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Keynote speaker:
Jesse Wente
The OAA is very pleased to announce a free Keynote on April 21 at 1:00 pm to kick off registration for this year’s virtual Conference. Jesse will be speaking to the theme of “Cultivate Inclusivity”. 
To attend the keynote and register for Continuing Education hours, click the link below.
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Registration Opens April 21
The OAA’s online Conference Week is May 17 to 21, bringing together all-inclusive ConEd sessions under the "Cultivate Inclusivity" theme.
Conference Registration opens on Wednesday, April 21 at 2:00 pm.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

See the following link for Registration and pricing details.
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The OAA is providing members with information to respond to the challenges related to practising architecture in Ontario in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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