The architecture and design industry is reshaping itself in 2017. If you hope to remain at the forefront of these developments, then you should plan to attend the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture, from April 27 to April 29 in Orlando, Florida. Well-known keynote speakers will unveil the latest trends, needs, and challenges in the industry. You’ll gain insights into bold new solutions and innovations. You’ll meet and network with some of the brightest minds in entrepreneurial architecture and design. You do not want to miss this event.

Throughout the conference, you can choose from among the best industry workshops and seminars that define our industry, and you can even gain AIA LU credits. Tours highlighting some of Orlando’s brilliant architecture are available as well. You’ll gain a valuable competitive edge as you gain exposure to some of the most recent developments in technology and materials from the 2017 trend-setters in product manufacturing.

The industry is changing. With this in mind, first-day events will cover anticipated needs in architecture and offer solutions in the community and profession. The second day addresses anticipated challenges, and will offer discussions regarding the newest problem-solving approaches and how to create success. The final day covers anticipated changes and explores how to position yourself for influence and leadership in facing the oncoming industry developments.

This event will feature many provocative ideas with a focus on proactive innovation, and will undoubtedly prove itself one of your best investments in 2017. If you need to convince your boss, a letter template is available to help explain the ROI in attending this event.

While here, you can earn your HSW, ADA, GBCI, RIBA, and AIA LU credits by taking the various courses. Make sure you register ASAP as seats in the courses are expected to sell out. Be sure to get into your seats 15 minutes prior to the start of your class, as empty seats are released 10 minutes prior to the beginning of each class. Your AIA member transcript will automatically be updated after the completion of each course.

And don’t forget to make it fun! It’s a social networking event. To gain the highest benefit over the three days, plan to attend the receptions, parties, happy hours, and other activities. With over 40 events to choose from, advance-planning is key. With an adventurous attitude and proper planning, you’ll have opportunities in networking that can improve your career or expand your business.

The AIA Conference on Architecture brings talented architects and design professionals together to share ideas on raising the bar for quality of life across all communities. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) gives architects the resources to foster forward-thinking in their work. It has more than 260 chapters worldwide with 90,000 members. Find out more about it at

As for our company, VIM AEC provides architects with 3-D modeling software tools to help them powerfully experience their building designs. Built within our modeling software is a game engine that creates a Virtual Reality Environment, allowing architects and their prospects to experience the inside of the created design. You can actually walk around inside of the building you are designing. We offer VIM and Unity. VIM creates the 3D interactive representation, while Unity augments the reality.

During the AIA event in April 2017, if you would like to see our innovative tools or find out more about how our developments can give you an advantage, contact us at We’ll carve out some time to meet with you during the event.