Speak at AIA Convention 2017

We’re developing an incredible education program for AIA Convention 2017, and we’d love your help.
If you’re a subject matter expert with a great concept for an educational session, we invite you to submit a proposal between May 18 and July 15, 2016.

What’s behind a winning proposal?

Each year, attendees rate our speakers as a top highlight of their convention experience. Your proposal should show how you’ll create an experience that inspires and empowers; features interactive, engaging learning; and showcases emerging trends and innovations.
During the first round of review, we’ll evaluate how well proposals reflect emerging trends, new ideas, engaging learning, and knowledge level in support of our curricular framework. In particular, we’re interested in proposals for sessions that are 60 and 90 minutes in length and appropriate for intermediate, advanced, and expert knowledge levels.
Proposals that advance to the second round will be evaluated for learner outcomes, speaker expertise, attendee value, and 2016 speaker scores, where applicable.
We’ll provide feedback on every proposal, accepted or not, by October 15.

How to submit

Our process is designed to streamline the submission and review, to save your time, and to result in the best possible content at AIA Convention 2017.
Visit our Call for Proposals website for requirements, and deadlines. Log in and get started any time after May 18.
You can update your proposal anytime until the proposal deadline, 11:59 pm PDT, July 15.
Need inspiration? Check out the schedule for AIA Convention 2016.

Questions & technical support

Contact us at ConventionEducation@aia.org with any questions.
If you need technical support for your submission, please call 410-638-9239 or 877-426-6323.

Dates to remember

Please note: Deadlines below are firm.
  • May 18: Call for proposals opens
  • July 15: Call for proposals closes at 11:59 p.m. PDT
  • August 19: Notification of acceptance into second round
  • September 2: Second round detail submissions due
  • October 10: Notification of final acceptance

 Call for peer reviewers

Interested in being a peer reviewer? Tell us why! This is a great opportunity to influence educational programming at AIA Convention 2017.  Visit our Call for Peer Reviewer website where you’ll find the full details, requirements, and deadlines. Log in and get started any time after May 18.