October 28, 2021 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

Each year, regional conferences take place in the Midwest, Northeast, South, and West Quads. These gatherings, known as Quad Conferences, are hosted by local chapters who have been selected to organize the event by their Quad. Themes vary based on the city, local culture, and topics of choice.

Now it’s time for bidding for the Fall 2022 Quad/Regional Conferences! Bidding chapters have the opportunity to propose a fully virtual conference or a hybrid conference, in which some programming will be available virtually and some will be available in person! This gives the Quad Conferences a great deal of accessibility and flexibility in programming.

Quad Conferences are a terrific way to meet other students in your region, learn about architecture (among other subjects!) outside of the classroom, and have a lot of fun!

Here’s where the Quad Conferences have been recently (or will be held soon):

2019-2020 School Year

Fall 2019 Northeast Quad: Hosted by Temple University in Philadelphia, PA

Fall 2019 West Quad: Hosted by University of Hawaii – Manoa in Honolulu, HI


2020-2021 School Year

Fall 2020 Midwest Quad: Hosted by Bowling Green State University virtually from Bowling Green, OH

Fall 2020 South Quad: Hosted by Oklahoma State University virtually from Stillwater, OK


2021-2022 School Year

Spring 2022 South Quad: Hosted by Auburn University and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA


Conference bidding for the fall of 2022 is open to all Quads and Regions! This means the AIAS is currently looking for schools interested in hosting a regional conference in your area! If your Chapter is interested in bidding, then please inform your Quad Director or Regional Ambassador (midwest@aias.org, northeast@aias.org, south@aias.org, west@aias.org, latinamerica@aias.org or middleeast@aias.org) as well as President Scott Cornelius (president@aias.org), and read through the Bid Packet below! The bidding timeline has been condensed for this year, so please pay special attention to the timeline.




The deadline to declare your intent to your Quad Director or Regional Ambassador and to the National President is November 29th, 2021. This serves as the first step in the process and as a means to ensuring your chapter understands the requirements and obligations. An orientation call about what planning a Quad Conference would entail will take place on Wednesday, December 1st, and your Quad Director or Regional Ambassador will facilitate the presentation meeting on February 5th, 2022.