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Event Information
2014 Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference
Date: March 19 — 21, 2014
Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Conference Registration

Please choose one of two ways to register

► Online with electronic check or credit card

*Register Now  
*Sign in using your AIA account information (if you don't have an account, you'll be prompted to create one)
*Select your registration category (Component President, Component President-elect, etc.)
*Check the box with the applicable event fee
*Select Add to Cart
*Select the sessions and events you plan to attend
*Complete your registration as directed
 
► Fax the completed registration form with payment information to 202-639-7624.

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.

Event Summary
Guided by a vision for the future of the profession, the conference provides AIA leaders with tools to influence and pursue action that will strengthen their components, firms, communities and society at large. There are opportunities for creative dialogue through general sessions, workshops, networking and peer to peer connections. Leaders exchange information and ideas, provide input on AIA initiatives and advocate the AIA’s federal agenda to members of Congress, working collectively toward a better future for architects. The agenda emphasizes component leadership and includes a dynamic legislative conference and workshops designed to help component officers and aspiring leaders become effective chapter and civic leaders. 
 
Conference Web Site
For additional information about this conference visit the conference website.

Accommodations

Accommodations are at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.  Reservations can be made online at the group rate of $275 per night plus tax or contact the hotel directly at 202-727-1234.
  
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 Lori Feinman, LoriFeinman@aia.org, or 202-626-7355.

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 March 7, 2014 will not be processed in time to be included on the attendee roster. Registrations received after the registration deadline will be processed on-site.
 
Cancellation Policy
Refunds, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing by Friday, March 7. No cancellation refund is available after March 7.  Please fax your cancellation requests to AIA Registrar, 202-639-7624 or email to register@aia.org.
  
Travel

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.

Air:
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 4434AK.  
 
How to book on American:

·Directly through American Airlines (www.aa.com) enter 4434AK 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 9144BT. 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.
·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 online 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 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.  

Join SkyMiles Rewards Program: https://www.delta.com/skymilesenrollment/landing.action

Greening the Meeting
To help create an environmentally sustainable conference and reduce waste, the AIA is not distributing printed handouts and printed attendee rosters. As an alternative you will receive the advance attendee roster via e-mail a week prior to the meeting if you register by the March 7 deadline.

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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