Architects can earn up to 7.5 continuing education credits in one power-packed day of educational sessions and networking opportunities at the 19th Annual ALA Midwest Architecture Conference, to be held on Tuesday, October 3 from 8 am to 7:30 pm at Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

The 19th annual conference, hosted by the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), features a keynote address by Noah Biklen, AIA, LEED AP, Principal at Deborah Berke Partners. His talk, “ Pushing the Envelope,” will focus on the recent work of Deborah Berke Partners, with particular attention to the firm’s unique approach to the building envelope and how it enables the firm to make and remake enduring places that are inclusive and public.

The conference includes more than 80 product exhibits, with show hours from 10:15 am to 4 pm.

Registration for the conference and continental breakfast starts at 7 am, with the conference beginning at 8 am and ending at 7:30 pm. A continental breakfast, buffet luncheon and evening social are included with full-day registration.

Register until August 30 for early-bird pricing on full-day packages, which include the keynote address, seminars, product show, continental breakfast, buffet lunch and evening social, and are $175 for members and $225 for non-members.

After Aug. 30, package prices increase to $200 for members and $225 for nonmembers. A special student and recent graduate program starts at 1 pm and ends at 7:30 pm and includes the keynote address, two seminars, product show and the evening social for just $25. Students and new graduate full-day conference registration is $75 and includes the keynote address, seminars, product show, continental breakfast, buffet lunch and evening social. Register online until 11 pm CT on Sept. 26.

In addition, ALA also offers an afternoon conference package, including the product show, keynote address, evening social and two seminars. The package is available to members for $125 with registration until Aug. 30 and $150 after Aug. 30. Nonmembers may register for the modified day package for $150 until Aug. 30 and $175 after Aug. 30. The modified package is also available to students and new graduates for $25.

Register online until noon on Sept. 26 at or call 847-382-0630. Admission to the product show, which is open from 10:15 am to 4 pm, is free.

“This year’s conference offers our members unequalled education and networking opportunities,” says Joanne Sullivan, ALA Executive Director. “We have 27 seminars on subjects ranging from codes and contracts to high performance building materials and engineering.”

The ALA Midwest Architecture Conference is sponsored by The Association of Licensed Architects and supported by Graphisoft, MB Financial Bank, MG Welbel and Associates, The Weidt Group,, SageGlass, PCI of Illinois & Wisconsin, USI, WickRight and Allrisks.