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    AMCA International 2018 Annual Meeting
    AMCA International 2018 Annual Meeting
    AMCA International 2018 Annual Meeting
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    Welcome to the website for Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International’s 2018 Annual Meeting, taking place Oct. 18-21 at the InterContinental San Francisco hotel, located in the heart of the South of Market district of The City by the Bay.


    Here, you will find everything you need to know about attending this informative and fun event. Please scroll down to view the schedule and click on all the website's information pages that include hotel, travel, speaker, activities, sponsorship information. There is also a page that will allow you to print the brochures.  


    The 2018 Annual Meeting will mark the official launch of AMCA’s 2019-2021 strategic plan—the organizational priorities and operational goals that will guide the association for the next three years. On the agenda are interactive working sessions on the three pillars of the strategic plan—advocacy, education and training, and the Certified Ratings Program—giving attendees a say in how the plan is implemented. Of course, this being an AMCA Annual Meeting, the event will not be all work; attendees will have plenty of opportunities to network and to sample what San Francisco has to offer. Don’t miss what promises to be an empowering, enriching, and enjoyable experience.


    When you are ready to register, simply click the "Register" red button. Please note a separate registration is required for each person attending. Be sure to select the appropriate attendee type for each new registration and note that a unique email address is needed for each registrant.


    MEETING REGISTRATION FEES


    Through Sept. 14:

    Member: $795

    First-time attendee: $595

    Spouse/guest: $495

    Children 5-18: $200

    Children under 5: Free


    Starting Sept. 15:

    Member: $895

    First-time attendee: $695

    Spouse/guest: $595

    Children 5-18: $300

    Children under 5: Free


    In addition to receiving a discount of $200 off the member registration fee, first-time attendees will be recognized during the all-member welcome reception/dinner cruise on the waters of San Francisco Bay.


    Attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel reservation. Please view the Hotel page of the website for the details on how to book your hotel room at the InterContinental San Francisco.


    You will have the ability to view all the information found on this website along with your individual registration details on your mobile device once you have completed your registration.  You will receive the details on your confirmation email.  The mobile app is a web based app that you will then save to your home screen.


    For more information, please contact AMCA Meeting Manager Janet Blanchfield at JBlanchfield@amca.org or +1 (847) 704-6255.



    Registration: Open
    All times are Pacific Time (unless otherwise specified)
    Event Dates
    OCT
    18
    THURSDAY
    to
    OCT
    21
    SUNDAY
    Registration Closes
    October 08, 2018 @ 12:30 am
    Location
    Address
    InterContinental San Francisco
    888 Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA  USA
    Summary Agenda
    NEW AGENDA
    Tuesday, October 16
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Executive Committee Meeting
    Wednesday, October 17
    8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
    European AMCA Board Meeting
    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Board of Directors Buffet Breakfast
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    2017-2018 Board of Directors Meeting (Closed)
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Board of Directors/Past President's Lunch
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    2017-2018 BOD Meeting (2nd Session) (Closed)
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM
    2018-2019 Board of Directors Meeting (Closed)
    3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
    European AMCA General Assembly
    6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    Board of Directors Dinner - Past Presidents and Invited Guests:
    Thursday, October 18
    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Buffet Breakfast THURSDAY
    9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Annual Meeting Kickoff - Opening Session
    10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    Air Movement Division Meeting
    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Lunch & Sponsor Expo
    1:45 PM to 3:15 PM
    Strategic Plan Initiative: Advocacy
    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    North America Steering Committee Meeting
    4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
    Joint AMCA Air Curtain Engineering Standards Comm
    6:15 PM to 10:30 PM
    Welcome Reception/Dinner Bay Cruise
    Friday, October 19
    8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Buffet Breakfast FRIDAY
    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Air Control Division Meeting
    10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
    Strategic Plan Initiative: Certified Ratings Program
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Strategic Plan Initiative: Education and Training
    11:55 AM to 6:00 PM
    FRIDAY Optional Activities
    12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Activity 1 FRI - The Best of California Wine Country
    12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Activity 2 FRI - Adventure Cat - Sailing on San Francisco Bay
    12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    Activity 3 FRI - Cycle the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito
    12:30 PM to 6:00 PM
    No Activity FRI - Afternoon on own
    Saturday, October 20
    7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
    Buffet Breakfast SATURDAY
    9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Keynote Speaker: Economist Brian Beaulieu
    10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    Closing Session
    11:25 AM to 5:00 PM
    SATURDAY Optional Activities
    11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    Activity 5 SAT - Alcatraz: "The Rock"
    11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    Activity 4 SAT - Magical Marin: Majestic Muir Woods & Sparkling Sausalit
    12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Activity 6 SAT - Tales & Treats of the City: From the Gold Rush to the Summer of Love
    12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    No Activity SAT - Afternoon on own
    6:00 PM to 6:20 PM
    Photo Session
    6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
    President's Reception
    7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
    President's Dinner
    Selection Options
    US Dollar
     
