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Randy speaks regularly at conferences - both inside and outside his industry - partners' retreats & keynotes annual meetings, speaking to, engaging and conducting workshops with Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Verticals, Manufactures, Owners Groups, Software Developers, Startups, Regulation Boards, Classes and Universities globally.

Randy's upcoming and recent speaking engagements


This Is Design Intelligence podcast episode with Bob Fisher, on AI in Academia and Practice, Design Futures Council, November 27, 2023


AIA IL Annual Conference, The Integration of AI into the Student Curriculum and its Benefits to Emerging Professionals,– October 26, 2023


Tech + Conference, The Highest Islands: Curiosity, Creativity, and Comfort with Uncertainty, Randy Deutsch FAIA and Matthew Krissel AIA, NYC, October 27, 2023 


AIA Chicago, AIA Fellowship Application Storytelling Workshop, July 25, 2023


NEXUS Mentor Program, AI in Architecture, Presentation to mentoring group, July 21, 2023


The Brand Called You videocast/podcast episode, A Believer in Public Engagement, India


St Louis Christopher Kelly Leadership Development Program (CKLDP), ‘Expanding the Definition of Practice’ presentation, Jacobs, St Louis, Mo, April 7, 2023


Lecture to doctoral students at FAUP, "Architecture, Design and Digital Technology," University of Porto, Portugal, April 12, 2023

2023 Presentation and Virtual Roundtable Discussion with firm Leadership, Flad Architects, Madison, WI 


2022 Lecture at SOM, NYC, Computational Thinking and the Future of Practice


2022 Lecture through the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program through AIA Colorado, Populous, Denver, CO 


2022 Keynote to HDR Firm Leadership, Augmenting Intelligence: Empowering Ourselves to Ensure an Enduring Impact into the Future, inaugural HDR IMPACT Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, October 18, 2022

2022 Keynote, Blackbaud 10th Annual Developers' Conference (NASDAQ: BLKB) the world's leading cloud software company powering social good, June 7, 2022

2022 Inaugural Invited Presenter, AIA International, Mentoring the Next Generation of Architects, March 31, 2022

2022 Keynote, Computational Thinking & the Future of Practice, SOM Research & Innovation Community with SOM Partners, February 1, 2022 

2021 Keynote, Perkins+Will, Digital Practice Core eXchange, Augmenting intelligence: Empowering the architect into the future, April 13, 2021
2021 Keynote, Georgia Tech School of Architecture, College of Design, SIGraDi 2021 Ubiquitous Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture, Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium 245 Fourth St NW, November 10, 2021 2021

2021 Keynote, University of Arizona CAPLA: How to Dress for a Perfect Storm: 10 Questions We Ought to Ask Ourselves Now, October 25, 2021

2021 Keynote, AIA NY, Computational Thinking, Center for Architecture, FutureNow event at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, November 6, 2021

Co-organizer and co-host Building Performance Symposium, Friday, April 2, 2021, Illinois School of Architecture

2021 Co-host and panel moderator, AI in Construction workshop April 29-30, 2021 and host and panel moderator, AI in Design workshop June 29-30, 2021
2021 Speaker, International Conference on AI in AEC, How AI Automation & Autonomous Design Will Impact Your Team, Firm, Profession, Industry & the Built Environment, Helsinki, Finland, March 25, 2021
2021 Invited Keynote speaker, Silicon Valley AIA Symposium, How to Think and Adapt like an Architect, Silicon Valley, California
2021 Speaker, AIA TAP Building Connections Congress, Augmented Intelligence: Empowering the Architect in Design and Construction, discussing Adapt As An Architect, February 25, 2021
2021 RIBA CPD Programme, Adapt As an Architect, webinar London, UK
2021 SIGraDI 2021 Ubiquitous Conference, invited Keynote at Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture, Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, November 10, 2021
2021 AI in Design Workshop Keynote, ‘The Explore–Exploit Continuum,’ Discovery Partners Institute and National Science Foundation grant-supported Institute for AI in Construction, August 5, 2021
2021 AI in Design Workshop opening remarks, August 5, 2021
2021 Keynote, Information Intermediaries: Data and our Value Proposition, BIM Forum Chile International Congress, August 11, 2021
2021 Panel discussion with Oliver Thomas of BIG, BIM Forum Chile 2021 International Congress, August 11, 2021
2021 RIBA Academy CPD presentation, Adapt As An Architect, May 21, 2021
2021 BuiltWorlds Construction Tech Moderate fireside chat at Conference, Oakbrook, IL July 8, 2021
2021 Discover Architecture, AI and Computational Design, July 14, 2021
2021 FBE, Panelist, ‘The Future of Built Environment Design,’ Manchester, UK, May 18, 2021
2020 Conectate Arquitectura panel discussion, September 17, 2020
2021 Keynoting AEC SPAR 3D Denver, Colorado, Spring 2021
2020 Speaking at the Australian Institute of Architects on Thinking Like an Architect and Adapting As an Architect, November 11, 2020
2020 Keynoted AI: Making architecture easier, simpler, more efficient and secure, Design Professional Risk Control Group (DPRCG) Palm Springs, California, October 15, 2020
2020 DATA MATTER DESIGN panel discussion October 28, 2020 at 6:00pm EST School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology via zoom with Marcella Del Signore

