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75th Anniversary Fall Convention and Board of Directors Meeting

San Diego, CA
10/16/19
 
 
Join your fellow AWO members as we travel to San Diego, CA for the 2019 75th Anniversary Fall Convention and Board of Directors Meeting! 
 
 
Register now by logging in to your membership dashboard page or by emailing ckidd@americanwaterways.com.
 
The Fall Convention & Board of Directors Meeting offers AWO members the chance to discuss industry and association issues, hear from key industry leaders, and network with fellow AWO members.  In particular, we encourage all member attendees to stay for the Board Meeting on Friday.  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.
 
This year the Fall Convention will also celebrate the 75th anniversary of AWO. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the many achievements we've had with the support and dedication of our members since our conception in 1944. This milestone marks the continued success of efforts to work together and highlight our combined accomplishments. We'll also look ahead to the future, and discuss ideas and issues facing the tugboat, towboat, and barge industry in the years to come.
 
The upcoming convention boasts a keynote address from VADM Linda Fagan, USCG Pacific Area Commander. Attendees can also look forward to an address from and dialogue with RDML Richard Timme; a panel review of emerging industry technology and future insights; a presentation on what we can learn about safety best practices from other industries; a discussion on the evolution of the BargeEx program; and much more!
 
Please note that AWO events are open to all AWO members; you must be an employee of an AWO member company to attend.  We encourage all employees of member companies to attend!  If you are interested in attending and are not currently an AWO member, please contact Anne Fazzini (afazzini@americanwaterways.com) to assist you.
 
Venue Information: Fairmont Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA 92130
 
 
For our members’ convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar at a rate of $345 per night, exclusive of taxes and fees. Reservations may be made online by clicking here, or you may make your reservation by calling 1 (855) 314-2030 and referencing the “American Waterways Operators.” If you are planning to reserve hotel room nights outside the meeting dates, please plan to make your reservation by phone. The last day to reserve hotel rooms is Monday, September 23, or until all rooms are reserved, whichever occurs first. 
 
Sponsorships
 
Sponsorships are going to help make the Fall Convention event one to be remembered, and AWO has plans in place to deliver a wow-factor for each meeting sponsor! Each sponsorship for the 75th convention is exclusive (only one sponsor per sponsorship), and the descriptions of each sponsorship on the online form are intentionally vague so that attendees are free to be surprised and delighted. Talk to Anne Fazzini (afazzini@americanwaterways.com) for more information.
 
Golf
 
Celebrate AWO’s 75th anniversary with a round of golf at La Costa’s renowned Legends Course! This extraordinary opportunity will take place just before our 75th anniversary Fall Convention in San Diego, CA. To register for the golf tournament, complete the online form here and return to afazzini@americanwaterways.com by September 16. We hope to see you on the course!
 
We hope to see you at the 75th!