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AIA Conference on Architecture 2018, also known as A’18, will be held in New York City from June 21-23. If you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late! If you’re on the fence about attending, here are six reasons why this year’s conference is a can’t-miss opportunity.

The Emerging Professionals Party

Dance the night away to music by City of Six on a rooftop lounge with a spectacular view of New York City. It’s all happening on June 21 at Stage48 on the Hudson River. Your ticket includes food and drinks, and festivities go until midnight.

Connect with the industry

Networking happens everywhere at A’18. With hundreds of sessions and 70 events, it’s easy to make spontaneous connections that can lead to new opportunities and projects. View the full schedule and download the recently released A’18 app to plan your best possible conference.

Conference on Architecture expo floor
Todd Winters

Meet the best brands

AIA is turning the Javits Center into a 200,000-square-foot materials playground where attendees can explore new and upcoming products and materials by over 800 building product manufacturers. Find out more about what’ll be happening on the expo floor.

Tour iconic architecture

Explore New York City’s best architecture through over 200 expertly curated, one-of-a-kind tours led by architects and architecture critics. Limited tickets are available, so browse both the education tours and fun tours to see which intriguing options fit your busy schedule.

Earn your HSWs for the year

Get key insights and takeaways as you earn your HSW, ADA, GBCI, and RIBA credits for the year through 650-plus sessions led by leading architects, firms, and building product manufacturers. The full A'18 schedule displays the LUs you'll earn by attending each session.

Conference on Architecture keynotes
Todd Winters

Hear inspiring & visionary speakers

A’18 features a speaker lineup you won’t find anywhere else. Don’t miss the two keynotes from Sir David Adjaye and Sheela Søgaard; tickets for Radio City Music Hall are sold out but both keynotes will be simulcast at the Javits Center. The keynoters will be joined by Spotlight Speakers like Tod Williams, FAIA; Billie Tsien, FAIA; James Stewart Polshek, FAIA; Tamara Eagle Bull, FAIA; Julie Snow, FAIA; Matt Kreilich, FAIA; and more. And that’s not even including the hundreds of architects and designers who will lead sessions. Find out more about the speakers and where they’ll be speaking.

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