AIA Ohio, in collaboration with host chapters AIA Eastern Ohio and AIA Akron will be hosting the 2014 AIA Ohio convention at Kent State University on September 18 - 20, 2014. Working together with members of the profession from throughout Ohio, this years convention will be the first time that AIA Ohio has worked to bring its annual convention to the site of one of the states architectural programs.
This years theme, "A Future Practice" focuses on careers, business and practice opportunities for those who are just entering the architectural profession as well as long time practicioners looking for ways to change their existing practices. Centered out of the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center, the convention will focus on the connection of practice to the academy as the profession is redesigned.
As we work to reposition the AIA, we hope that you will plan on joining us this September as we connect Academy and Practice.
The Kent State Hotel and Conference Center is the host hotel for the conference. To reserve your rooms for the convention, contact the hotel directly at 330-346-0100 and mention that you are part of AIA Ohio to receive our special group rate
of $109. Hotel Cut Off date is August 17 so don't delay!!
Kent State Hotel and Conference Center
215 S. Depeyster Street
Kent, Ohio 44240
If you are staying at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center, when you arrive, please pull up to the front entrance, where you will find convenient 10-minute parking reserved for our guests while checking in. After you have unloaded your luggage and checked into your room, Kent State Hotel offers convenient self-parking in the PARTA Parking Garage across the street from our hotel for a fee of $10.00 per every 24 hour period with in and out privileges. This daily fee can be billed directly to your room for your convenience.
If you live near Kent and plan to drive and park each day, the university offers parking passes for $3 daily: http://www.kent.edu/parking/department-permits.
Location, Location, Location...Kent offers a centralized location in northeast Ohio for this event that includes architects from across the state. There are over 2,200 AIA member architects in the state and many more from adjacent areas, providing a great opportunity for you to meet with some of the area’s best and most creative architects.2014 AIA Ohio Convention Sponsor and Exhibitor Highlights:
Non-compete hours for the Exhibit hall….AIA Ohio members always enjoy visiting the exhibit hall, so we provide non-compete time with sponsors and exhibitors to maximize your exposure.
Promotion...in addition to the regular communications that are sent to over 2,200 AIA Ohio members, we have a convention website (www.aiaohio.org/convention). Monthly email broadcasts about the convention will go out to all AIA Ohio members and sponsors will be recognized on the convention website as well as the AIA Eastern Ohio website.
This year’s convention will combine great education opportunities, dynamic speakers and this year’s best opportunity to network with AIA members from throughout Ohio.
Please use the links in the right side Convention menu to view the Sponsorship or Exhibit pages. We feel strongly that promotion and recognition of our exhibitors and sponsors prior to and during the convention is of prime importance. This will be accomplished through the website, emails and print prior to the convention, and by way of signage, banners and personal introductions during the convention.
We look forward to discussing the convention with you and exploring how we can work together to make this a mutually rewarding venture.
You can also download a printable Sopnsor/Exhibit Prospectus here.