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Call for Presentations

Deadline: March 31, 2023


We are excited to announce that we will be holding the 2023 Annual Conference at the Bluemont Hotel in Manhattan, Kansas and are now seeking innovative speakers and facilitators.  


Design and Architecture are situated at the nexus of what has been accomplished and what is to come. Analyzing society’s key factors of the present to predict how to serve society for the future is vital in shaping healthy communities, from accessibility, equity, technology, and sustainability to the integration of these key indices across the many sectors of the built environment. What we design today creates our platform for tomorrow. It is critical to drive the conversation and implementation of how society is served and always consider how to - Design Forward.


Do you have lessons to impart to fellow architects - or ideas for navigating a shifting architectural landscape in the future?  Submit a proposal by March 31, 2023.   


Presentation Guidelines: Presentation length: 60 minutes.


Word Count: The proposal abstract (250 words or less) should be given in paragraph form.


CEU's: Presentations must qualify for one AIA Continuing Education Learning Unit (LU), to be administered by AIA Kansas. 


HSW Credits: Presentations intended to qualify for and deliver Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Learning Units must show alignment with CES HSW requirements and prospective presenters should be familiar with the criteria for HSW presentations. Please review information regarding HSW criteria on the submission form


NOTE: Presentations that meet the HSW Learning Units requirements will be given priority. 


Learning Objectives: Submitted proposals must identify four learning objectives and follow the requirements outlined by the AIA Continuing Education Guidelines.


Learning Component: If you are including an active learning component as part of your presentation, please describe and give the time frame for the activity.


Presentation Formats: Sessions are educational presentations, including panel discussions and lectures, and upon acceptance, the review committee will determine where the presentation fits into the programming for 2023. 


Review Process: Presentation submissions will be subject to a blind, peer-review process. Authors of accepted proposals will be contacted by the conference committee by the week of April 11th.


The Conference Committee reserves the right to assign any format to any of the proposals submitted.


If speakers would like to attend the conference, they are required to register and will receive a discounted registration fee.


Submitted presentations not chosen for the 2023 Conference may be considered for future events.


Questions?  Contact Kelly Engelke at

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