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A Week In Brief
Monday, July 15, 2019
In This Issue
Architecture after 5 at KFC Engineering
AIA August Luncheon
Call for Chit Chat Presenters
AIAOK Design Awards Call for Entries
Save the Date #AIAOK19
Exhibit at the AIA Conference on Architecture!
Mark Your Calendars!

July 18: Architecture after 5 at KFC Engineering
August 1: AIACOC Luncheon
September 12: AIACOC Luncheon
September 26: Architecture after 5 at Bryan's Flooring
October 3-4: AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture
October 24: Architecture after 5 at GE Johnson Construction
November 1: AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Banquet
November 7: American Indian Heritage Month 
November 14: AIACOC Luncheon
November 15: OCFA Drinks By Design

Architecture after 5 at KFC Engineering on Thursday!
AIA August Luncheon
Join us for the August AIA Luncheon set to take place on Thursday, August 1st at 11:30 a.m. at OSU-OKC in the Student Center on the 3rd Floor.  Our program will be Oklahoma City's Innovation District: An Emerging District.  Our featured speaker will be Katy Boren, President and CEO of Oklahoma City's Innovation District.  

As president and CEO of Oklahoma City's Innovation District, Katy Boren spearheads the creation and development of the emerging district and is focused on creating a vibrant, fully-integrated community where people can live, work and play. Her goal is to develop collaboration between Oklahoma's diverse sectors - health, energy, aerospace, tech, art and others - to foster new opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation.

After earning her bachelor's degree in mass communication from the University of Denver, Boren pursued a law degree at the University of Oklahoma. After graduating, she served a one-year courtship for the Arizona Superior Court before returning to Oklahoma. Boren has practiced oil and gas litigation, served as the vice president of regulatory affairs for Cox Communications for the eastern half of the country, owned her own law firm and spent time as the chief of the Utilities Regulation Unit for the Oklahoma Attorney General's office.  

The deadline to register for the AIA August Luncheon is Friday, July 26, 2019.  AIA Central Oklahoma Members attend free and nonmembers / guests are $25.  

Chit Chat Call for Presenters
The AIA Central Oklahoma September 12th Luncheon is the annual CHIT CHAT (20 slides | 20 seconds) luncheon and we are now taking nominations for presenters.  If you are interested in presenting, please email to  aiacoc@cox.net.  Please include your name, company, title of your talk and a short description about your presentation.  The deadline to submit is August 9, 2019.
Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when submitting your presentation for consideration.
  • The AIACOC Chit Chat program is meant to promote the importance of design and therefore must contain some element of design.
  • Chit Chat is not meant to promote one's company or product but rather to promote design and the built environment. 
  • Chit Chat presentations should include a personal aspect; your personal interpretation of some sort of art / life / design experience. 
  • Chit Chat is meant to not only promote architecture but other aspects of the design arts so in addition to architects and intern architects, we welcome interior designers, graphic designers, landscape architects, photographers and artists.


AIA Oklahoma Design Awards
Registration Open for 2019 AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture!

Plan To Join Us for the
2019 AIA Oklahoma Conference!

The AIA Oklahoma Conference on Architecture will be held October 3-4, 2019 in Tulsa at the Osage Casino and Hotel.
You won't want to miss this WOW Conference....great speakers, fabulous tours, a can't miss reception at the Gathering Place and of course, continuing education credit!
Registration is open... CLICK HERE!

Book Your Hotel Now! Just $84 a Night

The AIAOK Conference Hotel is the Osage Casino Hotel and the room rate is $84 plus tax. You may make your reservations by calling the Osage Casino Hotel at 1/877-246-8777. Please use the code: AIA2019 when making your reservation. 
Or you can make your reservation online at www.osagecasino.com by selecting "Hotel Reservations" at the top and proceeding to the Tulsa location with reservation dates. Next select "Group Sign In" at the top of the screen and place the code (AIA2019) in the Group Code box, hit submit. This will then direct you to select your dates and room type.
Rooms are on a first come, first served basis.  
Sponsorships & Booths Available! 

A big thank you to those who have 
already signed up to exhibit and sponsor! 

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Find out more information on how you can support AIA

Central Oklahoma in 2019 HERE!