Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Your health & safety are important to us

AIA is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We’ll continue to post regular updates here.

March 11, 2020

As of now, the AIA Conference on Architecture 2020A’20, May 14–16 in Los Angeles, will take place as scheduled. We have extended our registration cancellation policy to one week prior to the conference (May 6, 2020and we have extended our early bird deadline to April 15, 2020. 

In the coming weeks, as public health officials, elected leaders, and communities work to contain the spread of the virus, AIA will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) risk assessment and mitigation protocols as needed to respond to this changing situation. As the situation warrants, AIA will provide status updates on upcoming events on both the website and through emails. 

Situation monitoring 

AIA is in regular contact with key conference stakeholders, including the Los Angeles County Convention Center, as well as monitoring information from public health agencies, as mentioned above. Learn more about the Los Angeles County Convention Center’s protocols to ensure the health and safety of visitors. 

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is complying with the travel restrictions signed by the U.S. Government on January 31, 2020, prohibiting entry to the United States of most foreign nationals who traveled to China within the 14 days immediately prior to arrival in the United States. 

AIA is also in regular contact with our conference hotels to amplify protocols and disinfection procedures, which follow the recommendations of the CDC and WHO. 

A few tips from the CDC when gathering at any event or public place: 

  • Minimize physical contact, avoid shaking hands.  AIA strongly encourages a handshake free environment at A’20.  
  • Wash hands thoroughly and often, with soap and water. 
  • When soap and water are not available, use an alcoholbased sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Keep your hands away from your face, eyes, and mouth. 
  • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms 

We will continue to monitor the situation. Ianything regarding A’20 should change, we will post it here and notify all A’20 registrants and exhibitors. 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC COVID-19 Factsheets

World Health Organization (WHO)

March 2, 2020

AIA is closely monitoring the current situation via the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. At this time, AIA is moving forward with planning for A’20. We’ll share A’20 updates here on a regular basis.

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