AIA Arkansas State Convention

October 21 – 22, 2021 

Hot Springs Convention Center – Horner Hall

134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

We’re back and looking forward to gathering once more in the fall!

This year’s convention will be a two day event. Thursday will include an abbreviated schedule containing featured speakers, panel workshops, as well as the infamous EP Pecha Kecha. Our annual Design Awards will be celebrated Thursday evening, and Friday will conclude the event with our state golf tournament, walking tours and Bike-a-tecture.

All Thursday events are included in price.


HOTEL

Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa
$150 plus applicable fees

Reservations: (501) 624-9200

Be sure to mention American Institute of Architects-Arkansas Chapter when making your reservations.

Please make your hotel reservations via the Embassy Suites link. Room reservations must be made prior to Sept 30, 2021 to guarantee rate and hotel room.



COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgment Liability Waiver and Release of Claims

COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION:
While participating in events held or sponsored by the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Arkansas), consistent with CDC guidelines, participants are encouraged to practice hand hygiene, “social distancing” and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, AIA Arkansas has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, AIA Arkansas cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.

LIABILITY WAIVER AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS:
I acknowledge that I derive personal satisfaction and a benefit by virtue of my participation and/or voluntarism with AIA Arkansas, and I willingly engage in AIA Arkansas events and/or other fundraising activities.

RELEASE AND WAIVER
I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE AGAINST THE ARKANSAS CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, INCLUDING IN EACH CASE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”), EITHER IN LAW OR IN EQUITY, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR LOSSES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, FAULT OR CONDUCT OF ANY KIND ON THE PART OF  THE RELEASED PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEATH, BODILY INJURY, ILLNESS, ECONOMIC LOSS OR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, WHICH I, MY HEIRS, ASSIGNEES, NEXT OF KIN AND/OR LEGALLY APPOINTED OR DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES, MAY HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREINAFTER ACCRUE ON MY BEHALF, WHICH ARISE OR MAY HEREAFTER ARISE FROM MY PARTICIPATION WITH THE ACTIVITY.

ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK. I acknowledge and understand the following:

1. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist;

2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties; and

3. I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm and loss associated with the Activity, including any injury, harm and loss caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.

As a participant, volunteer, or attendee, You recognize that your participation, involvement and/or attendance at any Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects event or activity is voluntary and may result in personal injury (including death) and/or property damage. By attending, observing or participating in the Activity, You acknowledge and assume all risks and dangers associated with your participation and/or attendance at the Activity, and You agree that: (a) the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (b) the property or site owner of the Activity, and (c) all past, present and future affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, volunteers, vendors, partners, directors, and officers, of such entities (subsections (a) through (c), collectively, the “Released Parties”), will not be responsible for any personal injury (including death), property damage, or other loss suffered as a result of your participation in, attendance at, and/or observation of the Activity, regardless if any such injuries or losses are caused by the negligence of any of the Released Parties (collectively, the “Released Claims”).  BY ATTENDING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITY, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN A FULL RELEASE OF LIABILITY TO THE RELEASED PARTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.