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Training & Education

AWC Annual Conference

Registration opens in April

June 20-23, 2017 | Vancouver
Hilton Vancouver Washington Convention Center
301 W. 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660

AWC’s Annual Conference offers something for everyone. With its city-focused agenda, all general sessions, concurrent sessions, mobile tours, networking opportunities, and social events are designed to educate and inspire.

  • Understand trends in city government and how you can introduce new systems at home.
  • Learn the fundamental skills city leaders need to understand roles, responsibilities and legal requirements.
  • Meet and learn from leading service and product providers in sessions and at our exhibit.
  • Earn 10 credits towards your Certificate of Municipal Leadership.
  • Return to your community with renewed ideas, insights, and contacts.

Who should attend?

  • City councilmembers, mayors, managers and administrators, and department heads.
  • State agency, nonprofit, and business personnel with a close working relationship to city decision makers.

Keynote speaker announced!

Pablos Holman is a futurist, inventor, and notorious hacker. Pablos is a sought after speaker with an incredible ability to explain complex technology to any audience. He helped create the world's smallest PC; 3D printers at Makerbot; & spaceships with Jeff Bezos. Currently, Pablos is working for Nathan Myhrvold & Bill Gates at the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory inventing solutions to the world's biggest problems.

Sponsorship opportunities available

Want visibility among city leaders? We invite you to become an Annual Conference sponsor. Select from a robust menu of benefits, depending on the participation level that’s right for you.

Interested in exhibiting?

Registration for the Annual Conference exhibit launches in 2017. Contact Karen Tanner to be notified.

Interested in presenting?

AWC is currently accepting proposals for breakout sessions at the Annual Conference.

Watch the 2016 Annual Conference wrap-up video!

Mark your calendar now for future Annual Conference dates!

June 26-29, 2018 – Yakima
June 18-21, 2019 – Spokane
June 23-26, 2020 – Tri-Cities (Kennewick)
June 22-25, 2021 – Spokane
June 21-24, 2022 – Vancouver
June 20-23, 2023 – Spokane
June 18-21, 2024 – Vancouver

Thank you 2016 sponsors!

Platinum sponsor

Premier sponsors


Silver sponsors



Bronze sponsors

Aon Hewitt

Delta Dental of Washington

Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs

Standard sponsor

BERK Consulting, Inc.