The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is soliciting proposals from subject matter experts for the AIA Convention 2017 to take place April 27 – 29 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center.

“What’s behind a winning proposal?” As the AIA website states, “Your proposal should show how you’ll create an experience that inspires and empowers; features interactive, engaging learning; and showcases emerging trends and innovations.”

Applications are evaluated in a multi-step review process. In the first round, submissions are evaluated for “…how well proposals reflect emerging trends, new ideas, engaging learning, and knowledge level in support of our [AIA] curricular framework.” The AIA is seeking proposals for sessions that are both 60 and 90 minutes in length, as well as appropriate for intermediate, advanced, and expert knowledge levels.

If a proposal is advanced to the second round, it “…will be evaluated for learner outcomes, speaker expertise, attendee value, and 2016 speaker scores, where applicable.” Feedback is provided by Oct. 15, 2016, for all applications, regardless of whether or not it has been accepted.

Schedule for entering proposals:
May 18: Call for proposals opens
July 15: Call for proposals closes at 11:59 p.m. PDT
August 19: Notification of acceptance into second round
September 2: Second round detail submissions due
October 10: Notification of final acceptance

To submit a proposal, go to the Call for Proposals website for requirements, deadlines, and to log in to get started.

For questions and technical support, contact:

For technical support for submissions, please call 410-638-9239 or 877-426-6323.