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Is this event free to attend? 
Yes. You can register your free tickets here.

Can I register for more than one ticket? 
Yes, the more the merrier! Our registration system will allow you to register multiple tickets for your colleagues. Be sure to promote the free tickets to all of your colleagues, clients and anyone else you know working in the AEC Industry. This event is tailored to the whole industry.
What time does the event start/end?

Tuesday 22 October
9.30am – 5.30pm

Wednesday 23 October
9.30am – 4.30pm

Where is the show taking place?
Hall D2, Lakeside Center Level 3, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Drive, Chicago, IL, 60616

When will I receive my ticket?
Your print at home badges are available for download when you register online. If you have any questions regarding your ticket, please email us

How long is my ticket valid for?
Your free ticket is valid for both days of the show, to all feature areas, conference stages and networking events.

I forgot to print my badge, will I still get into the show?
We strongly advise all attendees to print badges at home in order to gain FAST TRACK ENTRY. Simply provide your company name or your name to an attendant at the registration terminal and they will find your registration and print your name badge.

Are there water points where I can refill my water bottle?
There will be water points within the venue where you will be able to refill your water bottle but not within the hall itself. 

Do I need to register for the conference sessions, workshops and networking events individually?
No, your registration to the show will allow you access to all conferences, AIA workshops and networking events. They are running on a first come first serve basis so we recommend arriving 5 mins ahead of the sessions you plan to attend, to secure a seat. 

I have not registered and thinking to come just for day two, is this possible? 
Yes, you can register even if you only plan to come for the afternoon. We have a jam-packed agenda and the exhibition will run until 4.30pm. 

Do you accept registrations on the day? 
You can register at the show. However, to avoid queues, we do advise that you register and print your badge before arriving at the show.

What time do the conferences and workshops start?

Day 1: Conference stages run from 10.00am and finish at 5.30pm

Day 2: Conference stages session run from 10.00am until 4.30pm

The Workshops are AIA Accredited – what does this mean and how does this work?

Licensed architects must earn continuing education credits each year to fulfil AIA membership requirements. You may also need to complete continuing education requirements to renew your state license(s). AIA measures continuing education in Learning Units (LUs). One hour of continuing education earns one LU. AIA Architect members are required to complete 18 LUs from registered AIA/CES providers each year. Of the 18 LUs, 12 must be in the topic areas of health, safety and welfare (HSW).

Do you have a list of attendees you can send me?
No. We cannot distribute this list due to GDPR.

What is the dress code?
Smart Casual/Business.

Do you have a cloakroom?
Yes, it is located outside of the hall.

Can I get food at the venue? 
Yes, there will be several delicious catering points within the hall, so you do not have to leave the venue for lunch and snacks. 

Is there an age restriction?
There are no age restrictions however we do ask for all children to be accompanied by a parent at all times.