AWCI's Annual Convention: Centennial Celebration

AWCI's Centennial Celebration

You’ll be part of a history-making industry meeting when you attend AWCI’s Convention & Intex Expo in Orlando, Fla., in March 2018. AWCI’s centennial celebrations throughout the March 24–28 meeting are like none hosted by AWCI in the past.

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Time Capsule

During AWCI’s Convention in March 2018, AWCI will fill and seal a time capsule to be opened during AWCI’s bicentennial celebration in 2118. AWCI members are invited to submit a message for future generations and associates of their company and send it to porinchak@awci.org, or post it on AWCI’s Facebook, and please use the #AWCI100 hashtag). Or, visit the AWCI booth at the Intex Expo and see the time capsule for yourself, and add your note. AWCI will take steps to preserve the notes so that they will be readable in 100 years.

White Diamond President’s Reception

Fireworks at Epcot® are a great way to start! Instead of the one-hour reception held in the past, this extended version, which is March 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and be held in the Epcot® American Adventure Rotunda. This exclusive location means RSVPs are required for both bus transportation and entrance into the event. (See page 29 of the Brochure for details on how to make sure you don’t miss this event.)

AWCI 100 Anniversary Celebration
AWCI 100 Anniversary Celebration
Opening Session/Awards Brunch

Again AWCI is breaking with tradition by not awarding a Pinnacle Award in 2018. Why? Because AWCI is the star of the show! Attend the brunch to see a new video on the history of AWCI, then look to the future with the keynote speaker, Jack Uldrich. The opening session starts at 9:30 a.m. on March 27. (See page 30 of the Brochure for more information.)

Celebration Night Dinner

AWCI goes formal for the dinner and auction on March 27, and the moment will be captured in a photograph that will be put on display at AWCI headquarters. Attendees will be asked to grab a seat for a group photo, so please be on time—be there by 6 p.m.! After that, browse auction items, catch up with friends and colleagues, and have your own photo taken by our pro photographer. Each couple will receive a copy of their photo in a commemorative AWCI frame. (See pages 31 and 32 of the Brochure for more information.)

AWCI’s Construction Dimensions

In celebration of 100 years of AWCI, AWCI’s magazine has been publishing articles related to the history of the industry and AWCI since July 2017. But the March 2018 issue, the one that will be distributed to all attendees of AWCI’s Convention & Intex Expo, is a special collector’s edition focusing everything from vintage history to the future. You won’t want to miss it!

More Surprises

Those are the big highlights, but we don’t want to ruin all the fun by telling you everything. You’ll have to attend the convention to see what else is in store! Keep an eye on AWCI’s convention website and AWCI’s social media sites for updates.

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