13th Annual Conference and Trade Show 
october 28-30, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

registration now open

More registration options!  

This year, single session a' la carte registration is available.  You can register for an individual course(s) on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, one day, or two days.

Early bird registration closes October 11.

AIA, AICP CM, LA CES approved programs offered including AICP Law and Ethics programs.

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Three engaging general sessions featuring three nationally recognized professionals.

This year Design on the Delaware will offer three Generals Sessions.  Wednesday morning and Thursday morning and afternoon.

On Wednesday, October 28,  8:00 - 9:00 am, Steve Dumez, FAIA, Principal and the Director of Design of the New Orleans-based architectural studio Eskew+Dumez+Ripple will present "Building Community." 

On Thursday, October 29, 8:00 - 9:00 am, Stephen S. Tang, PhD, MBA, President and CEO of University Science Center will open the conference.

Thursday, October 29, 1:00 -2:30 pm, General Building Contractors Association and AIA Philadelphia joint committee presents James Timberlake, FAIA, Principal of KieranTimberlake.  Mr. Timberlake will discuss "Refabricating Architecture: 2030 and Beyond." Following the presentation, Mr. Timberlake will participate in a panel discussion with Emily Bittenbender,  Managing Partner of Bittenbender Construction, Douglas Carney, AIA, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Construction Management at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and John Fry, President of Drexel University who will offer their unique perspectives on current trends and much-needed change in the building industry

new this year  

Design on the Delaware is joining NeoCon East to present a world class conference and trade show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center October 28 & 29!

Design on the Delaware at NeoCon East will offer 28 programs, 3 general sessions, and 15 tours at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Design on the Delaware attendees will be able to attend NeoCon East keynote speakers and trade show at no cost. On October 30, Design on the Delaware will take place at the Center for Architecture and offer a full day design charrette and numerous tours. 

and more  

Our partnership with NeoCon East expands the diversity of programs available to Design on the Delaware attendees. This year attendees will be able to register for individual programs being offered at Design on the Delaware and NeoCon East providing conference goers more flexibility in selecting programs that fit their educational needs.   

discount registration pricing for members of collaborating organizations

Members of the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, Associated Builders & Contractors, Building Industry Association, Construction Specifications Institute, General Building Contractors Association, Urban Land Insitute, and other collaborating organizations are entitled to discounted registration fees for the Design on the Delaware conference. Registration available for one day, two day, or individual programs all three days.

NeoCon attendees registered for NeoCon educational seminars are also entitled to member pricing.

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sponsorship and advertising opportunities for 2015

Reach your target market...

Design on the Delaware provides sponsors with the opportunity to reach design and building professionals from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. For more information, please contact Pat Gourley at pat@aiaphila.org

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Click here for Advertising information. Ads due October 9. 

conference speakers

The Design on the Delaware conference has featured international, national and regionally renowned architects, designers, government leaders, and policy makers.

Click here to view speakers from past conferences