Speak at AIA Convention 2015

You’re invited to be an AIA Convention 2015 speaker!

We’re developing an incredible education program for AIA Convention 2015, the largest annual gathering of architects in the country, and we’d love your help.

If you’re an articulate subject matter expert looking for an opportunity to educate, engage, and connect with the architecture and design community, we invite you to submit an education proposal between July 1 and August 15, 2014.

What’s behind a winning education proposal?

Each year, attendees rate our speakers as a highlight of the packed, three-day convention experience. Your proposal should demonstrate how you will create an experience that inspires and empowers; features interactive, engaging learning; and showcases emerging trends and innovations.

All proposals are evaluated by the AIA Convention Education Peer Review Team.

In Phase 1, proposals will be rated on demonstration of the following characteristics: Emerging trends, new ideas, engaging learning, and knowledge level appropriate to our audience.

If your proposal moves to Phase 2, it will be evaluated for learner outcomes, speaker expertise, and value to attendees.

Even if your proposal is not accepted, you’ll still gain value from the experience: The AIA Education Team provides feedback on every proposal.

Need inspiration? Check out the lineup for AIA Convention 2014.

Why you should submit a proposal

AIA Convention offers speakers a unique opportunity to share their knowledge, expertise, and best practices with members of the design community. Some of the perks of being an AIA Convention speaker include complimentary registration, recognition on the national stage by your peers, and the opportunity to earn continuing education credits towards licensure, to name a few.

We know it’s hard work, but it’s definitely worth it!

How to submit your education proposal

Our process is designed to streamline the submission, to save you time, and to result in the best possible content at AIA Convention 2015.

Visit the Call for Proposals submission site, where you’ll find the full details, requirements, and deadlines. It’s also the place where you’ll submit and store your proposal information throughout the process. Log in and get started any time after July 1.

Save and change information anytime until the proposal deadline of 11:59 p.m. PDT, August 15.

Questions? Contact the team at ConventionEducation@aia.org. Need technical support for your submission? Call 410-638-9239 or 877-426-6323.

Dates to remember

Please note: Deadlines below are firm.

July 1: Call for Proposals opens August 15: Call for Proposals closes at 11:59 p.m. PDT September 7: Notification of acceptance into second round September 20: Second round detail submissions due October 10: Notification of final acceptance

For assistance preparing a winning proposal, contact Michael Chusid.