Press Release

The New 2013 Learning Environments

For Immediate Release

January 22, 2013
Contact: Karen Barak
Phone: 818-814-5301
[email protected]

The New 2013 Learning Environments
Designing Learning Spaces for the Next Decade and Beyond

Orlando, Fla. — Administrators, educators, architects, designers and engineers in both K-12 and higher education will meet face-to-face next week during the all-new 2013 Learning Environments conference and expo event.  Formerly the School and College Building Expo, Learning Environments has been re-energized to fully integrate the latest in education and construction trends including ideas in sustainability, adaptive reuse, programming and design. Learning Environments is produced in partnership with the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA CAE) and is co-located with both FETC and the FDLA (Florida Distance Learning Association) Annual Meeting.

Learning Environments’ distinguished keynote speakers include Dr. David Sousa, award-winning educational consultant and author of more than a dozen books. He will discuss some remarkable findings from brain research about how we learn, and their implications for everyone involved in building, leading and teaching in schools. Another keynote, Matt Kaplan, is the author of He has been one of the invisible voices behind science and technology stories in The Economist for years. His articles also frequently wind up in National Geographic, Scientific American, Nature and New Scientist. And keynote, Anne P, Taylor, Ph.D., Hon. AIA, ACSA Distinguished Professor, is Regents Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico, where she was the founder and long-time director of the Institute for Environmental Education. Anne will discuss research on the effects of the physical environment on learning and behavior. Her presentation will posit newer ways of thinking about school and classroom configurations that create magical learning spaces.

Learning Environments 2013 takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 29 through Jan. 31, and features the latest facilities design and planning information and resources serving the K-12 and higher education markets. New for 2013 are poster sessions presenting unique, cost effective solutions for a wide variety of facility administrator’s, architect’s and designer’s needs. At the conclusion of the Thursday Keynote, Learning Environments will be raffling a full conference registration to the upcoming Learning Environments conference in Boston this July 29-31, a $695 value. Also new this year, all attendees will have an opportunity to win a $50 American Express gift card at the conclusion of each Learning Environments Theater Session.

This year’s schedule will feature concurrent sessions focused on innovation implementation, planning and design sustainability, new construction and reconstruction, architecture abroad, building reuse and adaptation, master planning and more.  Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 11.5 AIA Continuing Education Hours by attending the full conference program. Learning Environments also offers you the chance to explore additional areas of technology and its application to schools and campuses through its co-location with FETC.

Known worldwide for its outstanding program, FETC provides educators, administrators, deans, curriculum designers, media specialists and technology directors the opportunity to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum. Learning Environments 2013 also offers an extensive Exhibit Hall, shared with FETC, giving attendees a chance to speak with representatives from a wide variety of participating companies along with access to cutting-edge technologies influencing the landscape of education.

Special networking events for this year’s conference begin immediately with the Learning Environments/FETC Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Reception on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Attendees then have the opportunity to become more involved with members of the AIA Advisory Group by attending the AIA CAE Winter Breakfast meeting Wednesday morning, Jan. 30. Finally, the annual Learning Environments Reception will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30  ̶  one of Learning Environments’ most popular events.

To register for the Learning Environments 2013 or to find more information, including a detailed list of sessions, presenters, exhibitors, events and registration information, visit

Learning Environments is a part of 1105 Media, Inc, a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets.

About 1105 Media
1105 Media, Inc. provides integrated business-to-business information and media to qualified professionals in the public, academic and private sectors focusing on technology, products, policy, regulation and news delivered through an assortment of media, including print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences, executive summits and trade shows; training and courseware; and web-based services. The markets served by these offerings include Government, Education, Network & Enterprise Computing, Business Intelligence, Office Equipment, Industrial Health & Safety, Compliance, Security, Environmental Protection, Water & Wastewater and Home Medical Equipment.

1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, Calif., with primary offices throughout the U.S. and more than 350 employees. The company was formed in April 2006 by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications and President and CEO Neal Vitale.

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Note:  Media representatives interested in attending and covering Learning Environments 2013 can register online at or on-site in room S220D of the Orange County Convention Center.  Learning Environments 2013 will feature an on-site Press Room where registered media representatives can schedule interviews, work stories or just relax.  The Press Room will be open Tuesday, Jan. 29 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.); Wednesday, Jan. 30 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.); and Thursday, Jan. 31 (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Media representatives are required to register and will not be admitted into any Learning Environments venues without a badge issued by Learning Environments press staff. There is no cost for media registration.

About the Author

Karen Barak is a formerly worked in the marketing department at 1105 Media.