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2024 Conference | May 22 - 24, 2024, Niagara Falls, ON | Niagara Falls Convention Centre | Marriot on the Falls

Conference 2024: Housing - Pushing the Envelope to be hosted in Niagara Falls

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. (Many of these sessions qualify for the mandatory Climate Action requirement as part of the current Continuing Education Program cycle.) 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.

Conference Highlights: Images and Videos

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2024 Conference Highlights

Housing: Pushing The Envelope attracted more than 700 to Niagara Falls. Learn more about the events and check out photos and videos from the event.

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Image: Ryan Francoz

Conference Features

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NEW Barcoded Badges and Web App for Conference

This year, you can save your badge with barcode to your mobile device for scanning into sessions, tours, and social events. Your badge (and guest badge) are ready for you in the new OAA Conference Web App.

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Conference Program

Check out the Schedule at a Glance or check out the full Conference program, which includes the Continuing Education sessions, recreational tours, and special events details in order to get ready for registration.

Special Events

Conference special events includes the NSA Welcome event inside the vibrant newly inaugurated Niagarga Falls Exchange, an opening plenary session on Housing Affordability, the Opening Night Party at the magical Niagara Parks Power Station, the Recognition LunchPresident’s Reception, Celebration of Excellence and our annual Archifête party and more.  

Registration & Pricing

You can purchase the full three-day conference package and individual one-day packagesOnline Registration for the 2024 Conference is now closed.

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Meet the Speakers

Meet our diverse, knowledgeable, and talented speakers who will be conducting sessions at the Conference. They will definitely be sure to inspire, captivate, educate and motivate you. 

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Hotel & Travel

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. There is also shuttle bus service between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

2024 Conference Sponsors

The OAA would like to thank our generous sponsors for supporting the 2024 OAA Annual Conference.




Conference Overview

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.


Sponsorship & Advertising
Sponsorship Opportunities

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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Future Dates

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Past Conferences

Our Conference Archive shows past programs and highlights so you can have an idea of  what OAA Conferences have to offer and reference past resources.


Conference Contact

Conference Information
t. 416.449.6898 ext. 777

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BLOAAG - Design Excellence Finalists

Check out our 2024 Design Excellence Finalists! This year's collection features a diverse range of building types.

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Events Calendar

Check out our events calendar for a wide array of online and in-person events. Also submit an event using our new online form.

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OAA Contract Suite

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