Design Excellence Conference


August 14-15
Austin Central Library
710 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

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2024 Call for Courses is open Feb 5 – May 3 on Submittable

The AIA Austin Design Excellence Conference delivers dynamic content through renowned keynote speakers and inspiring breakout sessions focused on sustainability, resiliency, and inclusive design through the lens of AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence. Conference attendees can earn 18 LUs over the two-day conference, fulfilling HSW and ADA annual requirements for TBAE licensure and AIA membership.

On-demand courses Of the 18+ LUs offered at the conference, up to 15 will be offered in person at the conference, and 3+ LUs will be offered online in AIA Austin’s On-demand course library. Conference attendees will be able to access those courses with a promo code included with their ticket.

Continuing Education Requirements AIA measures continuing education in learning units (LUs). One hour of continuing education earns one LU. AIA Architect members are required to complete 18 LUs each calendar year. Of those 18 LUs, 12 must be in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) topics. In order to maintain your license in the state of Texas, all registered architects (this includes practicing Emeritus members) must complete at least 12 Continuing Education Program Hours (CEPH) per calendar year. More information can be found on the TBAE website.

Students Attend Free! If you are a student interested in attending the conference, please email (from your school email address if possible) with your first and last name, school name, student ID, and a brief statement describing your interest in attending.

Call for volunteers Volunteer at the conference and receive discounted registration!  More info coming soon.

Discounted pricing Email to inquire about discounted pricing for financial hardship.

More information and registration will be posted in May/June 2024.





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