The AIAS is an international, independent, student-governed and nonprofit organization with approximately 7,000 architecture and design student members. Its mission is to promote excellence in architectural education, training, and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture.

The organization’s signature conference, FORUM, takes place from December 29th 2016 – January 2nd 2017, and is the largest annual gather of architecture students in the world. We are excited to announce that this year’s conference will be hosted by Wentworth Institute of Technology and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in Boston, Massachusetts.

AIAS FORUM 2016 will explore the innovative evolution of the architecture profession – understanding the foundations and looking to the future. Every exploration, discovery or modification, stemmed from the minds of individuals who never let limitations destroy their dreams; individuals who constantly question the established norms; and individuals who continually dare to be revolutionary.

Join the Revolution!

We are excited that you have expressed interest in working with us during the FORUM conference, in which you have the opportunity to lead a lecture, workshop or a tour. Your session could range from a one-hour lecture to a full-day workshop. We do not want to box you into a particular format, and are encouraging creative approaches to content delivery, including panel discussions, tours, and guided collaborative conversations.

Propose an offering you think is relevant and timely, that will invigorate all in attendance, and that embodies a track theme. Your proposal will be reviewed by the AIAS FORUM 2016 Planning Committee and you will be notified shortly after your submission. Incomplete forums will not be accepted.



Submit a proposal form online.


Proposals must be received by the deadline date.

Expert speaker with public speaking experience are preferred.

Presentation content must be sufficient for the proposed length of the session.

Suggestions and Questions

Suggestions for potential speakers or questions about the conference can be directed to Jared Guilmett, Planning Chair at