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AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

June 21-23, 2018   |   Organized by: American Institute of Architects (AIA)


Date/Time: June 21-23, 2018

Location: New York City

Description: Get ready for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design, hosted in one of the most iconic cities in the world. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities of every size all over the world.

  • Be Inspired By Remarkable Keynotes - It's a keynote lineup you won't find anywhere else. At A'18 renowned speakers, new voices, and visionary architects, designers, and leaders will share how they're creating their own Blueprint for Better.

  • Tour New York City's Best Architecture - Explore some of the most iconic architecture in the world through dozens of expertly curated, one-of-a-kind tours led by local architects and architecture critics.

  • Get Insights You Can Act On - Earn your HSW, ADA, BGCI, and RIBA credits for the year through 500+ sessions that will leave you with project insights, takeaways, and new ways of working.

  • Explore Every Imaginable Product - Find solutions for your products at the Architecture Expo. We're turning the Javits Center into a materials playground packed with the newest products and trusted brands.

  • Connect With The Industry - Get ready to meet thousands of attendees during sessions, at events, through chance encounters, and everything in-between. A'18 is your opportunity to network with the industry.

  • Party In New York - There's always something to do in the city that never sleeps. Make new friends and unwind at dozens of happy hours, receptions, alumni events, and The Party!, our signature event.

Conference Theme: Blueprint for Better Cities

At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities all over the world, from London, Arkansas to London, England.

Better By Design:

It’s time to think more critically about health and resilience, about taking care of each other and the environment, and about solving for “X,” all through the lens of what we build—and what we don’t.

Architects are right in the middle of it, making cities large and small—the superblocks, the micro-communities, and everything in between—better by design.

Your Own Blueprint for Better

You’ll leave New York with actionable insights you can use on your next project or to make a difference in your community, on topics including:

  • Diversity, equity, & inclusion - Everything we design should be for everyone. Affordable housing, green spaces, healthy places, and safe neighborhoods—it’s on us to create access and opportunities.

  • Materials - Every material has an impact. Knowing where materials come from, what’s in them, and their life expectancy gives us greater control over projects and product decisions.

  • Energy & carbon - Buildings are the biggest carbon polluters, but what if they weren’t? If we work together, new buildings, developments, and major renovations can be carbon neutral.

  • Resilience - Rapid population growth, climate change, intentional attacks, and natural and manmade disasters require new design approaches. Getting ahead is our greatest opportunity.

  • Design & health - Forward-looking design can profoundly impact health in people and communities. It’s time to move past the “do no harm” design ethos to focus on holistic health, by design.

Exhibit at A'18

90% of attendees rank the Architecture Expo as one of their top 5 best conference experiences. You'll connect with new customers who set budgets, select vendors, and specify products.

To learn more about exhibiting please visit the event website

What's New!

This year we’ve curated nearly 100 tours of the city’s best architecture in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. We’re taking over nearly 200,000 sq. ft. of the Javits Center to host a two-day Architecture Expo. We’ve booked Hammerstein Ballroom for The Party!, Radio City Music Hall for keynotes, and the John L. Tishman Auditorium at The New School for Pro Series sessions. And we’re reserving Day 3 just for continuing education, so you’ll have more time to take in sessions.

Book Your Hotel

Where you stay is important. We’ve negotiated hotel blocks at 43 New York City hotels, giving you a range of options and the best available rates.

43 Hotel options, plus perks

Book a room in our hotel block, and you’ll enjoy:

  • The best rates at 43 centrally located hotels (rates subject to change)

  • Perks like free Wi-fi, breakfast, and more

  • No booking, change, or cancellation fees, plus the option to pay later

  • Group discounts

Registration Dates

January 24, 2018


Javits Center

655 W. 34th St

New York, NY US

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