AIA (National) Annual Meeting Delegate

Shape the future of the profession

The total time commitment for being a delegate is less than five hours total.

As one of the largest chapters in the nation, AIA Chicago is permitted to have 186 delegates representing the chapter at the national level. Becoming a delegate is an exciting way to shape the ideas and issues that matter most to our profession. Volunteer delegates vote on behalf of our local members on issues including:

  • Candidates for national officers on the AIA Board of Directors
  • Resolutions and amendments to the national bylaws

AIA, FAIA, Emeritus, and Associate AIA members of AIA Chicago in good standing are eligible to serve as delegates.

You must be able to attend both sessions to vote, either in-person at A'23 in San Francisco, or virtually. See sidebar Timeline for details.

Key Information

AIA 2023 Annual Meeting Page
Delegate Handbook, Including Outline of Candidates and Issues
Delegate Apportionment
AIA Bylaws


April 20, 2023: Online accreditation opens

May 19, 2023, 11:59pm Central: Online accreditation for AIA Chicago closes

May 24, 3:00pm  Online Delegate and Candidate Forum, moderated by Tony Lobello, AIA (Invitation distributed to those who have applied and are accredited as delegates)

June 7, 2023, 12:00pm - 3:00pm Central: 2023 AIA Annual Meeting and Voting for Bylaws (online or in-person)

June 8, 2023, 11:00am-3:00pm Central: Voting for Officers and At-large Director  (online only)