AUID annual conference is a 3-5 day immersion of education, networking, and tours. Typically 3-5 days in the fall, an AUID member will “host” this conference at the university of their employment. The week includes campus tours, continuing education units (CEU), thought-provoking presentations, a vendor showcase of products, and an awards banquet to recognize winners of the design competition. The conference provides a relaxed environment and ample time to network among members and discuss common issues; hopefully coming to some creative, positive solutions. The conference agenda may also include a tour of a relevant manufacturing facility, which can provide new perspectives on the products that members utilize.


Upcoming Conference

Hosted by: University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

October 8-12, 2018


There’s much to see at the University of Kansas!   Here’s a quick preview…

Central District – set to complete in summer of 2018, the $350M project funded through a public/private partnership includes an integrated science building, student housing, on campus apartment living, dining center, central utility plant, parking garage AND major site improvements.

Earth, Energy and Environment Center – set to complete in Spring of 2018, this multidisciplinary facility brings together faculty, students and researchers from geology and engineering doing energy and environment research. Together, they will tackle ongoing and emerging issues in oil and gas exploration, water quality and availability, geothermal energy, and more. 

  • Building bridges—The two buildings of the Earth, Energy & Environment Center (EEEC)– Ritchie Hall and Slawson Hall –features bridges to School of Engineering, to facilitate easy movement and collaboration among experts across all buildings.
  • Educational engagement—The EEEC’s Robert M. Beren Petroleum Center serves as a crossroads for student learning and public engagement. Organizations headquartered at KU — Kansas Geological Survey, the Tertiary Oil Recovery Program, KU Innovation and Collaboration—highlighting some of the best people and ideas KU has to offer.
  • Advanced academics—The EEEC will increase KU’s active-learning, research, and meeting and conference space by roughly 130,000 square feet. Classroom spaces will feature the latest tools to support engaged learning.

KU School of Engineering Expansion Project 

  • $105 million investment in facilities
  • Four new structures – two on the main campus and two on KU’s West Campus – totaling 185,000 square feet
  • Innovative “active-learning” classrooms that promote understanding
  • Student success areas for new student recruitment, projects, tutoring and retention, and collaboration
  • An enhanced career center
  • Teaching and research labs
  • A grand entry – a new front door – and integration into the engineering complex

DeBruce Center – completed in April of 2016 and connected to the iconic Allen Fieldhouse, The DeBruce Center is a unique facility in which fans of all ages can come together and explore the rich history of basketball, a sport near and dear to KU‘s heart.   Operated as a campus community center, the DeBruce Center provides a place for the entire KU community to gather. 

KU School of Business (Capital Federal Hall)completed in May of 2016, this 166,500 square-foot building serving as a destination point for students who are determined to move business forward. From state-of-the-art technology to research labs, this is the hub for collaboration and innovation.

Self/Oswald Residence Halls – completed in summer of 2016, these halls include two- and four-person suites, and private bedroom with shared bath.   Both are part of the freshman-focused Daisy Hill and are reserved for newly admitted freshman only.

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