    registration group
    Registration (Members/BOD/PP/Associates/Sponsors)
    Registration (Members/BOD/PP/Associates/Sponsors)
    $ 895.00 
     
    Registration (First-Time Attendee)
    Registration (First-Time Attendee)
    $ 695.00 
     
    Registration (Invited Guest)
    Registration (Invited Guest)
     
     
    Registration (AMCA)
    Registration (AMCA)
     
     
    Spouse/Guest of AMCA/BOD/PP
    Spouse/Guest of AMCA/BOD/PP
    $ 595.00 
     
    Spouse/Guest
    Spouse/Guest
    $ 595.00 
     
     
    tuesday, october 16
    Executive Committee Meeting
    Executive Committee Meeting
     
    Tuesday Oct 16, 2018 @  04:00:PM  —  06:00:PM PDT
     
     
    wednesday, october 17
    European AMCA Board Meeting (Closed)
    European AMCA Board Meeting (Closed)
     
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 @  08:30:AM  —  09:30:AM PDT
     
     
    wednesday, october 17
    Board of Directors Buffet Breakfast (Closed)
    Board of Directors Buffet Breakfast (Closed)
     
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 @  09:00:AM  —  10:00:AM PDT
     
     
    wednesday, october 17
    2017-2018 Board of Directors Meeting (Closed)
    2017-2018 Board of Directors Meeting (Closed)
     
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 @  10:00:AM  —  12:00:PM PDT
     
     
    wednesday, october 17
    Board of Directors/Past President's Lunch
    Board of Directors/Past President's Lunch
     
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 @  12:00:PM  —  01:00:PM PDT
     
     
    wednesday, october 17
    2017-2018 BOD Meeting (2nd Session) (Closed)
    2017-2018 BOD Meeting (2nd Session) (Closed)
     
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 @  01:00:PM  —  03:00:PM PDT
     
     
    wednesday, october 17
    2018-2019 Board of Directors Meeting (Closed)
    2018-2019 Board of Directors Meeting (Closed)
     
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 @  03:15:PM  —  03:30:PM PDT
     
     
    wednesday, october 17
    European AMCA General Assembly (Closed)
    European AMCA General Assembly (Closed)
     
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 @  03:45:PM  —  04:00:PM PDT
     
     
    wednesday, october 17
    Board of Directors Dinner - Past Presidents and Invited Guests:
    Board of Directors Dinner - Past Presidents and Invited Guests:
     
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 @  06:00:PM  —  09:30:PM PDT

    Please preselect your entree for the Board of Directors dinner:

    Types
    -Halibut
    -Short Rib
    -Vegetarian
     
     
    thursday, october 18
    Buffet Breakfast THURSDAY
    Buffet Breakfast THURSDAY
     
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018 @  08:00:AM  —  10:00:AM PDT
     
     
    thursday, october 18
    Annual Meeting Kickoff - Opening Session
    Annual Meeting Kickoff - Opening Session
     
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018 @  09:00:AM  —  10:30:AM PDT
     
     
    thursday, october 18
    Air Movement Division Meeting
    Air Movement Division Meeting
     
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018 @  10:45:AM  —  12:00:PM PDT
     
     
    thursday, october 18
    Lunch & Sponsor Expo
    Lunch & Sponsor Expo
     
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018 @  12:00:PM  —  01:30:PM PDT
     
     
    thursday, october 18
    Strategic Plan Initiative: Advocacy
    Strategic Plan Initiative: Advocacy
     
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018 @  01:45:PM  —  03:15:PM PDT
     
     
    thursday, october 18
    North America Steering Committee Meeting
    North America Steering Committee Meeting
     
