Hi Everyone, the 2016 Conference Schedule will soon be announced for June 24 – 26 in Cincinnati, Ohio!

Please check out last year’s schedule to see how the time line will play out this year as well.

More details as well as the new schedule soon!


2015 Conference Schedule

June 26- 28, Orlando, FL

All to Jesus

“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Things are in motion and many names are pending and will be announced shortly.

Friday AM Bonus Seminar
10:00 AM

Prayer Warrior Class – Becky Harling, Linda Evans Shepherd, Karinthia Phillips, and Joy Schneider will lead a
hands-on teaching and prayer class where you can learn effective ways to pray over your life,
ministry and loved ones for protection, breakthroughs and victory. Walk-ins welcome. Come and
pray with us, for our conference and for our ministries and families. Come join us as you arrive!

Noon  AWSA Members only will have a reception/lunch at nearby restaurant with Cheri Cowell
Noon Mentees only (Special guests invited by AWSA Members) will have an Ask an Expert Panel led by Edna Elison and Marti Pieper.  Light lunch will be served.
Friday Afternoon Bonus Seminars (Table open for display, book giveaways, business cards, and one-sheets.)
1:00 PM Book Promotions (part one) – Suzanne Kuhn from Suzy Q Author Promotions – This is a new workshop will explore the art of promoting your book.
2:30 PM Book Promotions (part two) – Suzanne Kuhn from Suzy Q Author Promotions – This is a new workshop will explore the art of promoting your book.  (Drop in to workshops as you arrive.
4:00 PM Break
Friday Late  Afternoon
4:00 PM Newbies meeting – Annetta Dellinger
4:00 PM Mentees meeting – Dr. Edna Ellison
Friday Evening
5:45 PM AWSA Reception*Husbands meet to go to dinner. Bring wallet.
6:15 PM Dinner Starts
6:25 PM Welcome & Prayer: Rhonda & Linda
6:50 PM Special Music: Julie Baker
7:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Linda Evans Shepherd
8:00 PM Media Training & Member Intros: Pam Christian
Saturday Morning – Come down early for breakfast!
8:00 AM Prayer – Karynthia Phillips
8:05 AM Worship – Julie Baker
8:25 AM Devotional –  Carol Kent
9:05 AM Special AWSA Prayer Time with Linda Evans Shepherd.   Prayer time includes:
*Praying for Our Children and Families:
*Praying for Our Ministries:
*Praying for the People We Touch:
*Praying for Our Safety:
*Praying for Our Publishers, Meeting Planners and Women’s Ministries Directors
10:00 AM MENTEE Seminar – Wanna Be Published? – Marti Peiper
10:00 AM MEMBER Seminar – Creating Your Business/Ministry Marketing Plan – Pam Christian
10.00 AM The Importance of Being Earnest (…and other things you need to know about writing fiction) – Eva Marie Everson
11:25 AM Break
11:30 AM Lunch
Emcee:  Sharon Norris Elliot
Prayer: Joy Schneider
11:50 AM Speaker: Karen Porter
12:40 PM Announcements
12:45 PM Break


Saturday Afternoon
1:00 PM Emcee: Cynthia Simmons
1:10 PM Prayer:  Janet Perez Eckles
1:15 PM Panel: Building Your Platform in these Changing Times – Finding and Expanding Opportunities
2:15 PM Break
2:25 PM Round Table Discussions 1 & 2
4:00 PM Break

Saturday Late Afternoon

4:15 PM Emcee: Tamela Hancock Murray
4:15 PM Prayer: Becky Harling
4:20 PM Industry State of the Union – Steve Laube
5:15 PM Final Charge: Thelma Wells
Saturday Evening
6:00 PM Bring Wallet to Nearby Restaurant for AWSA Dinner Fellowship
9:00 PM Members Only Reception


Sunday  Morning
8 – 11:30  Mentees go to Author Bootcamp at the Orange County Conference Convention Center where the CBA tradeshow will be.


Lunchtime: Golden Scroll Awards

11:30 Sunday Golden Scroll Awards & BanquetWill be at the Orange County Conference Convention Center.
11:30 PM Emcee:  Thelma Wells
11:35 PM Welcome – Linda Evans Shepherd
Prayer – Rhonda Rhea
Musical Parody – Martha Bolton
Presentation of Golden Scroll Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award
Keynote: Chonda Pierce
Prayer- Edna Ellison
3:00 PM Close
Sunday Afternoon


3:00 PM Coffee Shop and CBA – Members gather to get CBA Badges and visit coffee shop.


Roundtable Discussion & Workshops

Webinars that Work – Sue Badeau
Social Media for the Reluctant – Cheri Cowell
Starting a Nonprofit; 3 ‘p’s for the 3 ‘c’s – Kay Morimer
Getting More Speaking Engagements – Julie Gorman
How to Start a Magazine, Ezine or Newsletter for Your Ministry – Judith Couchman
Screenwriting  – Carole Whang Schutter
MENTEE WORKSHOP – How to Turn Your Onesheet into a Sellar Proposal – Michelle S. Lazurek
MENTEE WORKSHOP Becoming a Transformational Writer – Erica Wiggenhorn