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AKA Convention 2009

Posted: Fri, Aug 31 2007, 07:46 AM
by Mike
The site for the AKA convention for 2009 will be decided this coming January.
Do we want to try to have it in our area?
We need to start on it soon if we want it.

You folks up in the Chicago area know the region best. Naperville is 45 minutes from O'Hare and has a big field. Hotels are a problem though.

Here's the requirements:
http://aka.kite.org/data/download/pdf/C ... ations.pdf

Re: AKA Convention 2009

Posted: Fri, Aug 31 2007, 09:53 AM
by chicagokite
Great Idea


Naperville is out the ? there is soccer all through the fall this is the biggest time for the games in that park over 3000 kids play there. The event for 2008 we have there is for the same weekend 1st in june 2 days .

thanks
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Re: AKA Convention 2009

Posted: Fri, Aug 31 2007, 10:32 AM
by Babbman
David...

So you don't think it's worth a shot to forward over the requirements for the convention and see if they are at all interested? Seems to me that 500+ additional people plus all the other items involved may be a nice chunk of change that Naperville might want to trouser... it's more money in a week than soccer would provide.

Money does indeed talk...

Also, we are talking about 2 years in the future, not next month. Schedules can be arranged if the interest is there.

I suggest that we at least make the attempt and make it a serious attempt... all they can say is 'No Thank You'... on the other hand, if we do nothing then it is we who are saying 'No Thank You' to promotion of the sport and the possibility of increasing our opportunities. Seems we should take the risk if the only downside is in hearing the word No.

Just my 2 cents....

Re: AKA Convention 2009

Posted: Fri, Aug 31 2007, 11:00 AM
by chicagokite
Guys

dont take this the wrong way but a metro erea has a lot of down falls one being its to expensive for lodging. how do i know this we bid for chicago for the year it was in desmoines.
the biggist herdal was the expeniss in the metro erea. Maybe Rantual large fields old airport that I know we can have for a week with no problem so maybe this is the one to shoot for.


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Re: AKA Convention 2009

Posted: Fri, Aug 31 2007, 11:39 AM
by Mike
DeKalb and NIU are a good possibility too.
I think Rantoul is kinda in the middle of nowhere. It's not easy to get to. They would have excellent indoor fly facilities though!

Re: AKA Convention 2009

Posted: Fri, Aug 31 2007, 11:46 AM
by chicagokite
This maybe true but most of the conventions are in the middle of now were


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Re: AKA Convention 2009

Posted: Fri, Aug 31 2007, 03:55 PM
by Draftnik
NIU has facilities for indoor events. Nice ones too in those buildings right on the kite field.