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Event Details

Name: AIA Convention 2016

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date: May 19–21, 2016

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Call for Speakers: Jeanne Procope (conventioneducation@aia.org ); Phone: (202) 626-7529

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Welcome to the AIA Convention 2016
Call for Speakers – AIA-PROSeries Program
The American Institute of Architects is seeking speakers (moderators and panelists) for its inaugural AIA-PROSeries Program to be launched at AIA Convention 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. The AIA Convention 2016 will be held Thursday, May 19th through Saturday, May 21st at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

The AIA-PROSeries will consist of three special 2 hour continuing education sessions, one each day of convention, that will be designed to explore topics related to the business of architecture, discusses challenges that seasoned architects face, and provide innovative strategies for business practices. AIA-PROSeries speakers will discuss the challenges they faced of particular projects, provide insights on trends in the industry and project types, and share best practices as well as address major questions or obstacles around the topics of discussion in a more in-depth format than the typical 60 minute convention seminars.

To make this three-part AIA-PROSeries program a success from the outset we are looking for experienced architects and the other building industry professionals that they collaborate with on projects. These may include their clients, contractors, project managers and owner’s representatives. We are looking for speakers with diverse background and practices, who are excellent presenters and public speakers.

To help organize the program, AIA Staff and volunteers will work with the panelists and moderators to develop the content that best suits the program’s goals and can deliver high valued learning to member attendees. Each session will be 2.5 hours long with a designed 30 minute recess mid-way. Content must be consistent across the break as the attendees are expected to return for the second half with renewed interest for more.

The AIA-PROSeries program content will cover three unique topics presented over three separate days at Convention:: Please refer to the Call for Speakers document for more details. All submissions will be rated, ranked and selected by the Curators of the AIA-PROSeries. Please refer to the table below to review action items and related deadlines.

Action Item Description Deadline
Submit Speaker Details Provide contact information, biography, speaking references, and/or additional supporting materials (videos, link to presentations, etc). January 6, 2016
Submission Review Review of submissions January 6-15, 2016
Final Decision Notification sent to submitters January 18, 2016

The timeline to support our strategic goals is very aggressive and the above deadlines are FIRM. Proposals that fail to meet these deadlines will not be considered for the AIA-PROSeries program at AIA Convention 2016.

Log in to the Abstract ScoreCard below to submit a proposal for the largest gathering of architects in the country. When you have completed your proposal, click on “Submit Proposal.” You may return to the submission site to make changes until the Call closes on January 6, 2016, at 11:59 p.m., PDT.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the AIA Convention 2016! If you have questions, please contact our convention education team at ConventionEducation@aia.org.

Thank You,
AIA Convention 2016

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Questions? Organizer: Jeanne Procope - conventioneducation@aia.org / (202) 626-7529