Spaces Between: AIBC conference comes to Vancouver in May

Spaces BetweenTaking place in Vancouver May 7-9, the 2018 Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) annual conference will examine the interstitial theme of ‘Spaces Between.’  Architects embrace and transform space. Trained to see edges, proportions and relationships, they hold a unique architectural perspective which allows them to observe a space, imagine a design, and create something new. With the ability to see space, comes the ability to see Spaces Between. Often overlooked, architects capture these interstices and turn them into inspiration and places of beauty.

The 2018 AIBC Annual Conference will explore the many interpretations of Spaces Between – where ideas that are seemingly opposed connect, where negative space encourages thoughtful design, and where innovation, technology and materiality meet. Be it conceptual, physical or technical, we invite you to bring your own perspective to this examination of Spaces Between and find where you can be both challenged and inspired.

The three-day conference will open with the 99th annual meeting of the AIBC, which will be followed by an opening reception for the conference, featuring a keynote presentation. The second day features a full educational schedule of plenary and breakout sessions, as well as networking opportunities. The final day of the conference will be another full-day of professional development, with 12 different session options being offered. A full schedule of speakers, events, and seminars, is now available via the official conference website, alongside a list of confirmed presenters.

This 2018 AIBC Annual Conference has been designed to provide delegates with an engaging professional development experience. Almost all sessions are eligible for Core or Non-core learning units.

Spaces Between, AIBC
AIBC headquarters in central Vancouver. Photo via AIBC.

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) is an independent, professional self-governing body established in 1920 by provincial statue (the Architects Act) with the mandate to regulate the profession of architecture on behalf of the public.