Top 6 reasons to attend A’18!

Plan your year around this event

There’s only one architecture and design event of the year! Here are the top six reasons why you should attend.

Party with En Vogue & City of Six

6. Party with En Vogue & City of Six
Two nights, two amazing parties!

We’re taking over the magnificent Hammerstein and Grand Ballrooms at the Manhattan Center for a night you won’t forget. Seven-time Grammy nominee En Vogue will play a show-stopping 60-minute set. They’re joined by high-energy dance band The New Millennials and local favorite DJ (LUV).

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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 at Stage48 on the Hudson River. Your ticket includes food and drinks, and festivities go until midnight.

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Connect with the industry

5. 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.

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Meet the best brands

4. Meet the best brands

We’re turning the Javits Center into a 200,000 sq. ft. materials playground, where you can explore new and upcoming products and materials by 800+ building product manufacturers.

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A'18 Tours

3. Tour iconic architecture

Explore New York City’s best architecture through 200+ expertly curated, one-of-a-kind tours led by architects and architecture critics. Limited tickets available!

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Earn your HSWs

2. 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 nearly 400 sessions by leading architects, firms, and building product manufacturers.

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Hear from visionary speakers

1. Hear inspiring & visionary speakers

It’s a speaker lineup you won’t find anywhere else! Don’t miss keynotes by Sir David Adjaye and Sheela Søgaard. They’re joined by Spotlight Speakers Tod Williams, FAIA, Billie Tsien, FAIA, James Stewart Polshek, FAIA, Tamara Eagle Bull, FAIA, Julie Snow, FAIA, Matt Kreilich, FAIA, and more, plus hundreds of industry leaders, visionary architects and designers, and new voices.

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