The 2024 AIA Colorado Practice + Design Conference is scheduled for Nov. 13 - 15 at the Keystone Conference Center, in beautiful Keystone, CO

   For three days, 600 architects and design industry professionals from across the state converge for our annual event filled with educational sessions and networking. In past years, we’ve been honored to feature speakers of national and international acclaim, including Tom Kundig, FAIA, Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, Bjarke Ingels, Hon. FAIA, Julie Snow, FAIA, Tod Williams, FAIA, and Billie Tsein, AIA. Enhance your professional profile by applying to join this esteemed list of speakers at this year's event!

   This year’s theme, GENERATE, focuses on what lies ahead for our architecture profession: the sustainability and resiliency needed in our craft, the rapidly advancing technology enabling new models of delivery, and the talent required for our future workforces. Our world is rapidly changing, and no profession is better suited to guide the places we will inhabit than architects. Sub-themes this year will include REGENERATE (sustainability), REGENERATION (resiliency), GENERATIVE (technology, digital fabrication), GENERATION (future of the profession, justice equity diversity & inclusion), and of course DESIGN.

    For this year's conference submissions, the title and corresponding topic of your presentation should relate back to the overall theme, and your one-hour presentation can be open to your interpretation of the way we will "generate" or what is "generated" within the architecture practice. Presentations will be selected and reviewed based on the following:

  • Relevance and Impact: The proposed session is current and practical; addresses the needs, challenges and/or opportunities of today's architects; and encourages attendees to consider personal/professional application and continued exploration. 
  • Approach: The following should be clear - the session description and objectives; how the session adds value to the conference and serves attendees; what modes of facilitation the presenters will use; and what takeaways the participants can expect. 
  • Creativity and Innovation: The session presents a new perspective and/or shares information in a compelling way. 
  • Demonstrates Expertise: Speakers are experts in their field - the session proposal demonstrates original research, applied knowledge of (others') recognized research or theory, or personal capability/proficiency. 
  • Learning Objectives: Presenters are able to articulate what participants will gain from witnessing the presentation.

Please share links to videos, podcasts, and/or written presentations that help to provide insight in presentation content and style. You are also welcome to submit draft material.
The application deadline is Friday, July 31st, at 5:00 p.m.
If you plan to exhibit at the conference, or you are a industry partner who would like to present an education session aligned with this year's theme, we will have sessions designated as sponsored one-hour industry learning labs within theConference program schedule. We will be creating a separate call for presentations for these one-hour learning labs. Also, back by popular demand, 2024 exhibitors can request consideration as one of our mini-CES presenters on the expo floor.  

Contact Rylee Younger ( to learn more about our exclusive vendor-led CES opportunities in Keystone.

  Other questions? Contact Jon Bell at or 303-228-3913

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