Archinect's Virtual Event Guide provides a curated list of the top online events to keep the architecture and design community sharp, inspired and connected.

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Women in Architecture Virtual Tour

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

Open House Chicago 2020 presents a 45-minute live, virtual tour with CAC docent Mary Jo Hoag's in downtown Chicago to discover stunning buildings designed by female architects, including the Equitable Building, Aqua Tower, and Vista Tower.

The Future of Design Education

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

A panel of deans from leading US architectural academic institutions on what changes are necessary to educate and train the future generations of architects.

NYC Architecture Biennial

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:00 PM – Wednesday, October 23, 2920 8:00 PM EDT

Join us for the debut of the NYC Architecture Biennial, Oct 20 to 23. Virtual event, free to attend. Celebrating diversity and inclusion within international architectural practices. 

Activism in Design + Dialogue: An exhibition and conversation on the intersection of design and justice

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

A three-part event about activism in design begins with a guided gallery tour of cityLAB’s most provocative current projects, exhibited in a virtual Perloff Hall. A conversation among civic leaders will be followed by a panel of architects who practice principles of spatial justice. At the close, attendees will be invited to roam independently through the exhibition.

ROI on Design Technology: Leveraging Technology to Increase Your Bottomline

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

In most recent years, architecture & design firms have invested more and more money into technology. Though the consensus amongst the industry is that these investments are necessary, questions often arise: Am I do I making good use of my investment? How do I measure ROI? And certainly, how do I improve ROI? This panel conversation will feature industry leading technology experts to discuss how they’ve leveraged technology to increase productivity and efficiency across their firms’ design teams.

Graduate Thesis Dialogues - Tulane School of Architecture

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST

Presentations by Tulane School of Architecture graduate thesis students, centered in four themes: Urban Dilemmas, Climate Change Relocation, Architecture's Artifacts, and Urban Adaptation.

Tulane Graduate Open House

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

We welcome you to attend the Tulane School of Architecture Virtual Graduate Open House on Friday, October 23, from 10am - 12pm CT (3 - 5pm GMT). This event is the perfect opportunity to learn more about our programs and the innovative people behind them. You'll meet our program directors, alumni and current students, virtually tour the historic Richardson Memorial Hall, and discover the many resources available at a top research university.

Tracing / Traces: Architecture and the Archive

Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

MAS Context is organizing the fourth edition with the current format of our Tracing / Traces event when readers will have the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at selected items from the Ryerson & Burnham Archives located at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dinner with Designers: Julie Eizenberg & Hank Koning

Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Dinner With Designers is an event series that shares the stories of influential designers from around the world through an intimate dinner conversation that takes place at the designer’s home.

MIT Center for Real Estate - Virtual Open House 2020

Monday, October 26, 2020 1:46 PM – Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

The MIT Center for Real Estate will be holding a virtual MSRED Extended Open House from Monday, October 26th through Thursday October 29th, 2020. This week-long experience allows prospective applicants to “sit-in” on classes, participate in virtual information sessions, speak with current students, faculty and staff, and get an in-depth glance at life as an MSRED student. 

Year of Gathering: Connecting to Community in the time of COVID-19

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

Join Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and three of our collaborators focused on education and community engagement for a conversation on how they have re-envisioned their spaces and built community connections over the last several months, as well as how they are thinking about the future.

Evolving with Social: New Strategies for Marketing

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

2020 has emerged as a year that will change all of our lives, whether it’s the current and ongoing health pandemic, social justice reform, economic unrest, and more. Against this backdrop, businesses are trying to find their voice and best manage how their brands are meant to respond to all this change. This panel will call on marketing and communications experts in the industry to talk about lessons learned and best practices for the future of storytelling for your business.

AIA|LA 2x8 Digital Student Show 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Wander through a digital matrix of virtual exhibition galleries at 2×8: Domum, the first year that the AIALA’s 2×8 Student Exhibition, Competition and Scholarship program goes completely virtual. The 2×8 annual exhibition showcases exemplary student work from 16 Architecture and Design Universities throughout California to celebrate the diversity of architectural philosophy and encourage conversation around a central theme. This year’s theme reflects on the dialogue surrounding housing in Los Angeles and other urban centers across the country. Students were encouraged to submit presentation materials and 3D models that respond to the theme with innovative solutions.

Creating a More Diverse Future in A&D

Monday, November 9, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Do the architecture and design industries represent the same diversity as the population it serves? This panel takes a look at this critical issue, and will address ways to make positive changes to ensure we push towards justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in A&D.