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RHMP 2018 Summer Camp - July 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Join AWE members, non-members and fellow planners at the Reston Herndon Meeting Planners (RHMP) 2018 Summer Camp!

Summer Camp 2017 was a sellout, with over 100 planners and a limit of just 30 suppliers in attendance. Join us for creative thinking, collaboration, education, and networking while participating in interactive traditional and non-traditional meeting formats. This year, the RMHP Summer Camp will be even bigger—with more topics, more speakers and more planners determining the program content.

AWE will be featured in this year’s line of sessions from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. for a panel discussion:

Moving the Needle forward on Diversity and Inclusion: Stories from the Field

We live and work in increasingly diverse cities and communities that do not necessarily reflect our workplaces. For example, women are most of the workforce in the meetings and events industry; however, the majority of managers and executives are men. The disparity is greater when other factors are considered such as race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and accessibility needs.  

What are the reasons for these disparities and how can we create workplaces that are reflective of our communities? Our panelists will discuss the successes, opportunities, and challenges of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. Topics will include the various dimensions of diversity, opportunities to enhance inclusion and the relative impact of D&I strategies.

For more information, click here.


Association & Corporate Planners - FREE REGISTRATION

Eligible for planners employed by non-profit, association or corporate entities

Independent/3rd Party/Meeting Management Planners - FREE REGISTRATION

Eligible for individuals and agencies who support association and corporate planner clients.

AWE members who are in this category (Independent/3rd Party/Meeting Management) are eligible for a discounted rate of $25 until June 30, 2018. Use the code AWE when registering.

Industry Suppliers - $50

Eligible for industry suppliers such as CVBs, Hotels, AV Providers, etc - Space will be limited for supplier registration.

To register, click here.

Housing Information: 

$59 Guestroom Rate (Wed or Thurs Night) July 18th or July 19th.

National Conference Center is offering Association & Corporate Meeting Planners (only) based on first come basis for the night of Thursday, July 19th comp room.

To submit a housing request, click here.

In addition, these individuals are eligible for the Chief Table (Complimentary Seats which will be held on Thursday, July 19th for Association and Corporate Meeting Planners only) - Limited to 15 Planners. 

Educational Credit:

For those who have their CEM - The program is approved for 4.5 clock hours for CEM recertification by IAEE.


AWE is scheduling more Meet & Greets in the coming months. Stay tuned for more details.

If you'd like to host a Meet & Greet in your city, please email us at

Non-members who join at one of these events will be given a special discount code for $15 off registration.

AWE Member Webinar Series

As a member benefit, AWE members have access to our monthly webinar series featuring influential women discussing and interacting with attendees on topics such as financial planning, negotiation, skill development, starting a business and more. If there's a topic you'd like to see featured, please email us!

Save the date for the following upcoming member webinars:

June 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EST Webinar featuring Abby Murtagh, General Manager at Hilton Salt Lake City, on How to Help Promote, Develop and Work with Great Women

July 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EST Webinar featuring JT Long, Content Chief at Smart Meetings, on 100 Women Who Inspire Us

August 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EST Webinar featuring Michelle Johnson, CIO at Freeman, on Women in Technology: Making a Difference

As a preview to this member benefit, non-members are able to view the January 2018 webinar here:

Members have access to recorded webinars in the "Member Resources" section of the Member Zone.



AWE Past Events

AWE Meet & Greets

Past Meet & Greets have been held in Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Orlando, Alexandria, Washington, D.C., Miami and more. Meet & Greets are open to women and men, members and non-members

AWE Member Webinar(s)

Recordings of these webinars are available under the Member Resources tab in the Member Zone. Here's a lineup of some of our past webinar speakers:

  • Kiki J. Fox, Co-Founder & President of AWE
  • Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group
  • Lara McCulloch, Chief Shift Disturber at
  • Karin Krogh, Speaker Coach, Facilitator and Meeting Expert of Karin Krogh
  • Mayor Teresa Jacobs
  • Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Co-Founder & President of AWE
  • Kelsey Dixon, Managing Partner of davies + dixon
  • Carolyn Nunez, CFP, MBA, Founder & Principal of Ithaka Financial Planning, LLC
  • Kelli Bielema, Boss Lady, Shindig Events
  • Rachael Monroe Melot, President of CKH & Company
  • Sarah Soliman, President & CEO of Soliman Productions, Inc.
  • Chris Chan, Founder and CEO of 3C Strategies
  • Joe Colangelo & Marissa Maybee of Bear Analytics
  • Ida Kroell, Founder of EventLand
  • Vicki Johnson, Founder of Vicki Johnson & Associates
  • Faith Holmes, Founder of Love 'n Faith Cafe
  • Shellie Neuman and Kimberly Willis of Think Neu Events
  • Tamela Blalock, MTA, CMP, Past President of AWE 

AWE opened our August 2016 webinar to non-members as a member benefit preview. The full webinar can be viewed and shared here:

April 6, 2017: Global Meetings Industry Day & AWE New Zealand Launch with ShowGizmo in Wellington, New Zealand

March 31, 2017: Women's Hospitality Leadership Forum with UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando, Florida

March 13-15, 2017: EXHIBITORLIVE in Las Vegas, Nevada

November 15, 2016: AWE at BizBash Live Expo New York City

October 18-20, 2016: AWE at IMEX America Las Vegas

June 24-26, 2016: Smart Woman Summit Hosted by Smart Meetings

March 16, 2016: EventIcons Webinar

January 20, 2016: AWE Membership Launch Party in DC