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Annual Conference registration now open!

AWC is pleased to host our Annual Conference in Vancouver.

Who should attend

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

Early bird
until May 22
until June 19
Member registration $400 $475 $500
Member registration – one day only (Wednesday or Thursday) $300 $325 $350
Member registration – Friday only $200 $225 $250
Non-member registration N/A $625 $675
Non-member registration – one day only (Wednesday or Thursday) N/A $525 $575
Non-member registration – Friday only N/A $300 $375
Guest (all meals & receptions)* $185
Guest (Wednesday Reception at Ester Short Park)* $75

Click here for scholarships information.

Member and non-member registration includes:

  • Name badge
  • Conference bag
  • All conference sessions
  • Tuesday evening reception
  • Wednesday lunch, reception
  • Thursday breakfast, lunch, reception
  • Friday breakfast
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Annual business meeting

*Guest registration

Guest registration fee is $185 and includes all meals (3 receptions, 2 lunches, and 2 breakfasts). The guest registration fee is restricted to persons who are not city or public officials and would have no professional reason to attend the conference. Conference session seats are reserved for full conference registrants.

Conference refund/cancellation policy

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by May 22, 2017. A refund of the full conference fee, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests received after May 22, 2017 and full payment is expected. Submit all requests to AWC Registration via email at registration@awcnet.org. AWC regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions are gladly accepted! The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Badge sharing or splitting is strictly prohibited.

Consent of use

Attendance at or participation in the AWC Annual Conference constitutes an agreement that any photographs, video, audio, or other visual or audio reproduction obtained during the event can be used for promotion and recruitment, including Internet and website use. AWC is released from any liability connected with the use of event pictures or voices.

Special needs

AWC strives to provide accessible educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Please contact Gina Abram at (360) 753-4137, at least seven business days prior to the workshop if any disability accommodations are needed. For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial the AWC number.

Special dietary needs

If you have special dietary needs, please include the information when you register or email registration@awcnet.org at least 7 days prior to the meal event. You will receive a special meal ticket in your registration packet to present to your server at the event. Unless prior arrangements are made, the serving staff will not be able to accommodate special requests.