Attending A’19?

Here’s everything you need to know!

Here’s the info you need, all in one place, to have the best conference experience. Read it, save it, and contact us if you have any questions.

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Pack a reusable water bottle & comfortable shoes

Daytime temperatures in Las Vegas will hit 100 degrees during conference. Please dress for the weather, and drink lots of water. Bring your reusable water bottle to one of the complimentary water stations AIA Las Vegas has set up across the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Although many sessions will be hosted inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, in air conditioning, some of the tours and other events will be hosted outside. We can’t say this enough: Stay hydrated! You’ll also be doing a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.

If you’re taking a tour, please bring a hat, sunscreen, and close-toed shoes.

Finalize your schedule

This one is important because seats and sessions are selling out quickly. If you haven’t registered for all the sessions you’d like to attend, now is the time to do it.

If you’ve already registered for all your sessions, take one last look at your schedule and make sure it’s complete.

Be sure to check out ArchiTalks, sessions that take a critical look at important topics in architecture and discuss unconventional solutions, and B-School sessions, 14 sessions on business fundamentals plus a four-part practice innovation lab. There’s also the Pro Series, brilliant sessions by industry experts, firm principals, and other leaders who are achieving extraordinary results. Read more about these sessions >

The A’19 app

Use this app for everything: Update your schedule, register for sessions, connect with attendees through a live activity feed, use maps to navigate your walking route in the convention center and on the expo floor, and find info to help you get around Las Vegas. Available on Google Play and Apple App Store.

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Shuttles & the Monorail

Complimentary shuttle service will operate between the Las Vegas Convention Center and Aʼ19 hotels at approximately 15- to 30-minute intervals. Don’t forget your badge, you’ll need it to ride the shuttle.

For ADA shuttles, please call (877) 214 6065 at least 30 minutes in advance.

Route 1

  • MGM Grand
  • Tropicana Las Vegas

Route 2

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Route 3

  • The Mirage
  • Wynn Las Vegas

Route 4

  • Hilton Grand Vacations on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Hilton Grand Vacations on Paradise
  • SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Walking distance

  • Courtyard Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Embassy Suites Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Las Vegas Marriott Las Vegas
  • Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
  • Residence Inn Convention Center
  • Springhill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Westgate Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Monorail provides quick and convenient transportation along the Las Vegas Strip, connecting you to world-class shops, restaurants, shows, hotels, and casinos. It runs every 4–8 minutes, and hours are below. Use this link to purchase a pass at a special rate for A’19 attendees.

Hours of operation:

Monday: 7am–midnight
Tuesday through Saturday: 7am–2am
Sunday: 7am–3am

Registration locations

There are two registration locations this year, the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Wynn Las Vegas hotel:

Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Hall C5

Full registration services are available at this location including badge and bag pick-up, schedule changes, checking your record of attendance, adding missing credits, and booking your hotel for A’20 in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, June 4: 12–5pm
Wednesday, June 5: 7am–5:30pm
Thursday, June 6: 6am–5:30pm
Friday, June 7: 6am–5pm
Saturday, June 8: 7am–4pm

Wynn Las Vegas Hotel
3131 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Registration Desk 3, across from South Gate entrance

Wednesday, June 5: 7am–5:30pm
Thursday, June 6: 6am–5:30pm
Friday, June 7: 6am–5pm

Badge pick-up only is available at this location. Please go to the Las Vegas Convention Center for full registration services.

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Seminar seating: How it works

If you’re registered for a seminar, show up to the classroom 15 minutes before the seminar starts and scan your badge to claim your seat. Feeling spontaneous? Come to the classroom entrance or tour departure desk 10 minutes before the event begins—we’ll release any unclaimed seats on a first-come, first-seated basis. Please note: If you didn’t register for a session, you may not be able to get in. No wait lists; no holding seats for late arrivals.

Information desks

Questions? Stop by an information desk.

