The 2020 Conference on Architecture announced its postponement due to the progressing developments of the coronavirus pandemic. The event will no longer take place May 14th to 16th in Los Angeles.
This comes after Mayor Garcetti’s directive to City Departments issued Thursday, March 12th which put “a ban on all events or conferences on City-owned properties that are anticipated to attract more than 50 people.” As the LA Convention Center, a city-owned property, fits this criteria, the news seemed inevitable.
Currently the The American Institute of Architects (AIA) says it is exploring options to reschedule the event and will update members with details when available. “The health and safety of our members, colleagues, exhibitors and speakers is paramount and we feel compelled to postpone the annual conference to minimize the risk to our valued participants and partners. By making this decision in advance, we also hope to minimize any stress or inconvenience for our participants and partners,” said AIA 2020 President Jane Frederick, FAIA in the release.(Source: Archinect)