Banff Session 2021

 Registration for Banff Session 2021 is now closed. We look forward to seeing you at Banff Session 2022!

Since 1956 the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) has hosted a conference that brings speakers from around the globe to share ideas, innovation and ingenuity.

Usually taking place in the remote mountain town of Banff, AB, Banff Session 2021 is instead taking place virtually, and you can participate from the comfort and safety of your home or workspace!

Login Info
Banff Session 2021 will utilize the Pheedloop virtual event platform. Your personal login credentials for the Pheedloop virtual event portal will be arriving in your inbox from Please check your junk or spam folders for this original email and contact if you lose your login credentials throughout the conference or experience problems logging in.

On-demand Session
Following the Keynote kickoff on April 23, Banff Session 2021 delegates will have several weeks to complete view the on-demand PD sessions they signed up for at their leisure! On-Demand PD sessions will be available until the end of the day on May 25. 

Sessions can be accessed under the “Sessions” menu item located on the left hand side of the Pheedloop virtual event platform. Likewise, information on the speakers can be found under the “Speakers” menu item.

Please note: On-demand sessions are meant to be viewed in one sitting. As such, navigation controls are not provided (pause, stop, etc) and navigating away from the window playing the presentation may cause the presentation to stop. This will result in the presentation having to be restarted in order for it to be completed and qualify for learning hours.

Check-in Surveys
To ensure conference delegates are dynamically engaged with the on-demand sessions, each session will contain a pop-up check-in survey that must be answered in order to inform the system that the session has been completed. These check-in surveys will randomly appear on delegates screens once per session and must be completed in an allotted time. 

Learning Hours & Completion Certificates
Delegates can pull a Completion Certificate upon the conclusion of the conference to self-report their LHs, following confirmation that they watched the sessions in their entirety and completed the check-in surveys in the time allotted. Completion certificates can be generated under the “Account” menu option and will only list the sessions that were watched in their entirety and had the check-in survey completed in the time allotted.  

The last date for certificate download through Pheedloop is August 31, 2021. The Banff Session Pheedloop virtual event platform will be shut down on September 1, 2021. 

Enjoy the conference!


The Reason for Remoteness

AAA Administration has worked diligently with the Fairmont Banff Springs to investigate the innumerable options before deciding to host the event virtually. The health and safety of attendees, guests, speakers and exhibitors was paramount as we reviewed various logistics and sought out the preferences of our membership.

Based on the success of our recent virtual PD offerings, the ongoing social gathering restrictions and the feedback of our members, we ultimately made the decision to hold Banff Session 2021 as a remote offering with both live (real time) and on-demand (pre-recorded) sessions. 

Happily, almost all of the speakers slated to present at Banff Session 2020 have agreed to join us virtually at Banff Session 2021 and attendees now have the opportunity to earn up to 21.25 Structured Learning Hours depending on the registration option they select.

We look forward to seeing you in person at Banff Session 2022!