New connections, new opportunities
Take advantage of 40 networking opportunities designed to connect you to new experiences and people. Featured events are below; check the full schedule for more opportunities.
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.
April 26, 6–8pm | Program code: EV104
Start your conference experience at this event hosted by AIA’s Knowledge Communities. Enjoy festive cocktails, southern-inspired snacks, and live entertainment while you meet members who share your passions and interests.
First-Timer’s Welcome Reception
April 26, 6–8pm | Program code: EV103
Kick off your first conference experience with the right mix of food, drinks, and mingling with your peers at this popular event for first-time attendees.
New Members Reception
April 27, 2–4pm | Program code: EV207
Network with new AIA members at this high-energy reception for first-time members. It’s your introduction to maximizing your AIA membership.
Honors & Awards Celebration
April 27, 3:30–6pm | Program code: EV208
Celebrate the best buildings and spaces—and the people behind them—at this event that celebrates the 2017 AIA award winners and their inspirational work.
Emerging Professionals Party
April 27, 8–11pm | Program code: EV213
Open to all, this high-energy, fun event is the perfect networking opportunity for students, recent grads, newly licensed architects, and emerging professionals.
April 28, 7–10pm | Program code: EV310
Join thousands of architects, designers, colleagues, and friends at The Party—one of our hottest ticketed events. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and fun at a rocking celebration that caps the conference every year.
College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony
April 28, 4–6pm | Program code: EV308
Join us as we welcome the newest class of Fellows, AIA members selected by a peer jury for one of AIA’s highest membership honors. Reception follows.