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A’17 is the architecture and design event of the year. It’s about designing a better world. Orlando, April 27–29

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 >

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.


Strong connections

More than 40 unique events and experiences to connect you to peers and industry professionals.

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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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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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