SAH Director of Programs Christopher Kirbabas Receives Meeting Planning Awards

by Helena Dean | Aug 09, 2021
Christopher KirbabasChristopher Kirbabas, Director of Programs for the Society of Architectural Historians, has received two events industry awards: Connect Association's 15 Over 50 and Smart Meeting's 2021 Meeting Planners of the Year. 

The 2021 Connect Association 15 Over 50 recognizes "the survivors and revivers," those association industry veterans who persevered and prospered through the challenges of COVID-19.

For the 2021 Meeting Planners of the Year, the Smart Meetings community nominated the people who "inspire, motivate and thrill them." The recipients are "the action heroes who stood out for their prescience, forward-thinking and leadership."


Christopher has been SAH Director of Programs since 2016. He oversees the SAH annual conference, virtual programs, fellowships, awards and study programs. In the following award profiles, he shares his approach to event planning, career accomplishments, and vision for the future.

2021 Connect Association 15 Over 50: Christopher Kirbabas
2021 Meeting Planners of the Year




Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.
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