ArchEx 2024: Call for Presentations

Architecture Exchange East is the annual thought-leadership conference and expo curated by AIA Virginia. It will be held Nov. 6-8, 2024, in Richmond, Virginia! 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, to provoke important conversations among design professionals, and to promote networking, relationship building, and collaboration.

Celebrating its 37th year, ArchEx has always strived to help push the profession forward. We are looking for exciting and engaging topics and speakers to make this year unforgettable.

We value sessions that encourage conversation, connections, and collaborative learning. Think workshops, roundtables, tours, and interactive panels. Many of our session slots will be 60 minutes, but we’ll also reserve longer time slots for more in-depth explorations. 

To propose an offering, complete and submit the Presentation Proposal Form by April 30, 2024. Your proposal will be reviewed, and you will be contacted no later than July 2024. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.


  • Submit a completed proposal form online
  • 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 5:00 p.m., April 30, 2024

Decision Process

All proposals are evaluated by AIA Virginia’s Education Advisory Council to ensure they address the 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 Education Advisory Council and help shape the ArchEx program, please contact Delaney Ogden at

Suggestions and Questions

Suggestions for potential speakers or questions about the conference can be directed to Delaney Ogden, Director of Education at

Suggested Topics

  • Tours — Projects of interest, in progress or recently completed, restoration, redevelopment, urban planning, art installations, artist studios, creatives, historical architecture, etc.
  • Tours/experiences of cultural, historical, and artistic interest
  • Workshops/experiences that involve community design/engagement
  • Business planning
  • Excellence in Design
  • New Uses of Technology
  • Codes
  • Accessibility
  • Leadership
  • Office management
  • Residential design
  • Healthcare and wellness
  • Sustainable Design

Explore Your Passions!

Did you know that AIA Virginia depends on 36 advisory council and numerous committee volunteers each year to accomplish our strategic goals? Diverse voices from all over the Commonwealth are needed to move the organization forward in the areas of Education and Member Services. Click on the links below to read more about the duties and experience you can expect on these Councils.

If interested, you can self-nominate yourself. Simply send a brief letter of interest and resume to AIA Virginia Executive Vice President, Paul Battaglia, at If this service opportunity isn’t right for you at this time, please do share it with others. Fresh voices are welcome and encouraged to serve!

Join Us For ArchEx 2023

Registration is now open for the largest annual gathering of architects and design professionals in the mid-Atlantic: Architecture Exchange East 2023. We are excited to reconvene in person this year and we’ve built in plenty of opportunities to (re)connect with your colleagues!

ArchEx 2023 features carefully curated roundtables, educational sessions, tours, engaging special events, and vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall — all organized around our theme of Collaboration & Connectivity.

We’ve focused on creating interactive experiences with opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing and hands-on learning.

Online Registration>> now closed. You can register onsite Nov. 1-3, 2023

We hope you’re as excited as we are to come back together for this annual (re)union of the profession!

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