Conference Program

Prague 20 / 20    A Joint Conference with the AIA International Region

Prague, Czech Republic

October 5th - 8th, 2017

Please note:

Due to the limited visitor capacity at some venues, registration must be capped at 150 members and their guests.

AIA CES learning units for full conference registration: 17.5 (to be confirmed) 

We will not be visiting the Prague castle during the conference.  Please plan to see the castle on your own.

Thursday, 5th October 2017

18:00     Registration opens – Welcome reception – Obecni Dum

20:00    Dinner on your own

Friday, 6th October 2017

8:00     Registration Opens – Waldstein Palace

8:30     Opening Remarks– Waldstein Palace

9:00     Czech Architecture History – Otto Dvorak AIA – Waldstein Palace

10:00    Coffee Break

10:30    Prague Urbanism – Martin Barry – Waldstein Palace

11:30     Smichov City development - Igor Klajmon – Waldstein Palace

12:30    Sponsor Presentations– Waldstein Palace

13:00    Lunch – Waldstein Palace

14:00    Walking tour of Prague – 3 hours - Starts in Waldstien palace

17:00    Sponsor Cocktail Party

20:00   Dinner on your own

Saturday, 7th October 2017

8:30     Registration Opens – Waldstein Palace

9:00     Czech Architect Presentation - Waldstein Palace

10:00    Sponsor Presentations – Waldstein Palace

10:30    Coffee Break

11:00     Cigler Marani Architects works – Vincent Marani AIA – Waldstein Palace

12:00    Sponsor Presentation – Waldstein Palace

12:30    Lunch – Waldstein Palace

13:45    Prague Bus Tour – 3 hours

18:00   Lobkowicz Palace Collection – Lobkowicz Palace

18:00   Cocktail Reception – Lobkowicz Palace

20:00  Gala Dinner AIA IR Design Awards – Lobkowicz Palace

Sunday, 8th October 2017

9:00     AIA Eurpoe Chapter Meeting – Waldstein Palace

10:30    Coffee Break

11:00     Architecture Psychology Karl Smejkal Ph.D. – Waldstein Palace

12:00    Sponsor Presentation – Waldstein Palace

12:30    Lunch – Waldstein Palace

13:30    Subway to city center

13:45    Site Visit Spokovsky Palace and Office Building Narodni  Trida, Ing. Arch. Stanislav Fiala, Fiala + Nemes

16:00   Conference Ends

Monday, 9th October 2017, optional Brno visit, * 30 guests maximum *

9:30     Bus Leaves Prague

12:30    Lunch Café ERA

13:30    Tour of Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe

16:00    Tour of Brno city center

17:30    Bus leaves for Prague

* The Villa Tugendhat is closed on Mondays. Special arrangements have been made to accommodate two private group tours (15 people max. per tour) on this day. The Monday program requires separate registration and payment (see registration page). 

** It takes two hours to travel to Brno by bus. Estimated return time to Prague on October 9th is 19:30.

The above is a preliminary version of the conference program.  AIA Europe reserves the right to make minor changes in the final version due to circumstances beyond its control.


Conference Organizing Committee: 

  • Vincent Marani, AIA (Chair)
  • Steve Miller, FAIA (Co-chair)

Conference Steering Committee: Thomas Bitnar, FAIA; Tiffany Melançon, Int'l. Assoc. AIA, SIA; Loay Quota, AIA, RIBA; Sandra Zettersten, AIA. 



Registration opens on May 10, 2017. 

The language of the conference is English. 

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