share the joy of kites
AKA’s 43rd National Convention is scheduled for October 10-15, 2022, in Ocean City, Maryland. Come and enjoy the Convention that we have been waiting several years to hold. It will be great to see everyone again!
So much has changed, so much is the same. While the pandemic is still a concern, it seems less threatening this year and there is a groundswell of excitement to get together again and fly our kites.
Our planning for the cancelled Conventions was largely driven by members asking for changes to the Convention format. Some requested specific changes but many simply said, “Let’s try something different.” One big change is that almost all our events will happen around the host hotel, The Princess Royale. Another big change is that the Kitemakers’ Committee and the Sport Kite Committee are offering lots of new ideas for us to try at this year’s Convention on an experimental basis.
Handy Convention Links:
Download Registration Forms
Download Competition Information
Download Workshop Information
Download complete convention information
Go to the Annual Convention page
Download Hotel Information
COME FLY WITH US
Flying kites is an uplifting event! Kites can be a hobby, sport, art, science project, or social event – sometimes all at the same time. Kites are fun to fly and beautiful to watch. Kite flying is a great activity for children of all ages. There is a real sense of freedom transcending borders when you fly. Flying kites crosses cultures, generations, age groups, social groups, and nations.
Kite flying is a wonderful and peaceful pastime. Kiting is for everyone — whether you’re a child who just built your first kite out of newspaper and twigs or a competitive sport kite flier who spends every available minute practicing your craft. We all share the same love of kite flying.
THERE'S SOMETHING IN KITING FOR EVERYONE
Artists & Makers | Athletes & Sport Kiters | Engineers | Competitors | Event Organizers & Volunteers | Families & Children | Photographers | Scientists | Teachers & Students | Leisure Seekers
More about the AKA
We are men, women, adults, and children from all walks of life. Our interests run from kite building to multi-line kite competition, from miniature kites to aerial photography, and more.
The AKA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing kiting with the world.
Our purpose is to educate the public in the art, history, technology, and practice of building and flying kites – to advance the joys and values of kiting in all nations.