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM PDT
     
     
    thursday, october 18
    Joint AMCA Air Curtain Engineering Standards Comm
    Joint AMCA Air Curtain Engineering Standards Comm
     
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018 @  04:45:PM  —  05:45:PM PDT

    and ISO/TC117/WG-9 Meeting

     
     
    thursday, october 18
    Welcome Reception/Dinner Bay Cruise
    Welcome Reception/Dinner Bay Cruise
     
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018 @  06:15:PM  —  10:30:PM PDT

    Please preselect your entree for the welcome reception dinner:

    Types
    -Chicken
    -Fish
    -Vegetarian option
     
     
    thursday - spouse/guest activities
    Spouse/Guest Tour - Option A - San Francisco Highlights Tour with Lunch at …
    Spouse/Guest Tour - Option A - San Francisco Highlights Tour with Lunch at …
    0/30 LEFT  

    The 49 square miles of San Francisco are a colorful tapestry of steep hills, picturesque houses, clanging cable cars, fishing boats, summer fog, Chinese pagodas, cosmopolitan cafés, and breathtaking views. Five continents and three centuries blend together on 43 hills, waiting to be discovered. On this tour, you will see some of the legendary landmarks of “Everybody’s Favorite City,” including many of the following:


    * The majestic Golden Gate Bridge, spanning the entrance to the San Francisco Bay

    * Cafés and boutiques of San Francisco’s most prestigious neighborhoods

    * The lush acres of Golden Gate Park

    * North Beach

    * Alamo Square (the famous “painted ladies”)

    * The Cliff House, perched high above the waves of the Pacific Ocean

    * Landmark skyscrapers of the Financial District, such as Transamerica Pyramid Center and 555 California Street, formerly Bank of America Center

    * Bustling Fisherman's Wharf, with its steaming crab cauldrons, colorful fishing boats, and seafood restaurants overlooking the bay


    A famous writer once declared, “Everyone should be allowed to love two cities: his own and San Francisco.” Discover for yourself why this is true. Lunch will be a fun stop at the SoMa StrEat Food Park, famed for its rotating lineup of food trucks.

     

     
    Spouse/Guest Tour - Option B - Culinary Walking Tour and Shopping at Pier 3 …
    Spouse/Guest Tour - Option B - Culinary Walking Tour and Shopping at Pier 3 …
    22/30 LEFT  
    Thursday Oct 18, 2018 @  10:00:AM  —  02:00:PM PDT

    xperience San Francisco’s local food scene in a truly unique way: through a highly informed walking and tasting tour of one of San Francisco’s distinctive culinary neighborhoods. Throughout the tour, guests will meet local shopkeepers and be able to taste a variety of local foods. These intimate culinary walking excursions provide guests with an authentic Bay Area food experience, memorable as much for the insight into the exciting diversity of San Francisco gained as for the sensory delights.


    The Ferry Building Marketplace is the mecca of gourmet foods in San Francisco, an elegant showcase for some of the Bay Area’s best food artisans, featuring internationally acclaimed cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate. Your guide will lead you through wide aisles of abundant seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and preserves. Guests will be able to take in the sights and sounds of the market while tasting a variety of artisan and local foods.


    * Narration and walking tour given by professional, uniformed guides

    * One-hour culinary walking tour with tastings at the Ferry Building

    * Shopping at Pier 39

     
    Spouse/Guest - Option C - No tour - on own
    Spouse/Guest - Option C - No tour - on own
     


     
     
    friday, october 19
    Buffet Breakfast FRIDAY
    Buffet Breakfast FRIDAY
     
    Friday Oct 19, 2018 @  08:00:AM  —  09:00:AM PDT
     
     
    friday, october 19
    Air Control Division Meeting
    Air Control Division Meeting
     
    Friday Oct 19, 2018 @  09:00:AM  —  10:00:AM PDT
     
     
    friday, october 19
    Strategic Plan Initiative: Certified Ratings Program
    Strategic Plan Initiative: Certified Ratings Program
     
    Friday Oct 19, 2018 @  10:15:AM  —  11:00:AM PDT
     
     
    friday, october 19
    Strategic Plan Initiative: Education and Training
    Strategic Plan Initiative: Education and Training
     
    Friday Oct 19, 2018 @  11:00:AM  —  11:45:AM PDT
     
     
    friday, october 19 - activities
    Activity 1 FRI - The Best of California Wine Country
    Activity 1 FRI - The Best of California Wine Country
    5/39 LEFT $ 205.00 
    Friday Oct 19, 2018 @  12:00:PM  —  06:00:PM PDT

    Explore the finest wine-producing region in the nation: California’s Napa and Sonoma valleys.


