Intersections Symposium


2019 Intersections Symposium

In partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), peer-reviewed research papers are presented at the annual AIA Conference on Architecture. From this highly competitive call, research projects bridging academia, practice, and industry highlight the important discoveries occurring around the world. Projects are presented in a highly interactive format at the Conference and a Proceedings is published following the Symposium and available on BRIK.

A call for abstracts will be announced by August of each year by the AIA and ACSA.  

Call for abstracts

The deadline to submit for this year's Symposium has passed. The call for submissions for next year's event will open this summer. Check out the typical timeline below.

First year:

  • July-August: Call for abstracts
  • August: Abstract Submission site opens
  • September: Abstract submission deadline
  • November: Abstract notifications

Following year:

  • January-March: Submission of presentation and review​​
  • May or June: Intersections Symposium at AIA Conference on Architecture

General eligibility and requirements

Educators, practitioners, researchers, and students are all encouraged to submit.

  • Submit a 300-500 words abstract of your research and up to three optional images
  • Include how your project/research is innovative and relevant to AIA conference attendees
  • Provide a list of learning objectives/outcomes
  • All abstracts must be prepared for anonymous review (remove author/contributor names and affiliation identification).
  • Submissions must report on recently completed work, and cannot have been previously published or presented in public, except for a regional audience.
  • Submissions must be written in English.
  • Authors may submit only one abstract per session topic. The same abstract may not be submitted to multiple topics.

Image credits


Timothy Niou / Portland Design Pup