. Over 50 educational sessions are offered, featuring a variety of areas of interest for all experience levels and disciplines in the diverse field of architecture. Designers and researchers in the field of architecture, urbanism, landscape design and urban planning submitted proposals for the development of initiatives and design works that make a meaningful contribution for the central theme of the conference. Sessions are reviewed by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for continuing education credits, including required Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) designations.

CONFERENCE SEMINAR TRACKS INCLUDE

DESIGN

The track will focus on new, award-winning and legacy design projects executed by NOMA members and other professionals that express innovative design strategies in sustainability, material usage and/or technical expertise that was used in an innovative manner. Projects that have had a positive impact on the community that they serve should, along with LEED, BREEAM, Living Building Challenge and WELL buildings will be considered a part of this track.

TECHNICAL

The track will focus on new products and design techniques that introduce and review technical skills, materials, and systems that span all skill levels.

COMMUNITY & JUSTICE

The track will focus on public and civic projects that benefit communities through social and environmental justice and social responsibility. Topics that are tailored towards housing discrimination, education, home equity, environmental justice, and sustainable design will be considered.

BUSINESS

The track will be geared toward starting a firm, marketing, firm growth, investing in the future, and succession planning. Seminars that discuss access to capital, recruitment strategies, purchasing, and policies that positively impact people working in the built environment will be considered. This track will also include the development of emerging professionals including internships, ARE, AXP, mentorship, and aide in career growth.

 HEY SMALLTIMORE!

Known as a big city that can feel small, Baltimore is a city where everyone knows everyone, with locals affectionately giving the city the nickname “Smalltimore”. These interactions often begin at public markets and rowhouse stoops, serving as focal points for connection and innovation that have challenged the status quo locally and consequentially, nationwide. This track will feature individuals, projects, and organizations alike that have come together at various scales, outside of traditional practice, across a variety of disciplines to create a grassroots paradigm shift across the country.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Here's what's scheduled for the event. Sessions will take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

The Conference will take place from Wednesday, October 23 rd to Sunday, October 27 th.

*Please note that schedules are subject to change

 

 

Date

Time

Event

Wed, Oct 23th 9:00 - 3:00 Legacy Project
  11:30 - 5:00 Badge Pickup & Check-In

Date

Time

Activity

Thur, Oct 24th 7:30 - 5:00 Badge Pickup & Check-In
  9:00 - 9:45 Concurrent Session 1
  9:15 - 10:15 Student Kickoff
  10:00 - 11:00 Break
  10:30 - 11:30 Concurrent Session 2
  11:00 - 4:00 BGL Student Design Competition Round 1
  12:00 - 1:00 Chapter Leadership Meeting
  11:30 - 1:00 Lunch on Your Own
  1:00 - 2:00 Concurrent Session 3
  2:00 - 2:30 Break
  2:30 - 3:30 Concurrent Session 4
  3:30 - 4:00 Break
  1:00 - 5:00 Student Design Competition Judging
  4:00 - 5:30 Welcome / Keynote Announce: Board Slate
  5:45 Top 5 Announcement
  5:30 Shuttle
  6:00 - 11:00 Local Chapter Party - Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Date

Time

Activity

Fri, Oct 25th 7:30 - 5:00 Badge Pickup & Check-In
  7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast/Coffee
  8:00 - 9:30 Noma Business Session *NOMA Members Only
  8:00 - 2:00 BGL Student Design Competition Round 2
  9:30 - 10:00 Break
  10:00 - 11:00 Concurrent Session 1
  11:00 - 11:30 Break
  11:30 - 12:00 Concurrent Session 2
  12:30 - 2:30 Lunch on Your Own
  1:00 - 2:00 Tour
  1:00 - 5:00 Student Design Competition Judging
  2:30 - 2:30 Concurrent Session 3
  3:30 - 4:00 Break
  4:00 - 5:00 Concurrent Session 4
  5:00 - 6:00 Dress for Dinner /Free Time
  6:00 - 7:00 Cocktail Hour
  7:00 - 11:00 NOMA 2024 Awards Banquet

Date

Time

Activity

Sat, Oct 26th 7:30 - 5:00 Badge Pickup & Check-In
  9:00 - 4:00 PM Grad Fair & Expo
  9:00 - 10:00 Concurrent Session 1
  10:00 - 10:30 Break
  10:30 - 11:30 Concurrent Session 2
  11:30 - 1:00 Lunch on Your Own
  12:00 - 1:00 NOMAC Meeting
  1:00 - 2:00 Concurrent Session 3
  2:00 - 2:30 Break
  2:30 - 3:30 Concurrent Session 4
  3:30 - 4:30 Break
  4:30 - 5:30 Keynote
  5:30 - 8:00 Dinner on Your Own / Shuttle
  8:00 - 1:00 AM Bro's Arts Ball - The Assembly Room

Date

Time

Activity

Sun, Oct 27th 10:00 - 1:00 PM NOMA Students Vs. Professional Basketball Game

 

CONFERENCE DETAILS

 

OCTOBER 23-27, 2024

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21202

 

 

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE

 

Over 50 sessions of premiere seminars, workshops & premiere keynotes present opportunities for CEUs, discussion, and education on relevant topics and projects across three days. Dynamic and engaging keynotes present on emerging trends and topics in the AEC fields.

 

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION

 

Over 10 sessions of premiere seminars, workshops & premiere keynotes present opportunities for CEUs, discussion, and education on relevant topics and projects across three days.