2020 Presenter, Augmented intelligence: Empowering design professionals into the future, Marywood University School of Architecture, College of Professional Studies, November 16, 2020 

2020 Presented to Australia Institute of Architects (AIA), Thinking Like an Architect and Adapting As an Architect, Sydney, Australia November 11 2020 

2020 Keynote, Panelist, DBEI Webinar - The Future of Built Environment, Singapore Polytechnic, November 4, 2020 

2020 Keynote, Building on BIM: Optimize vs. Compromise, European BIM Summit, Barcelona, Spain, November 28, 2020

2020 Presented Singapore Polytechnic webinar on “The Future of Built Environment” November 4, 2020
2020 Participated in CallisonRTKL's Digital Evolution Lab's virtual event with dozens of their design technology specialists from CRTKL offices around the globe discussing Superusers & getting to know one another

Presented webinar to AIA Indiana membership discussing how architects can recognize personal & professional career inflection points & provide a roadmap for career adaption & reinvention. Also spoke on racial justice, the importance of equity and equality
Presented at AIA Chicago via Zoom on my path to AIA Fellowship upon becoming a Fellow
Randy has been invited to keynote the SPAR 3D + AEC Next Conference & Expo, June 3-5, 2020 | McCormick Place|Chicago, IL

Delivered inaugural talk at Gresham Smith’s Nashville HQ ‘innovative speakers series’ at the invitation of Gresham Smith’s Director of Digital Innovation - Keith Besserud, founder of BlackBox at SOM and now Studio-X at 1000-person strong Gresham Smith. Great turnout and lively Q&A – both in-person and those tuning-in remotely from their other offices – the engagement continued participating in a roundtable with their C-suite leadership.

Invited to speak in Barcelona, Spain May 28th and 29th, 2020 at the European BIM Summit 2020 Rescheduled to speak virtually November 19, 2020 and in Barcelona, Spain in April 2021
Invited to lecture at Sasaki HQ near Boston, MA April 15, 2020 including six 1-hour meetings with various leadership groups in the office. For the lecture, Sasaki will partner with the Hideo Sasaki Foundation (HSF) a non-profit that underwrites various programs that support the future of the profession, in 2020 celebrating what would be Hideo's 100th birthday, and the 20th anniversary of the foundation. With this in mind, the lecture available to Sasaki staff will also be available to the public with ticket proceeds to support HSF programs.
At the AIA Conference on Architecture 2020 in Los Angeles, CA Randy will deliver a presentation from 8–9AM on Friday, May 15, 2020. FR106: How AI, Automation and Autonomous Design Will Impact Your Firm
Randy presented Innovation, New Technology and Best Practices to the leadership team at the Office of Capital Planning and Project Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Speaker, Leadership Summit on AEC Futures, Design Futures Council (DFC), March 19-20, 2020, Atlanta, GA

AIA Chicago Bridge Mentoring, Guest Speaker, October 15, 2019
Keynote speaker, WDBE 2019 - World Summit on Digital Built Environment, Helsinki, Finland with Google / Sidewalk Labs, Zaha Hadid Architects, Amazon, and Microsoft 
Chaired and presented at Advancing Computational Building Design (ACBD) Conference, July 29-31, 2019, Chicago, IL

Keynote speaker at NCARB 2019 Licensing Advisors Summit, Minneapolis, MN
Invited to present at the 6th international BIM symposium in Shanghai, China on the occasion of Randy's second book being translated to Mandarin 

Speaker, Leadership Summit on Applied Innovation and Technology – First Movers Design Futures Council (DFC) Summit, Sydney, Australia

Keynote speaker, Transcend tour, Design Futures Council, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, Australia
Presented The Rise of AEC Superusers: Design Technology Specialists and the Future of AEC, at BD+C's Accelerate Live! conference, May 13-14, 2019 NY, NY

Spoke at Shepley Bulfinch Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

Invited speaker, ZGF Architects Partnership Meeting, The Future of the Profession, Washington DC

