Join us for AIA Ohio Advocacy Day!

AIA Ohio's Advocacy Day is an opportunity for you to use your experience as an AIA member to stand up for your profession and your future.  Through this unique opportunity to meet with legislators, AIA Ohio members develop leadership skills and networking opportunities, while positively impacting the architecture profession in Ohio.  

To make sure all are comfortable participating, AIA Ohio will distribute information related to AIA Ohio's advocacy day issues well in advance.  We make sure to pair first-time Advocacy Day participants with others who have made legislative visits before.  And we provide plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the day.  Join AIA Ohio on March 6 for the 2024 Advocacy Day - it's an experience you don't want to miss!


AIA Ohio Advocacy Day Schedule

9:30 a.m.  Registration, Renaissance Columbus
Coffee and light breakfast

10:00 a.m.  Welcome and Announcements, Renaissance Columbus
Legislative Meetings Update, Luther Liggett, Jr.
AIA Ohio’s lobbyist will discuss the issue briefs for legislative meetings

10:30 a.m. Conversation on Affordable Housing Legislation, Renaissance Columbus
Panelists:  Rep. Jim Hoops and Rep. Gail Pavliga; Moderator:  Jonathan Morschl, Assoc. AIA

11:30 a.m. An Insider’s Take on the Ohio Statehouse, Renaissance Columbus
Keynote Speaker: Karen Kasler, Bureau Chief, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau

12:30 p.m. Lunch, Renaissance Columbus
Use this time to organize your team and prepare for the legislative visits.

1:30 p.m.  Meetings with legislators at the Statehouse and the Riffe Center
1:30-2:00 p.m. Session 1
2:30-3:00 p.m. Session 2
3:30-4:00 p.m. Session 3
AIA Ohio is holding the Thomas Worthington Room at the Statehouse for you to use during this time.  Between meetings, you can meet here to take a break, check in with your office, etc. 

4:15 p.m. Debriefing session, Thomas Worthington Room at the Statehouse
The debriefing session is incredibly helpful for AIA Ohio follow up.  Make sure to attend and give an update on your meetings with Ohio legislators.

5:00 p.m.   Reception with Legislators, Rotunda at the Statehouse
Expand your connections with legislators by joining them in the Rotunda for an AIA Ohio reception.  

Attendee Name*

Local AIA Component*
Have you ever participated in meetings with either state or federal legislators before?*
Lunch is included for AIA Ohio Advocacy Day participants