October 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

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) invites high school, undergraduate, and graduate members to showcase their innovative research and to share their insights with the AIAS community. This is your chance to present your work, exchange ideas, and gain valuable experience. Join us in New Orleans, Louisiana this upcoming January to be part of this exciting opportunity!

Call for Presentations:

We invite submissions on all areas of architecture-related research, including but not limited to:

  • Inclusive Design
  • Sustainability
  • Resilient Design
  • Architectural History

Why Participate?

  • Receive feedback from peers and experts in your field
  • Showcase your research to a diverse, global audience
  • Network with fellow students, researchers, and professionals
  • Presenting prepares students for future academic conferences, job interviews, and other professional settings

Submission Guidelines:

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 6, 2023

Submit a 250 to 500 word abstract detailing your research.

Include your name, school, contact information, and a brief bio.

Note: You must be an AIAS member to participate.

Apply Here

If your submission is accepted, you will be asked to submit your slide deck by December 15, 2023

Student Lounge Presentation:

Accepted student research presentations will be displayed on rotation in the student lounge throughout the conference. There will be a QR Code next to the presentations that will allow attendees to ask questions, submit feedback, and download a PDF copy of the presentation (should you wish to allow downloads).

This unique feature allows attendees to explore a variety of research topics and provides additional exposure for your work. 

Participants may also display a presentation board alongside their slide deck. Submissions that wish to also display a presentation board are responsible for the transport/procurement of the presentation board. 

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 6, 2023

Notification of Acceptance: November 17, 2023

Final Slide Deck Deadline: December 15, 2023

Conference Dates: January 4 – 7, 2024

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

About FORUM Conference:

For the first time since late December 2019, FORUM is back in person! In case you’re unfamiliar with it, FORUM is the AIAS’ annual conference, and we invite all of our members from around the world to gather in a new city under a new theme, and spend a few days together. FORUM is often capitalized even though it’s not technically an acronym – so when people ask us what it stands for, we like to say that it’s a conference that represents everything we stand for: we empower voices, ideas, and actions for the future. And we especially love to do it together!

Through innovative speakers, seminars, activities, and tours, we will: learn about design, service, and leadership advancements in the field; meet, collaborate, and communicate with our fellow members from diverse schools and share perspectives face-to-face; get to know a cool city for its architecture, firm culture, and history; feature the work of our fellow students; and represent our chapters by electing the 2024-2025 Board of Directors. 

FORUM will feature general sessions with keynote speakers all four days; a full day of career development, including a Career and College Expo, a Portfolio Review, and other relevant sessions; a Beaux Arts Ball; workshops; tours; and so much more. You won’t want to miss a thing!


Registration details and conference program are available at https://www.aias.org/events/forum-2024/

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the FORUM 2024 and share your research with the AIAS community. We look forward to welcoming you to New Orleans in January 2024!

For inquiries and further information, please contact:

Jody Allen, Director of Programs and Education at jodyallen@aias.org