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AIA Conference on Architecture 2017
Orlando, FL
April 27-29, 2017

The upcoming April Conference will bring architecture professionals and building industry contributors together from around the country. The National AIA Conference on Architecture is the year’s definitive focus on conditions and events that are shaping the future of the profession of architecture.

Convention registration is open on the AIA National website. Everyone can save with early bird and advance registration rates. Plus:

   - New AIA members get FREE registration
   - Young professionals save 30% (combine with early rates for biggest savings)
   - Students register for $25 

The National Conference is also the annual occasion for electing National Officers of the Institute by vote of delegates that represent AIA Chapters in the US and worldwide. The Pasadena & Foothill Chapter is allotted up to 19 delegates based on total of 288 members who may cast votes for officers of the National AIA for the coming year.

Qualifying and Voting
Each delegate must personally present one, signed delegate card to the staff at the accreditation desk during specified hours to become accredited and vote. Delegates must bring the delegate cards to convention and present them at the accreditation desk in order to be accredited and vote.

Delegate cards will be distributed prior to the convention.

Obtain Delegate Cards from Chapter President or Secretary
Anyone interested in attending the Convention in person and serving as a delegate should notify Harry Drake, Chapter President or Jay Zapata, Chapter Secretary, before end of business on Friday, April 21 and obtain an authorization card signed by either the President or Secretary. Please call the Chapter office at 626.796.7601 or email for additional information.

Note that votes are lost (not cast) if a delegate accredits but does not vote.
Delegates to the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 will be able to vote for national officer candidates and candidates for at-large Directors.

The accreditation desk, located in the voting area (West Lobby B) at the Orange County Convention Center, will be open for accreditation and voting during the following hours:

Tuesday, April 25, 12:00pm to 5:00pm (Delegate accreditation)

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30am to 2:30pm (Delegate accreditation)

Thursday, April 27, 10:00am to 3:00pm (Delegate voting)

In the event of a runoff election, voting for runoff candidates only will take place on:   
Friday, April 28   10:00am to 2:00pm

Delegates who plan on leaving early and are not able to vote on Saturday cannot proxy their votes for the business meeting and runoff election. Their votes will be lost for purposes of the runoff election, and will be reapportioned to other chapter delegates for the business meeting only if at least one other chapter delegate who is an Architect member actually attends the meeting.

A delegate packet of the candidates and proposed bi- law/resolutions will be posted as soon as they are made available by National, so stay tuned.

The Official Delegate Information Booklet is available at the Chapter office for your review prior to your departure for the 2017 AIA Conference on Architecture, Orlando, FL.  Please call Zelda Wong, Executive Director, at 626.796.7601 for additional information.


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