July 30, 2022 by Scott Cornelius

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 Spring 2023 Quad/Regional Conferences! 

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 (midwest@aias.org, northeast@aias.org, south@aias.org, west@aias.org) as well as President Cooper Moore (president@aias.org), and read through the Bidding Guidelines below! The responsibilities for Quad Conferences have been reconsidered and shifted to alleviate pressure on the student planning teams, and the bidding timeline has been condensed for this year, so please pay special attention to the responsibilities page and the timeline.




The deadline to declare your intent to your Quad Director or Regional Ambassador and to the National President is August 20th, 2022. 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 Thursday, August 25th, and your Quad Director will facilitate the presentation meeting on September 27th, 2022.


International Regions! Bidding for Regional Conferences in Latin America and the Middle East is not currently open. The National Office and the Board of Directors are currently working to evaluate how an international regional event can be hosted, and we would love your help in that process! If you have questions about hosting a regional conference or event at your school, please reach out to President Moore at president@aias.org!