AWCI's Annual Convention: Events

Read My Lips and Handwriting Analysis

Tuesday, March 28
11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 person

24 person maximum

Enjoy a beverage or glass of wine and a light lunch while having your handwriting and lip print analyzed. You will be able to see the science involved in producing your personality profile as a handwriting analyst examines the characteristics, traits and strokes of your handwriting. Then find out what your lips really say about you. Your lip print will also be analyzed to identify a lot about your personality and health.

Event price includes five-minute handwriting analysis, five-minute lip print analysis, light lunch, wine and nonalcoholic beverages.

Handwriting
Lips

New This Year!

Wednesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 30, during exhibit hall hours

INTEX Expo Wellness Lounge

Stop by and have a complimentary head and neck massage, re-hydrate at the water and juice bar, or step away from the trade show hubbub and soothe yourself with an adult coloring book.

Massage Station sponsored by CEMCO
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Wellness Lounge

Thursday, March 30, only during exhibit hall hours

Solutions Showcase in the Exhibit Hall

Think of it as a TED talk for the drywall and ceiling industry. Fifteen-minute presentations will give you pointers and solutions you can take back and use. The following solutions will be presented:

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Connected Subcontractor

A practical path to production control, scheduling and elite performance

Presented by Plexxis Software
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10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.

BIM: The Starter Kit—Getting from Design to Installation
  • Why use BIM to lay out cold-formed framing?
  • How to get your design team started in BIM
  • Taking the BIM layout to the field

Presented by ClarkDietrich Building Systems
ClarkDietrich

11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Ancient Estimators

Join us as we look back through history to uncover the tools and beginning of build plans and estimating from thousands of years ago.

Presented by OnCenter Software
OnCenter Software


Eye Candy—Official AWCI/INTEX Meet and Greet Bar

Looking for a place to meet? The Eye Candy bar in the center of the Mandalay Bay Casino is the official AWCI/INTEX bar—the best place to catch up with AWCI/INTEX Expo attendees. Hours are from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

The Eye Candy

AWCI President’s Reception

Tuesday, March 28

LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay

Casino Level — 6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Hosted by AWCI President Mike Taylor and first lady Dee Taylor, this is your opportunity to network with colleagues and catch up with old friends—a great way to kick off AWCI’s annual convention and INTEX Expo. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. 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 booth personnel only registrant, 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. Sports jacket is appropriate.

LIGHT Nightclub

Sponsored by ClarkDietrich Building Systems and Hilti, Inc.

ClarkDietrich
Hilti

AWCI Opening Session and Awards Presentation Brunch

Wednesday, March 29 — 9:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m.

AWCI Awards Brunch speaker Jeff Skiles details the lessons, training and scenarios that led to the “Miracle on the Hudson” and what your business can take away from it.

And, come and see who the big winners are this year! The program includes the opening address presented by AWCI President Mike Taylor, 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 booth personnel only registrant, pre-register 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. Business casual attire is appropriate.

Meet Jeff Skiles following the Awards Brunch! He will be in USG booth #801 until 1 p.m. The first 50 people to visit USG’s booth will receive a free autographed copy of the DVD “Sully.”

Jeff Skiles

Sponsored by USG
USG


AWCI’s Celebration Night Dinner and Foundation Silent Auction

Wednesday Night Fever ’70s Disco Party

Wednesday, March 29 — 6:30 p.m.—11 p.m.

Put on your platform shoes and get down to the AWCI/Foundation’s “Wednesday Night Fever” 1970’s disco party. Join your AWCI friends for a groovy evening of disco tunes, and boogie-oogie-oogie to the hustle and the bump. It’s guaranteed to be far out and outta sight. Can you dig it?

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 booth personnel only registrant, 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.

Business casual attire or disco apparel is appropriate.

Disco

Sponsored by National Gypsum
National Gypsum


Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry

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Foundation $5,000 Raffle

The Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry is raffling off a cash prize of $5,000 to the winning ticket holder. Buy a chance to win money for yourself as well and the Foundation. Raffle tickets are available for $100 each or five for $400 and can be purchased in advance with your convention registration or on-site at the convention. The winner will be selected during AWCI’s Celebration Night Dinner on Wednesday, March 29. You do not need to be present to win.

Sponsored by Grabber
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AWCI CARES Jewelry Raffle

AWCI CARES is raffling off a John Hardy bracelet with diamonds. This sleek, sophisticated diamond bracelet is from Hardy’s Modern Chain collection. Bracelet is valued at $2,000.

Spend a little in order to receive great rewards as proceeds from this raffle benefit AWCI CARES. AWCI CARES is a program managed by the Foundation to provide financial support to members of our association in times of financial crisis. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. You do not have to be present to win. Non-winning raffle tickets are taxdeductible. The winning ticket is valid only for the jewelry being raffled and is not redeemable for cash.

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Bracelet

Sponsored by Richter System®
Richter System logo

All raffle tickets ordered in advance can be picked up at registration. Tickets will be available for purchase on-site at the registration desk and during AWCI’s Celebration Night dinner.


Silent Auction

Participate in the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry’s annual silent auction with proceeds going to the Foundation’s education and research programs. Auction items in the past have included dazzling jewelry and ladies’ accessories, sporting equipment, vacation packages, high-end tools and equipment and electronics. The silent auction will coincide with the cocktail hour during AWCI’s Celebration Night Dinner on Wednesday, March 29. Bid items will be on display and will be sold prior to the start of dinner.

To donate an item to the silent auction, contact Annemarie Selvitelli at (703) 538.1608 or selvitelli@awci.org.

Silent Auction
Silent Auction
Silent Auction
Silent Auction

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