Events & parties

Make plans for every night

Make new friends and have fun at dozens of receptions, happy hours, alumni events, and The Party!, our signature event. Featured events are below; check the full schedule for the complete list.


Alumni receptions


Dates and times vary

Every year, dozens of schools host alumni events at the Conference on Architecture. Check with your alma mater to find out more.

Opening Night Celebration


June 20, 6–8pm | Program code: EV201

Mingle with your peers and connect with AIA Knowledge Communities, the AIA Strategic Council, and the Richard Upjohn and Louise Bethune Fellows at our Opening Night Celebration!

The Party!


June 22, 8–11pm | Program code: EV409

Enjoy the company of thousands of friends and colleagues at The Party!, hosted at the magnificent Hammerstein Ballroom in Chelsea. Your ticket includes light appetizers, drinks, and dancing.

Emerging Professionals Party


June 21, 9pm–12am | Program code: EV310

Meet us at Stage48 for a spectacular evening on the Hudson River. It’s the perfect networking opportunity for recent grads and newly licensed architects. Open to all.

College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony


June 22, 2:30–5pm | Program code: EV405

Join us at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to welcome the newest class of Fellows, AIA members selected by a peer jury for one of AIA’s highest membership honors. Reception follows.