ArchEx Call for Presentations

Architecture Exchange East is the annual thought-leadership conference and expo curated by AIA Virginia. It will be held Nov. 1–3, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia, with an audience of several thousand architects and allied professionals over the course of the three-day event. Our goal is to bring together the brightest minds and most engaging speakers to present talks that are future-focused on a wide range of subjects ― and to provoke important conversations among design professionals.

Celebrating its 30th year, ArchEx has always strived to help push the profession forward. We are looking for exciting and engaging topics and speakers to make this historic ArchEx, a truly special one.

Your talk could range from a one-hour session to a full-day workshop. We don’t want to box you into a particular format. We’re encouraging creative approaches to content delivery, including panel discussions, tours, and guided collaborative conversations. We welcome all proposals.

Propose an offering you think is relevant and timely. To propose an offering, complete and submit the Presentation Proposal Form by May 31, 2017. Your proposal will be reviewed and you will be contacted by July 2017.  Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

Requirements

  • Submit a completed proposal form online
    • As we are using a new proposal system, you will need to create a profile to submit a proposal.
    • Please save your login info as you will be able to edit submissions until the deadline day.
    • In progress proposals can be saved, though it is recommended that you submit and edit proposals. Proposals will not be viewed by reviewers prior to the deadline so edit as often as needed.
  • Proposals must be received by the deadline date.
  • Expert speakers with public speaking experience are preferred
  • Presentation content must be sufficient for the proposed length of the session

Deadline is 10 p.m., May 21, 2017

Decision Process

All proposals are evaluated by AIA Virginia’s Program Advisory Group and Professional Excellence Advisory Council to ensure they address educational needs of the audience and that the program is well balanced. The submission review process will begin in June and will continue until the entire program is set.

If you would like to be a part of the Program Advisory Group and help shape the ArchEx program, please contact Marshall Dreiling at mdreiling@aiava.org or (804) 237-1769.

Suggestions and Questions

Suggestions for potential speakers or questions about the conference can be directed to Marshall Dreiling, Education Manager at mdreiling@aiava.org or (804) 237-1769.

Seminar Tracks

There are seven educational tracks:

  • Design (includes all design-related topics, urban and universal, interior design, landscaping, Master Architects Series, etc.);
  • Building Tech (trades, BIM, codes, software, emerging technology, regulations, contracts, AIA Documents, etc);
  • Historic(includes tax credits, research, restorations, rehabilitations for alternative uses, etc.),
  • Business (includes all business topics);
  • Sustainability (includes sustainable design, materials, building practices, etc.); and 
  • General (includes AIA Virginia organizational meetings, activities and events, tours, Keynote, etc.)  

Suggested Topics

  • Tours — Projects of interest, in progress or recently completed, restoration, redevelopment, urban planning, historical architecture, etc.
  • Business planning
  • Excellence in Design
  • New Uses of Technology
  • Codes
  • Accessibility
  • Office management
  • Residential design
  • Healthcare and wellness
  • Sustainable Design

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