If you’re like most people, conferences are as much about continuing education sessions as they are about continuing the conversation—whatever conversation that is. Architecture Exchange East (Nov. 1-3, Richmond) features more than a few opportunities to network that you won’t want to miss, especially since there are so many conversations worth having these days—some critical, some fun, but all inspiring. 

Grab the proverbial cup of joe with colleagues and friends at separate networking events ArchEx. On Nov. 2, you can kick the day off with your choice of coffee receptions at 8:00 a.m., one hosted by the Virginia Historic Resources Committee, one hosted by the Committee on the Environment, one co-hosted by Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and VANOMA, and one hosted by the Emerging Professionals. Later that day at Connections, AIA Virginia will host a cocktail party in the Expo Hall at 4:15 p.m. to celebrate architects, allies, exhibitors, and partners. If you’re returning on Nov. 3, which you’ll obviously want to, you can get a head start with an 8:00 a.m. networking coffee, sponsored by AIA Virginia. 

ArchEx also features a series of vital roundtable discussions this year. Three, happening simultaneously, are keyed to firm size, and will raise questions and concerns (not to mention experiences) commonly found at small, medium, and large firms. Those kick off at 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 2. Three more, happening simultaneously, are keyed to career stages for attendees to find the right fit or even to find the next stage to aspire to.Those kick off at 10:30 a.m., also on Nov. 2.

Interested? It’s not too late to register now!