    Over the course of this adventure, you will visit two very different wineries. As you will see, from a unique boutique operation to a larger modern production facility, every winery has its own personality and style.

    *   Narration by professional, uniformed guide

    * Tasting and possibly tours at two wineries

    * Box lunch—sandwich, chips, cookie, fruit, and beverage—to be provided on coach

     
     
    friday, october 19 - activities
    Activity 2 FRI - Adventure Cat - Sailing on San Francisco Bay
    Activity 2 FRI - Adventure Cat - Sailing on San Francisco Bay
    7/38 LEFT $ 184.00 
    Friday Oct 19, 2018 @  12:30:PM  —  04:30:PM PDT

    Sail on world famous San Francisco Bay, the largest harbor on the Pacific Coast. Specially designed for comfort and speed, your 55-foot catamaran, Adventure Cat, will sail past the city’s waterfront, Alcatraz and Angel islands, Sausalito, and Tiburon and under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Delight in the stunning panoramic views of the bay!


    * 2.5-hour cruise

    * Supervision by professional, uniformed guide

    * Food and soft drinks provided on the vessel

     
     
    friday, october 19 - activities
    Activity 3 FRI - Cycle the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito
    Activity 3 FRI - Cycle the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito
    17/30 LEFT $ 166.00 
    Friday Oct 19, 2018 @  12:30:PM  —  05:00:PM PDT

    With a distance of under 10 miles and a pace designed for the energetic beginner, a cycling tour across the Golden Gate Bridge is an ideal way to experience the spectacular sights, sounds, and sensations of the city and the bay.


    The adventure begins with your receipt of a late-model, multispeed hybrid bike and helmet. Led by experienced professional cycling guides, you will feel the cool breeze as you cycle through Fisherman’s Wharf to Aquatic Park, with its fantastic views of the bay. Then, you will make your way along Marina Green, a popular place for locals to enjoy the sun, and pass the historic Presidio.


    Next, you will ride to 18th-century Fort Point and then over the spectacular span of the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. An exhilarating downhill slope will sweep you into the alluring village of Sausalito, with its multitude of shops and restaurants.


    Riders will be transported back to the hotel via ferry.


    * Supervision by professional, uniformed cycling guides trained in CPR and first aid

    * Riders receive bottled water

    * Radio communication between cycling guide and support/maintenance vehicle



     
     
    friday, october 19 - activities
    No Activity FRI - Afternoon on own
    No Activity FRI - Afternoon on own
     
    Friday Oct 19, 2018 @  12:30:PM  —  06:00:PM PDT


     
     
    friday, october 19 - activities
     
    saturday, october 20
    Buffet Breakfast SATURDAY
    Buffet Breakfast SATURDAY
     
    Saturday Oct 20, 2018 @  07:30:AM  —  09:00:AM PDT
     
     
    saturday, october 20
    Keynote Speaker: Economist Brian Beaulieu
    Keynote Speaker: Economist Brian Beaulieu
     
    Saturday Oct 20, 2018 @  09:00:AM  —  10:30:AM PDT
     
     
    saturday, october 20
    Closing Session
    Closing Session
     
    Saturday Oct 20, 2018 @  10:45:AM  —  11:15:AM PDT
     
     
    saturday, october 20
    Photo Session
    Photo Session
     
    Saturday Oct 20, 2018 @  06:00:PM  —  06:20:PM PDT
     
     
    saturday, october 20
    President's Reception
    President's Reception
     
    Saturday Oct 20, 2018 @  06:30:PM  —  07:15:PM PDT
     
     
    saturday, october 20
    President's Dinner
    President's Dinner
     
    Saturday Oct 20, 2018 @  07:30:PM  —  11:30:PM PDT
     
     
    saturday, october 20 - activities
    Activity 4 SAT - Magical Marin: Majestic Muir Woods & Sparkling Sausalit
    Activity 4 SAT - Magical Marin: Majestic Muir Woods & Sparkling Sausalit
    0/30 LEFT $ 75.00 
    Saturday Oct 20, 2018 @  11:30:AM  —  05:00:PM PDT

    Cross the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge into fabled Marin County, with its astonishingly varied land and seascapes. Travel along the slopes of Mount Tamalpais as your deluxe mini-coach threads its way down the winding mountain road to Muir Woods National Monument.


