By danielle


From May 19 – 21 The American Institute of Architects (AIA) will hold their annual convention in Philadelphia. As one of the largest annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S., over three days, visitors can expect a thought-provoking lineup of celebrity speakers, an array of tours, parties, exhibitors, seminars, and more.

Here’s a quick look at how to make the most of three days packed with opportunities:

  • Celebrity and Keynote Speaker Lineup 

Convention features creative visionaries from the architecture and design industry and beyond—including keynoters Kevin Spacey, Neri Oxman, and Rem Koolhaas.

  • Tour and Explore the city of Philadelphia

Other than the infamous cheese-steaks, Philly is packed with historic highlights, must-see architecture, beautiful squares, vibrant markets, stunning gardens, cobbled streets lined with pubs, great restaurants, live music, and murals of heroic scale. Through the convention one can sign up for an educational curated tour that will give you a one-of-a-kind experience that also earns you continuing education credit.

  • Learn and earn credits

Earn a year’s worth of continuing education credits with the latest from leading experts on topics including resiliency, business management, ADA compliance, LEED, green building, design and health, and more.

  • Discover the latest products and trends

Explore over 170,000 sq. ft. packed with nearly 800 exhibitors and the latest in materials, technology, and trends. Earn credits for chatting with experts on the expo floor.

  • Party at the Market

Join your friends and fellow members for an evening of fun and networking at the convention’s biggest party, all to the tunes of Philly’s own Bacon Brothers.

  • Save with special pricing and great rates

AIA Convention 2016 is free for new members.

Students register for $25.

Young professionals save nearly 30%.


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