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In addition to COAA's highly valuable local chapter events and in-person national conferences, COAA also offers multiple opportunities for distance learning.  Visit COAA Owner Training Institute® to learn about training courses, live and on-demand webinars, and Lorman Education Offerings.

COAA National Conference

Most Recent Workshop

Maryland/Washington, DC

Maryland/Washington, DC

President - Eric Burdine, Carroll County Bureau of Building Construction

VP/Secretary - John Zahor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Seeking news, networking opportunities, and workshops with the latest industry issues? Contact the COAA-MD/DC Chapter with your fresh ideas, to update your contact information, to join the leadership committee, or just stay connected for all the latest chapter happenings.  We appreciate your support and participation!

10/11/2019 07:30 AM - 10/11/2019 04:30 PM
Location: Cambridge, MD

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
100 Heron Blvd.
Cambridge, MD 21613

Register Today!

Make plans to join COAA-MDDC for our first workshop on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Chapter is committed to providing members and industry professionals with events that are relevant to today's market. Through timely educational events, members and industry professionals have the opportunity to hear from industry decision makers, experts in the field and network with peers.

We invite you to join us for an optional kick-off reception taking place at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, the evening before the workshop. The reception will take place Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  The reception includes two drink tickets and light hors d’oeuvres. The cost to attend is $20.00.

Tentative Workshop Agenda

Time Session
7:30-8:30 am Networking & Registration
8:30-8:45 am Welcome & Introductions
8:45-9:30 am Owners Roundtable
9:45-10:45 am The Selection Process: How to Get the Procurement Process Out of the Way of Selecting the Best Team
11:00- 12:00 pm The Opportunities of Pull-Planning: Lessons Learned from the UMBC-Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building
12:00-1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00- 2:00 pm The Reality of Virtual Reality and Project Quality and Cost Control
2:15-3:00 pm Optional Tour - Eastern Shore Innovation Center. This pre-engineered building with enhanced building facade is the location of the Eastern Shore's first full-service business incubator. It houses co-working offices, meeting space (available for rent), and the Dorchester County Economic Development Office. One long-term tenant has a wet-lab installed. 
COAA-MD/DC will apply for AIA Learning Units.

Registration Rates

Attendee Type Early Rate (until 9/4/19) Registration Rate (9/5/19)
Owner Member $75.00 $100.00
Owner Non-member $85.00 $110.00
Associate Member $100.00 $200.00
Associate Non-member $150.00 $300.00
Cancellation policy: No cancellations accepted after September 30. Substitutions are permitted. 

Please note that registrants who fail to cancel their registrations through the national office, in writing, will be responsible for the total registration fee even if they do not attend the conference and have not paid the registration fee.



Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
100 Heron Blvd.
Cambridge, MD 21613

$155 USD per night + $10 resort fee and taxes. 

To make your reservations, please click here: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHESA/G-COAA
If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by Region.
If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.

Reservations must be made on or before 09/19/2019. After the Cut-Off Date, all rooms within Group’s contracted Guest Room Block that have not been reserved will be returned to Hotel’s general inventory.

All participants are responsible for canceling their reservations at least 24-hours in advance. Cancellations received within 24-hours of the scheduled arrival shall be charged one night's room and tax.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2019 COAA MD/DC Fall Workshop. For details contact Jill McKenzie at jmckenzie@coaa.org or at 678-426-2771.