SpeakUp: AIA Advocacy & Action Event



SpeakUp is the AIA’s annual legislative and political advocacy leadership event. SpeakUp is a dynamic, three-day hands-on training with workshops, role playing, and interactions with federal and state political and policy experts where architects will develop skills to advocate for their profession and their communities.

The focus is on quality, not quantity. You will learn in small group environments that provide the opportunity to develop bonds with others who share their passion for advocacy.

Who should attend?

SpeakUp is the perfect training for members of the AIA component advocacy or PAC committees, the super activist that wants to move to the next level or the emerging professional who wants to engage to build power for the profession and learn new skills. SpeakUp is open to any AIA member, and an excellent opportunity for those who believe they can make a difference by engaging in the legislative and political process.


Registration is limited to only 120 participants.

Cost: $395


Accommodations are at The Curtis Hotel. Reservations can be made online for the group rate of $189 per night plus 14.75 percent tax or call the Curtis reservation line at (303) 571 0300 and tell the agent that you are reserving for AIA's SpeakUp. You can also reserve your room online.

The deadline for securing reservations at the rate listed above is June 10, 2017.  

If you are booking outside of the dates of July 17–22, please use the phone number above to reserve.


Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.


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Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado