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AIA hosts its 2014 National Convention in Chicago on June 26–28.

On June 26–28 in Chicago, the American Institute of Architects will host its 2014 National Convention. Themed “Design With Purpose,” the event will feature leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside architecture sharing their insights on the opportunities, challenges, and possibilities facing architects and the profession. At press time, confirmed keynoters are Jeanne Gang, FAIA, MacArthur Fellow and founder of the Chicago-based collective Studio Gang Architects, and acclaimed artist, urban planner, and Rebuild Foundation creative director and founder Theaster Gates. Attendees will also hear from a third keynoter, ARCHITECT Live host Stephen Chung, AIA. Convention attendees will have the option of following an in-depth track — Design & Health, Energy, or Small Firm Practice — or mixing and matching from nearly 200 educational sessions and 80 tours. Tour sites will include local neighborhoods and landscapes, classics from Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe, a skyline river cruise, and more. Half-day and fullday pre-convention sessions focused on critical upcoming areas, such as international business opportunities, disaster planning, and resiliency, will also be offered. Special discounts are available for young professionals, new AIA members, and students. Advance registration ends on May 28. For more information, visit convention.aia.org.

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