Thursday / July 09, 2020 / 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Architects in Action 2020: AIA Legislative Exchange


Join your fellow state and local component leaders for AIA’s premier policy and advocacy event. All AIA members and component staff are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Thursday, July 9

  • 2:00 pm CT     Welcome remarks: Robert Ivy, FAIA, Executive Vice President and CEO,
    • AIA: Advocacy and State & Local Updates
  • 2:30 pm CT     Keynote: Creating Resilient Cities
  •                         The Honorable Francis Suarez, Mayor of the City of Miami, FL
  •                         David Martin, Terra Development (Miami, FL)
  •                         Walter Meyer, Local Office Landscape and Urban Design (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 3:15pm CT      Discussion with Commissioner Maurice Cox (Chicago, IL) and Mayor Francis Suarez,
    • moderated by Peter Exley, FAIA, President-Elect of AIA
  • 4:00 pm CT     Closing remarks: R. Corey Clayborne, FAIA, NOMA, Executive Vice President, AIA Virginia
  • 5-7:00 pm CT  Regional Virtual Networking Happy Hours [NOW CLOSED]

Friday, July 10

  • 2-3:00 pm CT   Ask Me Anything: an open online discussion with the AIA Advocacy and Relationships team.

Click here to register through AIA.

Architects in Action continues through July and August with 5 workshops (each meets 3 times):

  • Working with City Officials to Streamline the Permit Process
  • Reaching Out to Students and Emerging Professionals
  • Preparing Members to be Effective Citizen Architects
  • Creating Better Advocacy Collateral
  • Advocating for a Zero Code


*If you missed AIA's July 2 conversation with Commissioner Cox, click here to watch it now. 

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