June 24, 2024 by 2019-2020 Equity & Diversity Task Force, 2019-2020 Sustainability & Resiliency Task Force, 2020-2021 Council of Global Representatives, 2020-2021 Learning & Teaching Culture Advisory Group, 2021-2022 Professional Development Advisory Group

  1. Stop by Howard University campus
  2. Check out the University of DC campus
  3. Take a walk in Union Station and see all their tracks
  4. Walk the Metropolitan Branch Trail
  5. Visit the O Street Museum that was once residents to Rosa Parks
  6. Take an electric bike ride down by the Smithsonians
  7.  Stop by one of the DC local farmers markets
  8.  Visit the Library of Congress
  9. Paddle boat on the Tidal Basin
  10. Eat at some of the incredible restaurants in DC
  11. Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  12. Explore the National Zoo and see all of the cute creatures!
  13. Explore the Arlington Cemetery
  14. Explore the National Portrait Gallery
  15. Explore the National Museum of the American Indian
  16. Explore the The Renwick Gallery
  17. Explore the Washington Monument
  18. Explore the National Museum of Natural History
  19. Explore the Hirshhorn Museum
  20. Explore the Lincoln Memorial
  21. Explore the Korean War Veterans Memorial
  22. Take a picture in front of the white house!
  23. Bike or scooter (safely) around the city!
  24. Take the Metro (DC has some of the best public transit in the country)!
  25. Walk (or scoot) the National Mall
  26. Enjoy a scenic walk along the C&O Canal in Georgetown
  27. Visit the steps from the 1973 horror film, The Exorcist
  28. Explore the gardens of Dumbarton Oaks
  29. Visit the “Barbie Pond on Avenue Q”
  30. Take a stroll through the beautiful National Arboretum
  31. While at the National Arboretum, visit the National Bonsai Museum
  32. View D.C. from atop the Old Post Office Tower
  33. Explore Theodore Roosevelt Island
  34. Visit the United States Botanic Garden
  35. Check out the Maine Avenue Fish Market at the Wharf
  36. While your hanging out in the hotel neighborhood, stop by Planet Word
  37. Hangout at the DC iconic squares and circles
  38. Attend our National Air and Space Museum Tour with Quinn Evans
  39. Attend our AIA Headquarters Hardhat Tour with Turner Construction
  40. Attend our National Geographic HQ Hardhat Tour with Hickok Cole
  41. Attend our Midtown Center Sketch Tour and Grazie Mille Project Tour with Sarah Wingo of WynDesign Co
  42. Network with leaders of our allied organizations and your peers at our networking event!
  43. Attend the AIA Advocacy Workshop
  44. Attend the NCARB Open House
  45. Attend the Leadership Q & A 
  46. Attend the NCARB Licensing Session
  47. Learn about best practices on how to run a chapter at our “Run a Chapter” Session with Vice President, Julia Andor
  48. Attend the “Storytelling in Architecture” Portfolio Techniques and Presentation Techniques with Adam Fogel
  49. Prep your Portfolios and bring them to our portfolio review! 
  50. Attend the live Ask An Architect Session
  51. Inauguration of your incoming AIAS 2024-25 Board of Directors
  52. Catch up with AIAS Executive Director,Kimberly tuttle, to learn about all of the new and amazing things we have done in the 2023-2024 Board of Directors last year!
  53. Hang with AIAS Staff and ask us about what we do day to day!
  54. Catch up with Outgoing President, Colt Brock.
  55. Catch up with Outgoing Vice President, Julia Andor
  56. Catch up with Elizabeth Caccavano, our Director of Membership and Marketing, to learn about how to discuss the value of membership to your chapter!
  57. Say hi to our awesome AIAS sponsors, who make this conference possible!
  58. Network with other chapters from around the world!
  59. Roll call! Showoff your chapter’s personality!
  60. Learn more about bidding to host your quad’s conference.
  61. Learn strategies to serve in your community in the best way possible, while getting architectural experience (yeah, we’re talking AXP hours) along the way! 
  62. Learn more about how to get involved in AIAS national committees
  63. Learn more about FBD in our FBD Session!
  64. Network with your peers – You never know who you might meet! 
  65. Meet other students from all the different 6 quads and regions.
  66. Get your portfolio reviewed during our portfolio review session 
  67. Meet firms and partners at our Career Expo
  68. Quad Breakouts. Meet your Quad Director or Regional Director and peers. Learn how you can work together to make the best quad!
  69. Meet the leaders of and the AIAS liaisons to the Alliance organizations – AIA, ACSA, NAAB, NCARB, NOMA, and the AIAS!
  70. Meet Alumni of the AIAS at sessions and portfolio reviews
  71. Network with professionals, from architects, executives, faculty advisors, industry leaders, and much more.
  72. Pick up AIAS Merch and Grassroots 2023 Merch!
  73. Establish your Freedom by Design presence.
  74. Explore the more historical side of Washington D.C. during our Monuments Tour hosted by Past President Colt Brock!
  75. Join us for our opening keynote address
  76. Join us for our closing keynote address
  77. Tour the Air and Space Museum, under construction!
  78. Go on a construction tour of the AIA Global Campus HQ!
  79. Join the Student Health and Well Being Task force for their session on ‘Balance and Burnout’
  80. Meet your outgoing 2023-2024 Board of Directors
  81. Meet your incoming 2024-2025 Board of Directors
  82. Meet the incoming Officers Jordan Luther and Gilberto Lozada
  83. Learn about the FORUM 2025 in Austin!
  84. Practice your interview at the Career Expo
  85. Go to your quad reception and mingle with all your local chapters
  86. Pick up a fresh new, Flourishing Futures AIAS tote!
  87. Pick up your AIAS badge
  88. Learn more about the election from your Officers
  89. Learn all about best practices for your chapter’s bylaws with the Governance Committee
  90. Learn more about the 2024 Honor Awards
  91. Stay to see who receives the Presidential Citation from President Brock
  92. Participate in the quad chants
  93. Attend the Alumni Reception if your Alumni or recent grads
  94. Renew your membership at the conference
  95. Learn to get some rest at the sessions
  96. Learn more about adjacent architecture fields from leaders
  97. Learn best practices for unrest
  98. Learn to work with AIA components
  99. Possibly see our mascot, Keno, stop by the conference!
  100. Grab a copy of Architectural Record with your conference bag