Convention Schedule

Official Events


Thursday, March 26th

9:00am – 5:00pm | Attendee & Delegate Check-In 

10:00am – 5:00pm | Architecture Firm Tours 

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Convention Officer Training

6:30pm – 10:30pm | Welcome Reception | Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium | Directions

  • Group Photo at 7:30pm


Friday, March 27th

8:00am – 9:00am | “Breakfast with Robert”

9:00am – 12:00pm | Business Session

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm | Keynote Address

2:00pm – 3:30pm | Workshops, Session I

  • Collegiate Track: Ritual 
  • Alumni Track : Creativity

2:00pm – 3:00pm | Alumni Task Force & Committee Meetings

  • Alumni Baseline Task Force
  • Alumni Communications Task Force
  • Alumni Organizational Structure Task Force
  • Audit Committee
  • Resolutions Committee

4:30pm – 6:30pm| Business Session

6:30pm – onward |Evening on Your Own


Saturday, March 28th

8:00am – 9:00am | Breakfast

9:00am – 12:00pm | Business Session

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm | Workshops, Session II

  • Collegiate Track: AIA ArchiPrep
  • Collegiate Track: Recruitment
  • Alumni Track: Alumni Task Force Presentations

2:00pm – 3:00pm | Workshops, Session III

  • Collegiate Track : NCARB
  • Collegiate Track: Memberplanet for Chapters
  • Alumni Track: 10 Year Plan Deep Dive

3:00pm – 4:00pm | Workshops, Session IV

  • Collegiate Track: Social Media Do’s and Don(u)t’s
  • Alumni Track: Working with the Alpha Rho Chi Foundation
  • Alumni Track: Memberplanet for Alumni Groups

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Marketplace

5:30pm – 6:30pm | Banquet Check-In & Reception

6:30pm – 11:00pm | Banquet 

  • Program begins at 7:30pm


Sunday, March 29th

9:00am – 10:00am | Grand Council Meeting (open to all)


Firm Tours | Thursday

Space is limited. Tour sign up is included in your registration.

10:30am | Actual Architecture
1105 Howard Street #102 | website

From the firm:

“Actual Architecture Company is an internationally recognized architecture and design firm based in Omaha, Nebraska, but operating around the world with expansive vision. The firm draws on backgrounds in architecture, landscape, and art to provide informed, highly considered design for a wide range of clients, sites, and projects – from individuals to art institutions, urban to rural settings, and furniture to large buildings. By maximizing the potential of academic and professional practices, and with an open mind to creative collaboration, Actual Architecture Co. integrates design-research, speculative design practice, with a commitment to building architecture that enhances culture and community.”

3:30pm | TACK Architects
2922 N. 61st Street #1 | website

TACK is an Omaha-based studio founded in 2011 by Jeff Dolezal, Rebecca Harding and Chris Houston. From the firm:

We combine diverse experiences to create unique spaces and exceed our client’s expectations through thoughtfully curated projects. By prioritizing trust and confidence in our project process, we have raised the bar of client service and satisfaction. We solve problems by challenging convention and maximizing client investment, introducing a project to new heights of existence.

A Midwest firm with national experience, we connect with a wide range of clients through a passion to convey the flow of concepts to results. Our design philosophy blends notions of craft, tectonic expression, sustainability, and contextual specificity, while working hard to understand our client’s objectives, budget, culture and mission.

Our collective goal is to get back to the heart of architecture by documenting experiences and details through tangible design that conveys a timeless story and personal vision of each client we work with.”

“Breakfast with Robert” | Friday

Robert Ivy, AIA | Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects, Master Architect of Alpha Rho Chi

Description forthcoming.

Keynote Address | Friday

Robert Ivy, AIA | Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects, Master Architect of Alpha Rho Chi

Description forthcoming.

Collegiate Track Workshops | Friday & Saturday

Ritual | John Conway, Worthy Grand Lecturer (Vitruvius Alumnus)
Description forthcoming.


AIA ArchiPrep| Aaron Michael Grant (Cleisthenes Alumnus)
Description forthcoming.


Recruitment| Maggie Mueller, Colony Director (Isidorus Alumna)
Description forthcoming.


Description forthcoming.


Memberplanet for Chapters
Description forthcoming.


Social Media Do’s and Don(u)t’s | Mary Stiger, Publications Director (Severus Alumna)
Description forthcoming.


Alumni Track Workshops | Friday & Saturday

Description forthcoming.


Alumni Task Force Presentations
Description forthcoming.


10 Year Plan Deep Dive | Michele LeTourneur, Acting WGAA/Alumni Director (Metagenes Alumna)
Description forthcoming.


Working with the Alpha Rho Chi Foundation
Description forthcoming.


Memberplanet for Alumni Groups
Description forthcoming.


Marketplace | Saturday

Do you have awesome APX merchandise you’d like to sell to our membership? Contact to reserve your table.

Suggested Activities

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

LOW END is Bemis Center’s new music venue located in its 25,000 square foot basement level. LOW END features free live shows by local, national, and international sound artists, composers, and experimental musicians. Free show scheduled Friday, March 27.

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

The Durham Museum

Joslyn Art Museum

Joslyn Castle

Lauritzen Gardens

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

*Registered attendees have free admission to the zoo prior to the Welcome Reception on Thursday, March 26th, starting at 3PM.

Visit Omaha

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