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AIA Convention 2014

  • Date: June 26-28
  • Location: Chicago

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AIA Convention 2015

  • Date: May 14-16
  • Location: Atlanta

Virtual Convention

Host an Event at The AIA

Conveniently located near the White House, the National Mall, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the American Institute of Architects building is a one-of-a-kind alternative to convention and hotel venues.

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Hours of Operation

The AIA Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, except for Federal Holidays. Please be advised, the AIA Gallery space also functions as an event rental space. AIA reserves the right to close the public hours of operation at anytime for a private event rental.

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2015 Call for Educational Proposals : July 1 - August 15     

Featured Conference

AIA Multicultural Summit, New Orleans Sept 12-13

2014 AIA Multicultural Summit:
Sept. 12–13

Join us in New Orleans for two days of panel discussions, round tables, and networking. We'll explore a diverse range of philosophies and perspectives, and discuss the latest issues facing the profession, all in a welcoming space.

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Book Your Hotel

Take advantage of our room block at the InterContinental New Orleans, located at 444 St. Charles Avenue. Rooms are just $149/night through August 15 or until the group rate sells out. Reserve online using the link below or call 800-593-5447 and mention the summit to receive the group rate.

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Agenda, Walking Tour, & Contact Us

Visit our event page to download the agenda, get information on our Warehouse District walking tour (limited to 20 attendees), and find out how you can contact us.

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Upcoming Events

2014 CACE Annual Meeting

  • Date: August 6-8, 2014
  • Location:  Minneapolis, MN

The 2014 CACE Annual Meeting is the place for component executives to become refreshed, retooled, and rejuvenated, in the company of friends and colleagues. The meeting offers members of CACE the opportunity to enhance their management skills and network with one another and AIA national staff. The meeting, held annually, brings together executives from local and state components for professional development and training.

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2014 Knowledge Leadership Assembly

  • Date: September 14-16, 2014
  • Location:  Minneapolis, MN

The 2014 AIA Knowledge Leadership Assembly, scheduled for September 14-16 in Minneapolis, MN, will provide an opportunity for Knowledge Community Leaders, Board Knowledge Community Representatives, the Council of Architectural Component Executives, and AIA Staff to network, share knowledge and best practices, and build coalitions over the course of three days. Outcomes from the KLA will assist in building relationships and programs for 2015 and beyond.

2014 CRAN Symposium

  • Date: September 18-20, 2014
  • Location:  Charleston, SC

The Architecture of Influence

The Custom Residential Architects Network, a Knowledge Community of AIA, will hold its 7th annual symposium on September 18-20 in historic Charleston, SC. The three-day symposium, open to all will bring together custom residential architects from across the country to learn, share, and discuss relevant topics in the field of residential architecture.

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Plan a Green Meeting

ce walkthe walk

The time for talk is over

Green design should be a goal for everyone to leave a greener footprint for future generations, starting today. That's what our Walk the Walk campaign is all about.

Join the AIA's Walk the Walk Sustainability Initiative

AIA Community Service/Legacy Program

The AIA Legacy Events program was developed to promote sustainability and a legacy in the cities we visit. The AIA and American Institute of Architecture Students are working jointly to promote team-building and a dedication to leave a city better than it was before we arrived. Through volunteer activities we hope to create a lasting memory for architects, architectural students, and the general public.

View the first issue of the AIA Legacy Event Newsletter

Green Meeting Tips

Before you throw your jack-o-lanterns and decorative gourds in the trash can, consider this frightful fact: the seeds from pumpkins germinate in landfills and the pumpkin vines create significant problems when composting trash. Instead, consider more environmentally friendly alternatives for recycling your Halloween and autumn decor: Chop up your pumpkin and burry it in your garden. Pumpkins are biodegradable and easily break down in the Earth's soil; Compost the pumpkin. Pumpkins can do wonders for soil, but make sure to remove the seeds before sending it to the compost; Recycle it as a plant potter. Arrange flowers and other greenery in the top of your pumpkin to use as table decor; Discard it in a forest or woodsy area. Insects and animals, like squirrels and deer, will naturally break the pumpkin down by making a snack of it.

Got a Best Practice to Share?

If you've found a green meeting practice that is working well for you, share it with your colleagues. When you share your best practices, you help your colleagues improve their efficiency.

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