2018 Committee on Design Conference: Vancouver, Canada
Date: May 17 20, 2018
Event Registration Fees
deadline is Monday, May 7, 2018.
Guest – Full registration
Dinner only (Saturday, May 19)
The cancellation deadline
is May 7, 2018. All cancellation requests received on or before May 7 are
subject to a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellation requests received after May 7
will not be issued a refund.
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The Spring Conference of the
Committee on Design will take place in Vancouver between May 17 – 19, 2018 The
conference hotel is the Pan Pacific located on the scenic waterfront of
Vancouver. The welcoming opening reception will take place at the hotel and the
former Head of Vancouver Planning will make opening remarks. The reception will
be followed by dinner on your own. The schedules for Friday and Saturday
include exploration of the central business district including Library Square
and Vancouver Public Library by Moshe Safdie Associates and DA
Architects+Planners, One Wall Centre by Busby + Associates, the Law Courts
designed by Arthur Erickson, the Scotia Dance Center by Stantec/Erickson, and
the Vancouver Convention Center West and Harbor Green Park by LMN Architects
and DA Architects+Planners. We will also view the under-construction
residential building Vancouver Place designed by BIG among other projects.
The tours will also include the
University of British Columbia where we will see the Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts by Bing Thom Architect, the Liu Institute for Global Issues by
Stantec/Erickson, the Belkin Art Gallery by Peter Cardew Architect, the Michael
Smith Laboratories by Henriques Partners, and the Beaty Biodiversity Centre,
designed by Patkau. Additionally, we will visit the Earth Sciences Building and
the Center of Interactive Research and Sustainability both by Perkins +Will. We
will have guided tours of the Vancouver Museum of Anthropology designed by
Arthur Erickson. We will also visit the Erickson home garden and a private
residence designed by Erickson. If time permits or as on your own visits on
Sunday, the Langara Student Union building designed by Teeple Architects and
the Sunset Community Centre by Bing Thom are projects worth visiting.
The tours will be led by architects
familiar with the design aspirations with each building. The conference will
also include presentations by planners and architects involved with the
The final evening will include
dinner and the member’s slide show, always a great opportunity to see the
design efforts of fellow members of the COD. The dinner will take place at the
Christ Church Cathedral which has a magnificent interior. The tour arrangements
are open to refinement as we near the conference date. Vancouver is a city of
great architectural interest and the conference will be rich with great design
and information regarding this incredible North American City.
George Miller, FAIA
Chair, Committee on Design
The host hotel for the conference is
the Pan Pacific Vancouver. You are responsible for booking your hotel rooms
Pan Pacific Vancouver
300 - 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5, Canada
To make reservations, please call
1-800-663-1515 (Canada)/ 1-800-937-1515 (USA). In order to receive the
discounted rate, request the group name AIA Committee on Design Conference.
Guests may also book using this link.
Reservations must be received no later than
Friday, April 13 for the group rate; however, the
block may sell out prior to the deadline. The conference group rate is
$269.00 (CAD) for a Deluxe king room excluding 17.5% lodging tax; there are a
limited number of Deluxe Harbour king rooms available for $319 (CAD). A
deposit of one night’s room rate is required immediately upon reserving the
room, cancellations must be received prior to 72 hours before arrival for a
refund of that deposit.
Please note that the Pan Pacific hotel is not
available for an extended stay (check out after May 20).
After you register you will receive
a registration confirmation via email immediately. If you do not receive a registration
confirmation please email email@example.com or
call (800) 242-3837 x7556. 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
Please fax or email your
cancellation requests to (202) 639-7556 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later
than Monday, May 7, 2018. Please note that all cancellations receive on or
before May 7 are subject to a $150.00 cancellation fee. Any cancellation
requests received after May 7 will not be issued a refund.
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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 Lori Feinman at
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The AIA is pleased to offer
discounted airline and car rentals for travel to Vancouver.
You can book directly with the
carriers below, or use your own agent. Another option is to use the AIA’s official travel agency, Ovation
Corporate Travel, by calling (800) 925-4055 (or 516-624-0308 for international
callers) on Monday-Friday from 9am to 8pm Eastern.
If you are booking travel, the current
agenda begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, May 17 and ends at 10:00pm on Saturday,
Delta Air Lines
Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com
or through Ovation Travel or your agent. When booking at Delta.com, select
“Book A Trip”, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code NMQZT in the
box provided on the Search Flights page.
Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting
reservations at 800-328-1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.
*Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for
booking through the reservation number above.
United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10%
off published fares. Save an additional
3% off by booking your own reservations at www.united.com. Choose your flight times, and access your
meeting discounts by inserting ZYY6 in the Offer Code box.
Or Call your travel professional or United Meetings at
800-426-1122 for reservations.
Refer to Z Code ZYY6 and Agreement Code: A5158DP
Outside of the United States, please call your local United
Airlines Reservation Office.
Taxis are available from the Vancouver International Airport
(YVR). From Vancouver International
Airport (YVR), taxi fares are in the $40-50 range and take approximately 35
minutes to arrive at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver.