Welcome! Below you will see all of our current opportunities. 


  • You will need to create a free Submittable account in order to submit these forms. Creating this account acts as registration for your team. Here is a quick guide on how to get started: https://submittable.help/submitters/making-new-submissions/how-do-i-submit 
  • You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date. 
  • We will follow-up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure the email address you used to sign up for your Submittable Account is one that you check regularly. 
  • Please reach out to Submittable's Customer Support team with any technical questions at support@submittable.com

To get started, download the Submission Guidelines and Common App. You will need both documents to complete your submission.
Once you have created a Submittable login, you can save and return to draft submissions until you submit.
For technical support with submissions, please email support@submittable.com.  For questions about submitting to the Design Awards, please refer first to the Submission Guidelines and then contact ingrid@aiaaustin.org
Do not show any individual’s name, the firm’s name, or any other identifying information on any submission materials, with the exception of the entry form and Team List.

AIA Austin 2024 Design Excellence Conference
August 14-15
Two full days of in-person courses, keynotes, and the Design Expo at the Austin Central Library.

The AIA Austin Design Excellence Conference delivers dynamic content through renowned keynote speakers, inspiring breakout sessions, and local project tours, all focused on sustainability, resiliency, and inclusive design through the lens of AIA's Framework for Design Excellence.

The City We Want; the City We Deserve

Austin is well past its inflection point. Touted internationally as one of the most desirable places to live and work in the United States, Austin is increasingly unaffordable, segregated, and inequitable. This is a moment where our decisions as designers must meet the need for change, innovation, and equity. It is time for architects to reclaim their role as activists. The AIA Austin Design Excellence Conference 2024 will explore these themes in two days of compelling courses, with a broad range of speakers and panels that interrogate the future of our cities – their public spaces, transportation, and housing. The theme is intentionally broad, embracing discussions about emerging technologies, code changes, housing solutions, and sustainability.

Urban environments should serve as havens for humanity. Let’s explore how to get there.

When creating your course submission, please consider the following:

  • Include voices from all perspectives. As always, we challenge you to compile topics and panels featuring inclusivity and diversity.
  • We strongly encourage you to include other professionals to broaden the impact and efficacy of architecture.



Download all forms here and review the checklist before submitting.

Once you have created a login, you can save and return to draft submissions until you submit.  For technical support with submissions, please email support@submittable.com

If selected, Participation Fee of $500 will be due within one week of notification.

AIA Austin