The Association for Women in Sports Media's 2022 convention will take place August 4-7 at The Curtis hotel in the heart of downtown Denver. AWSM members can take advantage of the discounted rate of $350 during early bird registration, available May 2-31. General registration for the convention will open on June 1, with rates of $450 for students, $500 for professionals and $800 for nonmembers. Registration will close July 9 or when capacity is reached. AWSM has sold out its past three in-person conventions and expects to do so quickly this year. Cancellations are subject to a $50 fee. No refunds will be processed after July 1. The past three in person AWSM conventions have sold out.
Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination and AWSM will be observing CDC COVID-19 best practices, along with any local health ordinances, throughout the convention. After registration, attendees will be given options to submit their proof of vaccination in advance or in person. AWSM also will be providing updated COVID guidance in the month leading up to the convention.
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. The boutique hotel is a DoubleTree operated by Hilton that showcases unique, colorful art. There are playful surprises on every floor and in each room, offering endless opportunities for fun photo shoots.
#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.
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.
AWSM had to cancel its 2020 convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic and held its 2021 convention virtually.