IIDA Headquarters, Chicago, IL
Ken Wilson, FIIDA, FAIA, Envision Design, Washington D.C.
Date: Sept. 29, 2015
Time: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Jonathan Perelman, VP of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures
Jonathan leads business management, partnership development, and BuzzFeed’s branded video team. Before BuzzFeed, he spent more than six years at Google as the global lead for industry relations. Pulling from his extensive experience at two of the world’s most influential brands, he shows audiences how to tell their story in a genuine, authentic, and meaningful way that generates word of mouth marketing at Internet scale. With great energy and stage presence, he breaks down the tactics and mindset that propelled Buzzfeed from a small blog to a cultural phenomenon read by millions of people the world over. Perelman not only addresses how to create shareable, social content but also offers insights into how to maximize its reach and impact.
The Rice Design Alliance (RDA), formed within the Rice School of Architecture in 1972, is dedicated to advancing architecture, urban design, and the built environment in the Houston region through educational programs, the publication of Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston, and programs to initiate physical improvements. The RDA seeks to enhance the quality of life within the community. Laurence C. Burns, Jr., FAIA, is accepting the honor on the RDA’s behalf. A Principal at Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc., Laurence is a longtime RDA member and currently serves on the RDA Executive Committee and Board as President.