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Best Value! Registration includes continuing education seminars and show floor education, entrance to AIA Expo 2013, and the three keynote presentations. Preconvention workshops, educational tours, guest tours, and events are available at an additional cost.

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discount for young professionals

AIA architect and associate members, 40 years of age or younger, can receive a reduced registration rate of almost 30 percent off.

This registration rate will be offered only to the first 700 members who meet necessary criteria and complete their convention registration.

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Friday, June 21, 7–10 p.m.

Experience “Infinite Energy” at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. From performance artists and musicians to homegrown food and drink, an endless range of Colorado’s inspiration will be on parade. Additional fee required.

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Weekdays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (EST)

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The American Institute
of Architects

1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006-5292 l 800-242-3837

Rocky Mountain National ParkExplore structures, both natural and man-made, in this national treasure. [Educational Tour ET101]
Take inspiration in the environment around you.

The light, the colors, the climate. It’s easy to find in Colorado on a summer day. And it gets even easier this June, when the AIA National Convention comes to Denver. There, you’ll find inspiration of a different kind. Over 200 programs to reignite your passion and creativity. The end results—refreshing ideas and a refreshed state of bliss.

educational tours

AIA Colorado has arranged more than 40 educational tours that provide opportunities to explore the diverse architecture of the Mile High City and its surroundings. Tours earn Learning Units (LUs), with most meeting health, safety, and welfare (HSW) criteria too.

The city boasts significant works by notable architects, from the Denver Art Museum by Daniel Libeskind to the Museum of Contemporary Art by David Adjaye. In nearby Boulder, there is the National Center for Atmospheric Research by I.M. Pei, FAIA, and in Colorado Springs, the United States Air Force Academy, designed by Walter Nesch of Skidmore Owings and Merrill.

You'll have a rare chance to see these and other iconic works up close, with tours developed and led by local experts. Most tours are repeated; additional fees required.

ET110 U.S. Air Force Academy (2.50 HSW/LUs)
ET114 National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) (1.50 HSW/LUs)
ET115 All About Adjaye: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (1.50 HSW/LUs)
ET119 The Art of Architecture: Denver Art and the Libeskind Lofts (2.00 HSW/LUs)

Sightsee and learn simultaneously with more than 40 educational tours. >

Learn, Earn (LUs), and Burn (Calories)

As befits a city with hundreds of miles of bike and walking trails, the adventurous attendee can also experience Denver architecture on foot or bike. Most tours are repeated; additional fees are required for tours and some events.

ET205 Renewables and Brewables: Downtown Sustainable Buildings Bike Tour (2.00 HSW/LUs)
ET500 Self-Guided Walking Tour: All Around Civic Center (2.00 LUs)
EV401 Design + Dining: Pancakes and Pedals—Explore Denver by Bicycle Before Breakfast
EV200, EV301, and EV400 Young Architects Forum Morning Walk around Denver

Step away from the tour bus; explore other bike and walking options. >

My Colorado Experience
  • Catching a concert or “Film on the Rocks” at Red Rocks Amphiteatre
  • Enjoying a cold drink on the rooftop patio at Tomayo in Larimer Square
  • Seeing the city skyline lit up at night from Peaks Lounge on the top floor of the
    Hyatt Convention Center hotel
  • Purchasing food from a street vendor on the 16th Street mall and enjoying it in a
    “rickshaw” ride around LoDo

See what other local AIA members love about their hometown. >

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