Record breaking in almost every way! We had a great time in Chicago that will not be forgotten for years to come. Brooklyn? Whatcha’ got?

Conference 2018

More attendees, more students, competitors, more seminars, more firm participants, more energy: by nearly every metric NOMA’s 46th annual conference was more. The “unbounded” moniker was drawn from the unique deployment of event spaces throughout the loop encouraging attendees to not only to see much of Chicago’s iconic sites but also to visit some of the most influential architecture firms in the country. For many students it was their first time in an actual architects office. For many professionals its was a rare opportunity to make a visceral connection with companies that they’ve admired and hoped to emulate.

If you weren’t in Chicago October 16th – 21st then you missed a neighborhood Community Service Project. An incredible lecture by “the Hip Hop Architect”. One of the nation’s finest rococo hotels. One-hundred and eighteen speakers with backgrounds, experiences and expertise second to none providing CEU’s in dynamic fashion.

NOMA UNBOUNDED | The Convergence of a Legacy

2018 NOMA Conference
Mission Statement:

The goal and objectives for the 46th Annual NOMA Conference is to create a new and innovative structured program for the annual conference which raises the awareness and profile of the organization and local chapter, builds new and lasting partnerships, and showcases our amazing city.

Given the condensed grouping of historic firms, organizations, institutions and iconic architectural landmarks within the Loop, Chicago is the only city capable of supporting this new “conference without walls” concept.

Date: October 17th – 20th, 2018
Location: Palmer House Hotel – 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL. – www.palmerhousehiltonhotel.com
Conference Website: www.nomaunbounded.com

2018 NOMA Conference Mission Statement:

The goal and objectives for the 46th Annual NOMA Conference is to create a new and innovative structured program for the annual conference which raises the awareness and profile of the organization and local chapter, builds new and lasting partnerships, and showcases our amazing city. Given the condensed grouping of historic firms, organizations, institutions and iconic architectural landmarks within the Loop, Chicago is the only city capable of supporting this new “conference without walls” concept.

2018 NOMA Conference Promotional Tagline & Description:

The 2018 NOMA Conference, UNBOUNDED – The Convergence of a Legacy, will explore a new
“conference without walls” concept that expands traditional programs well beyond the confines
of a stuffy conference hotel by leveraging nearby organizations, institutions and well known
Chicago design firms to host more than 2/3 of the conference seminars and events.

I-NOMA welcomes all of our beloved NOMA family and friends to expand, explore and enjoy our beautiful city during next year’s 46th Annual NOMA Conference in Chicago.