28 August 2017 — Architects can earn up to 7.5 continuing education credits in one day of educational sessions and networking opportunities at the 19th Annual ALA Midwest Architecture Conference, to be held Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 8 am to 7:30 p.m. at Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

The 19th annual conference, hosted by the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), features a keynote address by Noah Biklen, AIA, LEED AP, Principal at Deborah Berke Partners. His talk, “Pushing the Envelope,” will focus on the recent work of Deborah Berke Partners, with particular attention to the firm’s unique approach to the building envelope and how it enables the firm to make and remake enduring places that are inclusive and public.

The conference will include more than 80 product exhibits, with show hours from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Registration for the conference and continental breakfast starts at 7 a.m., with the conference beginning at 8 am and ending at 7:30 pm. A continental breakfast, buffet luncheon and evening social are included with full-day registration.
Early-bird pricing goes through August 30 on full-day packages, which include the keynote address, seminars, product show, continental breakfast, buffet lunch and evening social ($175 members, $225 non-members). After Aug. 30, package prices increase.
A special student and recent graduate program is also available at a lower rate. Register online until 11 p.m. CT on September 26. 
ALA also offers an afternoon conference package, including the product show, keynote address, evening social and two seminars ($125 members, $150 non-members until Aug. 30). The modified package is also available to students and new graduates for $25.
Register online until noon on September 26 at alatoday.org or call 847-382-0630. Admission to the product show, which is open from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free. 
For more information, visit www.alatoday.org.