    The redwoods in this national park have a biological ancestry dating back well over a million years. Wander among these ancient trees and come away with a sense of the immense grandeur and spans of time encompassed by this noble forest.


    Next, visit sparkling Sausalito, a Riviera-like bayside village with winding wooded streets, eclectic houseboats, unique boutiques, and art galleries. You will have ample time to explore the shops and galleries and have lunch on your own or simply stroll along the waterfront and view the San Francisco skyline and bay.


    * Narration by professional, uniformed guide

    * Admission fee to Muir Woods



     
     
    saturday, october 20 - activities
     
    saturday, october 20 - activities
    Activity 5 SAT - Alcatraz: "The Rock"
    Activity 5 SAT - Alcatraz: "The Rock"
    8/49 LEFT $ 119.00 
    Saturday Oct 20, 2018 @  11:30:AM  —  04:00:PM PDT

    “Do time” in the notorious Alcatraz Island federal penitentiary.


    Take a short ferry ride across the chilly waters of San Francisco Bay to “The Rock,” where you will visit the cells once occupied by some of the nation’s most notorious criminals. On this austere wind- and fog-ridden island, it is easy to see why few attempts were made to escape into the treacherous bay with its undertows and turbulent waters. An expertly created audio tour contains interviews with former prisoners and guards, providing fascinating insight into prison life.



    * Narration by professional, uniformed guide

    * Ferry ticket

    * National Park fee

    * Self-guided cellblock audio tour

    * Box lunch of sandwich, fruit, chips, cookie, and beverage


     
     
    saturday, october 20 - activities
     
    saturday, october 20 - activities
    Activity 6 SAT - Tales & Treats of the City: From the Gold Rush to the Summ …
    Activity 6 SAT - Tales & Treats of the City: From the Gold Rush to the Summ …
    27/30 LEFT $ 117.00 
    Saturday Oct 20, 2018 @  12:00:PM  —  04:00:PM PDT

    San Francisco is a vibrant and vital city. Each neighborhood has its own personality and history, with spectacular vistas and surprising beauty. 


    Enjoy a unique introduction to the “City by the Bay.” See some of the legendary landmarks, and meet residents from all walks of life who share the city’s inimitable charm. Enjoy a sampling of authentic San Francisco culinary treats.


    Exotic Chinatown, “the city within the city," is home to one of the largest Chinese populations outside of Asia.


    Fisherman's Wharf is the most-visited destination in San Francisco. The seafood bars hearken back to the days when local Italian fishermen opened fish stalls, selling the day’s fresh catch. The best eventually opened restaurants. Some, clad in heavy oilskin aprons, smelling faintly of the crab pots over which they toiled all day, still maintain their stalls, offering walk-away crab and shrimp cocktails, a favorite of tourists and residents alike.


    At the end of your experience, enjoy a decadent Ghirardelli chocolate bar. 


    * Narration by professional, uniformed guide

    * Chinese dim sum taste

    * Walk-away crab or shrimp cocktail

    * Ghirardelli chocolate bar

     
     
    saturday, october 20 - activities
    No Activity SAT - Afternoon on own
    No Activity SAT - Afternoon on own
     
    Saturday Oct 20, 2018 @  12:00:PM  —  04:00:PM PDT


     
     
    additional attendee
    Are you bringing a spouse/guest?
    Are you bringing a spouse/guest?
     

    Important: Your guest registration requires a different email address than the primary attendees email address.

     
    Are you bringing a spouse/guest (INVITED)?
    Are you bringing a spouse/guest (INVITED)?
     

    Important: Your guest registration requires a different email address than the primary attendees email address.

     
    Are you bringing a spouse/guest (AMCA)?
    Are you bringing a spouse/guest (AMCA)?
     

    Important: Your guest registration requires a different email address than the primary attendees email address.

     
    Are you bringing a spouse/guest (BOD/PP)?
    Are you bringing a spouse/guest (BOD/PP)?
     

    Important: Your guest registration requires a different email address than the primary attendees email address.

     
     
    for kids under 18
    If you are bringing children, how many (under 18) will you be registering?
    If you are bringing children, how many (under 18) will you be registering?
     
     
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