Friday, June 15

Deadline Extended: NOMA 2012 Conference Call for Presentations

Detroit – June 2012 – The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) will hold its 40th annual conference in Detroit, Michigan, October 18 – 20 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. With the theme “40 Years in the Making: A Legacy Driven by Design,” the conference will feature professional development and continuing education seminars, exhibitors, tours of Detroit's architecture, a community service project, and a student design competition focused on the city's Corktown neighborhood.

NOMA invites forward thinking speakers to submit proposals for unique seminars and workshops that will prepare conference attendees for innovative, creative and successful practice. Conference speakers and workshop presenters should consider topics in the following categories that support and illuminate the conference theme and industry trends: 1) Youth; 2) Community/Advocacy; 3) Interdisciplinary Collaboration; 3) Sustainability/Globalism; 4) Technology in Practice; 5) Marketing and Growing the Firm.

The NOMA 2012 Conference will continue the tradition of fostering collaboration among 
partnering organizations, businesses and educational institutions concerned with the quality of the built environment in general and with particular concern for under-served communities.

The deadline for submissions of presentation and seminar proposals has been extended to Friday, June 29, 2012, and the proposal form can be downloaded at
More information about the NOMA 2012 Conference can be found at, including registration and hotel information, an Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus, and details of the Student Design Competition.