For the 145th consecutive year, the American Institute of Architects is holding its annual convention this week, June 20-23. It is the biggest gathering of Architects and designers each year, and it is always held different host cities. This year, Denver is the location.
Traveling to the convention has generally been a challenge for many architects who are not within driving distance, but with increasingly more robust internet capabilities, it is now possible for architects, non-architects, AIA Members and non-members to take in the convention experience from their home, office, library, coffee shop or any other location with hi-speed internet access.
The 2013 AIA National Convention will provide the most real-time access to online participants ever as the AIA will host the 2013 AIA Virtual Convention over the same days as the event in Denver. Eager participants can join the experience with live streaming of content from the convention via computer (Windows and Mac OS platforms), smartphone, or tablet (Android and Mac iOS platforms).
This effort by the AIA offers architects who can’t make the event the opportunity to gain a big chunk of annual continuing education requirements as if they were actually in attendance. The event Virtual Convention will feature ten simulcasts of select seminars, with topics ranging from Zero Net Energy Buildings to Air Barrier Codes, to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Park Master Plan.
These ten seminars offer participants up to 12.5 LUs, with most of them satisfying HSW or GBCI criteria, which will be automatically updated to attendee CES membership transcript automatically within 48 hours. There are no tests or quizzes required for these seminars viewed live as opposed to on-demand recorded sessions.
While there will be a variety of Convention content streamed for free at the AIA Virtual Convention, purchase is required to access the ten select seminars. Attendees have the option to purchase 3-day pass or 1-day pass. By purchasing a 3-day pass, you have 5 weeks of access after the convention.
FREE STREAMING PRESENTATION: Design Like You Give a Damn
Friday, June 21st. 2013
Keynote speaker Cameron Sinclair will explore the core passion of our profession—the desire to leave the world better than we found it. He sustains his passion for helping improve the world, one project at a time, by tapping into the skilled enthusiasm of like-minded architects around the world. You won’t want to miss this live, free event.
Going to Denver? Get Convention Plus Pass
For the first time in the history of the AIA National Convention, the AIA has rolled out a new product called “Convention Plus Pass.” This is for students and professionals who attend convention but still want more continuing education credits. Convention Plus Pass gives you on-demand access to nearly 40 seminars from the National Convention. You can get more information on the seminars and how to purchase the product by visiting www.aia.org/virtualconvention
3D virtual Expo floor with access to vendor exhibit booths
The 2013 AIA Virtual Expo is going to be the most interactive event of its kind. AIA is hosting a 3D online expo featuring a fun and interactive game-like environment. Exhibitors will be showcasing new products, materials, technologies and services that will inform your next project. To learn more about exhibitors and attendee benefits, click here for more information.
Live Streaming of ARCHITECT Live!
For the first time ever, the AIA is streaming Architect Live from the convention. Industry experts from ARCHITECT, ECO-STRUCTURE, ECO-HOME and more will present their ideas on many aspects of architectural trends today, including the newest concepts and developments. This is a great opportunity to gain professional insight straight from the names architects trust the most. Our very own Stephen Chung,AIA, will be hosting the sessions every day from the convention’s broadcast center.
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TAP and Disney Presents “Sneak Peak with a Disney Imagineer”
This special, online-only event on June 19, 2013 at 3PM EST, is an interactive session for virtual attendees who can post questions and comments using Twitter, then see their tweets on the show’s live feed. This exciting, not-for-credit presentation, features your favorite representatives, Tony Rinello and Calvin Kim from the TAP Knowledge Community AND Disney Imagineer David Van Wyk!
Man on the Street
Listen to real feedback from your peers at the as they share their convention experience live from the Denver Convention Center in Colorado.
Get the best of the convention from Miles away. Free event broadcasts, exhibitions, education, and more. Register for Virtual Convention today.