Natasha Espada represents the BSA at the 2016 AIA Grass Roots Conference in Detroit

Grassroots 2016 is the premier annual gathering for leaders of the American Institute of Architects. It is an essential Professional Development resource for those who want to become better civic and chapter leaders.The conference took place in Detroit, where a new revitalization movement has swept the city. The goal of the conference is to provide the following:

• Creative ideas and thoughts on how to meet some of the challenging economic, social and cultural issues facing cities.

• Knowledge, resources and tools to implement in your component, firm and local government.

• An understanding of the  role in transforming the organization into one that is valued by the public through networking, peer to peer dialogue and programs.