New Year, fresh start. The coming 2023 promises infinite possibilities and exciting opportunities. When the New Year bell rang, have you made a resolution which gives much impetus into your work? Reflect and draw 2022 as inspiration for your design? Embrace natural and cultural scenery around the world? Take part in a competition and win? Or read more and dedicate yourself to lifelong learning? Well, it’s also a good New Year’s resolution to attend well-known and industry-specific events for knowledge sharing, professional growth as well as close connections with peers and clients. You can stay tuned for the new trends and unique insights from these conferences, expos and so on.

As a 3D architectural visualization company, we pay close attention to interesting, inspiring events in this industry. And they are sure to delight and enlighten. Today, we’ve listed 14 noteworthy events in the USA for architects and interior designers in 2023 that you can’t miss. Ready to learn? Then continue reading! In this blog, categorized by major, we’ll list 2023 must-see gatherings in the USA for architects and interior designers.


Events for Architect in 2023

#1. New York Build 2023


Time: March 8-9  

Location: New York, USA


New York Build includes speeches from more than 300 speakers across 12 conference tracks, projects from more than300 exhibitors, and AIA/CES-approved workshops. The agenda covers The Future of Construction, Government Contracts, Women in Construction, BIM & Digital Construction, Real Estate, Building Materials, Architecture, Sustainability and others. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to meet and do business with many key decision-makers from realtors, architects, contractors, developers, government, civil engineers and more other construction professionals during the two days at the exhibition. Moreover, officially supported by the Mayor of New York, this show provides limited free tickets which you can register at https://customregcom/files/nyb.

#2. AIA Conference on Architecture 2023


Time: June 7-10  

Location: San Francisco, California, USA


As the architecture and design event of the year, it offers a relaxing platform for thousands of architects to communicate technical expertise, new products, and project solutions. At the same time, you can earn your yearly HSW, GBCI, RIBA, and AIA LU credits. If you are interested, you can sign up for updates & event announcements on their website.


#3. NeoCon 2023


Time: June 12-14  

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA


NeoCon has become the world’s leading platform and most important annual event for commercial interior design since 1969. At the show, the industry’s major manufacturers as well as the latest emerging companies will demonstrate numerous new products and services in categories including Furniture, Fabrics, Flooring, Interior Building Products, Interior Finishes and Technology. Featuring game-changing products and services from design professionals, it offers unmatched access to the latest and most innovative solutions in commercial design with nearly 1 million square feet of exhibition space. Complemented by first-class educational and inspirational programming, it also serves as a warehouse for expertise and insight into the most popular topics today as well as a launch pad for innovation arousing much enthusiasm to make changes.


#4. Chicago Architecture Biennial 2023 (CAB)


Time: September 21 – December 31  

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA


Founded in 2015, CAB is devoted to creating an international forum on architecture and urbanism by producing year-round programs and a biennial exposition of city-wide activations. Its aim is to engage and inspire professionals and the public, highlight the transformative power of architecture and envision a future for the field that is equitable and sustainable. CAB has hosted four editions since its founding. The theme of the fifth Biennial is “This is a Rehearsal”. It is characteristic of the American art collective Floating Museum, which tries to examine cities as “sites of perpetual transformation”.


#5. Chicago Build Expo 2023


Time: October 11-12  

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA


Attracting lots of high-qualified attendees from across the Midwest’s entire AEC industry, this is one of the biggest architecture events in the USA. With the support of the local government, it sees it as the ultimate goal to drive changes in the Midwest’s built environment and ensure everyone’s opportunity to thrive. The items on the agenda are Sustainability, BIM & Digital Construction, Architecture, Real Estate, Future Construction, Facilities Management and Government Policy with AIA CES approved workshops including Marketing & Business Skills, from which you will increase your knowledge and earn yearly education credits.



Events for Interior Designers


#1. Boston Design Week (BDW)

Time: April 25 – May 7  

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


The year 2023 is BDW’s 10th anniversary whose theme is “Design for tomorrow, today!”. It is mainly concerned about 5 aspects: Landscape Design and Outdoor Life, Architecture and Urban Planning, Professional Focus, Social Impact and Handmade. What is noteworthy is that it will offer a virtual event – the “Decorative and Applied Arts” online show and sale for the first time.


#2. HD Expo + Conference

Time: May 2-4  

Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA


Compared with other interior design events, its unique topic is more appealing. Therefore, you can keep up with the industry’s hot trends. It is the most comprehensive U.S. hospitality event among similar kinds, showcasing up-to-date products and innovations from leading manufacturers, and educational insight from industry visionaries and rising stars alike. As well, it is equipped with CEU-accredited sessions for people to obtain yearly credits.


#3. NYCxDesign

Time: May 18-25  

Location: New York City, USA


Set up in 2013, it is held once a year. At NYCxDESIGN, various exciting events will take place in five boroughs, such as specialized trade shows and more public, highly immersive experiences. Although it is not organized for interior designers exclusively, all the interior designers can surely widen their interdisciplinary horizon and possess enough industry knowledge from its programs.


#4. LA Design Festival

Time: June 22-25  

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA


This event is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, covering different kinds of related fields. The main aim of LA Design Festival, a city-wide event, is to honor our city’s rich design culture and introduce advanced international voices.


#5. SF Design Week (SFDW)

Time: June (specific dates are to be announced)  

Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


SFDW is an essential week-long city-wide festival that presents the unique interaction of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future. Interior designers can explore new design directions according to studio tours, presentations, and networking opportunities. And now more details are yet to be released.


#6. Gather

Time: August 13-15  

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA


Gather 2023 is hosted by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The fair plans to assemble the interior design professionals in all practice fields and career stages. At the show, people will jointly share ideas, make connections, and envisage a bright blueprint of interior design. Joining this event helps you learn, interchange ideas and get CEU credits. What’s on the meeting is yet to be updated.


#7. Design Chicago (DC)


Time: September 27-28  

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA


This two-day-long event for kitchen, bath and home furnishings is Midwest’s largest residential design conference. Its courses provide a thorough grounding in product features and design inspiration. Besides, some specialized seminars also support CEU credits. Currently, the specific plan remains mysterious.



In 2023, there will be different amazing events for both architects and interior designers, which are wonderful chances to learn and network. Hope our blog can help you find out the important ones not to be missed. Ready to stand out with your best projects in the events? Contact us at AIMIR for stunning high-quality 3D presentations!

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