Grassroots 2020



Grassroots 2020 is an exclusive event for leaders of the AIA. This year’s agenda emphasizes component and community leadership with workshops designed to help component officers become more effective chapter and civic leaders.

The Event will open doors and provide opportunities for us to share knowledge, experiences, and challenges and network with your counterparts from around the country. Keynote speakers will share how both good design and leadership are fueling the success of communities and offering solutions to the most pressing needs facing cities.


Hotel information

The group rate for the hotel is $239 plus 15.75 percent + $3.00. The rate is available for February 16-20, 2020, upon availability. Online and phone reservations are now being accepted.

A dedicated booking website has been created for you to make, modify, and cancel your hotel reservations.

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Reservations phone number: 1-888-236-2427

Please make your reservations by January 20, 2020.

Travel information

The AIA is pleased to offer discounted airline and car rentals for travel to New Orleans for Grassroots.

You can book directly with the carriers below, or use your own agent. Another option is to use the AIA’s official travel agency, Ovation Corporate Travel, by calling (800) 925 4055 or (516) 624 0308 for international callers on Monday-Friday from 9am-8pm EST (booking fees apply).

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for AIA’s Grassroots Conference.  

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You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00am–7:30pm CDT.

Refer to Meeting Event Code NMTJT.  

United Airlines

United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2 percent to 10 percent off published fares.

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Enter ZHEG953305 in the Offer Code box to receive your discount.

You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at (800) 426–1122.

Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.

American Airlines

AA offers 4 percent off applicable fares.

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You can also book your travel by calling 1-800-433-1790, using authorization code 1220BR.


New Orleans is known for its creole, cajun, and seafood. Use OpenTable to find open reservations for your time in New Orleans.

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