The 2019 Festival tradeshow is sold out. Thank you to all our exhibitors and we look forward to seeing you in Toronto. The 2020 RAIC Conference on Architecture takes place in Edmonton from June 3-7, 2020. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, email Katie Russell The prospectus will be released in early November 2019.


Discover what’s new! You will have the chance to explore the latest explore the latest materials, products, and technologies by leading brands and building product manufacturers.

The trade show runs over three days, from a welcome reception on Sunday, October 27 through the morning of October 29, which includes two networking breakfasts and one networking lunch.

Tradeshow hours:
October 27: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
October 28: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
October 29: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM


Want to increase booth traffic? Be part of a special RAIC Trade Show activity!

In celebration of Halloween and the Beaux-Arts ball tradition, the RAIC is holding an Architectural Hat Competition as part of the tradeshow at the 2019 Festival of Architecture

Here’s how it works. Delegates visit the tradeshow and collect materials from exhibitor booths. They enter the competition and assemble their unique creations at the Festival of Architecture Hat Shop on the tradeshow floor between October 27 and 28.

Participants will be asked to wear their attention-getting headpieces at the President’s Dinner and Awards Gala on October 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The hats will be judged for a chance to win one of three prizes.

Exhibitors who wish to take part will be asked to have materials at their booths that delegates can collect and use to concoct their caps in any style, shape, or size.

Supplies can include:

• Material samples

• Product/material scraps

• Dollar store items (e.g. cloth, ribbon, adhesives, wire, elastic)

• Promotional material

→ Pamphlets
→ Booklets
→ Pins
→ Buttons
→ Pencils
→ Folders
→ Stickers
→ Cards
→ Bookmarks
→ Flyers
→ Tote bags

Anything you can imagine!

The goal is to drive traffic to the tradeshow and increase interaction between exhibitors and delegates.

To join in the fun, please contact Katie Russell at with information about the types of items you would like to offer for the hat-making event. Participating exhibitors will be identified on the tradeshow plan.