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The AIA 2011 National Convention: Join The Dialogue In New Orleans In May

From May 12-14, thousands of architects will come to New Orleans for the AIA (American Institute of Architects) 2011 National Convention. From small towns to urban centers, from the United States and abroad, practitioners will engage in a spirited dialogue on the profession, speaking the common language of design.

There is much to discuss. As populations shift toward towns and cities, there is an accompanying impact on air and water quality, transportation, and infrastructure. Architects can play a critical role not just in the quality of where we live, but our overall quality of life. By leading community design programs, and by advocating for restoration efforts to repurpose and revitalize urban land, this profession can meet the social and economic needs of communities.

How to Prepare
  • Choose from more than 130 continuing education seminars that will enhance your knowledge of design and practice. The real value of attending convention comes when you return to the office and apply what you've learned to your next project.
  • Add to your contacts list at more than 80 networking and business events. From networking breakfasts to evening receptions, there are countless opportunities to establish new professional relationships.
  • Get a hands-on introduction to new products and services that will increase efficiencies in your firm. Meet representatives from more than 800 exhibiting companies in the redesigned AIA Expo2011.
  • View all facets of the city with more than 30 educational tours, and see first-hand how the city of New Orleans is not just rebuilding, but rethinking its neighborhoods.
Attending requires an investment of time and money. But the experience and the knowledge represents an investment in you. Be a leader in your profession.
For more information call (800) AIA-3837 or visit