The next edition of the OAA Conference will be taking place from May 22 to 24, 2024 in Niagara Falls, with the theme of Housing: Pushing the Envelope. It will reflect the urgency and importance of addressing housing challenges in our society. With the recent recognition of adequate housing as a human right through the National Housing Strategy Act, the 2024 OAA Conference aims to bring together a diverse range of architecture experts and professionals.
This event will be hosted at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre, with the Marriott on the Falls serving as the designated host hotel. Against the backdrop of Niagara Falls, attendees will delve into innovative ideas and solutions to design safe, inclusive, and sustainable spaces that foster community, health, and well-being. From exploring cutting-edge technologies and regenerative building principles to reimagining adaptive reuse and rethinking densities, the Conference will showcase the latest trends and best practices in creating equitable and inclusive housing. It promises to be a transformative experience, where participants can engage in meaningful conversations, expand their knowledge, and contribute to shaping the future of housing in Ontario and beyond.
Mark your Calendars! Conference Registration begins on March 19 at 2:00 pm after the FREE virtual Keynote with Vishaan Chakrabarti.
To support a range of accommodation and transportation needs, the OAA is partnering with the host hotel, as well as national airlines and car rental services, to provide delegates with discounts.
Take advantage of early bird pricing until April 1! You can purchase the full three-day conference package, individual one-day packages, or even a la carte sessions.
The OAA would like to support our generous sponsors for supporting the 2024 OAA Annual Conference.
The OAA Conference is an annual event, traditionally held in May. It has previously been held in Toronto in "even" years (e.g. 2018, 2022) and in other cities on "odd" years (e.g. 2019, 2023). For 2021, it was held online, with a Virtual Conference Week in May and other events throughout the year. The Conference program includes a variety of Continuing Education courses, tours, and special events.
Members of Ontario's architecture profession attend the yearly Conference to help fulfil their Continuing Education requirements. It also serves as a networking opportunity to connect with colleagues and leaders in the design community. Conference events and seminars are also open to members of the public. If you are interested in learning more about the architectural profession and topics that affect the design community, be sure to attend.
There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available for the OAA's
Annual Conference. This is an opportunity to
support the profession and take advantage of face-to-face interaction with members.
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