2015 Design Matters Conference Registration

Visit aaonetwork.org/2015-conference for detailed descriptions.
Contact aao@architecture.org with any questions.

Note: Registrations are refundable before October 1, 2015, less a $50 handling fee. Thereafter, registrations cannot be refunded. Registration may be transferred to another individual at any time before the conference, with advance notice.


Design Matters Conference

A two-day event examining the latest issues, trends, and educational programs for enhancing public dialogue about design, urbanism, and culture.

Architecture Tours During the Conference

Visit architecture.org/tours for descriptions of CAF tours and artic.edu/exhibition/david-adjaye for information on the David Adjaye exhibition.

Conference Party

Join us for refreshments, networking, and lightning talks at IA Collaborative’s loft office.

International Directors Council

The International Directors Council is the AAO forum for executive leaders of architectural and design organizations with annual program budgets exceeding $500,000.


This year, we're removing the hassle of splitting the bill. Have dinner with a small group of your peers following the Friday evening program. Participants will choose from three restaurant options closer to the event date.

A+DEN Pre-Conference Workshop

This day-long pre-conference workshop will support front-line program staff, educators and professionals who provide architecture, urban planning, design, and/or engineering education and outreach to K-12 audiences. Hosted by Gabrielle Lyon, VP of Education & Experience at CAF. Dinner at Landon Bone Baker Architects follows the workshop (included with A+DEN Pre-Conference Workshop Registration).

Post-Conference Tour to SC Johnson and Wingspread

Extend your stay! Join us on Saturday for a trip to Racine, WI (1.5 hour from Chicago). Tour includes the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed SC Johnson Administration Building, Research Tower, and Wingspread, Wright's largest Prairie Style house. Lunch will be provided.

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