AWCI's Annual Convention: Events

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AWCI Spouse/Guest Reception

Sunday, March 25 — Noon—2 p.m.

Enjoy a cool beverage and mouth-watering appetizers while catching up with old friends and making new friends at this complimentary welcome reception hosted by AWCI’s first lady, Rosie Sellers. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. Dress is resort casual.

Rosie Sellers

AWCI’s White Diamond President’s Reception

Monday, March 26 — 6:30 p.m.—10 p.m.
Offsite: Epcot® American Adventure Rotunda

Buses will depart from the entrance doors near the Europe 2 meeting room on the Lobby Level of the Walt Disney World Dolphin promptly at 6:30 p.m. You must check in before boarding the bus to receive your entry bracelet.

Hosted by AWCI President Ed Sellers and first lady Rosie Sellers, this is your opportunity to network with colleagues and catch up with old friends—a great way to kick off AWCI’s 100th anniversary annual convention and INTEX Expo. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Epcot American Adventure Rotunda - As to Disney properties/artwork: © Disney.

As to Disney properties/artwork: © Disney.

Please note: you must be registered to attend this reception no later than March 15, 2018. Due to security measures and facility capacities at Epcot®, RSVPs are required. An email will be sent to all full AWCI convention registrants and those purchasing reception tickets to confirm your attendance one week prior. You must confirm with AWCI via this email that you will be attending in order to board the bus, be admitted to the park and to receive an entry bracelet.

Epcot American Adventure Rotunda - As to Disney properties/artwork: © Disney.

As to Disney properties/artwork: © Disney.

Epcot American Adventure Rotunda - As to Disney properties/artwork: © Disney.

As to Disney properties/artwork: © Disney.

Attire: Business casual, with white attire optional

Be sure to pick up your badge and bring it to the event before registration closes on March 26 at 6 p.m. Badges will be scanned for entrance to the event.

Sponsored by ClarkDietrich Building Systems and Hilti

ClarkDietrich
Hilti
 

AWCI’s 100th Anniversary Opening Session and Awards Presentation Brunch

Tuesday, March 27 — 9:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m.

AWCI Awards Brunch speaker, futurist Jack Uldrich, will discuss what’s coming down the pike globally and within the construction industry to help you forecast and prepare your business.

And, come and see who the big winners are this year! The program includes the opening address presented by AWCI President Ed Sellers, and presentations of AWCI’s awards. If you are registered as a full attendee, be sure to pick up your badge and bring it to the event. If you are a trade show–only attendee or exhibitor, preregister or purchase a ticket for this event prior to 9 a.m. at INTEX Expo registration. Badges will be scanned for entrance to the event.

Meet Jack Uldrich following the Awards Brunch! He will be in USG booth #1337 until 1 p.m. The first 50 people to visit USG’s booth will receive a free autographed copy of his book “Higher Unlearning: 39 Post-Requisite Lessons for Achieving a Successful Future.”

Attire: Business Casual

Jack Uldrich

Sponsored by USG
USG

 
 

AWCI’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Night Dinner and Foundation Silent Auction

AWCI’s Black Tie Soirée

Tuesday, March 27 — 6 p.m.—11 p.m.

Be part of history by attending AWCI’s 100th anniversary Celebration Night Dinner and Foundation Silent Auction! Be sure to be seated no later than 6:15 p.m. so a group photograph can be taken for posterity.

Diamond
Bid on silent auction items and then dance the night away to the upbeat music of the Epic Party Band, one of Orlando’s hottest dance bands.

If you are registered as a full attendee, be sure to pick up your badge and bring it to the event. If you are a trade show–only attendee or exhibitor, pre-register or purchase a ticket for this event prior to 5 p.m. at INTEX Expo registration. Badges will be scanned for entrance to the event.

Contact Annemarie Selvitelli at (703) 538.1608 or selvitelli@awci.org to make a donation to the silent auction.

Attire: Black tie (tuxedos for men, formal dress or slacks outfits for women)

Auction
Tuxedo Rental

Men’s tuxedos can be rented from Jos. A. Bank using the AWCI Group number 7647235. This code provides a $40 discount off your rental package and delivery to the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. You may be measured and fitted at a Jos. A. Bank store in your area. To find your nearest store visit josbankformal.com/store-locator. Payments must be made in full at the time of fitting to ensure delivery to the hotel. The fitting deadline is Tuesday, March 20, or you will incur a $20 rush fee.

Tuxedo pickup will take place the following times in a designated meeting room of the Walt Disney World Dolphin:

Monday, March 26
Noon to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Tuxedo return will take place:

Wednesday, March 28
9 a.m. to Noon

 

Celebration Night Dinner sponsored by National Gypsum.

National Gypsum
 
 

Vinyasa Yoga Class

Wednesday, March 28 — 9 a.m.—10 a.m.

Back by popular demand, AWCI will offer a Vinyasa Yoga class for beginners and advance levels. Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing, dynamic sequence of poses that is one of the most popular styles of yoga in the United States. Come to the class to enjoy the benefits of yoga. You will leave feeling more energized and more relaxed as you start out your day. Bring your yoga mat. No mat, bring a towel to put on the carpeted floor.

Steven Etkin, RYT-200, is a registered yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance ®. He has been practicing yoga for many years and enjoys getting others to experience the benefits, especially for those looking for nonimpact exercises to improve flexibility, strength and balance. He started practicing yoga to help with injuries suffered during 15 years of refereeing teenage and adult soccer matches. He recently hung up his referee whistle and now devotes more time to practicing yoga. In his day job, Etkin is executive vice president and CEO of the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry and the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry, where he has spent the last 22 years helping to grow both the association and the Foundation to make the industry a better place for members to operate a business.


Many thanks to AWCI’s Convention 2018 Sponsors

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