Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM CDT
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM CDT

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Oread Hotel, Lawrence, KS 
1200 Oread Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66044

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Kelly Engelke 
AIA Kansas 
785-357-5308 ext. 2 

Registration for EVOLVE, the 2017 AIA Kansas Annual Conference and KS Disaster Assessment Team Training (KDAT) Register by Sept. 22 to save $50!

This year's conference will focus on sessions that include an active learning component to renew attendees’ inspiration and energy, with the hope that this learning methodology can be replicated in subsequent events throughout the state. We look forward to inviting architects, interior architects, planners, faculty, students, and industry colleagues to take this opportunity to get back to their “roots” and collectively rediscover “why we do this,” with the hope that this experience will translate into higher-quality design outcomes that serve the best interest of our clients and community.

Frank Harmon, FAIA, award-winning architect and author of the Native Places blog, featuring his beautiful drawings and exquisitely written essays, will give a keynote address followed by a panel conversation. Afterward, Frank will be joined by John Gaunt, FAIA, former dean of KU’s School of Architecture, Design & Planning, for a hand-drawing workshop that is sure to delight attendees. We hope you can join us!

Conference Schedule

Exhibit Hall Map/Exhibitors

EVOLVE Speakers/Course Descriptions

Overnight Accommodations:
Overnight accommodations have been reserved at a special rate of $129/night at the Oread and Eldridge Hotels to serve your overnight needs.   For more information or to reserve a room, please call:

Reservations:  785-843-1200:
Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday -- 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday -- 10:00am to 3:00pm

Conference Registration includes:

  • Opening Reception
  • All keynote and up to 4 session presentations
  • Entrance to Exhibit Hall
  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 drink tickets
  • Tour
  • Social/Awards Celebration