2021 Virtual Advocacy Summit
Meet & Greets
During the week of the Summit, you also can request a Virtual Meet and Greet time with your legislators. AIA Kansas will coordinate the meeting(s), provide background information, and speaking points, and will have a brief training session before meet and greets begin.
The virtual AIA Kansas Advocacy Summit 2021 will take place on February 8- 12, 12 pm - 1 pm via Zoom. Speakers from the national, state, and local levels will be presenting during the conference to provide a comprehensive look into how to effectively engage with policymakers and advocate for policies at all levels.
This year, it is critical that our profession stays engaged with the legislative session as important issues are being discussed at the statehouse regularly. For example, licensure deregulation, economic development, and infrastructure adjustments continue to be at the forefront. We need your help to communicate our positions and be a voice for our profession.
Individual sessions: $25 each
Four-session package: $50
We have secured excellent speakers and will begin our presentations on:
February 9th: Senate Minority Leader Dinah Sykes and Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop will speak on issues that are prevalent in the Senate and will provide information on how to effectively engage with policies and politicians at the state level.
On February 10th: Sarah Dodge, Senior Vice President of Advocacy for AIA National will present on national issues, and how the new US administration will impact the AIA's advocacy agenda and shed light on the current national trend of special interest groups to eliminate licensure across the country and in Kansas.
On February 11th: Senator Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick, chair of the Senate Local Government Committee will participate in a panel alongside Kansas architects who have been involved in local politics: former mayors Joel Marquardt and Vince Haines.