International Presidents' Forum

AIA National Convention and Design Exposition

The presidents of a dozen national, regional, and international architectural associations, along with the presidents of the U.S. collateral organizations (NCARB, NAAB, ACSA & AIAS), met for a two-hour business meeting on Friday, May 18, 2012, to discuss current issues in the profession in a multilateral forum. This was the eleventh year of the International Presidents’ Forum, first held at the AIA's 2002 National Convention. All presidents were encouraged to submit updates on their national activities and any other documents they wished to share to supplement the discussion of the agenda topics. The agenda and updates are posted below: 



Download updates from each participating organization:


Architects' Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA)

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

Architects' Council of Europe (ACE)

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)

Colegio de Arquitectos de Costa Rica (CACR)

Federación de Colegios de Arquitectos de la República Mexicana (FCARM)

Federación Panamericana de Asociaciones de Arquitectos (FPAA)

Federation of Institutes of Korean Architects (FIKA)

International Union of Architects (UIA) 

Japan Institute of Architects (JIA) | Update on JIA Legal StatusIPF Discussion

National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) 

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)


Additional Links:
2011 International Presidents' Forum

Note: The 2012 IPF was recorded and will be reused for AIA purposes.