The Association for Women in Sports Media is pleased to announce its 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. A full agenda will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to provide our members with an exciting group of speakers and panels for this year’s virtual convention — including a career fair,” said Ashley Colley, AWSM’s president. “While it might look and feel a little different than what we had originally hoped, we appreciate our members' support of the decision to move online to help ensure their safety. The AWSM board is very excited about seeing everyone’s bright and smiling faces together online this year. The convention is something we all look forward to every year and we are thankful technology is allowing us to bring our members together. We are taking the great energy our monthly events during the pandemic have brought our group and adding that energy to the convention this year. ”
Registration for the convention and the virtual career fair will open on June 28. AWSM members will be able to register at a discounted price of $25 for student members and $50 for professional members. Entry to the virtual career fair is included for professional members, while students and non-members can sign-up for an additional $25. Non-members interested in attending can register for the convention at $100 for students and $125 for professionals. 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.
“We're thrilled this modified convention format will allow us to bring together a wider range of speakers and members who may have originally been unable to travel to an in-person event,” AWSM chair Iliana Limón Romero said. “We are looking forward to sharing an inspiring lineup of speakers who will help us continue the tradition of staging empowering conventions that leave our members ready to tackle the world. The segments will cover professional development training, including tips for dealing with online harassment, and extensive opportunities to ask industry leaders questions.”
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 coronavirus 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.
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