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BREAKING GROUND!

OCTOBER 16 – 19, 2019 | ALBANY, NY

AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania

2019 Tri-State Conference

Breaking Ground!

The American Institute of Architects has been the leading professional membership organization for licensed architects, associate members, and allied partners since 1857.

This exciting multi-state event is the second collaboration of AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State,  and AIA Pennsylvania that collectively have a membership of more than 13,000 members.

Keynotes and Presenters

Bob Fisher

Bob Fisher

Principal and Editor at Large, Designintelligence

Sharon Johnston, FAIA

Sharon Johnston, FAIA

Partner, Johnston Markleey & Associates Los Angeles, CA

Will Hunt

Will Hunt

Author, The Underground

Schedule at a Glance

#SessionSpeaker(s)TrackTimeCredits
1Educational Seminars9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TrackTimeCredits
1Registration Open8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
2AIANYS Annual Meeting8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
3AIANJ Board Meeting8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
4AIAPA Board Meeting8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5Opening General Session & Keynote1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6Educational Seminars2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
7Educational Seminars4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
8Expo Reception6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TrackTimeCredits
1Registration Open7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
2Educational Seminars8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
3Expo9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4Educational Seminars11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
5Lunch on the Expo Floor12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
6Friday General Session & Keynote2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7Educational Seminars4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
8Tri State Design Awards Presentation & Celebration7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TrackTimeCredits
1Registration Open7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2Educational Seminars9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
3Closing Keynote & Luncheon11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Become a Sponsor

Put your brand in front of thousands of local architects!

All sponsor packages include:
Digital pre-event promotion
Printed on-site directory advertising in program
On-site meeting bag insert
Website listing

Design Expo

Get acquainted with architects & design professionals practicing in the Northeast

Seize a unique opportunity to build connections and business with key decision makers hailing from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Breaking Ground promises to bring together architects, design professionals, and industry experts from the Northeast’s hotbed of construction. Exhibitors and sponsors will have built-in access throughout the conference to interact with key decision makers from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Travel Information

Transportation

Convention Center Parking
7 Wendell Street, Albany, NY 12207

Train Station
AMTRAK Station Rensselaer
2 miles

Airport
Albany International Airport
12.6 miles

Hotel

Parking available at each hotel

Renaissance Albany Hotel
144 State St.
Albany, NY 12207
$179/night
Reservation deadline: 9/22/19
Reserve Now

Hilton Albany
40 Lodge St.
Albany, NY 12207
$179/night
Reservation Deadline: 9/25/19
Reserve Now

Or call: 1-866-691-1183 and reference group code 1AIA

Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany Downtown
74 State St.
Albany, NY 12207
$139/night single occupancy
$149/night double occupancy
Reserve Now

Or call 518-434-7410 and reference group code AIA

$310/ for members
Keystone Package (Keynotes & Seminars)
  • Thursday:
  • - Spec Academies
  • - Educational Seminars
  • - General Session Keynote
  • - Arrival Refreshments
  • Friday:
  • - Spec Academies
  • - Educational Seminars
  • - General Session Keynote
  • - 2019 Breaking Ground! Expo
  • - Breakfast/Coffee
  • - Lunch on the Expo Floor
  • - Afternoon Break
  • Saturday:
  • - Spec Academies
  • - Educational Seminars
  • - General Session Keynote
  • - Luncheon
  • (Pre-Conference sessions and certain Tours available for an additional cost.)
$555/ for members
Pinnacle Package (VIP Registration)
  • Wednesday
  • - AGC/AIA Panel Discussion
  • Thursday, same as Portico Package plus:
  • - Choice of Architectural Tours
  • - VIP Package Options*
  • Friday, same as Portico Package plus:
  • - Choice of Architectural Tours
  • - VIP Package Options*
  • Saturday, same as Portico Package plus:
  • - VIP Package Options*

  • *VIP Package Options

  • - Seats at Design Awards
  • - Seats at Keynotes
  • - Skip the line at Lunch
  • - Gift Swag Bag
  • - Drawing Gift
  • - Haunted Tour
  • - Bag Pickup
  • - Valet Parking
  • - Lunch with State Presidents
  • (Safety Assessment Program available for an additional cost.)