2017 Annual Fall Conference: Modern Maker  

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AIA MT 2017 Fall Conference: Modern Maker Speakers

The 2017 Annual Fall Conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula, MT.

Modern Maker: A skilled modern-day maker’s understanding of specific materials evokes simple, honest design which embody characteristics that respond to the properties of the material itself. Material-driven inspiration, experiment, exploration, and refinement affords an intimate knowledge which gives the creator the freedom to show restraint and push the limits of their media. Our industry has evolved from a master builder concept to one that is so fractured by liability, licensure, specialties, codes, materials, management, construction methods, trades, and time that discovering someone that truly designs AND builds is a rarity and something beautiful. We should all appreciate that concept of practice and the whimsy of study, discovery, and a construction-informed design process

HOTEL ROOM RESERVATIONS: A block of rooms have been reserved at the Missoula Hilton Garden Inn. Vendors and presenters are welcome to take advantage of these rooms. Rates range from $139 plus tax.   Group ID: AIAMT; Phone: 406-532-5300 or visit use the direct link provided on the AIA Montana Fall Conference registration website: www.aiamtregistation.org . The room block expires on Monday – August 30, 2017.

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AIA MT 2017 Fall Conference: Modern Maker Schedule

Vendor/Exhibitor Registration:

The price per booth is $600.00 – due upon approval of space request with payment option by credit card or by check. Vendor spaces are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Each vendor space includes a conference registration for two representatives. Additional representatives for your space will cost $100 each. Upon receipt of payment, your company will be listed as an exhibitor on the AIA Montana Fall Conference, featured on all materials advertising the Fall Conference to members and others, listed in program (provided space is purchased prior to program publishing date of September 10, 2016 and listed in the 4th quarter AIA Montana Newsletter. A complete list of all conference attendees will be supplied to each space. This list will be made available electronically upon request to aia@assoc-mgt.com.

Setup: Thursday September 29, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. K & J Convention Services will provide pipe and drape.

Show: All day Friday beginning at 7:30 am.

Breakdown: Immediately following the last afternoon break.

To register for a booth, visit www.aiamtregistration.org – login as new Industry/Vendor presenter for the 2016 Fall Conference.

Industry/vendor presentation:

A limited number of slots for industry/vendor presentations have been created within the 2016 AIA Montana Fall Conference schedule. 1) Each of these slots are 60 minutes in length; 2) will not run concurrently with any other speakers or conference events; and 3) will be scheduled sometime on Thursday, September 28 beginning at 1:00 pm through Friday, September 29 ending at 4:30 pm.

To be eligible to present, a short presentation proposal will be need to be submitted online by June 15, 2016. Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Chair and all will be notified on July 1 as to the outcome: Declined or Approved to Present with a presentation date and time.

Presentation will be evaluated on the following criteria:

• Support of Conference Theme

• Educational Value – cannot be commercial.

• Approved AIA providers will be given preference but not required.

• Presentation must be approved or be able to be approved for 1 Health/Safety/Welfare AIA Learning Unit.

• Agree to the following pricing: 1) With paid vendor booth space – cost is an additional $100.00 or 2) Without an approved vendor space – cost is $300 (no conference registration will be extended to Industry/Vendor presenter without a Vendor Booth Space). No travel or presentation expenses will be paid by AIA Montana.

• Other Values: Opportunity to present to all delegates attending the conference, a list of attendees, listing as a presenter on all materials, website and in program for the conference.

To submit a presentation proposal visit www.aiamtregistration.org – login as new Industry/Vendor presenter for the 2016 Fall Conference.

Review of Dates:
Presentation Proposals – Due June 16, 2016
Review of Proposals – June 16-June 30, 2016 by Conference Chair
Proposal Outcomes – Declined or Approved on July 1, 2016



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