Banff Session 2020

Every two years, the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) hosts a conference that brings speakers from around the globe to share ideas, innovation and ingenuity. Taking place in the breathtaking remoteness of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff Session offers an arena of unencumbered dialogue that is free from workplace pressures and distractions.

Banff Session 2020 invites you to consider the variety of perspectives influencing the design professions. Explore the ideas of the professionals you work alongside and the communities you work with. Look through the lenses of future users and past generations. Find inspiration by looking outward.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Banff Session 2020 Postponed

The AAA has decided to postpone the May 7-9, 2020 Banff Session conference to a later date.

This decision has been made as per the recent risk mitigation measures implemented by the Alberta Chief Medical Officer regarding COVID-19 and gatherings of more than 250 attendees and events with international guests.

AAA administration is working diligently to minimize the impact of this postponement on event attendees and the membership at large. This circumstance is unprecedented, and we ask for patience as we work to determine next steps. Please stay tuned for specific information regarding:

  • delegate registration
  • exhibitors and sponsors
  • speakers
  • refunds
  • learning hours and
  • hotel and travel

Please feel free to contact Jenine Cerny, Communications Senior Manager directly at if you have questions or concerns.