2017 Fall Convention & Board of Directors Meeting

Boston, MA
Join your fellow AWO members as we travel to Boston, MA for the annual Fall Convention and Board of Directors Meeting!  This two-day convention offers AWO members the chance to discuss industry and association issues, hear from key industry leaders, and network with fellow AWO members.  The Fall Convention is open to all AWO members; you must be an employee of an AWO member company to attend.
The Fall Convention agenda will include:
  • An update on AWO and the American Maritime Partnership’s efforts to defend the Jones Act.
  • A discussion of the elevation of AWO’s work to ensure the primacy of the federal government over the regulation of vessel operations.
  • A progress report on AWO’s effort to advance our priorities and reduce member burdens through the Trump Administration’s regulatory reform initiative.
  • A Subchapter M “Countdown to Compliance” discussion, including an update on AWO’s work to facilitate implementation and a review of upcoming milestones.
  • A conversation about AWO’s ideas for improving organizational communications with its member companies.
  • An opportunity to observe the governance of your organization firsthand during the Board of Directors meeting, which will feature a strategic dialogue on the evolving safety and environmental landscape post Subchapter M and its implications for AWO.
How to Register on Our New Platform
  • Please log in to the AWO members side of the website, and click the member dashboard link on the left-hand side of your screen. (If you need assistance logging in, contact Caitlin at ckidd@americanwaterways.com)
  • Click "Register for an Event" under your Member Dashboard
  • Follow the prompts until you see confirmation of registration
  • Let us know if any of your information is out of date and needs to be updated
Venue Information: The Revere Hotel Boston Common
For member convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at The Revere Hotel Boston at a group rate of $309 per night exclusive of taxes and fees.  The preferred rate will be available until September 22, 2017, or until all rooms are reserved.  To reserve your room online, please visit the hotel website here: http://tinyurl.com/revere-american-waterways.  You may also reserve a room by calling the hotel directly at 1.617.482.1800 and mentioning "The American Waterways Operators Fall Convention."
Become a Meeting Sponsor!
Sponsorships are available for AWO member companies looking for an extra level of exposure while proudly displaying support of AWO's mission.  To take advantage of a sponsorship opportunity, please download and complete the sponsorship form here, and email your completed form to Anne Fazzini at afazzini@americanwaterways.com.  In order to be included on printed meeting materials, please submit your sponsorship form by Thursday, September 14, 2017.  Contact Anne Fazzini (afazzini@americanwaterways.com, or (703) 841-9300 ext. 291) for availability and with any questions.