The Prairie Revolution

The 2016 Wright Society Virtual Summit Is Now Closed

What Exactly Is The Wright Society Virtual Summit?

This event is the first of its kind—an opportunity for thousands of geographically dispersed Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts to virtually gather online and conveniently watch sessions (for free) over the course of three days with very special guest experts.

The theme of the 2016 virtual summit was Prairie Revolution and explored Wright’s Prairie Style.

There were 4000+ attendees this year. Will you join?


The Only Free Frank Lloyd Wright Event You'll Find Online!

Watch a brief 3 minute video to learn about this special online event—plus reasons why you'll want to sign up. You'll discover...

• What the first summit in 2015 was all about
• Why the 2016 theme is titled Prairie Revolution
• Who the five guest experts are and what they discuss

• How to get registered for the summit at no cost
• The special gift you'll receive as an attendee



    Patrick Cannon

    Inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park Studio, Patrick Cannon discusses his various book projects documenting "The Prairie Revolution".


    Paul Harding

    Paul Harding opens his home, the E. Arthur Davenport House, to discuss the history and efforts to restore one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s earliest Prairie residences.


    Tim Pearson

    Homeowner Tim Pearson provides a special look inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oscar Balch residence and discusses how he came to own and restore the home and its unique connection to Teco Pottery.


    Karen Sweeney

    Karen Sweeney, preservation architect for the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, reveals the history of Wright’s iconic Robie House and the ongoing restoration efforts.


    Patrick Mahoney

    Patrick J. Mahoney provides an engaging overview of the history and legacy of Buffalo, New York works by Frank Lloyd Wright.




  • Patrick Cannon

    Author of Hometown Architect, 
    Prairie Metropolis, Unity Temple, 
    Louis Sullivan, and The Space Within 

  • Paul Harding, FAIA

    Architect and Homeowner, Frank Lloyd Wright's
    Davenport House in River Forest, Illinois

  • Tim Pearson

    Homeowner, Frank Lloyd Wright's
    Balch House in Oak Park, Illinois

  • Karen Sweeney

    Preservation Architect and Facility
    Administrator, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

  • Patrick Mahoney, AIA

    Architect and Author of Frank Lloyd Wright's
    Scholarly Clients: William and Mary Heath


Summit registration is free because of these sponsors.


There were over 4000 attendees and here's what a few said...

  • "I found this online event very thought provoking and insightful. I learned so many new things."
    Mary V.
  • "The guest experts had great insights into Wright and his influence on architecture that I have not found in many books."
    Jack S.
  • "Excellent selection of topics and Bryan from Wright Society did a great job interviewing each expert!"
    David D.




Got a burning question? It may be answered below.

  • What is the Wright Society Virtual Summit?
    This event will bring thousands of Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts from around the world together to watch
    discussions with leading experts. There’s no travel and no hassle—and thanks to our sponsors, these sessions are made available at no cost.
  • Okay, but what is the Wright Society? 
    The Wright Society is simply a virtual gathering of Wright enthusiasts online brought to you by the good folks at and
  • What year did this summit initially begin? 
    2015 was the inaugrual year and 2016 is the second. We intend to host this annual event every year going forward with themes that focus on specific areas of Wright's prolific career.
  • Who's able to attend?
    Anyone who has an interest in learning more about America's Greatest Architect—Frank Lloyd Wright. You might be a casual fan or an ardent enthusiast, but all are welcome to register and attend for free. 
  • How do I actually attend a virtual event like this?
    Between March 25-27, 2016, all sessions will be streamed on-demand for 72 hours. That way you'll be able to watch when its ideal for you. After you've registered, instructions will be emailed to you. 
  • Will I have techinical issues that will keep me from attending and watching each session? 
    We've worked hard to keep things simple for you, but issues may arise. If you have problems, we'll do our very best to help you trouble shoot the issue and get you taken care of as soon as possible. You may also view our Video FAQ here.
  • If I'm having technical issues or have a general question, who may I contact? 
    Feel free to contact your summit host, Bryan Kelly, at bryan [at] You may also view our Video FAQ here.
  • I bought the recordings, but received a charge from something called Gumroad. What is that? 
    Gumroad's the service we use to process orders. Their name shows for your purchase 
    instead of ours.

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