The American Institute of Architects (AIA) will host its 2019 Conference on Architecture (A’19) June 6–8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s event is designed around the theme Blueprint for a Better Future, and is expected to draw an estimated 20,000 registrants.

More than 600 brands, including some from the glass and metal industry, will be on display at the Architecture Expo, which takes place June 6–7. At more than 200,000 square feet, the trade show features the latest materials, products, technologies and solutions tailored to the architecture community.

In addition to the Expo, attendees will have access to keynote events with high profile speakers, more than 150 curated tours, dozens of workshops, and hundreds of seminars.

Visionary Speakers

Keynote storyteller Roman Mars is the host and creator of 99% Invisible, a popular architecture and design podcast, which has more than 300 million downloads. In addition, his 2015 TED Talk on design has more than 5 million views.

Mars will share the stage with other speakers including Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, and Ryan Coogler, co-writer and director of the Academy Award-winning film “Black Panther.”

Saujani was the first Indian American woman to run for Congress, and the nonprofit she founded has already affected the lives of 90,000 girls nationwide. She will address the gender gap in STEM education and offer a new model for leadership that embraces risk and failure.

Coogler will talk about the power of using diverse teams to bring a vision to life, and how he made a film that has become an important cultural touchstone.

Seminars and workshops

More than 200 educational sessions are planned for A’19, covering a variety of topics. Glass-industry specific sessions will focus on areas such as fire-rated glass, selecting glass for facades, and glass railings.

To learn more about A’19, visit the event website.