Las Vegas Convention Center
Grand Concourse

Tuesday, June 4: 12–5pm
Wednesday, June 5: 7am–5:30pm
Thursday, June 6: 6am–5:30pm
Friday, June 7: 6am–5pm
Saturday, June 8: 7am–4pm

Westgate Hotel
Pavilion Pass-Through

Thursday, June 6: 6am–12pm
Friday, June 7: 6am–12pm
Saturday, June 8: 7am–4pm


Keynotes will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Thursday, June 6, at 5pm and Saturday, June 8, at 8am. Be sure to register to reserve your seat and earn CE credit.

Blueprint for a Better Future

This year’s theme permeates the conference experience, offering actionable insights that will inspire your projects and your practice, from some of the most creative architects, designers, firms, and futurists. Here a few hotspots on the Blueprint map:

  • The Blueprint for Better Film Series, hosted in partnership with the Architecture and Design Film Festival. Stop by the Westgate Hotel’s Pavilion 4 for a flick. Read more details, here.
  • Special exhibits at the Architecture Expo including Archello’s How It’s Made (booth #3336), a hands-on look at materials innovation and imaginative applications.
  • Keynotes, seminars, and conference programming will showcase how some of the most creative architects and firms are creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities all over the world.

Book signings

Don’t miss these appearances at the AIA Store, located in the Grand Concourse.

Friday, June 7

  • Nathalie de Vries, Hon. FAIA, & Jacob van Rijs, Hon. FAIA, 12:15–1pm

Saturday, June 8

  • Eric Liu, 10–10:45am
  • Michael Sorkin & Jan Gehl, Hon. FAIA, 11:15am–12pm
  • Curtis Fentris, FAIA, 12:15–1:15pm
  • Angela Brooks, FAIA, Leed AP, Jeff Huber, AIA, and Larry Scarpa, FAIA, 1:15–2pm

Parties & receptions

Tickets are still available for several parties and events (see what’s available here). Get your ticket before they’re completely sold out! At the event, use your conference badge to get in. If your event includes drink tickets, you’ll get them at the door.

This year, the fun doesn’t stop when our signature event, The Party!, ends. Your ticket includes an after party at Omnia Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace. Doors to the after party open at 10:30pm. A’19 attendees get expedited access and one drink ticket until 1am.

So, hit The Party! first, at Brooklyn Bowl, where you’ll enjoy music by musical guests Rev Run and DJ Ruckus. Then head to the after party at Omnia Nightclub, where you’ll enjoy music by Zedd.

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The Architecture Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center

Experience more than 650 building product manufacturers, 130 courses, five specialty pavilions, and deep dives on dozens of areas, from sustainable textiles to the Tech Start-up Showcase—plus happy hours at pop-up bars. Check out some of the highlights, here.

Don’t miss the AIA + ARCHITECT Booth, #5532 on the expo floor. It’s your opportunity to hear 14 hours of live programming, in partnership with ARCHITECT Magazine. You’ll hear authoritative interviews, panels, and inspiring short talks on artificial intelligence, the sharing economy, Google’s future thinking, and so much more. Check the app or the conference program for the full schedule—just search for A+ Sessions. There’s also a gallery of award-winning projects, and an AIA member-only reception on Thursday from 2–4pm, where you can mingle with your peers and AIA national staff.

New this year is the Business Lounge, booth #3314, where you’ll find tools and services that will benefit your practice no matter what size your firm is. Stop by for a marketing materials or social media audit, business tools, a headshot café, and more.

Expo hours are Thursday and Friday, 9:30am–5pm, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The expo closes Friday evening.

Conference hashtag!

If you’re posting in social channels or taking pictures or videos, be sure to add the conference hashtag, #A19CON.

Get a jump on next year

A’20 takes place May 14–16 in Los Angeles. Visit the AIA Housing desk, located in the registration area (Hall C5/Central Hall) at the Las Vegas Convention Center to book your hotel for next year.

We’ll see you there!