David Delgado
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
DAY 2 KEYNOTE See David on Day 2
Dan Goods
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
DAY 2 KEYNOTE See Dan on Day 2
Amy Cuddy
Author, Harvard professor
DAY 3 KEYNOTE See Amy on Day 3
Francis Kéré, Hon. FAIA
Award-winning architect
DAY 1 KEYNOTE See Francis on Day 1
Michael Murphy
Co-founder, Mass Design Group
DAY 1 KEYNOTE See Michael on Day 1
Pritzker prize winner
DAY 1 KEYNOTE See Alejandro on Day 1
Elizabeth Diller
Founding partner,
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
DAY 1 KEYNOTE See Elizabeth on Day 1
Human Experience Lab
DAY 2 KEYNOTE See Eve on Day 2
Michelle Obama
Former First Lady
DAY 1 EVENT See Mrs. Obama on Day 1
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A’17 is the architecture and design event of the year. It’s about designing a better world. Orlando, April 27–29

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It’s three immersive days and an unrivaled range of workshops, seminars, tours, events, and experiences. Browse our recommendations to help you build your best A’17.

Anticipating a better tomorrow

Harness the collective intellect and entrepreneurial spirit of speakers whose power to anticipate has shaped their careers and our industry. Over three days our keynoters will explore this theme and what it means to anticipate need, challenge, and change in architecture and design. More >

Industry-best education

500+ sessions that explore some of the most interesting ideas in architecture, plus all-new courses earning HSW, ADA, GBCI, RIBA, and AIA LU credits.


The Party!

Get ready to rock with Jim Belushi and the Sacred Hearts band when they bring their signature rhythm-and-blues sound to The Party!, our biggest bash.

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  • "Every year, the AIA Conference on Architecture attracts thousands of architects and design professionals—a collection of talented and visionary individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in all communities."

    Thomas Vonier, FAIA, 2017 AIA President

Architecture Expo

Nearly 800 leading building product manufacturers are bringing their best architectural products and materials to the expo so you can experience what’s new, next, and cutting-edge.


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Your Orlando checklist

Here’s everything you need to have a tremendous experience in Orlando. Any questions, contact us. Or stop by our Information Booth on-site at the Orange County Convention Center. Download the...

See what’s launching at A’17

Here’s a snapshot of some of the newest products that are hitting the market. And A’17 is your exclusive opportunity to demo them first. Make plans to check them out...

Win a Mido watch!

Mido watches continue to remain timeless nearly a century after Gorges Schaeren founded the company in 1918. Sleek and innovative, their watches are inspired by architecture and have set a...

One-day rates for Thurs, Fri, & Sat

Can’t attend all three days? A One-Day pass gives you access to the best of A’17 on the day that works best for you—choose from Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Our...

It’s our best Architecture Expo yet!

Get ready to experience one of the industry's largest expo floors at A'17. The Architecture Expo is 170,000 sq. ft. of the best brands, building materials, and products, all in...

Pro Series Day 1 power panel

Our Day 1 Pro Series session is your exclusive opportunity to learn from keynoters Alejandro Aravena, Michael Murphy, and Francis Kéré, Hon. FAIA, plus Sofia Borges of MADWORKSHOP and Rosa...

I Look Up Film Series at A’17

We’re partnering with the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) to bring the best architecture films to A’17. As part of the I Look Up Film Series, we’re screening three...

Explore Orlando’s best architecture

Experience Orlando’s standout architecture during one of 60+ expertly curated tours, including stops to study Wright, Tiffany, and Calatrava. While you’re at it, have lunch with an astronaut at the...

Don’t miss these sessions

From New Urbanism to virtual reality, tiny homes, BIM, ADA, and (much) more, explore some of the hottest topics in architecture and design alongside industry leaders. These featured sessions are...

First-timer’s guide

It’s the industry’s most anticipated event attended every year by thousands of architects and designers. Here are a few tips to help you find your make the most of your...

Bring your family

Imagination. Inspiration. Endless entertainment. Orlando is a one-of-a-kind family-friendly conference destination. Before, during, and after your sessions and seminars, here are a few great options to make the most of...

Convince your boss

Use this template to explain the ROI of attending the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 to your supervisor or firm partner. Start here: Please send me to the AIA Conference...

Meet to Eat in Orlando

Meet to Eat offers a cool opportunity to savor Orlando with new friends and peers. Get to know other conference attendees over dinner at dining destinations in and around Orlando....

The Architectural Guide to Central Florida

Start planning your trip to the area’s most innovative works by groundbreaking national and international architects with AIA Orlando’s newly published The Architectural Guide to Central Florida. Central Florida architecture...

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