The Association for Women in Sports Media's 2023 convention will take place April 13-16 at the Charlotte Marriott City Center. Early registration, for members only, will run Feb. 6-24, with a discounted rate of $400. General registration will open Feb. 25, with rates set at $450 for student members, $500 for professional members and $800 for nonmembers. Registration will close March 15 or when capacity is reached. Four of the past five AWSM conventions have been sellouts. No refunds will be processed after March 25. Cancellations are subject to a $50 fee.
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. Attendees will need to submit proof of vaccination upon arrival at registration.
AWSM will return to the Queen City for the organization’s 2023 convention — set for April 13-16 at the Charlotte Marriott City Center. #AWSM2023 attendees will enjoy a rate of $149/night for singles and doubles during the program. Additional adult occupants in a guest room are subject to a fee. AWSM’s hotel block will close March 15 or when capacity is reached.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), ranked among the world’s top 10 busiest airports, is served by eight major carriers, 15 regional carriers and three foreign flag carriers with nonstop service to almost 200 destinations. A hub for American Airlines, the airport is six miles from the #AWSM2023 hotel.
Numerous restaurants, museums and sports venues/attractions (Carolina Panthers, FC Charlotte, Charlotte Hornets, Triple-A Charlotte Knights and the NASCAR Hall of Fame) are located within walking distance of the hotel. AWSM also held its 2011 convention in uptown Charlotte.
Charlotte was selected by AWSM because of its vibrant sports market, affordability, accessibility and strong media presence. ESPN and Fox Sports both have studios in the city, which also is home to the Charlotte Observer, Sporting News, Sports Business Journal and Raycom Sports.
AWSM had its first in-person convention since the COVID-19 pandemic in August 2022 at The Curtis Hotel in Denver.