Meagan Johnson

Registration for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2018 Fall Conference is now open, with early bird pricing continuing through September 21. The keynote speaker for the event, generational humorist Meagan Johnson, will ask those attending to think differently and act decisively when working with multiple generations in the workplace.

“All generations have been influenced by the major historical events, social trends and cultural phenomena of their time,” says Johnson. “Consequently, each generation has come away with different values, standards of quality and attitudes toward other generations they encounter.”

These differences can cause strife both personally and professionally, or they can be a source of incredible energy and creativity. It is important to understand these differences and to have some specific strategies for dealing with them, according to Johnson.

Since 1997, Johnson has entertained and educated thousands of audience members. Johnson and her baby boomer father, Larry Johnson, are the authors of “Generations, Inc – From Boomers to Linksters, Managing the Friction between Generations at Work.”

Other speakers at the conference will cover topics such as utilizing Life Cycle Assessments and Environmental Product Declarations to drive sustainability. A workshop on safety will be held, as well as a member-sponsored workshop by Shintech. The annual supplier product display also will take place, giving Category 1 supplier members an opportunity to display new products and services.

“This event will not only address a range of important industry topics, but it will also give those attending a chance to take advantage of more task group work sessions than ever before, allowing for the hands-on project development our participants have been asking for,” says Florence Nicolici, AAMA’s meetings manager.