What’s new at A’23?

Five new things that will have a big impact on your experience

We’re planning the AEC industry’s most anticipated event! These five things will have a big impact on your A’23 experience.

1. Tracks

We’re debuting seven specialized tracks to help you plan your experience around a topic of interest.

Firm prosperity & profitability covers topics like negotiations, client engagement, remote work, and team collaboration—everything firms need to be successful, profitable, and prosperous.
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Career enhancement for future leaders dives into skills and knowledge for early career leaders and emerging professionals who want to make an impact.
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Innovation & thought leadership includes the topics driving architecture like machine learning, digital delivery, research, technology, reuse, and preservation.
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Global & local perspectives focuses on innovative design solutions to the universal challenges and typologies like affordable housing, vernacular architecture, and health care and education facilities.
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Equity, diversity, & inclusion explores how design supports equity and inclusion and how the workplace can and should use EDI as a talent retention and acquisition strategy.
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Climate action covers the high-impact strategies to design for sustainability, including resilience, materials selection, passive design, renewable energy, carbon, and benchmarking.
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Community explores accessibility, well-being, and how designers can work with communities to understand their collective needs, listen with empathy and compassion, and build consensus.
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2. The Architecture Expo, powered by AIA

Get ready for a new expo experience. Now owned by AIA, the Architecture Expo at A’23 is designed for networking, collaboration, and discovery across the AEC industry. Nowhere else connects you across such a diverse range of expertise and thought leadership while giving you access to the full product experience from 500+ of the building product manufacturers architecture professionals rely on most.

The expo happens June 8 and 9, 2023, with dedicated expo-only hours each day so you don’t miss a thing.

See what we’re planning >

3. AIA Knowledge Communities symposia

Get more value from your A’23 ticket and connect with a community of like-minded peers through two full-day, immersive events on technology or public architecture, hosted Wednesday, June 7, by the TAP and PA AIA Knowledge Communities.

These full-day experiences earn CE credit and are included with the Platinum, Gold, and Silver passes (though you must register to attend).

Technology in Architectural Practice Symposium at A’23
Explore the evolution of digital tools on practice starting with CAD, the transition to BIM and computational design, and the emergence of big data. This event will also discuss the impact of technology on education and students entering the workforce, the relationship between practice and our technology providers, and the pros and cons of AEC firms developing their own software.

Register for this event using program code TAP100. View event description >

Public Architecture Symposium at A’23
Discover how meaningful public facilities flourish from the character of their communities. This event will explore issues like engagement, equity, and justice; how they influence design, community, and practice; and using the AIA Framework for Design Excellence to prioritize sustainability, access, and engagement.

Register for this event using program code PA100. View event description >

Search the schedule for more AIA Knowledge Community networking events, open forums, receptions, and education sessions.

4. Virtual sessions, included with registration!

We’re curating a small selection of popular A’23 sessions that will be available on-demand, through AIAU, after the event, so you have more time to enjoy the content and earn additional CE credit. Purchase a Platinum or Gold pass, and we’ll email you as soon as they’re available post-event.

5. Health & wellness built into each day

Travel can be stressful, and it’s easy to forget about the self-care and wellness routines that keep us grounded at home. That’s why we’re building wellness activities into the A’23 experience. Movement classes, parks, and more will be built into the schedule and the conference environment—details coming soon.

There are also sessions on designing for health and well-being, so you can prioritize it for your projects and clients.