Banff Session 2021

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 will instead be taking place remotely - from the comfort and safety of your home or workspace!

Banff Session 2021 invites you to consider the variety of perspectives that influence the design professions. Virtually explore the ideas of the professionals you work alongside and the communities you work in. Join us to look through the lenses of past generations and future users to find inspiration and ideas.

Registration is now open.

Program Options

REQUIRED: Friday, April 23, 2021

  • 4 x 75 minute keynote presentations (2 in the morning and 2 in afternoon)
  • Presented in real-time with live Q & A from delegates and speakers
  • Interns: $150 | Members: $200 | Non-Members $300

OPTIONAL: Pre-recorded Sessions Available from April 23 to May 25, 2021
  • 13 x 75 minute professional development sessions
  • Presented on-demand, based on what sessions you registered for (some or all)
    • Interns: $30 per session or $100 for access to all 13 sessions for 30 days
    • Members: $40 per session or $200 for access to all 13 sessions for 30 days
    • Non-Members: $50 per session or $200 for access to all 13 sessions for 30 days
Please see the "Register" tab for more information on delegate packages and pricing.

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!