What Is the Convention?
The AKA Convention is an annual five day gathering of kite enthusiasts, artists, and competitors. The Convention ranks as one of the largest kite gatherings in the world. Convention activities include educational workshops, games, displays, and the Grand National kite competitions for kite making and sport kite flying. Committee and general business meetings are scheduled. Other highlights are the Great Kite Auction which offers unique and hard to get kite products and a retail FlyMarket for small vendors. The Convention is held in different locations each year and is scheduled in September or October. The gathering is only open to AKA members.
What does the Convention Cost?
In order to attend an AKA Convention, an individual must be a current member and be officially registered for the event. The price of registration varies from year to year but is generally around $250.
All costs of presenting an annual convention are paid from registration fees and are not subsidized by membership dues. Costs may include receptions and banquets, room rentals, registration supplies, management and equipment such as stages and sound systems.
Lower fees are available to early registrants and late fees are charged after scheduled deadlines. All deadlines are published with registration forms in AKA's newsletter, Kiting.