2013 Design Expo Attractions
Featuring more than 200 exhibitors in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction, our 2013 Design Expo will be our biggest ever! Discover the latest products and technologies, watch live demonstrations, and make connections with vendors and industry representatives from across the nation.
DESIGN EXPO HOURS
Thursday, November 7: 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday, November 8: 11:00 am to 5:30 pm
Destination Vacation Giveaways
The Texas Society of Architects has collaborated with hotel and resort properties from around the state to procure over 20 Destination Vacation Giveaways to be awarded as door prizes for our Design Expo! In order to be eligible to win any of these prizes, attendees must fill out the Prize Drawing Card which will be provided to all attendees at the Registration Desk upon check-in. The completed card must be dropped off at Booth 134 before the prize-drawing times. You must be present to win. Prize Drawings will occur in the Craftsmen’s Square and at Booth 134 at the following times:
Thursday, November 8: 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 9: 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Prize drawing sponsored by: JE Dunn Construction
A great way to kick off the 2013 Annual Convention, our Texas-sized happy hour will give you a chance to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones. Starting at 4:00 p.m. sharp on Thursday, November 7, stop by the Expo Hall for food, drinks, entertainment, and some exciting displays from our exhibitors to celebrate a year of growth for the Southwest Architecture, Engineering, and Contruction industry.
ACME Brick Lunch with Exhibitors
The ACME Breakfast is now a lunch, and for the first time in Texas Architects Convention history, it's absolutely FREE for all attendees. Swing by the Design Expo on Friday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. to pick up your free boxed lunch. Then eat, relax, and chat with representatives from our wide range of vendors and suppliers.
Sponsored by: ACME Brick
Friday Ice Cream Break
Join us in the Expo Hall on Friday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for an ice cream break on the trade show floor. Relax, enjoy some down time with your peers, and connect with our exhibitors, who will be showcasing the latest trends, products and services in the industry.
If you’re a Century Club member of the Texas Architects Committee, our political action organization, you have access to the TAC Lounge. Situated at the back of the Expo Hall, the TAC Lounge offers drinks, snacks, and free chair massages, as well as the opportunity to discuss our advocacy efforts and strategies with TAC’s movers and shakers. During the Welcome Party and the Design Expo’s closing hours on Friday, there’ll also be cocktails, beer, and wine. If you’re not a Century Club member yet, TAC officers will be more than happy to accept a donation at the door.
Continuing Education Opportunities in the Expo Hall
The Texas Society of Architects 2013 Design Expo will not only feature some of the biggest vendors in the AEC industry —it will also offer abundant Continuing Education (CE) opportunities. See the schedule of CE sessions taking place in the Expo Hall.