The Association for Women in Sports Media's 2021 convention will take place virtually from July 29 - Aug. 1. This year’s convention will also include a virtual career fair as part of the programming. Full speaker and panelist announcements still to come, but a preliminary schedule can be found here.
Beginning June 28, AWSM members can register at a discounted price of $25 for student members and $50 for professional members. Non-members interested in attending can register for the convention at $100 for students and $125 for professionals. Entry to the virtual career fair is included for professional member registration, while students and non-members can sign-up for an additional $25. Entry to the career fair is on a first come, first served basis and there may be a waiting list. Cancellations are subject to a $25 fee. Registration will close on July 25 and no refunds will be processed after that date. AWSM reserves the right to cancel the registration without refund of anyone who does not meet the professional standards set by this organization. Video replay of sessions will be available upon request for those who register.
AWSM canceled its in-person 2021 convention in March, moving to a virtual setting conference. While we celebrate much of the country reopening after the coroanvirus pandemic led to drastic restrictions, we know many of our members still face travel limitations and continue to work remotely. The organization is scheduled to hold its 2022 convention in Denver Aug. 4-7 at The Curtis hotel.
AWSM will return to the Mile High City for the organization’s 2022 convention – set for August 4-7 – will be at The Curtis hotel in the heart of downtown Denver. The fun and trendy Curtis, operated by Hilton, is unlike any other hotel with a pop-culture theme running throughout the property.
#AWSM2022 attendees will enjoy a rate of $159/night for singles and doubles during the program. Additional adult occupants in a guest room are subject to a fee. The rate is good three days before and after the convention, based on availability, and includes complimentary internet. Self-parking is available for a discounted rate of $30/night.
Early registration will open in mid-April 2022 with reduced registration prices for members only. General registration will follow in early May. Pricing details and key dates will be available later this year. The past three AWSM conventions have sold out.
Denver International Airport (DEN) offers nonstop service to more than 180 U.S. cities and is served by 23 airlines including Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country and United. Travelers can take the airport rail to Denver Union Station for $10.50 each way. Union Station is a half-mile from The Curtis. A taxi from the airport to downtown runs $55. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
Denver was selected by AWSM because of its strong sports market, affordability, favorable airport and the success of past events – including the organization’s 2015 convention. Other western cities under consideration included Los Angeles and Portland.
For information about sponsoring #AWSM2021, please contact board chair Iliana Limón Romero.