Don’t miss A’18
Get ready for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design, hosted in one of the most iconic cities in the world. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities of every size all over the world.
Don’t miss Sir David Adjaye, Sheela Søgaard, and a speaker lineup you won’t find anywhere else. It’s all happening June 21 and June 22!
Earn your HSW, ADA, GBCI, RIBA, and AIA LU credits for the year through 500+ sessions by top speakers that will leave you with key insights, takeaways, and new ways of working.
Choose from 160+ seminars by leading architects on the topics, projects, and trends redefining our industry.
60 & 90 minutes
Arrive a day early to take advantage of nearly 30 half- and full-day intensive workshops in small-group settings.
Half- & full-day
Explore New York City’s iconic architecture through 200+ expertly curated, one-of-a-kind tours.
Networking happens everywhere
Every year, attendees rank networking and connecting with former colleagues or classmates among the top five reasons they attend. A’18 is your opportunity to connect with the industry and 23,000+ attendees.
Events & parties
With 70 events over three days, you’ll have no problem making plans for every night. We’ve highlighted a few events below; check the schedule for the complete list of parties, receptions, and celebrations.
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We’re taking over the Hammerstein and Grand Ballrooms at the Manhattan Center for a show-stopping performance by seven-time Grammy nominee En Vogue! It’s our biggest party—don’t miss it!
Date: Friday, June 22
Emerging Professionals Party
Meet us at Stage48 for a spectacular evening on the Hudson River, where you’ll take in gorgeous skyline views of New York City, enjoy food and drink, and dance the night away.
Date: Thursday, June 21
Opening Night Celebration
Kick off your conference experience at our Opening Night Celebration. Mingle with fellow architects and designers, AIA Knowledge Communities, and the AIA Strategic Council.
Date: Wednesday, June 20
Find solutions for your projects at the Architecture Expo, a 200,000 sq. ft. materials playground packed with the newest products and trusted brands, hosted at the Javits Center.
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Sheela Søgaard, A’18 keynoter and CEO and partner at the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), discusses a range of topics and shares a first look at her A’18 keynote.
These 10 sessions take a critical look at some of the most important topics in architecture and explore unconventional solutions. Limited seats available!