Events & parties

Have fun & work the room

There’s nearly 50 events at A’23 designed to help you meet new contacts, partners, and collaborators and celebrate with new friends and colleagues. Featured events are below; check the full schedule for a complete list!


AIA Annual Business Meeting

June 7, 10am–1pm | EV103
Join colleagues and add your voice to the conversation to shape the future of AIA and the industry. This annual gathering is the opportunity to hear about AIA programs and finances, participate in delegate voting on amendments to institute bylaws and resolutions, and hear candidate information for national leadership positions.


LGBTQ+ Happy Hour

June 7, 4–6:30pm | Registration via AIA San Francisco required
Join fellow LGBTQ+ conference attendees and local LGBTQ architects, designers, & builders for an evening of networking and community. Enjoy drinks and snacks at the rooftop of SWA Group’s San Francisco office near Union Square. This event is proudly hosted by AIA San Francisco and sponsored by AIA. All are welcome!


Opening Night Celebration

June 7, 6:30–9pm | EV107
Kick off your A’23 experience at the Opening Night Celebration, brought to you by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and hosted at the awe-inspiring California Academy of Sciences, designed by AIA Gold Medalist Renzo Piano. Meet and mingle with friends new and old as you enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment. Your ticket includes access to the Morrison Planetarium and the Osher Rainforest.


AIA College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony

June 8, 3–5pm | EV207
Join us as we gather to welcome the 2023 class of AIA members to the AIA College of Fellows. Fellowship is one of AIA’s highest membership honors—the exceptional work and contributions of AIA members is honored through a rigorous election process by a jury of their peers.


A’23 Block Party

June 8, 5–6:30pm | EV208
Conference’s biggest party is now called The Block Party, and it’s taking over the expo floor! Visit exhibitors, parks, and themed San Francisco hotspots on the floor for live entertainment, food, and drinks. Catch up with colleagues and friends, mingle with peers, and meet new people. The AEC community will be there to welcome you—don’t miss it!


Women’s Leadership Luncheon

June 9, 11:30–2:30pm | EV319
Calling all women leaders! Join us for networking and stay for the can’t-miss, two-course lunch and inspiration—Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, of Perkins+Will, and Rosa Sheng, FAIA, of SmithGroup, will discuss what’s next to advance gender and racial equity in the profession.


AIA Honors & Awards Celebration

June 9, 7–10pm | EV323
Join the revelry as AIA celebrates the best buildings and spaces—and the people behind them—with some of the most prestigious honors and awards in the built environment. This celebration is brought to you by Sherwin Williams and will be hosted at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.