The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.


The Symposium developed as a result of the Docomomo US Board of Directors’ annual “Face to Face” meeting. The first expanded event took place in Los Angeles in 2010 with an open forum for local individuals actively engaged in the discussion of modern architecture. Docomomo US hosted its first National Symposium in Sarasota, Florida in April 2013. Held annually, this multi-day conference seeks to engage local participants in cities across the United States, offering participants the ability to interact with and explore a wide variety of significant modern architecture and sites.


Join us this fall in Columbus, Indiana 


Schedule of events

Wednesday, Sept. 26 - Begin in Indianapolis with exclusive tours of the Design Gallery and the Miller House and Garden Archives at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, and an evening reception and conversation.

Thursday, Sept. 27 - Experience a full day of sessions in Columbus, behind-the-scenes walking and bus tours created specifically for the 2018 symposium, and the Opening Night Party at Upland Brewing Co.

Friday, Sept. 28 - Sessions continue in Columbus with more behind-the-scenes walking and bus tours, and the AIA Trade Show.

Saturday, Sept. 29 - Sessions continue in Columbus with more behind-the-scenes walking and bus tours, as well as the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize introductions, and a Closing Celebration.


Full details including speakers, tours and hotel information will be available mid-June.

AIA Continuing Education

David E. Gross Family Philanthropic Fund

Docomomo US is an AIA Continuing Education Provider thanks to the support of the David E Gross Family Philanthropic Fund.