The membership has approved holding the 2012 AWSM Convention in conjunction with APSE in Chicago. A big thank you to all who voted and who voiced their opinions, concerns and questions. We are always open to ideas and suggestions.
Please note two important things:
1. While the AWSM board is open to the idea of partnering with APSE for other events in the future, we have not agreed to hold joint national conventions with APSE beyond 2012. Certainly, we rule nothing out, but holding joint conventions on an annual basis is not the current intent. We shortly will begin planning our 25th anniversary convention for 2013, which will be an AWSM-only event.
2. The convention will be open to our entire membership, not just print members. During the planning process for the convention,members of the planning committee representing AWSM will be certain to keep the needs our our membership in mind for panels, speakers and an AWSM signature event.
With that, anyone interested in helping to plan either the 2012 convention with APSE or be part of the 25th anniversary planning committee, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.