Stay Tuned for 2024 Conference Information!

ALA's Signature Conferences offer a fruitful day of practical education with a real-world focus. These events are mid-sized, offering an atmosphere where education and networking thrive.

Stay tuned for details on our Spring and Fall 2024 Conferences! Dates will be announced by March 1. You will learn trends, strategies and best practices during sessions led by industry experts, and make key connections with vendors and fellow architects.

Speaker Lineup Coming Soon

At last year's Fall 2023 Signature Conference, we were pleased to welcome keynote speaker, Rusty Smith, Associate Director, Rural Studio, Auburn University's internationally recognized design-build program. Rusty presented "Rural Studio and the Front Porch Initiative: Educating Citizen Architects for 30 Years."

Watch Rusty's Presentation

ALA Signature Conferences are held at the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Apprentice and Training Center, Elk Grove Village, IL and other Chicago Area venues. Participants who are out of the area can also attend via Go to Webinar. The conferences are full day events, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. 


Attendees typically earn up to 6 LUs most HSW at each conference.


If you are a manufacturer or service provider, ALA offers tabletops and sponsorships so you may connect with architect attendees. Information on 2024 offerings will be available by March 1.  Become part of our Circle of Sponsors for annual benefits including membership, webinars and more.
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