Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not see your question answered below, please feel free to email us at This email will be monitored throughout the Symposium.

When is the Symposium? 

The Symposium is taking place May 31 – June 5, 2022. 

Where is the Symposium? 

The Symposium is taking place at various locations throughout Philadelphia. There are three main host venues: The University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, and Beth Sholom Synagogue. 

View the schedule page for more details information.

View a map of important Symposium locations here.

What is the cost to attend?

Registration includes all Symposium sessions, keynote, and receptions. Tours and the Hassrick House event are additional.

Early registration is $295 for Docomomo US members and $345 for nonmembers. Late registration begins May 2 and prices increase by $50.

There is a reduced rate of $100 for the first 50 local residents in PA/NJ/DE. You must be a Docomomo US member to receive this rate.

Speakers can pay a reduced rate of $150 to attend the full Symposium or opt to attend just one day for $50 or just their session at no cost. 

Students can register at the reduced rate of $50 (must show enrollment in 2020-21 or 2021-22 school year). There are scholarship options for students and emerging professionals. 

Hassrick House event $95/$20 students
Walking tours $35
Bus tours $75

More informatoin is available on the registration page.

How do I register?

Click here to register.

If you are a sponsor and would like to use your comped registrations please email

How do I register for tours?

You must register for the Symposium first. After you register for the Symposium, you will receive an email with instructions and links to register for tours. 

Can I go on a tour if I am not registered for the Symposium?

Individual tickets for tours that have room left will be made available to those not registered for the Symposium on May 10th.

A tour I want to go on is full, what should I do? 

Please add yourself to the waitlist. All tours have a waitlist and in many cases it works out that if you are on the waitlist you will get on the tour. If we have enough people on the waitlist, sometimes it is possible to add a second tour. We do our best to accomodate everyone but space is limited. If there is a tour you really want to go on, the best thing to do is register early.


I am a sponsor. How do I use my comped registrations and tours?

Please email the following information to full name as it should appear on a name badge, company, and email address of the person(s) you would like to register, and specify which tours each person would like to register for. Docomomo US staff will complete the registration and a confirmation email will be sent to the email addresses provided. 


What is the Covid-19 protocol?

Currently all Symposium events are planned to be held in-person. Docomomo US continues to monitor the situation and will adjust as necessary.

All attendees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination and booster shot prior to the start of the Symposium.

Docomomo US will be following all guidelines and protocols as required by the CDC and our Symposium host venues. Currently no food or drink will be allowed indoors and masking while indoors is required. If venue policies change, we will provide an update to all attendees. 


Does the Symposium have a virtual component?

All speakers have been asked to provide a pre-recorded version of their presentations. Recordings will be available after the Symposium.


Are there hotel blocks reserved?

Yes, we have have room blocks at Loews Philadelphia Hotel ($200/night), The Study at University City ($279/night) and dorm options at the University of Pennsylvania ($60/night).

Please see the Travel & Accommodations page for booking links. 


Do I need a car?

For the majority of Symposium events you do not need a car. University of Pennsylvania is walking distance from The Study hotel and 15-20 minutes from Loews via public transit. Thomas Jefferson University is accessible by public transit or ridesharing services. We will be providing buses to and from Beth Sholom on Friday. The Sunday tour is the only event which requires a car.

If you plan on driving to Philadelphia, Loews Hotel is providing a 10% valet parking discount. 

More information on getting around is availabe on the Travel & Accomodations page.


Will AIA credits be available?

The keynote and all sessions and tours will be submitted for AIA credits. Pending approval, information about the amount and type of credits will be added to the website. You will fill out a sign in sheet with your AIA number during the Symposium and Docomomo US will report your credits. You must attend all presentations within a session to receive credit for that session. If you have any questions about credits please email us at by June 30, 2022 with "AIA credits" in the subject line.

What is the refund policy?

Refund requests up to 30 days prior to the symposium (received by May 1) will be refunded in full minus a $25 administrative fee; requests received 15-29 days prior to the symposium (May 1 - May 16) will receive a 50 percent refund. No refund requests will be honored after May 16th or for no shows, however, if you need to cancel for reasons related to Covid-19, we will offer the option to transfer your registration to a future Symposium. Registration substitutions can be submitted in writing at any time without penalty.

I have another issue or question not listed here.

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