AWSM staff report
The Association for Women in Sports Media invites you to spend Memorial Day weekend with us in sunny Orlando, Fla.
Registration is now open for AWSM’s annual convention, which will be held at the luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando from May 22-25.
The Orlando 2014 convention (#AWSM2014) will feature a wide array of panels geared toward continuing education for sports and media professionals.
In one of the featured panels, Dr. Richard Lapchick, the founder and director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, will moderate a discussion about the importance of diversity in sports media. Lapchick will be joined on the panel by Christine Brennan (USA Today), Jorge Rojas (the Miami Herald), Anucha Browne (NCAA) and Cathy Crowther (Golf Channel).
The convention begins on Thursday night (May 22) with an opening reception, but be sure to stick around until the closing event on Saturday night (May 24), when we will present the Mary Garber Pioneer Award to Susan Fornoff (GottaGoGolf) and Nancy Cooney (ESPN), two of AWSM’s founders. (Click here for more on the Pioneer award selection.)
To complete the registration process for the 2014 convention, please visit this link
To get the AWSM member price, members must be current and use the same email address they used to join or renew in AWSM’s membership system. Questions about memberships or convention registration should be directed to VP/Administration Rachel Whittaker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Register early to take advantage of the Early Bird registration rate and save your spot!
Here’s a breakdown of convention registration prices:
Early registration (through March 18)
Advance registration (closes April 18)
On-site registration (in Orlando)
— Pioneer dinner ONLY (ideal for guests or those unable to attend the rest of the convention) is $80 advance or on site (limited tickets available)
Hotel registration is also available now, at the special AWSM convention rate, by clicking this link. Rooms are available at $129 per night, with a limited number of one-bedroom suites available for $258 per night.
The 2014 convention would not be possible without AWSM’s corporate support. AWSM would like to thank the Associated Press, ESPN, MLB Advanced Media, USA Today, the New York Times Company and the Orlando Magic for their generous sponsorship.
Interested in volunteering? Anyone interested in volunteering to help the board with organization before or during the convention should also contact Jenny Dial Creech.
Social media: Keep following AWSM’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages for more information on #AWSM2014.
Looking ahead: AWSM’s 2015 convention will be held in Denver. Click here for dates and more information.
Looking back: Click here for all the stories posted on AWSM’s 2013 convention in Phoenix.