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2014 iCORD / AIBD Annual Convention

Jul 29, 2014 08:00am -
Aug 01, 2014 05:00pm

Event Description


2014 AIBD Annual Convention

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International Conference on Residential Design

July 29 - August 1, 2014

The Hilton Columbus Downtown

Columbus, Ohio


A Four-Day Conference and Workshop for

Residential Design and Design/Build Professionals



The International Conference on Residential Design

iCORD is a two-day P2P knowledge circulation experience. Attendees will have access to more than one-hundred lifetimes of industry skill, expertise and awareness. Serving as the educational portion of the American Institute of Building Design's Annual Convention, iCORD is a dynamic training experience designed to provide you the timely and relevant information you need in your career or business today - as long as you're willing to ask for it. This much-anticipated event is one part conference, one part technical training, and three parts industry summit. Borrowing from the best of each format, iCORD is a blended teaching and learning environment that is both memorable and effective.

Before you register, please visit the Registration link at the top of this page for registration details. It is important to read this information before you proceed.


An Attendee Full Registration Includes:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • All AIBD Corporate Meetings

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

  • Welcome Reception ~ To be determined

Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • Presentation - Industry updates on building codes and regulations
  • Open Space plenary, Fish Bowl, and break-out discussions
  • Networking lunch and table-top exhibits
  • Sponsor appreciation dinner at the Ohio Statehouse
    • Includes a tour of the Capitol Building

Friday, August 1, 2014

  • Presentation - To be determined
  • Open Space break-out and action planning discussions
  • Presentation - 90 design ideas in 90 minutes (using a format inspired by Pecha Kutcha)
  • Networking lunch and table-top exhibits

Staying through Saturday? We're looking for volunteers...

  • Help AIBD fix up a distressed property for a deserving family.


Spouse/Guest/Child Full Registration Includes:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

  • Welcome Reception ~ To be determined

Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • Spouse Event ~ Take a 3-hour tour through local ethnic markets. Visit an Asian market where, among other Asian taste experiences, you'll discover durian - you'll either love it or hate it. Then on to an Indian market where you'll be delightfully overwhelmed with the smell of spices and array of Indian staples. Next, you'll visit a Mexican market. You'll take the "Mexican Coca Cola Challenge" and see an array of Hispanic pastries, breads, and other food items. Last but not least, tour a Turkish market where you can buy Middle Eastern spices by the ounce and experience genuine Turkish sweets. AIBD has specially arranged to have a chef on hand to stroll with you and provide tips and techniques you can put in immediate use in your kitchen.
  • Sponsor appreciation dinner at the Ohio Statehouse
    • Includes a tour of the Capitol Building.

Friday, August 1, 2014

  • Spouse Event ~ Spend a leisurely day at Franklin Park Conservatory and Gardens. Presenting multi-faceted art and nature based exhibits throughout the year including the favorite through the summer, Blooms and Butterflies. All the exhibits are developed, designed and maintained by Conservatory staff. Special temporary exhibits by national and international artists are also presented each year. AIBD has arranged for the Conservatory to provide a glassblowing hands-on workshop privately for its guests. working with professional glassblowers, you will create a colorful glass ornament in the Conservatory Hot Shop.

The following require SEPARATE REGISTRATIONS:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

  • Cocktail Reception and American Residential Design Awards Dinner

To choose one or both of the above individual event registrations, click "Continue Shopping" and add them to your "Shopping Cart" before fully "Checking Out."


For more information on the convention and location, visit


Download a PDF registration form:


Join the 2014 Convention Group discussions at

Event Type:Conference
Early registration ends on Apr 30, 2014.
Regular registration starts on May 01, 2014 and ends on Jul 03, 2014.
Late registration starts on Jul 04, 2014.
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Industry Professional - Full Registration
Member Fee: $265.00$285.00$310.00
Non-Member Fee: $310.00$330.00$340.00
 Spouce/Guest - Full Registration
Member Fee: $265.00$285.00$295.00
Non-Member Fee: $310.00$330.00$340.00

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