Meetings & Events
AWP meetings and events are designed to give members of our community leverage to elevate their brands. AWP utilizes varied learning environments to provide educational knowledge and resources for sustained professional growth. If staying on the cutting edge of industry trends and standards is important to your business, we would love to host you!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Have questions about attending AWP programs? Gain insight into participating in AWP meetings and events below:
1) You must register and/or pay to attend all monthly meetings and special events.
You may come to as many or as few meetings/events as you desire! If you join AWP as a group, each individual person on your staff must pay to attend the program. Also note that there is always space to invite your favorite non-member friendor to attend—unless it is an AWP exclusive program! Virtual meetings are FREE for all AWP members, but you must still register to attend!
2) AWP meetings are hosted monthly on Tuesdays; virtually on the 2nd Tuesday and in-person on the 4th Tuesday throughout the Washington, DC area.
Virtual AWP Meetings:
Virtual meetings are designed to provide education and networking opportunities. Recordings of virtual programs are stored on our AWP members portal for unlimited access.
In-person AWP meetings:
In-person programs include networking, an educational component*, and food and beverage (*except for AWP social events which are all FUN). We do ask that you inform of us any special dietary requests to ensure we can accommodate your needs.
3) AWP meeting times rotate based on the logistical needs of the program.
Most in-person AWP meetings take place during the evening hours. However, we do host the occasional midday luncheon program. The decision to host a midday meeting is based on the program, the availability of the host venue, local traffic patterns, and the distance from Washington, DC city center to the host venue.
Virtual programs typically always begin during the evening hours, with the occasional outlier based on speaker availability.
4) In-person AWP meetings are typically three (3) hours in length; virtual programs are one (1) hour.
In-person AWP meetings begin with registration check-in and member networking. At the conclusion of the pre-event networking session, attendees experience a speaker presentation while dining on a two-course meal. At the end of the presentation, the speaker will field any questions, attendees will have dessert, and additional networking ensues until attendees depart.
5) AWP meetings are constantly ON THE MOVE!
In-person monthly meetings are hosted in venues across the DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia area and are typically in venues that host weddings and events. Host venues are not always metro-accessible, but we do our best to select options that are.
6) Not seeing a subject you like?! Request it!
Desire to gain insight on a specific topic? Know of an amazing speaker that the AWP community would love? Are you a speaker that feels your subject matter could benefit AWP members? Feel free to speak with a member of the AWP Board of Directors about a topic of interest to you or even about presenting to our members!
Refund and Cancellation Policy
If you register, pay for, and are no longer able to attend an AWP monthly meeting or special event, you may request a voucher to be used for a future AWP program. The voucher will be provided for the value of the program previously registered for and may only be applied to a similar program.
The deadline to request a cancellation voucher is 72 hours prior to the original meeting/event date by 5pm EST via email to email@example.com. No voucher requests will be honored after that time. Given vouchers must be used within two (2) months of receipt or else the voucher will expire. Expired vouchers will not be honored.
To redeem your voucher, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request your new meeting date.
If AWP cancels a meeting/event, one of two options will be instituted:
meeting registrants will receive a voucher for a future AWP program based on the aforementioned guidelines; or
the AWP Treasurer will issue a refund to all paid registrants with 72 hours of meeting/event cancellation.
The action taken will be determined by the AWP Board of Directors and will be communicated via email and/or newsletter to paid registrants.