AIAS Forum 2015: San Francisco
Every year, the American Institute of Architecture Students collects in one city over the winter holiday to network, hear from our sponsors, learn from other leaders, discuss issues relevant to architecture and design education, and conduct official AIAS business. All members are encouraged to attend and the location changes on a yearly basis. In addition to the energy of being surrounded by others with the same interests, the new national Board of Directors is elected from a pool of incredibly inspiring candidates as they have speeches, debates and networking opportunities with AIAS members! This year, the American Institute of Architecture Students is hosting FORUM in San Francisco, CA! The conference lasts for three days, with workshops, lectures, tours, networking, and career and college expos.
Besides the incredible benefits Forum has to offer, Forum is a great opportunity to advertise for our own Spring Regional Conference. This past summer, the Carnegie Mellon Chapter of AIAS competed and won a bid to host the AIAS Northeast Quadrant Conference in Spring 2016. We are all working incredibly hard on garnering keynote speakers, sponsors, workshop hosts, and more for the conference, and we are getting more excited by the day. Since Forum is known to attract AIAS members from all over the country, it could help us raise excitement for Quad at a national level and show why architecture students from across the northeast should come to Pittsburgh. Feel free to read more about our Quad Conference on our website here: http://www.forgequad.org
However, the cost of attending the conference can add up. Not only does travel to San Francisco average at $250 per person, but the actual cost of conference attendance is about $350 per person, and the hotel costs are roughly $200 per person. This adds up to a total of about $800 per person.
The Carnegie Mellon Chapter of AIAS would love to get 12 members to Forum this year, without having to worry about the immense financial burden. Unfortunately, this would cost about $9,600. For this crowdfunding project, we are asking for help with simply the transportation. With your help, we can hopefully raise at least $3,000 to cover the travel costs, and the members will cover their own membership and hotel fees.
We need your help to get to Forum! Don't hesitate, because every donation helps! Thank you!