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A Knowledge Management Conference for the AEC Industry

KA Connect 2016 will take place at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on May 10th and 11th, 2016.

Senior and emerging leaders from top AEC firms will gather to learn strategies and tactics for building successful knowledge management programs. A wide range of experts will share their knowledge through case studies and panel discussions on topics such as:

  • Knowledge Sharing and Information Management
  • Scaling Research and Innovation Initiatives
  • Implementing Continuous Improvement Programs
  • Building a Knowledge Management Program
  • Integrating Internal and External Communications
  • Cultivating Communities of Practice

Attendees will have ample time to network and collaborate with their peers in breakout groups.

If you are passionate about helping your AEC firm create, share, and manage knowledge more effectively, this is the conference for you.

We hope you'll join us.

Learn more about our Speakers and Program.


Keynote Speakers


Launching NASA's Knowledge Management Program

Ed Hoffman

Dr. Ed Hoffman is NASA's Chief Knowledge Officer. He works within NASA as well as with leaders of industry, academia, professional associations, and other government agencies to develop the agency's capabilities in program and project management and engineering.

Dr. Hoffman has written numerous journal articles, co-authored Shared Voyage: Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects (NASA, 2005) and Project Management Success Stories: Lessons of Project Leaders (Wiley, 2000), and speaks frequently at conferences and associations. He serves as adjunct faculty at Columbia University and The George Washington University.

He holds a Doctorate, as well as Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Columbia University in the area of social and organizational psychology. Dr. Hoffman received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1981.



The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Knowledge Management Organizations

Carla O'Dell

As one of the chief gurus in knowledge management (KM), celebrated author of three best-selling books and the driving force for dozens of leading edge research projects, Carla O'Dell is at the epicenter of the best and brightest in KM. As CEO of APQC, an award winning, member-based nonprofit institution founded in 1977 and serving Global 1000, government, and nonprofit organizations, Carla has a unique perspective about what really matters in KM and how to make it work.

Carla is author of The Executive's Role in Knowledge Management (APQC, 2004) and coauthor with C. Jackson Grayson of If Only We Knew What We Know: The Transfer of Internal Knowledge and Best Practice (Free Press, 1998), which Tom Peters called 'the best business book of the year'. Carla O'Dell and Cindy Hubert, both leaders of APQC, recently released the definitive book on implementing a knowledge management (KM) program, The New Edge in Knowledge: How Knowledge Management is Changing the Way We Do Business (Wiley, 2011).

Carla has a bachelor's degree from Stanford University, a master's from the University of Oregon, and a doctorate in organizational psychology from the University of Houston.



Architecting a Collaborative Culture Using TheCR's Working Out Loud Framework

Rachel Happe

Rachel Happe is a Co-Founder and Principal at The Community Roundtable, a company dedicated to advancing the business of community. The Community Roundtable provides education, training, benchmarking, and advisory services to community and social business leaders.

Rachel co-founded The Community Roundtable to support business leaders developing their community and social business strategies. Clients including SAP, Aetna, BASF, CA, and H&R Block benefit from Rachel's ability to make sense of abstract trends and her ability to see the implications that technical and operational decisions can have on people and processes.

Rachel has served as a product executive at Mzinga, Bitpass, & IDe, and as IDC's first analyst covering social technologies. She has over twenty years of experience working with emerging technologies including enterprise social networking, eCommerce, and enterprise software applications.


Full Speaker List and Program

View our full list of Conference Speakers and the Conference Program.


Registration Information

   After March 26th, 2016    $1,395.00

Register here for KA Connect 2016.


Where to Stay in San Francisco

Galleria Park Hotel Galleria Park Hotel

Knowledge Architecture has reserved a block of rooms for KA Connect 2016 conference attendees at the Galleria Park Hotel for a special discounted rate of $269 per night.

You must reserve your room before April 11th, 2016 to receive this rate. Please make your reservations as soon as possible as rooms in this block are limited and availability is not guaranteed.

To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 800.792.9639 and use the code "Knowledge Architecture" or book online.


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