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RAIC Congress on Architecture Week 2022

BOLD IDEAS THAT INSPIRE- PechaKucha Community Showcase

Call for Proposals

The RAIC Climate Action Plan Steering Committee welcomes submissions for short PechaKucha style presentations that showcase inspiring or transformational ideas related to climate action engagement and enablement. Shortlisted presentations will be featured during the Congress on Architecture taking place on October 3, 2022.

  • Submit a 500 word abstract describing the inspiring or transformational idea for the PechaKucha presentation. (If selected, you will be asked to record your presentation for live broadcast during the Congress and other related activities)
  • Include your full contact details
  • Include the full list of authors

Deadline for submission: August 26, 2022

Submit a proposal

Abstracts for the PechaKucha presentations will be part of the published Congress proceedings. Presentations may run up to 6 minutes with a 20 image maximum.

Successful submissions will need to record their presentation in advance, deadline September 16, 2022. Participants are welcome to join in person at St. Andrews, N.B. and will receive a 20% discount on all-access pass.

Questions? Email congress@raic.org


We are excited to welcome you back to our first in-person event in three years!  

The RAIC Congress on Architecture Week 2022 is a series of activities and events that bring together professionals for celebrations and conversations on architecture. It is a week that honours exceptional achievements and dedication to architecture while acting as a forum for important discussions focused on climate action within the context of social justice, equality, and diversity in the profession.  

Join the RAIC in person for celebrations and important discussions on architecture while exploring the historic coastal town of Saint Andrews, New Brunswick.    

This event has limited capacity, register early.  

The RAIC acknowledges that the Congress on Architecture Week 2022 gathers on the unceded traditional territory of the Passamaquoddy people. We are deeply grateful for their stewardship of the land and resources.

All-Access Pass - October 2-4

Ministers Island and the Sir William Van Horne Estate Architectural Tour - October 2

Town of Saint Andrews Walking Tour - October 2

RAIC Convocation Ceremony and Reception  - October 2

RAIC 2022 Congress on Architecture - October 3

RAIC Celebration of Excellence - October 3 

RAIC + CPCI Special Continuing Education Event - October 4

BEAA + RAIC - Special Event (Saint Andrews) - October 4


The Congress program includes the option for an all-access pass, as well as à la carte options.

See “Registration” for details on the available options. 

This program has limited capacity, sign up early to secure your spot.  

Day 1 - October 2, 2022 

Ministers Island and the Sir William Van Horne Estate Architectural Tour* 
October 2, 2022
9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. AT 

Led by John Leroux, MRAIC, delegates will leave the hotel by motorcoach and travel to Ministers Island, a 500-acre island located near St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick where Sir William Van Horne lived with his family during the summer months. This National and Provincial Historic Site is accessible only at low tide by driving or walking on the seafloor. On this panoramic and scenic tour, delegates will be provided with a guided tour of “Covenhoven”- the large 50 room sandstone mansion, “Bath House” - a circular bathhouse and tidal saltwater swimming pool, and one of the most unique barns and creameries in Canada along with many other historic and unique buildings.   

Town of Saint Andrews Walking Tour *
October 2, 2022 
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. AT  

Take part in the scenic and historic sights of the very walkable National Historic District of Saint Andrews. Led by John Leroux, MRAIC, the tour will include visiting a number of Loyalist homes, some Edward and William Maxwell-designed late 19th and early 20th century buildings, and several National Historic Sites, such as Greenock Presbyterian Church (1824).  

RAIC Convocation Ceremony and Reception
October 2, 2022
8:00 pm. – 10:30 p.m. AT   

The RAIC College will formally recognize RAIC members and distinguished laypersons who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. The ceremony also recognizes graduates of the RAIC Syllabus Program.    

Day 2 - October 3, 2022 

RAIC 2022 Congress on Architecture – RAIC Climate Action and Architecture
October 3, 2022 – World Architecture Day
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. AT    

The RAIC Congress on Architecture will take place on October 3 - World Architecture Day. The RAIC Congress on Architecture brings professionals together to ignite action, strengthen connections, and share ideas on a single issue of importance to the profession. The 2022 RAIC Congress on Architecture will focus Climate Action and Architecture and the development of the RAIC Climate Action Engagement and Enablement Plan.

Event includes breakfast and lunch.

RAIC Celebration of Excellence Reception and Dinner
October 3, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. AT   

The RAIC Celebration of Excellence honours individuals and teams whose dedication to architecture has led to exceptional achievements in design excellence, sustainability, innovation, and more.   Join us for a reception followed by a gala dinner including a four-course meal all the while recognizing the achievements of individual and group members of the architectural community. 

