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AIA Convention 2017

April 27-29, 2017   |   Organized by: American Institute of Architects (AIA)


AIA Convention 2017 is the architecture and design event of the year. 

A provocative lineup of celebrity speakers. An awe-inspiring array of tours, parties, exhibitors, seminars, and more. All happening in Orlando, nicknamed "The City Beautiful" and one of the world's most popular vacation destinations.

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

Buzzworthy speakers 

Convention features creative visionaries from the architecture and design industry and beyond. 2016 keynotes included Julie Louis-Dreyfus and Terry Gross on Day 1, Neri Oxman on Day 2, and Rem Koolhaas and Moshen Mostafavi on Day 3. Stay tuned for 2017 keynote announcements.

Explore the best of Orlando

Everyone knows Orlando’s mega parks, but it’s also home to must-see architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, Bauhaus, and Calatrava, plus a vibrant arts community, gardens, award-winning restaurants, and more. Take one of more than 50 educational tours for a curated, one-of-a-kind experience that 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. Choose from workshops, seminars, sessions on the expo floor, educational tours, and more to create your own learning experience.

Discover the latest products and trends

Don’t miss AIA Expo, one of the industry’s largest exhibit halls packed with hundreds of exhibitors and the latest in materials, technology, and trends. Earn credits for chatting with experts on the expo floor.

The Party!

Join your friends and fellow members at The Party!, convention’s biggest party and our signature event. There are dozens more events including awards celebrations, dancing, cocktails, parties, happy hours, and receptions, you’ll have plans every night in Orlando.

Save with special pricing and great rates

AIA Convention 2017 is free for new members. Students register for $25. Young professionals save nearly 30%. And everyone can take advantage of special prices for early registration, great rates on premium hotels, and more.

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Orange County Convention Center

9800 International Dr

Orlando, FL US

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