For several years until the fall of 2017, the Clinton Global Initiative sponsored Continuing Education courses for architects. Typically, a session lasting one day would be broken into hour-long segments which were on different topics that were authorized for continuing education credit. The CGI usually would sponsor (pay for) two sessions on some B-S subject that one of their minions would present
It is not terribly difficult to get accreditation for CE presentations if the product is real and the presentation is semi-unbiased. It is telling that I remember absolutely nothing about any of the presentations that were given.
I suspect that this was a tactic that CGI employed in different chapters of the AIA across the nation. It is a relatively inexpensive means of contacting and influencing architects across the country.
Contact Thomas Feazel at TFeazel@IJ.net.