AIAS FORUM 2017 in Austin, Texas

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is hosting their annual FORUM conference this year in Austin, Texas, occurring between December 29th and January 1st. AIAS FORUM provides an unprecedented opportunity to engage in educational sessions, workshops, tours, keynotes, meetups, business sessions, elections, and networking events – all designed specifically for today’s architecture students.

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Highlights at this year’s event include:

  • Special 1-day High School pass for $49
  • Annual College + Career Expo showcasing schools and firms from around the country
  • Annual Firm Tour visiting between 6-8 firms in and around the Austin area
  • Special San Antonio pre-day trip that includes building tours and firm visits
  • Specific faculty gathering for networking and conversation among AIAS faculty advisors
  • 6 keynote speakers + a panel discussion featuring leaders from ACSA, AIA, NCARB, and NAAB.
  • Annual officer elections where student leaders present multiple speeches, campaign for election, and ultimately receive votes from chapter delegates – all on-site!
  • Roll Call – better seen than described!

The deadline for registration is Friday, December 1st, after which prices increase. The fee for AIAS members is $375. Faculty Advisors can register for free. High school students can purchase a 1-day pass for $49.

Students and chapters often benefit from school funding to help defray registration and/or travel costs. Please consider sponsoring a group of students at your campus this year!

The AIAS is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students. The AIAS aims to promote excellence in architectural education, training, and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.

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