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The 30th Annual Convention
..."Rebuilding our Schools...Education of our Future TODAY"

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Accept the $100 Donation Challenge! Donate $100 Today
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Book your Hotel Room

Rent a Booth by Using Snail Mail OR Paying Online


It is now $100.00 If you would rather not pay online, you can pay at your local Bank of America (Account Number: 4570-3621-3647). After paying, send a screenshot of your deposit slip, complete with your name and what payment is for, to +1-703-587-9827 and/or

Buy an Ad in the Program Booklet by Using Snail Mail OR Paying Online
Inside full page ads are now 50% off. Full inside page ad was $200.00. It is now $100.00.

Offer expires June 30, 2017. Get your ads now!

Purchase a Raffle Ticket

Sponsor a "Dance-In" Table

Are you active military? Have you ever served in the United States Armed Forces? If so, we want to honor you during this year's convention.

Send your full name, phone number, email address, rank, formtion, etc to Deadline is June 30, 2017...

The Youth of Atlanta will be throwing a "Welcome to Atlanta" party on Convetion Thursday, August 17, 2017! The party is their way of welcoming everyone to Atlanta for the weekend. You are therefore encouraged to not just come for the weekend but to come for the entire week. This will allow you to take advantage of not only the convention but all the attractions that Atlanta has to offer.

Come for the dancing, come for the food, come for the networking. It will be the party to officially kick off the convention!

The Details:
Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Akwa Ibom House, 5120 Old Bill Cook Road, Atlanta, GA 30349

10pm till Dawn

Will be provided to and from Akwa Ibom House

Cover Charge:
None (THIS IS A FREE Event)

Not Coming for the Convention? Not a Problem. Click the Button below to Donate Online (No site registration required. We accept all major credit cards):

There WILL be a Sunday Service on Convention Sunday (August 20, 2017)!
Purchase the Head-Tie and/or Muffler for this Event

Send a check for $20.00 to Akwa Ibom State Association (USA), Inc.
6405 W McDowell Road #2082, Phoenix, AZ 85035 OR Pay Online

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Dates: August 17th - August 20th, 2017
Venue: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Map)
Reservation Phone Number: 1-866-469-5475, 404-521-0000
Online Reservations: Visit the Hotel's Website
Hotel Reservation Code: AKISAN
Hotel Reservation Cutoff Date: Monday, July 24, 2017
Hotel Reservation Eligibility: 3 days each, pre- and post-convention
Hotel Rates: $129/Night (Single & Double Occupancy)
Preferred Arrival/Departure Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL)

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Online Convention Registration
Children (5-17 years of age with proof of Age): $25.00 ($35.00 at the Convention)
College Students: $60.00 ($70.00 at the Convention)
Members (Name must be submitted by your Chapter President) x 1: $90.00 Early registration (Regular rate: $75 + $25 for Cultural night)...$100.00 at the gate

International Visitors x 1: $110.00 (Regular rate: $95 + $25 for Cultural night - $120.00 at the Convention)
Non-Member x 1: $170.00 Early registration (Reglar rate: $145 + $25 for Cultural night)...$190.00 at the gate

Program Booklet Advert and Booth Rental
Program Booklet Back Cover: $750.00
Program Booklet Inside Back Cover: $750.00
Program Booklet Inside Front Cover: $750.00
Program Booklet Center Spread: $300.00
Program Booklet Inside Full Page: $100.00

Register for the Convention
Rent a Booth by Using Snail Mail OR Paying Online
Buy an Ad in the Program Booklet by Using Snail Mail OR Paying Online
Purchase a Raffle Ticket ($7.99 Online...$10.00 at the registration desk)
Sponsor a "Dance-In" Table ($900.00 Online...$1,000.00 at the registration desk)

For more information, contact the PRO, Mr. Aniekeme Udofia (+1-703-587-9827) and/or visit the national convention's official page...



Cancellations/Changes and Refunds:
Fees for missed meals, late arrivals, and early departures will not be refunded. Fees will be refunded, less a $20.00 processing fee, if cancellation or change resulting in a refund is received in writing no later than August 1, 2016. After that date, fees are non-refundable. All refunds will be processed after the convention.

Payment Method:
Check or Money Order must be in U.S. funds payable to AKISAN, National Secretariat. Write on the memo line, "2016 Convention Registration" and mail to the address below. There will be a $35.00 fee charged on checks returned by the bank due to insufficient funds. Registration confirmation/receipt and further information will be sent to your email address if you provide one. Please use online registration at, if paying by credit card or debit card. Thank you.


  • The hotel is accessible via mass transit train (MARTA)
  • By MARTA, it'll be 8 stops going north, $5 round trip from airport, 20-minute ride
  • ...go up the "John Portman" escalator and walk through food court
  • ...ask someone at the guest servies kiosk for hotel directions
  • The hotel is also accessible via Uber, Lyft and car rental
  • Hotel valet parking is $15/day for all-day access


  • Free Wi-Fi for Marriott Reward Members only. $6/day charge for all others


  • Use #akisan2017 and #akisanpride hashtags to share pictures and videos on social media


  • AKISAN will provide Breakfast AND Dinner (Convention Friday & Saturday ONLY)
  • There is also a food court within walking distance of the hotel
  • The food court has 20+ restaurants
  • The food court meals start at $7


1) #akisan100challenge:
Donate $100 online before convention, get a shout out on facebook live and the convention floor and have a thumbnail photo and your name put in the booklet

2) Essay competition for middle school and high school students:
Topics, deadlines and prizes are TBD.

3) Operation book your hotel room 100:
First 100 people are entered into a raffle. Winner gets treated to dinner with the National President, courtesy of the Marriott Marquis

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