AWCI Spouse/Guest Reception

Tuesday, March 23
Noon to 2 p.m.

Enjoy a cool beverage and mouth-watering appetizers while catching up with old friends and making new ones at this complimentary welcome reception hosted by AWCI President, Nancy Brinkerhoff. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. Dress is casual.

Spouse/Guest Optional Tour

Tuesday, March 24
Showgirl Boot Camp Experience
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$155 per person

A day in feathers and rhinestones! Showgirl Boot Camp is the only experience of its kind, led by a team of professional Las Vegas showgirls. Learn makeup tricks of the trade as well as signature moves and walks

You and your fellow showgirls-in-training kick off the experience with a champagne toast. From there, it’s off to the makeup stations where the magical transformation begins.

Learn glamorous lash looks, eye contour and tips for perfectly luscious lips while hearing stories about life on the stage. Once you are done-up and dazzling, it’s time for a lesson on how to carry yourself with the grace and elegance of showgirl. You’ll never enter a room the same way again!

Top off your life-changing experience posing in an authentic feather and rhinestone headdress complete with accessories. You get to take home a souvenir starter kit that includes professional showgirl lashes and lipstick.

After completing your look enjoy appetizers and beverages.

What to bring

  • Arrive with base makeup applied (concealer and foundation)
  • Bring your own makeup, contour and blush palettes Attire
  • Black leggings/yoga pants or tights, nylons or fishnets
  • Black top, t-shirt, tank top, leotard or sports top
  • Tennis shoes or dance shoes
  • Comfortable heels

Minimum of 10 required by Jan. 24
Maximum of 50


AWCI's Emerging Leaders Reception +

Tuesday, March 24
5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Paris Pool

(Immediately preceding AWCI’s President’s Welcome Reception)

Join AWCI’s board of directors and members of the Emerging Leaders Committee at a special invitation-only networking reception to welcome the next generation of industry leaders to AWCI’s Convention & Intex Expo. Connect with mentors and peers, old friends and new, while enjoying your favorite beverage and learning about how AWCI is helping prepare today’s emerging leaders to become tomorrow’s CEOs.

Invitations will be emailed to attendees. Interested in learning more about AWCI’s Emerging Leaders program? Contact Chris Williams at cwilliams@awci.org.

Attire: Business Casual

AWCI President’s Welcome Reception

Tuesday, March 24
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Paris Pool

Hosted by AWCI President Nancy Brinkerhoff and her husband Don, this is your opportunity to network with colleagues and catch up with old friends. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Attire: Business Casual
Sponsored by ClarkDietrich and Hilti

Clark Dietrich Sponsor Hilti Sponsor
Be sure to pick up your badge and bring it to the event before registration closes on March 24 at 6 p.m. Badges will be scanned for entrance to the event.

AWCI’s Opening Session and Awards Presentation Brunch

Wednesday, March 25
9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

AWCI Awards Brunch speaker Ben Nemtin will teach the five steps to make the impossible possible as he shares from his bestselling book, “What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?”

The program includes the opening address presented by AWCI President Nancy Brinkerhoff. And, come and see who the big winners are this year for AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards, AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Safety Awards, AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Innovation Award, and AWCI’s Pinnacle Award.

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 9 a.m. at Intex Expo registration. Badges will be scanned for entrance to the event. Meet Ben Nemtin following the Awards Brunch in USG booth #705 until 1 p.m. The first 50 people will receive an autographed copy of his book, “What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?”

Sponsored by USG

Clark Dietrich Sponsor

AWCI’s Celebration Night Dinner and Foundation Silent Auction and Raffles

Wednesday, March 25
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Glitz and Glamour of Las Vegas

When you think of Las Vegas, you probably think of Elvis, Frank Sinatra, mobsters, casinos, showgirls and wedding chapels. What awaits you beyond the glitz and glamour? The Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry events (silent auction and raffles) that are held in conjunction with this final night reception and dinner. Bid items will be on display until the silent auction closes at 8 p.m. Later in the evening, find out who will win the Foundation $5,000 and AWCI CARES jewelry raffles.

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.

Wear Las Vegas–themed attire based on your favorite impression of this unique town.

Sponsored by National Gypsum

National Gypsum Sponsor