The AIA (American Institute of Architects) has been the USA's leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.
With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society.
We carry out our goal through advocacy, information, and community. Each year the AIA
Sponsors hundreds of continuing education experiences to help architects maintain their licensure
Sets the industry standard in contract documents with more than 100 forms and contracts used in the design and construction industry
Provides countless Web-based resources for emerging architecture professionals
Conducts market research and provides analysis of the economic factors that affect the business of architecture
Hosts the annual AIA National Convention and Design Exposition
Serves as an advocate of the architecture profession
Promotes design excellence and outstanding professional achievement through an awards program
The AIA convention is an enjoyable, informative challenging and instructive week in the annual calendar. Not everyone can get to the USA to attend, so the AIA makes convention sessions available virtually.
RIBA members and other built environment professionals are invited to access dozens of on demand videos from past AIA convention sessions, including the 2013 sessions from Denver.
Each on-demand session is reasonably priced and offers an hour or ninety minutes of interesting CPD on a huge array of practice and design topics from an American perspective.
AIA Virtual Convention on-demand video sessions are a great way for RIBA members in the USA, the UK and elsewhere to do some at-desk self-directed CPD. While some topics may be more pertinent for practice in the USA, there are still scores of sessions any architect could benefit from.
Visit http://convention.aia.org/event/convention-home.aspx to find out more.