The AIA Conference on Architecture starts today, June 6th and will go on till June 8th in Las Vegas, NV. The theme of this year’s tradeshow is Blueprint for a Better Future. Beyond its excess, extremes, and appetite for the ersatz, Las Vegas is a global pioneer in design. Its ever-changing landscape is an incubator for the kind of transformation that influences architecture and design trends the world over.

And with tens of millions of visitors each year, Las Vegas is boldly on display. Not just the casinos and nightlife, but the hospitals, schools, community centers, parks, apartment buildings, and art installations that are part of people’s everyday lives.

This work is a testimony to how architects are designing a better future by taking on the critical challenges facing cities—and our world—today.

According to the AIA, You’ll leave Las Vegas with actionable insights that will inspire your projects and your practice, from some of the most creative architects, designers, firms, and futurists.

A’19 programming includes sessions on artificial intelligence, data visualization, 3D concrete printing, Amazon Spheres, tall wood, nano-grid condos, immigrant architects, overcoming houselessness, the latest in WELL design, the energy-hog myth, designing border crossings and ports of entry, zero net energy affordable housing, new codes and standards, and architecture tours of local standouts like Frank Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Brain Center, Seven Magic Mountains, and the Downtown Container Park.

The speakers for today are led by Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. Other speakers include David Rockwell, FAIA, Karen Braitmayer, FAIA, Andrea Love, AIA, Kevin Sullivan, FAIA, and Roman Mars.