The 2020 Annual Meeting is just three weeks away. Both the AIA and SCS are making final arrangements for what we anticipate will be an excellent meeting. While our registration numbers for the upcoming meeting are looking good, reservations at the hotels are not looking as strong. While we understand that some attendees will opt to stay with local friends or find a less-expensive accommodation, we rely on hotel reservations to secure the meeting space each year.
Why is it important to book at our official Annual Meeting Hotels?
The AIA and SCS are proud to have produced the Annual Meeting for our professional members for the past 120 years. Financially, we are able to do this by reserving a large block of rooms with a hotel. In exchange, these hotels offer our attendees the guaranteed lowest group rate at the hotel and provide us with complimentary meeting space to hold the meeting. But if we are unable to meet our guaranteed minimum number of registered guests, then the AIA and SCS will have to pay for the unused rooms as well as room rental for the meeting space, which can amount to a severe financial penalty. We request your support by booking within our reserved blocks and helping us continue to produce this meeting for the next 100 years.
At this time we have closed the block at the Marriott Marquis and encourage anyone who has not yet made their hotel reservations to book at the Renaissance D.C. The overflow hotel is just a one block walk to the Marriott Marquis. We have also been able to work with the hotel to lower the nightly rate to $149 and extend the reservation cutoff to Sunday, December 22nd. You can make your reservation online at https://book.passkey.com/go/
If you have not already registered, you can do so online at https://www.mylibralounge.com/
We thank you for your support.