AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition

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One week from today, ArchDaily will be joining you at the AIA 2012 National Convention! Knowledge, inspiration and connection are the three primary reasons architects are attending this year’s convention. In just three days (May 17-19), you can fulfill your annual Learning Units with nearly 200 education sessions, gain insight on the latest products and technologies at the Design Expo, and expand your professional network with the opportunity of meeting thousands of architects from around the country. Also, with AIA DC as your host, you will have the opportunity to explore the highlights of our nation’s capitol with a number of exclusive tours.

Continue after the break to learn more!

This year’s theme “Design Connects” “celebrates the uniqueness of design as the synthesis of theory and practice, the relationship of the built and natural environments, and the aspiration of architecture to serve the broader goals of humanity.”

One of the biggest convention highlights are the keynote presentations. This year’s speakers include a recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, an architect who currently serves as a Cabinet Secretary, and a special tribute honoring six architects involved in the rebuilding and memorials following September 11.

2012 Keynote Speakers:

  • David McCullough, Historian
  • Hon. Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
  • Daniel Libeskind, AIA
  • David Childs, FAIA
  • Michael Arad, AIA
  • Craig Dykers, AIA
  • Steven Davis, FAIA
  • Santiago Calatrava, FAIA
  • Robert Davidson, FAIA

Follow @AIANatlConv on Twitter to keep up to date with all convention activities and join the conversation by using the official hashtag, #aia2012.

Also, you can download a free convention mobile app that will give you access to the convention schedule, bookmark sessions you’d like to attend, navigate AIA Expo2012, and set up a personal agenda for visiting exhibitors. Download it here.

Don’t forget that emerging professionals enrolled in IDP can gain supplementary education credit for attending AIA continuing education programs.

Find more information on the official convention website and be sure to check out the complete schedule.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition" 10 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=233442>