Call For Papers: 2013 Region Conference

Call For Papers: 2013 Annual Conference

Vancouver Convention Centre West
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
October 23-26

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The Architectural Institute of British Columbia, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects – Northwest & Pacific Region, invites submissions from those interested in speaking, participating in panel discussions or facilitating interactive workshops at their 2013 Annual Conference.

Conference Program

Through a rich program of presentations and discussions with focused session streams that touch upon distinct areas such as design, business and technology, this gathering will attempt to raise both the level of discourse and the standard of practice for members of the design community at all stages of their careers. A variety of presentation formats is sought, including lectures, interactive workshops and panel discussions.
The organizers seek presenters who are experts in their fields and familiar with presenting their area of expertise to groups of 30 to 120 attendees. Most sessions will be 1.5 hours including time for a question-and-answer period.
The following criteria will be examined when reviewing submissions and selecting applications:

  • Inspired content that is clear, concise, and educational in nature;
  • Relationship to conference theme;
  • Relevance to the profession of architecture in the Pacific Rim;
  • Connection to the strategic and educational initiatives of both the AIBC and the AIA- NWPR, including such aspects as health, safety, welfare, design innovation, environment, diversity, technology, business and community;
  • Compliance with the necessary standards for both AIBC and AIA learning units *; and
  • Speaker qualifications and experience presenting at similar regional or national conferences.

* For additional information regarding the AIBC’s Continuing Education System, visit For additional information on the AIA Continuing Education System, go to

Submission Timeline

  • January 23, 2013: Call for Papers issued
  • February 28, 2013: Deadline for Expressions of Interest
  • March 14, 2013: Deadline for Completed Proposals

It is anticipated that the conference’s Professional Development Advisory Committee will identify its recommended selections through March with formal notification in April.

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About the AIA-NWPR

The American Institute of Architects – Northwest & Pacific Region, an extension of the American Institute of Architects in concert with the components, individual AIA members, schools and AIAS chapters therein, serves to promote the artistic, scientific, and practical profession of its members; to facilitate their intercourse and good fellowship; to elevate the standing of the profession; and to combine the efforts of those engaged in the practice of architecture, for the general advancement of the art. AIA members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct intended to assure clients, the public, and colleagues of an architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice. The AIA-NWPR includes membership from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington as well as Guam and Micronesia.

About the AIBC

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia is an independent, professional self-regulatory body established in 1920 by provincial statute – the Architects Act. It is the AIBC’s mandate to regulate the profession of architecture within the province of British Columbia in the public interest. This entails upholding excellence in the profession by establishing stringent education, experience and examination standards for entry to practice, as well as continuing competence and conduct standards through which architects maintain their exclusive rights to both practice and title in British Columbia.