June 13, 2023 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 meet the pandas – Tian Tian, Mei Xiang, and Xiao Qi Ji!
  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 Sustainability Tour
  39. Attend our Accessibility Tour
  40. Attend our Transportation Tour
  41. Attend our Construction Tour
  42. Grab breakfast with the Presidents of all of the Alliance Organizations 
  43. Attend the AIA Advocacy Workshop
  44. Attend the NCARB Open House
  45. Attend the Leadership Q & A 
  46. Bust a move at the Silent Disco 
  47. Attend the NCARB Licensing Session
  48. Learn about best practices on how to run a chapter at our “Run a Chapter” Session with Vice President, Nicole Bass
  49. Attend the “Storytelling in Architecture” Portfolio Techniques and Presentation Techniques with Adam Fogel
  50. Attend the Student Health and Well Being Task Force Session (SHWBTF) w/Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD 
  51. Prep your Portfolios and bring them to our portfolio review! 
  52. Attend the live Ask An Architect Session
  53. Inauguration of your incoming AIAS 2023-2024 Board of Directors.
  54. Catch up with AIAS Executive Director, Larry Hoffer, to learn about all of the new and amazing things we have done in the 2022-2023 Board of Directorsast year!
  55. Hang with AIAS Staff and ask us about what we do day to day!
  56. Catch up with Enn Mathis, our social media and communications manager, and chat with her about all of the amazing initiatives you can submit to to be featured on our social media
  57. Catch up with Jody Allen, our Director of Programs and Education, to learn more about CRIT, FBD, and SO MUCH MORE!
  58. Catch up with Elizabeth Caccavano, our Director of Membership and Marketing, to learn about how to discuss the value of membership to your chapter!
  59. Say hi to our awesome AIAS sponsors, who make this conference possible!
  60. Network with other chapters from around the world!
  61. Roll call! Showoff your chapter’s personality
  62. Learn more about bidding to host your quad’s conference.
  63. 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! 
  64. Learn more about how to get involved in AIAS national committees
  65. Get a grant to attend Grassroots: 2023 AIAS Grassroots Freedom By Design Grant Application
  66. Network with your peers – You never know who you might meet! 
  67. Meet other students from all the different 6 quads and regions.
  68. Get your portfolio reviewed during our portfolio review session 
  69. Meet firms and partners at our Career Expo
  70. Quad Breakouts. Meet your Quad Director or Regional Director and peers. Learn how you can work together to make the best quad!
  71. Meet the leaders of and the AIAS liaisons to the Alliance organizations – AIA, ACSA, NAAB, NCARB, NOMA, and the AIAS!
  72. Meet Alumni of the AIAS at sessions and portfolio reviews
  73. Network with professionals, from architects, executives, faculty advisors, industry leaders, and much more.
  74. Pick up AIAS Merch and Grassroots 2023 Merch!
  75. Establish your Freedom by Design presence.
  76. Explore the more historical side of Washington D.C. during our Monuments Tour hosted by Past President Cooper Moore!
  77. Join Tamarah Begay from Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture, LLC for her Keynote Speech
  78. Join Jake Day and Trinity Simons Wagner for their Keynote Speech
  79. Attend walking sketch tour #1
  80. Attend walking sketch tour #2
  81. Attend walking sketch tour #3
  82. Meet your outgoing 2022-2023 Board of Directors
  83. Meet your incoming 2023-2024 Board of Directors
  84. Meet the incoming Officers Colt Brock and Julia Andor
  85. Learn about the FORUM 2023 in New Orleans
  86. Practice your interview at the Career Expo
  87. Go to your quad reception and mingle with all your local chapters
  88. Pick up an AIAS tote
  89. Pick up your AIAS badge
  90. Learn more about the election from your Officers
  91. Recongize the recipients 2022 Honor Awards
  92. Learn more about the 2023 Honor Awards
  93. Stay to here Presidential Citation from President Moore
  94. Participate in the quad chants
  95. Attend the Alumni Reception if your Alumni or recent grads
  96. Renew your membership at the conference
  97. Learn to get some rest at the sessions
  98. Learn more about adjacent architecture fields from leaders
  99. Learn best practices for unrest
  100. Learn to work with AIA components