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2011 Crafting the Future: A Joint Conference Northwest & Pacific Region and Committee on Design with AIA Japan
Date: November 13 — 19, 2011

Crafting the Future, a joint conference of the Northwest & Pacific Regional (NWPR) and the Committee on Design (COD) with AIA Japan is a conference in two parts. The first portion will be held in Tokyo and serves as the AIA NWPR regional conference. The second portion will consist of travel south and west of Tokyo over a four day period and is hosted by AIA COD.  Both portions are open to any AIA member, their spouses, partners and children. You may register for each conference independently or may select both conferences.  Follow the registration form through each individual step, selecting tours and options as prompted.
Register before September 30 early bird deadline to save on registration fees.  Part One:  2011 AIA NWPR Regional Conference registration fee is $650.00 prior to September 30 and $720 after September 16.  Part Two:  The AIA COD Conference registration fees are $2,600 single occupancy and $2,100 double occupancy and after September 30 the fee increases to $3,200 single occupancy and $2,600 double occupancy.  Advance registration will close on October 14, 2011 for the COD conference.
For a listing of conference session descriptions for Part A, please click here.
For a listing of conference session descriptions for Part B, please click here.

During the registration process you will need to select the tours and seminars that you wish to participate.  You can only select one tour during each time slot.  Consult the conference website prior to registering to research your tour and seminar choices.
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If you experience difficulties with online registration please download a registration form and return via email to register@aia.org or fax to 202-639-7624. If you have questions contact 800-242-3837 and ask for extension 7382.
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After you register you will receive a registration confirmation via email immediately. If you do not receive a registration confirmation please contact AIA Meetings or call 800-242-3837 ext. 7382. If you fax the registration form, please keep the fax transmittal confirmation for your records. To ensure you receive the necessary conference materials (registration confirmations, conference updates, advance and final attendee rosters, etc.) please WHITELIST aia.org in your email program.
Event Summary:
In Part One, The AIA Northwest & Pacific Region’s annual conference, we will concentrate on touring key sites in and around Tokyo visiting well known mid century modern buildings as well as recently completed projects by the country’s rising young Architects and by well known international practitioners. While in Tokyo you can attend Keynote talks by 2011 AIA Gold Medal recipient, Fumihiko Maki, HFAIA and Dr. Masami Kobayshi, professor of architecture at Meiji University. We are also planning a banquet where the winners of this year’s AIA NWPR Design Awards will be announced.
Following 2 ½ days in Tokyo Part Two, the COD portion of the conference begins and the group departs for a train and bus tour that extends down through Nagoya, Takayama and concludes in Kanazawa in western Japan. During this tour we will visit a diverse range of historic work as well as current projects by well known Japanese practitioners.
Part One:  2011 AIA NWPR Conference registration does not include lodging.  You can secure your lodging online.

You may reserve lodging at one of five hotels through KNT to receive the conference discount rate.

Part Two:  AIA COD registration includes 4 nights hotel accommodation.  After you are register someone will contact you to get  your arrival and departure.  Please note:  return travel from Kanazawa is not included in the part two ground transportation. 
Conference Web Site:
For additional information about this conference and details regarding the choices of tours visit the conference website.
The AIA is pleased to offer discounted airline and car rentals for this conference. To make your reservations, log on to the AIA Web site and click on the Travel Information link or contact the AIA’s official travel agency, Ovation Corporate Travel at (800) 925-4055 (or 516-624-0308 for international callers) on Monday-Friday from 9am to 8pm Eastern.  Also, you can book online at any of the online discount travel websites – KayakPriceline or Orbitz or KNT

Delta Air Lines is offering up to 10 percent discount off eligible published fares to event participants. How to book on Delta: To take advantage of these special offers, please follow these simple steps: • Book online at the AIA Travel page (without booking fee) and your discount will be calculated automatically. • Call Delta Meeting Network reservations at 800-328-1111 (Toll-free reservation - No Booking fee), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Refer to File Meeting Code NM7JM. • Or, have your travel agent call Delta’s toll-free number to obtain these same advantages for you. The travel agent must refer to File Meeting Code NM7JM.
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Special Needs:
The AIA is committed to making meetings and conferences accessible to all to the degree reasonably possible. Please notify us at the time of registration if you have special accessibility needs or specific dietary requirements. Contact Tonya Horsley, thorsley@aia.org or 202-626-7465.
Part One: 2011 AIA NWPR Conference deadline for cancellation is October 14, 2011. A cancellation fee of $50.00 will apply if received before October 14 and must be made in writing. There will be no refunds if cancelled after this date.
Part Two: AIA COD deadline for cancellation is October 14, 2011. A cancellation fee of $100.00 will apply if received before October 14 and must be made in writing. There will be no refunds if cancelled after this date.
Following the devastating earthquake in northern Japan, members of AIA Japan, COD and the AIA NWP Region have been working to refine a dynamic program for our time in Japan this Fall. We have carefully assessed the risks of travel to Japan at this time and listened to our colleagues in Tokyo who have counseled us regarding the contribution we can make to their fragile economy by visiting as well as the significant learning opportunities that this conference at this moment in time affords. With great care and a sense of responsibility we have elected to enthusiastically move forward.   The only reason we would need to assess having this meeting would be due to low participation or if another unfortunate act of God were to transpire.

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