AKA Annual Convention

aka-contest-2016The 39th AKA Annual Convention will be held in Seaside Oregon on Monday, October 3rd to Saturday, October 8th, 2016!

As you begin making plans for kite festivals, vacations and family reunions this year, make sure you include our 38th Annual Convention and Grand National Kite Competition on your calendar.  Monday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 8th, 2016 we will be returning to the beautiful beaches of Seaside, Oregon.

The 2016 Convention Committee is creating an exciting and fun filled week of activities and workshops, along with a whole lot of time to fly kites on the beach. The Shilo Inn Suites Oceanfront Hotel will be our Host Hotel (information can be found on their website at www.shiloinns.com). Start planning now to join us the first week of October 2016 in Seaside, Oregon.

 

Images from the 2013 AKA Convention in Seaside

Photos provided by Lori S. Robinson by permission.

What does the Convention Cost?

In order to attend an AKA Convention, an individual must be a current member and be officially registered for the event.

The price of registration varies from year to year and is determined by dividing the convention expenses by the expected number of attendees.  All costs of presenting an annual convention are paid from registration fees and are not subsidized by membership dues.  Costs may include receptions and banquets, room rentals, registration supplies, management and equipment such as stages and sound systems.

What Is the Convention?

The AKA Convention is an annual five day gathering of kite enthusiasts, artists, and competitors. The Convention ranks as one of the largest kite gatherings in the world. Convention activities include educational workshops, games, displays, and the Grand National kite competitions for kite making and sport kite flying. Committee and general business meetings are scheduled. Other highlights are the Great Kite Auction which offers unique and hard to get kite products and a retail FlyMarket for small vendors. The Convention is held in different locations each year and is scheduled in September or October. The gathering is only open to AKA members.

For more information about the Annual Convention contact our convention manager at convention@aka.kite.org

Site bids are being accepted for 2017 (Eastern).