Keynote speaker at U.S. Minority Contractors Association (USMCA) Construction Technology and Virtual Design Conference, Chicago, IL

Interview with Aarni Heiskanen for AEC Business, "Will Superusers Future-Proof the AEC Industry?" podcast/article
Led workshop on the impact of technology on MEP consultants at Affiliated Engineers Inc. (AEI) Principals’ Retreat, Chicago, IL

Led workshop at CO Architects Principals’ Retreat, Luskin Conference Center, UCLA campus, Los Angeles, CA
Led workshop on impact of technology on architectural practice and regulation with National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Futures Task Force, Austin, TX 
Led workshop with the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) Board on impact of technology on landscape architecture practice and regulation, San Antonio, TX

Led workshop with MACE, Katerra, and AECOM at MADE EXPO, sponsored by DICATAM & e LuxLab, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Milan, Italy

Participated in inaugural College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) Futures Council, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Lectured to B.Arch and M.Arch students, educators and staff at Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy

Presented Learning from Superusers, Lecture to B.Arch and M.Arch students, educators and staff at the Manchester School of Art/Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Presentation to BDP leadership at firm's design collective at 11 Ducie Street, Piccadilly Basin, Manchester, United Kingdom
Presentation and roundtable at BDP's headquarters to design technologists and invited guests, Manchester, United Kingdom

Greater Manchester, England Chamber of Commerce Presentation and Roundtable with industry/real estate/urban planners/educators/policy makers

Presented at FBE (For the Built Environment) event on impact of technology on housing, co-housing, and co-living in Manchester, England

Presented to Illinois Capitol Development Board (CDB) on the impact of technology on practice, design and construction, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Building, Executive Conference Room,  Engineering campus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Lectured in Prof. Mani Golparvar-Fard's CEE 598 BIM course, Engineering campus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Spoke & facilitated discussion at Global Design Alliance event, October 3, 2018 in Dallas, TX hosted by the Beck Group 

Spoke and on a panel at PRACTICE: Outside In | Inside Out Symposium at Harvard GSD, Cambridge, MA on October 12, 2018

Facilitated Strategy Planning Session at Holmes Structures leadership retreat, San Francisco, CA on October 17, 2018

Spoke at 5th Annual BIM Conference in Beijing, China on October 30, 2018 on the occasion of book, BIM and Integrated Design, being translated to Chinese

Invited by Prof. Arch. Angelo Ciribini PhD to speak on AI in Architecture at Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy, Spring 2019 

Spoke in Washington DC, August 2-4, 2018 as NCARB 2018 Inaugural Professional Practice Scholar

Spoke at the 2nd Annual Advancing Computational Building Design Conference, New York, July 24-25, 2018 on “Laying Out the Roadmap for the Growth of Computation & Emergence of Artificial Intelligence in Architecture: When Do We All Lose Our Jobs?”  


Spoke at the Design Colloquium, Exploring the Future for Architects, Engineers and Designers, Presidio Officer’s Club, Lecture, San Francisco, CA, April 19-20, 2018 

Served on a Panel at the Design Colloquium, Exploring the Future for Architects, Engineers and Designers, Presidio Officer’s Club, Panel with Craig Curtis FAIA, President, Katerra, SanFrancisco, CA, April 19-20, 2018 

Spoke on The Making, Breaking and Fixing of Computational Design Superusers, SDRUG, AIA San Francisco, CA, April 18, 2018

Invited by Javier Rodríguez Ejerique to serve on Qualicer 2018 Congress panel, Valencia, Spain, February 8-11, 2018 
Spoke at Design Futures Council Leadership Summit on Design Innovation & Technology 2018, La Jolla, CA, January 17, 2018 on Toward an Augmented Architect

Served on a Discussion Panel with ARUP, an Amazon executive & a former member of the CIA, Design Futures Council Leadership Summit on Design Innovation & Technology 2018, La Jolla, CA, January 17, 2018

Spoke at Building Connections Congress 2018, AIA TAP, Washington DC, January 8, 2018 on The Advent of the Augmented Architect, Learning from Machine Learning, Embracing and Capitalizing on AI, The Future of Design

TECHNOLOGY: What’s Next & How to Like it, Forefront Symposium, Beyond Parallels and Gaps: Seeking Intersections for Industry, Practice, and Education, Illini Center, Chicago, IL
Invited keynote speaker at Convegno Internazionale, ISTeA 2017, Re-shaping the Construction Industry, in Firenze, Italy 14 e 15 Settembre, 2017
Lecture, The Life-Changing Magic of Converging Technologies, AEC Tech Symposium and Hackathon 2017, New York, New York, October 20, 2017

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