AWCI Spouse/Guest Reception

Tuesday, April 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’s first lady, Kim Smith. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a fabulous door prize. Dress is casual.

Spouse/Guest Optional Tour

Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
Wednesday, April 24
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
$160 per person

Situated conveniently less than six miles from downtown Washington, D.C. and just across the river from the Gaylord National Harbor, Old Town Alexandria was the district’s original Southwest neighborhood. Annexed in the mid-1800s, the city has a feel that truly brings togeth- er Virginia and Washington, D.C. Alexandria was the home of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee, pre-dating Washington, D.C., as a former British colony.

You will depart by water taxi from the National Harbor dock for your roundtrip to Old Town Alexandria. On a guided tour you will visit the Torpedo Factory and Waterfront, Carlyle House and Gardens, Williams Ramsey House, Christ Church and the John Douglas Brown Home.

Enjoy a progressive lunch at these restaurants:

Landini Brothers boasts authentic Northern Italian cuisine featuring flavors of Tuscany in a warm, inviting atmosphere. This award-winning restaurant has been in the city for over two decades and continues to provide the finest service and best quality and authentic ingredients.

Columbia Firehouse serves comfortable, convivial and unpreten- tious fare. Housed in an old firehouse that dates back to 1883, its façade has remained true to that era.

Lavender Moon Cupcakery is Alexandria’s first organic cupcake shop, locally owned by a career chef and certified sommelier, with fanciful flavors baked only in small batches. All cupcakes are baked from scratch every morning, using only the highest quality ingredients available, many from local growers and farmer’s markets. Flavors vary by day with combinations like Mexican chocolate pudding, blood orange dreamsicle and vanilla bean with lemon curd.

AWCI's President's Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 24
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Pose Rooftop Lounge at the Gaylord National Harbor

Hosted by AWCI President Jerry Smith and first lady Kim Smith, this is your opportunity to network with colleagues and catch up with old friends. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Attire: Sports jacket is appropriate.

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

Sponsored by ClarkDietrich and Hilti

AWCI's Opening Session and Awards Presentation Brunch

Thursday, April 25
9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

AWCI Awards Brunch speaker Admiral Mike Rogers, former director of the National Security Agency, will discuss the shifting cyber security threat landscape and what organizations can do to keep their systems secure.

Come and see who the big winners are this year! The program includes the opening address presented by AWCI President Jerry Smith, 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, 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 Adm. Rogers following the Awards Brunch in USG booth #601 until 1 p.m.

Attire: Business casual
Sponsored by USG

AWCI's Celebration Night Dinner and Foundation Silent Auction
A Patriotic Red, White and Blue Evening

Thursday, April 25
6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Wear red, white and blue to flaunt your patriotism. Popular local DJ (and AWCI’s own) Craig Wood will emcee and spin the dance tunes.

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.

Attire: Business casual attire or red, white and blue apparel is appropriate.
Sponsored by National Gypsum

Contact Annemarie Selvitelli at (703)-538-1608 or selvitelli@awci.org to make a donation to the silent auction

Vinyasa Yoga Class

Friday, April 26
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Back by popular demand, AWCI will offer a Vinyasa Yoga class for begin- ners and advanced 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 more than four years and enjoys getting others to experience the benefits of yoga, especially for those looking for non- impact exercises to improve flexibility, strength and balance. 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 23 years helping to grow both associations and make the industry a better place for members to operate a successful business.