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AIA National Convention

2014 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition
Chicago, IL
June 26-28, 2014

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

Convention registration is currently open on the AIA National web site. The AIA is offering free, convention registration to new members.

The National Convention 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 17 delegates based on total of 255 members who may cast votes for officers of the National AIA for 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 Nazanin Zarkesh, Chapter President or Harry Drake, Chapter Secretary, before end of business on Monday, June 23 and obtain an authorization card signed by either the President or Secretary. Please call the Chapter office at 626.796.7601 for additional information.

Note that votes are lost (not cast) if a delegate accredits but does not vote.
Delegates to the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition will be able to vote for national officer candidates at the same time as accreditation. This means delegates can accredit and vote in one visit to the AIA Town Hall if they choose to do so. Delegates who prefer to accredit on Thursday, May 17 and defer voting until Friday, May 18, on the other hand, may do that. Accreditation and voting must both be completed, however, before 4:00 PM on Friday, June 27, 2014.

The accreditation desk, located in Booth (tbd) in the AIA Town Hall on the exhibit floor in McCormick Place, will be open for accreditation and voting during the following hours:
Thursday, June 26  tbd
Friday, June 27        tbd

Runoff voting only: no accreditation    
Saturday, June 28    tbd

The Official Delegate Information Booklet is available at the Chapter office for your review prior to your departure for the 2014 National Convention, Chicago, IL.  Please call Zelda Wong, Executive Director, at 626.796.7601 for additional information.

Nazanin Zarkesh, AIA, LEED AP
2014 PRESIDENT AIA PASADENA & FOOTHILL CHAPTER

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