Here’s how to make the most of it
The connections you make expand your opportunities—and your career. In fact, 85% of professionals say they develop more meaningful business relationships after meeting someone in person. And with 20,000+ attendees and 500+ sessions, there’s no better place to connect yourself with the architecture and design industry than A’19.
We’ve designed a range of networking options to fit with your personality, schedule, and goals. From happy hours and receptions to lounges, workshops, and the expo floor, here’s a short list of options to consider.
Don’t overlook this fantastic opportunity to connect with someone who shares a passion or area of expertise. A’19 workshops are master classes—highly-focused, hands-on sessions that equip you with in-depth knowledge on a topic. The collaboration and small-group problem solving are a natural conversation starter.
Events & parties
A’19 happy hours, parties, and receptions make it easy to approach people you haven’t already met, in a relaxed, fun setting. This year’s schedule is packed with nearly 50 events to help you meet new contacts, colleagues, and partners or follow-up someone from an earlier session.
The Architecture Expo
The expo is 200,000 square feet of opportunities! 750+ exhibitors with products for every specialty will help you find trusted product solutions now so you can count on them in the future. Live programming and classes directly connect attendees and speakers on a topic. Daily happy hours and receptions are perfect for impromptu conversations.
A’19 tours are highly curated, architect-led experiences that give you unprecedented access to Las Vegas’ most iconic architecture. And since they typically last a few hours or go all day, there’s ample time to connect with others on or leading the tour.
Platinum Pass lounge
Purchase a Platinum Pass, and you’ll have access to an exclusive lounge just for Platinum Pass holders. Network with partners, firm owners, and practice leaders between sessions, breaks, or work commitments.
AIA Member Reception
There’s a lot packed into this two-hour party in the AIA booth on the expo floorl Mix and mingle with fellow AIA members over drinks and appetizers. Last year, this lively party had thousands of members in attendance.