2017 Spring Convention and Barge-In

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, D.C.
To Register
  1. 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 Anne at afazzini@americanwaterways.com)
  2. Select “Register for an Event” under your member dashboard.
  3. Follow the prompts until you see confirmation of registration.
  4. Let us know if any of your information is out of date and needs to be updated.

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Once a year, the AWO membership gathers in our nation's capital for a week of prime advocacy, compelling meetings, and great networking opportunities.  We are pleased to invite you to attend this impactful week.  This meeting is members-only.  If you are not an AWO member and would like to attend, please contact Anne Fazzini (afazzini@americanwaterways.com) for more information.

Don’t miss the chance to:

Participate in Compelling Meetings on Hot-Button Issues
Participate in Tuesday's full day of committee meetings, roundtable discussions, and panels to learn about upcoming legislation, current regulations, and association issues.

Network with Key Players and Industry Professionals
Join more than 150 members, agency personnel, and Congressional staff for the Spring Convention Reception on Tuesday evening.

Meet with Members of Congress
The AWO Barge-In on Wednesday, April 26, is a premiere opportunity to demonstrate to Congress the importance of the tugboat, towboat and barge industry to the United States. It is essential that our voice be heard. The Barge-In is our opportunity to remind lawmakers about the national economic and security benefits the maritime industry provides to the United States. Your presence on Capitol Hill will be critical to forging relationships with Members of Congress and building support for national priorities. A preparatory session on Tuesday will give you all the tools you need to have productive meetings on Capitol Hill.

Lead AWO into the Future
Sit in on the Annual Membership Meeting and the Board Meeting Thursday morning. As a member-led association, it is vital that every member take a responsible role in the governance of the Association. The Board Meeting is open to all members of AWO.

Spring Convention Venue:  Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.

For our members' convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at a group rate of $325 per night exclusive of taxes and fees.  The preferred rate will be available until April 3, 2017, or until all rooms are reserved.  To reserve your room online, please visit the hotel's website here.  You may also reserve a room by calling the hotel's reservation line at (202) 554-8588 and referencing "The American Waterways Operators Spring Convention."

Spring Convention Sponsorships Available

If you would like an extra level of exposure among industry peers, a sponsorship is the opportunity that you have been seeking.  To get your company name recognized and to show support of the AWO mission, become a meeting sponsor by completing the form here.

Contact afazzini@americanwaterways.com with any meeting questions.