‘Day of Learning’ Set by Wilsonart

TEMPLE, TX — The third annual “National Day of Learning,” an event created by Wilsonart to educate design professionals about best practices in material specification, will take place Oct. 16, the Temple, TX-based surfaces supplier announced.

“Naturalness: Design in the Anthropocene” will debut at the Center for Architecture in New York and will be broadcast twice that day via live webcast, Wilsonart officials said. The presentation will be led by Grace Jeffers, a writer, design historian, educator and artist who has pioneered and continues to lead an integrated approach to the study of materials.

“Wilsonart is committed to providing thought leadership to the A&D community to help them put materials to their best use,” said company spokesperson Tammy Weadock. “One aspect of that lies in the complexity of ‘real’ versus ‘fake’ materials. This year’s event focuses on the implications of living in the ‘Age of the Anthropocene,’ a geological time period in which human activity threatens to become the dominant influence on the environment.

Professionals are invited to join in person or online. Registration is required. All attendees will earn 1 CEU HSW Credit for IDCEC or AIA by attending.

In addition to speaking at the National Day of Learning, Jeffers will be touring America and speaking with architectural firms, colleges and universities, industry organizations and leadership groups about this topic. Jeffers will also be presenting the CEU to NKBA members nationwide through a second webcast on December 5, according to Wilsonart.

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