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Fall Convention & Board Meeting

Pittsburgh, PA
October 20-22, 2021

Join your fellow AWO members as we travel to Pittsburgh for the 2021 Fall Convention & Board of Directors' Meeting!

This event offers AWO members the chance to discuss industry and association issues, hear from key industry leaders, and network with fellow AWO members.  Additionally, we encourage all member attendees to attend the Board Meeting on Thursday! 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.
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 ( to assist you.
Board members: To ensure the presence of a quorum, please provide your RSVP for this meeting via BoardEffect, if you have not already done so. Please contact Vanessa Nuñez at with any questions about the Board meeting or BoardEffect.
COVID Precautions:
AWO is committed to the safety, health, and well-being of all event attendees. For the safety and security of all attendees, we ask that attendees either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain a negative test within 72 hours of arrival. Additionally, we will adhere to any applicable federal, state and local rules and regulations and follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and encourage all attendees to do likewise. We are continuing to monitor the evolving COVID situation, and will communicate any protocol updates to attendees if anything changes. Thank you for your understanding.

Hotel Information

The Fairmont Pittsburgh
510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Get Directions

For member convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairmont Pittsburgh for $239 per night, exclusive of taxes and fees.  To take advantage of the group rate, click here to reserve your room or call (412) 773-8800 and mention “AWO Fall Convention.”  This group rate will be available until Monday, September 27, or until all rooms are booked, whichever happens first.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Schedule At-A-Glance

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Board Meet & Greet
Current Board Members Only
Fairmont Pittsburgh
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Welcome Reception
All Members Welcome
Fairmont Pittsburgh

Thursday, October 21, 2021

6:45 am - 7:45 am
Jogging Tour of PGH
All Members Welcome
To Begin at the Fairmont Pittsburgh
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Board Meeting
All Members Welcome
Fairmont Pittsburgh
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch Break
(on your own)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fall Convention Educational Session
All Members Welcome
Fairmont Pittsburgh
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fall Convention Reception
All Members Welcome
Fairmont Pittsburgh
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Social Dinner*
All Members Welcome
*Additional cost to participate and separate RSVP required; please contact Anne Fazzini at to RSVP or for additional information.

The Duquesne Club

Friday, October 22, 2021

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Congressional Breakfast with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
All Members Welcome**
**Political campaign contribution required to attend; contact Joe Manion at wtih questions or for additional information.

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Networking Breakfast
All Members Welcome
Fairmont Pittsburgh
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fall Convention Educational Session
All Members Welcome
Fairmont Pittsburgh