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Event Information
2013 State Government Network (SGN) Annual Meeting
Date: August 1 — 2, 2013
Location: Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA

 
Please note there will be an opening reception on 7/31 from 5:30-7:00 pm.  If you plan to attend please be sure to register for it by selecting it as a session when you register.  We need this information to order the correct amount of food.
 
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If you experience difficulties with on line 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.
 
Event Summary
SGN representatives will gather to discuss important advocacy issues facing state components and their members. The 2013 SGN Annual Meeting will focus on policy issues that relate not only to the practice of architecture but also the business of architecture as well. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts and colleagues best practices and new ideas to protect and advance the profession.
 
Stipends
NEW THIS YEAR--This year we are pleased to announce that the stipend will increase to $1000 per Component. Please note that stipends will be sent to the Components via automatic funds transfer a week prior to SGN.  

Conference Web Site
For additional information about this conference visit the conference website.

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.

Registration Confirmations

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.  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.
 
Registration Policy
Registrations postmarked after July 19 will not be processed in time to be included on the attendee roster. Registration and name tags will be produced on-site.

Accommodations
A limited block of rooms has been reserved at Mansion at Forsyth Park at 700 Drayton Street in Savannah, Georgia.  Reservations must be received no later than June 28, 2013 for the group rate; however, the block may sell out prior to the deadline. You are responsible for making your own reservations. To make your reservation, contact the hotel, (888) 213-3671 or (912) 238-5158.  Mention that you are with the AIA State Government Network (SGN) conference to receive the group rate of $169 for single/double plus 13% percent state and local taxes plus $1.00 occupancy fee mandated by the City of Savannah. Or you can secure your reservation on line.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card when you make your reservation.  The group’s cancellation policy requires cancellations be made 24 hours prior to arrival.  
 
Travel
The AIA is pleased to offer discounted airline and car rentals for this conference. To make your reservations, 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 9 am to 8 pm Eastern Time.
 
American Airlines offers special rates and numerous discounts on round-trip fares in the United States. Attendees will receive a 5 percent discount off coach and first-class fares by using discount code 443DH.  

How to book on American: 

*Directly through American Airlines (www.aa.com) enter NMEPX in the area for “Promotion Code”
*Call American Airlines Meeting Services desk directly toll free or ask your travel agent to contact, 800-433-1790, and refer to discount code NMEPX. The hours of operation are 6 am-1 am Eastern Time every day. Reservations for the hearing and speech impaired are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-543-1586.
*Reservations may also be made directly through Ovation Corporate Travel at (800-925-4055)

Are you an AAdvantage member?
 
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 on line at the AIA Travel page (without booking fee) and your discount is calculated automatically.
*Call Delta Meeting Network reservations at 800-328-1111 (Toll-free reservation – No Booking fee), Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-8:00 pm Eastern Time. Refer to NMDDB
*Or, have your travel agent call Delta’s toll-free number to obtain these same advantages for you. The travel agent must refer to NMDDB

Join SkyMiles Rewards Program: https://www.delta.com/skymilesenrollment/landing.action
 
Rental Car
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Save $5 a day, up to $25 on any car class. Include PC# 151336 to take advantage of this offer & combine it with your discount CDP# 11356 for additional savings when you reserve a vehicle for your meeting or convention.  
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Advance reservations required. Modifying your reservation may result in a change in rate and/or invalidate this offer. Subject to availability, this offer is redeemable at participating Hertz locations in the U.S., Canada Puerto Rico, and Mexico. This offer  has no cash value, may not be used with Pre-Pay Rates, Tour Rates or Insurance Replacement Rates and cannot be combined with any other certificate, voucher, offer or promotion. Hertz age, driver, credit and qualifying rate restrictions for the renting location apply.  Taxes, tax reimbursement, age differential charges, fees and optional service charges, such as refueling, are not included.  Discounts apply to time and mileage charges only. Discounts in local currency on redemption. Offer valid for vehicle pickup one week before through one week after the meeting date and does not apply to any meetings starting January 1, 2012. Must present membership card at time of rental.
 

Airport Ground Transportation
 
Estimated taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is $35.00 one way.    If you are driving valet parking at the hotel is $22.00 per day.

Book anywhere in the US and receive a discount with Super Shuttle.

Make your reservation on line at Super Shuttle and use discount code
MKSVY to save 10% off your round trip reservation made and paid on line. Only reservations booked on line may secure the discount (fuel surcharge and driver gratuity not included).

Force Majeure
The performance of this agreement by either party may be affected by force majeure (including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of war or other acts of enemies, government  regulation, disaster, strikes, floods, civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities, or other emergency or event beyond the control of the parties), thus making it inadvisable, unsafe, illegal, or impossible to provide required accommodations and/or meeting facilities, hold the meeting, or travel to the meeting. In event of force majeure, either party to this agreement may terminate the agreement upon providing written notice to the other party without penalty or obligation.  Such right of termination shall not be unreasonably exercised.
In addition, the AIA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel this meeting.  In that event, the AIA shall refund to you all registration fees that it has received from you for this meeting, but shall have no further obligation to you of any type, whether monetary or otherwise.  Accordingly, the AIA shall in no event have any liability to you based on claims for indirect, special or consequential damages of any type whatsoever, and shall have no other obligation to you of any type except as expressly stated in the preceding sentence.
 
 

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