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Conference on Architecture (AIA Nat'l Conf)
Thursday, April 27, 2017 to Saturday, April 29, 2017
Category: Continuing Education

Build your best A’17

It’s three immersive days and an unrivaled range of workshops, seminars, tours, events, and experiences. Browse our recommendations to help you build your best A’17.

Anticipating a better tomorrow

Harness the collective intellect and entrepreneurial spirit of speakers whose power to anticipate has shaped their careers and our industry. Over three days our keynoters will explore this theme and what it means to anticipate need, challenge, and change in architecture and design. More >

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    Anticipate Change: Design That Evolves

    Change remains life’s one constant. How can you prepare for it? Amy Cuddy teaches people to look inward to anticipate and shape what comes next. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Change: What’s Next in Architecture

    What’s next for the architecture profession? Radio personality Frances Anderton interviews three acclaimed architects and designers who are blazing new paths in architecture and design. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Challenge: Design That Overcomes

    Eve Edelstein’s research investigates how people react to the spaces around them. Learn what her fascinating research means for the future of design. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Need: Design That Cares

    Thoughtful architecture can challenge perceptions of public space and catalyze change. Elizabeth Diller, whose studio works at the intersection of architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts, can show you how. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Need: Design That Cares

    Community isn’t just a buzzword. It’s the glue that binds us, and the structure that empowers us. Francis Kéré designs for communities like no one else. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Need: Design That Cares

    Everyone has a right to housing, but getting it right for everyone takes cleverness and courage. Alejandro Aravena can show you how. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Need: Design That Cares

    Compassion is the root of good design, and good design is the root of human resilience. Michael Murphy will show you why. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Challenge: Design That Overcomes

    Architecture often challenges us to shift perspectives and problem solve in creative new ways. Dan Goods will tell you more. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Challenge: Design That Overcomes

    Architecture often challenges us to shift perspectives and problem solve in creative new ways. David Delgado will tell you more. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Change: Design That Evolves

    Change remains life’s one constant. How can you prepare for it? Amy Cuddy teaches people to look inward to anticipate and shape what comes next. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Change: What’s Next in Architecture

    What’s next for the architecture profession? Radio personality Frances Anderton interviews three acclaimed architects and designers who are blazing new paths in architecture and design. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Challenge: Design That Overcomes

    Eve Edelstein’s research investigates how people react to the spaces around them. Learn what her fascinating research means for the future of design. Learn more >

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    Anticipate Need: Design That Cares

    Thoughtful architecture can challenge perceptions of public space and catalyze change. Elizabeth Diller, whose studio works at the intersection of architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts, can show you how. Learn more >

Industry-best education

500+ sessions that explore some of the most interesting ideas in architecture, plus all-new courses earning HSW, ADA, GBCI, RIBA, and AIA LU credits.

Workshops

Arrive a day early to take advantage of 30+ Wednesday-only half- and full-day intensive workshops in small-group settings.

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Half- & full-day

Seminars

170+ seminars by leading architects and firms on the topics, projects, and trends redefining our industry.

DURATION
60, 90, & 120 minutes

Tours

Frank Lloyd Wright. Calatrava. Tiffany. Michael Graves. Explore Orlando’s spectacular architecture through 60+ expertly curated tours.

DURATION
60 minutes to full day

Expo credit

Explore the newest materials, technologies, and solutions with 125+ sessions by leading building product manufacturers.

DURATION
60 minutes

 

The Party!

Get ready to rock with Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts band when they bring their signature rhythm-and-blues sound to The Party!, our biggest bash.

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  • "Every year, the AIA Conference on Architecture attracts thousands of architects and design professionals—a collection of talented and visionary individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in all communities."

    THOMAS VONIER, FAIA, 2017 AIA PRESIDENT
 

Architecture Expo

Nearly 800 leading building product manufacturers are bringing their best architectural products and materials to the expo so you can experience what’s new, next, and cutting-edge.

 

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Conference updates

Explore Orlando’s best architecture

Experience Orlando’s standout architecture during one of 60+ expertly curated tours, including stops to study Wright, Tiffany, and Calatrava. While you’re at it, have lunch with an astronaut at the...

Don’t miss these sessions

From New Urbanism to virtual reality, tiny homes, BIM, ADA, and (much) more, explore some of the hottest topics in architecture and design alongside industry leaders. These featured sessions are...

First-timer’s guide

It’s the industry’s most anticipated event attended every year by thousands of architects and designers. Here are a few tips to help you find your make the most of your...

Bring your family

Imagination. Inspiration. Endless entertainment. Orlando is a one-of-a-kind family-friendly conference destination. Before, during, and after your sessions and seminars, here are a few great options to make the most of...

Convince your boss

Use this template to explain the ROI of attending the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 to your supervisor or firm partner. Start here: Please send me to the AIA Conference...

Meet to Eat in Orlando

Meet to Eat offers a cool opportunity to savor Orlando with new friends and peers.  Get to know other conference attendees over lunch or dinner at dining destinations in and...

The Architectural Guide to Central Florida

Start planning your trip to the area’s most innovative works by groundbreaking national and international architects with AIA Orlando’s newly published The Architectural Guide to Central Florida. Central Florida architecture...

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