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May 2016
May 2016


Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia , PA 19107
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Type: Indoor - Convention Center


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AIA Convention 2016 - American Institute of Architects

Pennsylvania Convention Center
B2B 171,000 17,000 Nearly 800

Event Overview:

Have it all in Philly
AIA Convention 2016 is the architecture and design event of the year. It’s big, it’s exciting, and it’s where your community comes together for an incredible experience.
Here’s how.

Learn from industry experts
Earn a year’s worth of continuing education credits with the latest from leading experts on topics including resiliency, business management, ADA compliance, LEED, green building, design and health, and more. Turn Philly into your classroom with an educational tour or talk product with experts on the expo floor. You’ll earn credit for all of it.  

Check out what’s new—and what’s next
Explore a 171,000 sq ft temporary built environment packed with nearly 800 exhibitors and the latest in materials, technology, and trends. Register for an in-depth workshop and pack your schedule with career-changing seminars, both in the classrooms and on the expo floor.

Inspire your next big idea
Keynoters include architect and MIT professor Neri Oxman. She leads an event filled with visionaries, grassroots champions, change agents, and rising stars—all giving dynamic presentations, offering insightful education, and answering your questions.

Explore Brolo’s old and new
The City of Brotherly Love is home to some of the best-preserved historic buildings in the nation. But Philly’s architectural importance goes beyond the Federal style. Every neighborhood is packed with must-see architecture, including gems like the first U.S. row houses, Robert Venturi’s Guild House, and Louis Kahn’s Escherick House and Richards Medical Research Laboratories.

Philly is also home to beautiful squares, vibrant markets, stunning gardens, and cobbled streets lined with pubs, great restaurants (and cheesesteaks), live music, and murals of heroic scale. Sign up for an educational tour for a curated, one-of-a-kind experience that also earns you continuing education credit.

Claim what’s yours
AIA Convention 2016 is free for new members. Students register for $25. Young professionals save nearly 30%. And everyone can take advantage of special prices for early registration, great rates on premium hotels, and more.

We’ll see you there!

AIA Expo

A supercharged built environment
171,000 sq. ft. of booths, galleries, and lounges. Nearly 800 exhibiting companies representing software and technology, energy efficiency, building systems, finishes, lighting, stone and tile, restoration and more. The materials and technologies of tomorrow featured in specialty product pavilions today.

AIA Convention 2016 is one of the largest gatherings of architecture and design professionals in the U.S., and the expo floor is a hotspot of activity. It’s not just an exhibit hall—it’s also a temporary built environment packed with the first looks that will affect your practice into the future. Here are few highlights:

Step into the new Interiors Pavilion. While you're there, visit the Trends Hub to experience the latest in interior products
Drop in on the live broadcast of discussions and debates from ARCHITECT Live
Meet up in the Emerging Professionals Lounge, scaled for relaxation and equipped with career-building resources

Exhibitor Information:

AIA Convention 2016 will be held in May at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Set in the heart of historic Philadelphia, this important industry event will bring together influential practitioners who set budgets, select vendors, and specify products.

These are leaders at their companies--principals, partners, designers, planners, and more. These are people who are leading the resurgence of the building industry. These are people that you want using your products and services.

Be an exhibitor at AIA Expo 2016 and your company will have unparalleled access to this group--affording a unique opportunity to showcase your brand and engage these key decision makers.

About AIA:

Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.

Our Goal
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.

If the AIA Convention 2016 - American Institute of Architects is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.


Deneen Clarke
AIA - American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292
(202) 626-7396

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Primary Industry:
Design Services
Other Industries:
Architecture & Construction, Building & Construction, Design Services
Architects and Design Professionals including Principals, Partners, and Other Top Level Leaders

Attendees run the gamut:
-Principals controlling important purchasing budgets
-Entrepreneurial leaders of startup firms
-Design professionals for major corporations
-Students making tomorrow's decisions
Attendee Statistics:
Past Attendee Statistics:

Years of Practice
21 years or more 52%
11-20 years 22%
5-10 years 14%
5 years or fewer 12%

Key Decision-Makers
Principal/Partner 46%
Architect/Designer 30%
Project Manager 11%
Specifier/Consultant 5%
Other 8%

Representation from every Industry Segment:
Architect/AE/EA 74%
Consulting 8%
Other 5%
Contractor/Builder/Constr. Mgmt 3%
Government 3%
Facility Mgmt/Development 3%
Design Build 3%
Manufacturing 1%
Show Owner:
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Sponsorship: Yes

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Booth Cost
Exhibit Space
$42.00 per sq. ft.
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