Press Release for AKA Convention

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Press Release: American Kitefliers Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dreams are taking flight: A gathering of the best kite fliers and kite makers in the world.

September 20th, 2017 – The American Kitefliers Association will be hosting it’s 40th annual convention on the beautiful shores of Ocean City, Maryland where it all began 40 years ago. The annual event will run from October 9th-14th and be centrally located at the Roland E Powell Convention center.

The week-long convention will consist of competitions to determine the reigning national champion for kite makers and stunt kite pilots. The 200+ contestants have spent considerable amount of time preparing for this event, and only the top performers in the country are invited to compete for the title.  There will also be opportunities for members to learn tips, secrets, and techniques from expert presenters.  While there will be events running from 8 in the morning to late in the evening every day, most of the judging of the competitors will be done on the beach between 11am-5pm every day. This will be the best time to see what makes these would be national champions the best.

The convention isn’t all about competition, it is also about comraderie, and sharing what is special about kite flying. President Nic O’Neill stated in a recent interview “I feel like kite fliers are the best of the bunch, and the convention is a chance for us to showcase that not only for the public, but for each other. Kites really do cross all political, cultural, racial, or age boundaries that we might have. They unite us under one sky, and the Annual Convention is the perfect representation of that unity”.

While parts of the convention are restricted to paid attendees, representatives of all newspaper companies, TV Channels and freelance journalists are cordially invited to make this event a successful one.

 

See You There!

The Kitefliers of the American Kitefliers Association

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Press Release: American Kitefliers Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dreams are taking flight: A gathering of the best kite fliers and kite makers in the world.

October 1st, 2017 – The American Kitefliers Association will be hosting it’s 40th annual convention on the beautiful shores of Ocean City, Maryland where it all began 40 years ago. The annual event will run from October 9th-14th and be centrally located at the Roland E Powell Convention Center.

As a flying location, the Ocean City beach has been declared by some to be “The Kiteflying Capital of the World” due to its wide beach, regular winds, and the community’s support of kiteflying. The kiteflying will be held on the beach between the Kite Loft and our host hotel, The Park Place.

Every morning there will be an amazing choice of workshops held in four rooms for two sessions: 9:00-10:15 and 10:30-11:45. We are lucky to have such a generous community of artists who are volunteering time to share their kite passion with convention attendees. All workshops are free to registered attendees only. Some classes require that you bring your own materials while others offer the option of buying materials at the workshop. All judging will be on the beach from 11am – 5pm.

While parts of the convention are restricted to paid attendees, representatives of all newspaper companies, TV Channels and freelance journalists are cordially invited to make this event a successful one.

 

See You There!

The Kitefliers of the American Kitefliers Association

Kite.org

Facebook/akasocial

Instagram: Americankitefliers