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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.

2023 COD Conferences

This year COD will offer two domestic design conferences investigating The Authenticity of Place.  The first conference was held in New Orleans, LA.  View the short video of the venue tours and download the conference program book. The second will take place in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, September 21-24, 2023. Download the Minneapolis guidebook. 

2024 COD Conferences


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


October or November, dates TBD | Rio, Brasilía, and São Paulo

COD 2023 The Authenticity of Place

  • 1.  COD 2023 The Authenticity of Place

    Posted 08-18-2023 11:48 AM

    COD 2023 The Authenticity of Place

    Register for the COD Minneapolis 2023, September 21-23, in Minneapolis, MN

    Join us September 21st through September 23rd in the Twin Cities – Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota - for the second AIA Conference on Design for 2023 investigating the Authenticity of Place.  Like our first conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, this event will highlight a unique place in America shaped by a very different circumstance near the headwaters of the Mississippi.

    AIA LUs: 16.15 LU / HSW

    Register >  

    Susan Parrish
    Director, Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC
    AIAU live course Synthesis of process and place in China. December 23 at 1 pm Eastern time, Earn 1 LU. Click here to learn more!