Spring Convention & Barge-In 2019

Washington, DC
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.
To register for this meeting, please log in to the members-only side of the website and register via your member dashboard. Contact Anne Fazzini with any registration questions.
Spring Convention Venue:  Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.
1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
The block of rooms at the Mandarin Oriental has expired; though rooms may still be available at the convention hotel, they will no longer be offered at the discount rate.  There are many hotel options within the area.  Please click here for some nearby options; please note this list is not comprehensive.
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 10, 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.