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The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.

2024 COD Conferences


April 3-7 | 21c Hotel | Bentonville and Eureka Springs.

Connecting Cultures, Catalyzing Change: Northwest Arkansas in the Ozarks. View and download the conference materials: program guidebook, key takeaways and and video.


Thu, Oct 17 - Sat, Oct 26, 2024
Sao Paulo > Brasilia > Rio de Janerio.  Registration will open in early May.

2024 Sponsorships

Download the prospectus for Arkansas and Brazil opportunities.

AIA International Virtual Conference March 9-11th - Design talks - Free

  • 1.  AIA International Virtual Conference March 9-11th - Design talks - Free

    Posted 03-06-2023 05:17 AM
    Edited by Alex G. Miller AIA 03-06-2023 05:41 AM

    The AIA International Virtual Conference (March 9th - 11th) will have 20+ talks from around the globe via Zoom Events.

    This 3-day virtual conference, themed Detail and Storytelling, will bring you lectures, panel discussions, building tours and more from around the world, all underscored by the AIA's Framework for Design Excellence. Conference sessions will be hosted by the 7 International Chapters in Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, the Middle East, Shanghai, and the United Kingdom, as well as by some of our many members and Country Representatives around the world!

    Program and Free Registration on this link.

    Our speakers include:

    James von Klemperer, FAIA, President of KPF speaking on Design in Detail

    Natalia Ford, Sustainability Manager, AIMP British Antarctic Survey speaking on Sustainability in Extreme Environments

    Robert Schmid, AIA, speaking on the Reichstag German Parliament Building including the glazed dome

    Li Xiaodong Hon. FAIA, chair of the architecture program at Tsinghua University, Beijing

    Alex Miller AIA,
    AIA International Adjunct Director, 2023 Spring Conference Chair, 2021-2022 Secretary

    Senior Associate Principal, KPF