The Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO) is a member-based network that connects the many organizations around the world dedicated to enhancing public dialogue about architecture and design. We believe the better informed a citizenry is about its built environment, the more mindful it will be in demanding the highest standard in architecture and urban design.

At this year’s AAO Conference, we’ll take a closer look at how forming the right partnerships can help architectural organizations maximize their impact. Learn how to transform public audiences from passive receptors to active ambassadors for quality design and turn designers from private practitioners into compelling, visible champions of civic outreach. Leave the Conference armed with new ideas for forming collaborations that will shape and animate public sentiment about the value of design.

 Featured speakers include:

Jake Barton, Principal and Founder, Local Projects
Caroline Baumann, Director, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Sarah Herda, Artistic Director, Chicago Architecture Biennial
Stephen Huddart, President and CEO, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Reserve tickets and learn more here.