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Southeast Region Fall Meeting

August 5, 2010 to August 6, 2010

RENAISSANCE ORLANDO AIRPORT HOTEL
Orlando, FL

Registration Information
University of Florida Wind Engineering Lab Tour
Download Meeting Information
Hotel Reservations
Transportation/Hotel Parking

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Members: Online registration is closed.  Registrations will be accepted on-site or you can download a paper formA $25 processing fee applies to paper registrations.

Non-Members: Paper registration is required. A printable form is available by clicking here. Members: A $25 processing fee applies to paper registrations.

Member Note: A credit card or check must be provided at the time your registration is submitted. The "invoice me" option is no longer available.

EVENT RELATED DOWNLOADS
SE Fall Meeting Announcement and Details (as of 8/2/2010)
Attendee Registration Form
University of Florida Wind Engineering Lab Tour Details
Registration List by Company (as of 7/28/2010)
Registration List by Last Name (as of 7/28/2010) 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel. The deadline for hotel reservations was JULY 14.

Reservations will now be accepted on a space available basis and the group rate of $109 (plus tax) may not be available. Please note that this rate includes complimentary wireless internet in the sleeping rooms.

TRANSPORTATION/HOTEL PARKING
The Orlando International Airport is located approximately 1 mile from the hotel.

Driving Directions from airport: Take north exit (436) to first traffic light, turn left onto Frontage Road, and take first entrance on right (Forbes Place)

  • Airport shuttle service, on request, complimentary. Please call (407) 240-1000 to reserve the shuttle.
  • Bus service, fee: $1/one way
  • Estimated taxi fare: $8/one way
  • Alternate transportation: Mears; fee: $10/one way; on request
  • Courtesy phone available

Parking at the Renaissance is complimentary for AAMA attendees.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WIND ENGINEERING LAB TOUR 
A tour of the University of Florida facilities will be offered on Thursday, August 5.

For complete details on the topics that will be covered, please click here

  • A chartered bus will be available at no additional cost. Participants are required to travel on the chartered bus since there is limited parking at the lab.
  • A catered lunch will be provided after the lab tour
  • Dress code: Casual (shorts are acceptable); closed toe shoes required
  • Tour will be inside and outside – please wear a hat to guard against the sun!
  • Remember to bring a camera!
Please sign-up for the tour/bus no later than July 29, 2010

Itinerary
7:00 – 7:50 a.m. Registration available
8:00 a.m. Leave Renaissance for tour of the Lab
10:00 a.m. Tour of Lab Facilities - Dr. Forrest Masters
11:45 a.m. Board bus to Conference Center on University campus (10 mins)
12:00 noon Lunch
12:30 p.m. Why is 15% of DP adequate? / New Research Proposal - Dr. Forrest Masters
1:15 p.m. ASCE 7-10 - Important Changes and How They Will Affect Fenestration - Ronald Cook, Ph.D., P.E.
2:00 p.m. Board bus to return to hotel
4:45 p.m. Reception

MEETING MATERIAL FORMAT  AT AAMA EVENTS
At the Southeast Region Fall meeting, attendees will now receive a flash drive, at no additional cost, in lieu of a hard-copy agenda book when they check-in onsite. The flash drive will contain the speaker biographies, presentations, meeting schedule and other pertinent information. The files will also be emailed to attendees prior to the event.

The presentation files will also be accessible via the Southeast Region event page on the AAMA Web site. This will allow attendees the opportunity to review presentations and other meeting materials in advance, rather than waiting until arrival at the meeting.

Reducing the amount of printed materials used at AAMA events is a part of efforts to become more environmentally friendly in our practices as an association. In providing a flash drive in lieu of a full printed agenda book, the amount of paper used will be decreased, and the electronic files on the flash drive can also be kept for future use.

QUESTIONS / CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or trouble with the online registration process, please email Kaydeen Laird or call (847) 303-5859 ext. 223.

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