Will You Answer the Call?

The ArchEx Call for Proposals is now open. We are seeking experts both from within the profession and outside it to showcase cutting-edge case studies and the latest technologies, practices, and research at Architecture Exchange East.

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.

Though Architecture Exchange East has a 30-year history, we are looking forward to building on the energy of last year’s conference with a renewed and vigorous focus on curating exceptional, inspirational content. We hope you will consider being an integral part of this gathering of creative professionals.

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.

To propose an offering, complete and submit the Presentation Proposal Form by April 9. Your proposal will be reviewed and you will be contacted by July 2016.  Incomplete forms will not be accepted.

Process Outline

Phase I (Potential Speakers)

  • Review the proposal requirements and resources
  • Save Nov. 7–9, 2018 on your calendar
  • Develop your content
  • Submit (DEADLINE: April 9)

Phase II (Program Advisory Group)

  • Peer review
  • Proposals selected
  • Presenters notified (Late May)

Phase III (Speakers)

  • Return speaker agreement (DEADLINE: June 15)
  • Provide/update contact information for all co-speakers and panelists
  • Register for ArchEx — speakers attend free on the day they present
  • Submit presentation and supporting materials (DEADLINE: Oct. 18)

Suggestions and Questions

Suggestions for potential speakers or questions about the conference can be directed to Rhea George at rgeorge@aiava.org or (804) 237-1768.

Call for Presentations: Architecture Exchange East

ARCHEX-250The Society’s annual convention, Architecture Exchange East, is the mid-Atlantic’s premier educational event and expo for the design and construction industry.  Celebrating its 27th year, ArchEx is now accepting proposals for presentations at the conference which will take place Nov. 5-7, 2014, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, in Richmond. Va.

ArchEx will offer nearly 70 engaging seminars and workshops, allowing attendees to earn as many as 18 AIA/CES learning units. These sessions, along with tours, the ArchEx Exhibit Hall, and a keynote address, will inspire and challenge the audience of architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, planners, industry leaders, and students.

Attendees tell us they want new and advanced content — the latest developments in the industry. Specific, focused seminars should be proposed, in one of these formats:

Three- or six-hour workshops, offered on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

90-minute or three-hour seminar presentations to be offered on Thursday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Nov. 7.

Tours (duration variable), to include projects in progress, recently completed projects, historical interest, etc.

Read an overview of the program selection process and a list of suggested topics.  Propose an offering you think is relevant and timely, or pick something from the list. To propose an offering, complete and submit the Presentation Proposal Form by April 30, 2014. Your proposal will be reviewed and you will be contacted by June 2013.  Incomplete forms may not be accepted.

The Presentation Proposal Form may be completed online or downloaded (PDF, Word) at www.archex.net.

Calling All Experts: ArchEx Seeks Presenters

Showcase your strategies, theories, ideas, research and results at the most energetic gathering of architects and construction-industry professional in the mid-Atlantic. Architecture Exchange East is seeking proposals from qualified speakers. Join nearly a thousand design professionals in historic Richmond for the 25th Architecture Exchange East, Nov. 7–9, 2012.

Feedback from prior conferences tells us that  attendees want information on the latest developments in the industry. Specific, focused seminars should be proposed that can convey information in one of these formats:

  • Three- or six-hour workshops
  • 90-minute or three-hour seminar presentations

Keep in mind that we are looking for sessions that are interesting, relevant to an audience of architects, and reflect current or emerging practice.  To propose an offering, please complete the required Presentation Information Form and submit it to us by Friday, April 27, 2012. Your proposal will be reviewed by the Program Advisory Group and you will be notified if your proposal has been accepted.

Tell us about your presentation. Be prepared to include:

  • A description of your workshop
  • Your presentation format
  • Audience level (introductory, intermediate or advanced)
  • Your presentation style
  • Main learning objectives
  • A short biography for you and for any co-presenters along with any recommended reading

Submit your presentation proposal online at www.archex.net.

Mark your calendar for Nov.7–9, 2012, for the 25th Architecture Exchange East.