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2014 Committee on Design (COD) Spring Conference: Big Cities, Big Ideas
Date: May 15 — 18, 2014
Location: Hudson Hotel New York City


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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 x7598.



Event Registration Fees


Registration Fees

Early Registration

Prior to March 21

Late Registration

March 22 to May 2

AIA Member



Non-Member Professional







Session/Event Registrations

Thursday, May 15

Optional Event
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Retail & Entertainment Knowledge Community (REKC) Workshop Event
Fee: $250 (before March 21) / $350 (after March 22)
Click here for more information on this workshop.

Thursday, May 15

Optional Event
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm (end time estimated)
Disney’s Aladdin: Broadway’s New Musical Comedy
Fee: $95
Click here for more information on this workshop.


Friday, May 16
Optional Event
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Architect Office Dinners
Fee: $35
A list of the featured architect offices is pending. 
Saturday, May 17
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Closing Dinner – AIA New York/Center for Architecture
*Fee included in registration.

Sunday, May 18

Add-On Event I
8:00 am – 10:00 am
United Nations
Fee: $75


Sunday, May 18

Add-On Event II
1:30 pm
Four Freedoms Park
Fee: $0



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 x7598. 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.



Cancellation Policy

Please fax or email your cancellation requests to (202) 639-7624 or email to register@aia.org no later than Friday, May 2, 2014. A cancellation fee of $150.00 will apply for this meeting.




A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Hudson New York at 356 West 58th Street in New York City, NY. Reservations must be received no later than Tuesday, April 15, 2014 for the group rate; however, the block may sell out prior to the deadline. The conference group rate of $299.00 is for single/double occupancy excluding the 14.75% percent state and local taxes. Lodging is also subject to a $2.00 New York City occupancy per room per night tax and a $1.50 New York State per room per night occupancy tax. You are responsible for making your own reservations. 

Booking via Phone

To make your reservation via phone, contact the hotel directly at (800) 606-6090. Mention that you are with the AIA COD Spring Conference to receive the group rate.


Booking via Online Reservations

To make your reservation online, click the link here.


All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card when you make your reservation. The group’s cancellation policy requires cancellations be made seven days prior to arrival (Thursday, May 8, 2014). 



Event Summary

We will spend three days exploring design in New York City. As with all of our conferences, we will be pulling out all possible stops to give our members the opportunity to visit seldom seen architectural structures. The Spring Conference also includes the Annual Member Slideshow where all COD members have six slides and sixty seconds to show their work from the last year.



Conference Website

For additional information regarding this conference, visit the AIA KnowledgeNet 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 Sharia Barksdale at shariabarksdale@aia.org or via phone at (202) 626-7382 if special arrangements are required.




The AIA is pleased to offer discounted airline and car rentals for this conference. To make your reservations, click on the AIA Travel Information link here or contact the AIA’s official travel agency, Ovation Corporate Travel at (800) 925-4055 or (516) 624-0308 for international callers.



Air Travel

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 5554BT.


How to book on American Airlines

Directly through the American Airlines website (www.aa.com/group) enter 5554BT 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 5554BT.

·      The hours of operation are 6 a.m. – 1 a.m. Easter 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.


Delta Air Lines is offering up to 10 percent discount off eligible published fares to AIA members by using discount code NMGGZ.


How to book on Delta Airlines

To take advantage of these special offers, please follow these simple steps:

·      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 NMGGZ.

·      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 NMGGZ.



Ground Transportation


Super Shuttle & GO Airport Shuttle

Book anywhere in the US and receive a discount with Super Shuttle and GO Airport Shuttle. Both services save you 10% off your roundtrip reservation made and paid online. Only reservations booked online may secure the discount (fuel surcharge and driver gratuity not included).


Make your reservation online at Super Shuttle and use discount code MKSVY.

Make your reservation online at GO Airport Shuttle and use discount code AIA.



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