Day 3 – October 4, 2022

A breakfast meal will be provided to all-access pass holders only.

RAIC and CPCI Special Continuing Education Event: Modular & Prefab the Future of Design & Construction
October 4, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute are pleased to present a special continuing education event during the RAIC Congress on Architecture.

This event includes five presentations for a total of four continuing education hours. 

Session 1: The Future of Construction; Modular and Prefabrication
Presented by Russell Cooke, Business Development, Strescon Limited
Session 2: Passive House and Net-Zero with Precast Concrete
Presented by Jonathan Kearns, President, KMAI Architects
Session 3: The Concrete and Cement Industry 2030/2050 Net-Zero Roadmap
Presented by Adam Auer, President & CEO, or a representative from the Cement Association of Canada
Session 4: Designing Structures to Withstand More Extreme Weather Events
Presented by Brian Hall, Managing Director, CPCI and Vice-Chair RAICF
Session 5: Innovation and the Future of Off-Site Construction
Presented by Brandon Searle, University of New Brunswick Off-site Construction Research Centre

This event also includes a networking lunch and refreshment breaks.

BEAA + RAIC - Special Event (in Saint Andrews and other locations)

October 4, 2022
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. AT (Panel) 
6:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m. AT (Reception) 

Join us for this conversation, Perspectives from Atlantic Canada: Climate Action and Inclusivity in the Built Environment. This event is a live, virtual broadcast that will be presented at in-person events hosted at the Algonquin Resort, Halifax, Charlottetown, Saint John and St. John’s. Event participants will gather at one of the in-person event locations to watch the live broadcast immediately followed by a reception with drinks and small bites. More information coming soon.  

Algonquin Resort Ghost Tour
October 4, 2022
10:00 p.m. or 10:30 p.m. AT 

Join venue staff on this tour of the haunted areas of the hotel that share history and ghost stories. Tours are 30-minutes in length.

*This tour is not included in the all-access pass and requires separate registration.  

A block of rooms has been reserved for delegates at the Algonquin Resort. Space is limited, reserve today.   

The RAIC has worked hard to negotiate the best rates to provide the best value for delegates. When you reserve a room through the RAIC Congress room block, you are directly supporting the RAIC to meet its contractual obligations and keep costs down for future events.   

Book your group rate for RAIC 2022 Congress on Architecture.


Attendees staying at the Algonquin Resort can benefit from the modern accommodation, and world-class services and amenities. Attendees can choose to explore the town on one of the resort’s complimentary bicycles, hop on the complimentary community shuttle to all of the local hot spots or play a round of golf on the award-winning Algonquin Golf Course.   

RAIC guests also receive: 

  • 20% savings to group golf rates
  • 25% discount on golf club rentals 
  • Access to the driving range 
  • Free golf club storage 
  • Free parking 
  • Free tennis racket rental 
  • Indoor family pool access 
  • Fitness Centre access 

Marriott Bonvoy members can save time by using online check-in and mobile key options. Become a member today.  

To view the hotel’s amenities,  click here.  

To book a tee-time,  click here. 

All-access registration includes optional complimentary group transfers between the Saint John airport and The Algonquin Resort on October 1, October 2, October 3 and October 5. Transportation is via motorcoach.

Available transportation dates and times:

  • October 1 (Saint John airport to hotel - times 12:00 p.m. AT and 5:30 p.m. AT)
  • October 2 (Saint John airport to hotel - times 12:00 p.m. AT and 5:30 p.m. AT)
  • October 3 (Hotel to Saint John airport - times 8:30 a.m. AT and 2:00 p.m.AT)
  • October 4 (No shuttle service on this date)
  • October 5 (Hotel to Saint John airport - times 8:30 a.m. AT and 2:00 p.m. AT) 

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Sponsor the RAIC 2022 Congress on Architecture for opportunities to connect directly with industry leaders and experienced professionals, make valuable contacts, increase sales, and join the discussion on making a better world for all while showcasing your positive impact on the built environment.  

With many options to choose from, there is something to best suit your needs.  

This event will not include a tradeshow but will be able to host up to 12 on-site sponsors with premium booth space. 

To download the sponsorship prospectus, click here.  

For more information contact:    

Katie Russell, Business Development Manager
krussell@raic.org | T 1-844-856-RAIC (7242) x 2016   

Schedule a meeting with Katie today!