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2022 AIAspire Conference

Exclusively for AIAS members and architecture students, this event is designed to enhance the understanding of traditional and alternative career paths through keynote speakers. Students will be able to engage with and seek coaching from industry professionals in small groups throughout the conference. 


  • Engage with active architectural leaders about their journey and the skills they have obtained along the way

  • Discover a road-map of opportunities to enhance your future ambitions and career goals

  • Get exclusive access to the industry’s leading professionals

  • Hear about the alternative career paths that professionals have taken

  • Grow your connections with the Illinois AIAS chapters from across the state

  • Expand your network and enhance your architectural learning


Registration is now open! Please have your interested prospective student leaders apply by May 6, 2022.

AIA Illinois will be covering all expenses for this program. Submit the completed application form, resume, and personal statement to Mary Young, AIA IL Program Director, and Nese Gulay Altintas, AIAS, AIAspire Co-Chair, at and  

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Questions?  Contact Mary Young, Program Director, at

More About AIAspire

Following in the footsteps of the successful AIA Illinois Leadership Institute and Master Class programs, AIAspire was created exclusively for AIAS members who aspire to become leaders in the field of architecture. AIAS member applicants are selected annually from each Illinois accredited architecture school.

The goal of the program is to enhance one's understanding of traditional and alternative career paths through high-level presentations, one-on-one engagement with leading industry professionals, and offer networking connections.

This student leadership conference demonstrates the value of AIA membership and grooms future leaders of our profession and our organization.

About the AIA Aspire Leadership Conference

About the AIA Aspire Leadership Conference

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