The American Institute of Architects 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition will be held May 17-19 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

There are 200-plus planned program offerings, including preconvention workshops, theme presentations, continuing education learning units and expo education—all specifically designed to be convenient, plentiful, and well rounded. The diversity of offerings, from business planning to marketing and business development, from zero net energy design to building codes, allows you to enhance your knowledge of design, practice management, and career development. Extending the learning opportunities beyond the convention center, AIA Washington D.C. 2012 will host a variety of educational tours that explore the soulful flavor of the city’s architecture—from historic and modern, to recently restored.

Continuing Education
Nearly 200 education sessions allow you to create a learning experience tailored to your own needs and interests—and earn all of your Learning Units in one place. Plus, you can choose from more than 70 sessions that meet your health, safety, and welfare and sustainable design requirements.

Full Convention Packages
Registration includes most education seminars, AIA Expo and keynote presentations. Preconvention workshops, educational tours, and networking/ business events are available at an additional cost.

This year at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition, the focus is on the value that making strong professional connections can have for you and for the profession as a whole. You can think of this as a national forum to meet in-person and discuss the topics that matter most to your career.

Through seminars and workshops, there are opportunities to engage with colleagues from around the country and the world. Meet exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies and materials—important information and contacts to support your work.

Ongoing education sessions are scheduled throughout and cover a range of topics to suit your interests. Find new inspiration, rekindle your passion for the field, and complete continuing education requirements all at the same time.

The theme this year, Design Connects, implies that in a world of individuals, we are actually stronger when we reach across boundaries and form as a collective. Design has the power to bring us together.

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