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Guerrilla Tactics 2020: Reinventing Practice

This year’s Guerrilla Tactics poses questions about the role of the architect in contemporary practice, investigates alternative business models designed to share profits and responsibilities more equitably, and emphasises the benefits of collaboration and knowledge sharing between practices, while offering practical tips and strategies for working smarter.

Guerrilla Tactics is RIBA’s annual creative business conference for small and medium sized architectural practices.

It offers a mix of inspirational conference programming around a changing theme each year, and a wide ranging CPD offer covering all ten core curriculum topics to enable practitioners to fulfil their CPD requirements.

This year’s CPD programme emphasises sustainable design and construction, health and wellbeing, and navigating remote working.

How can I attend?

Held for the first time as an online event, Guerrilla Tactics is delivered in smaller chunks over the course of a week to make it more digestible for online viewing.

We understand that no busy practitioner can take a whole week of leave, so all sessions are being recorded and will be made available exclusively for ticket holders.

CPD and conference programme tickets are available separately or as a package.

Why should I attend?

Whether you are a director of a UK or international practice seeking to learn about innovative business models or improve your operations, an architect considering to take the plunge and setting up on your own, a practitioner looking for inspiration from forward thinking creatives, or a student interested in deeper insights into the world of practice, then Guerrilla Tactics is for you.

In addition, you gain access to up to 25 hours of structured CPD for only £90 (member rate).

“Guerrilla Tactics makes being a small practice something to be proud of. You know it’s always going to deliver”: testimonial from a past delegate

When is it taking place?

Guerrilla Tactics is taking place from Monday 9 November to Friday 13 November 2020.

CPD sessions

CPD will be delivered in three one hour sessions from 9am to 12:30pm.

View the full CPD programme.

Conference sessions

The conference sessions will take place from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

View the full conference programme.

What is this year’s conference theme?

Curated by Creative Director Tomas Millar of Millar + Howard Workshop, this year’s Guerrilla Tactics Conference explores how to Reinvent Practice.

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”: Annie Dillard

While the art and craft of architecture is greatly rewarding, the pressures of professional practice can impinge significantly on the work-life balance and quality of life of many architects.

The pandemic has forced us to stop in our tracks and provided an opportunity to re-assess the way we live and work. Profound change suddenly seems possible more than before. And with the economic outlook uncertain, the most agile and resourceful practices are best positioned to weather any storm.

This conference highlights opportunities for architects to broaden their reach and influence, investigates alternative business models designed to share profits and responsibilities more equitably, and explores new locations of innovation – both geographic and technological, while offering practical tips and strategies for working smarter, thereby freeing up architects time.

Ticket prices

  • RIBA Member conference or CPD: £55
  • RIBA Member full package: £90
  • Non Member conference or CPD: £85
  • Non Member full package: £140
  • Student conference or CPD: £25
  • Student full package: £40

A hardship ticket option is available for RIBA Members who are struggling in the current economic climate. Tickets are priced at the student rate. Group discounts for practices are available if more than 3 tickets are purchased.

Please email with your membership number to access the hardship or group rate tickets.

Frequently asked questions

Who do I contact with any questions?

For all enquiries please contact

Will the event be recorded?

Yes, the event will be recorded. If you choose to share your video or audio during the event you consent to being recorded.

When will I receive a link to join the event?

You will receive a link to join the event on Sunday 8 November and again on the day of each event. The link for each package (CPD or conference) will be the same for all sessions throughout the week.

If you have purchased a CPD and conference package you will receive two links. The link is unique to your email and can not be shared or duplicated.

I haven't received a link. What should I do?

Please ensure your email address is correct when inputted into Eventbrite. Check your spam/junk folder. The email link will be sent from Zoom. Please email if you need further assistance.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be given up to seven days before the event (2 November 2020).

What is your privacy policy?

The details you provide will be processed in line with the RIBA's GDPR obligations. For information on how we handle your personal data please see our Privacy Policy.

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